Oracle has expanded its Oracle Cloud Platform to include blockchain services. The Blockchain Cloud Service allows users to leverage Blockchain technology to share data and conduct transactions. Adding Blockchain services to third party apps is simple through Oracle APIs and SDKs.
Xero, cloud accounting software provider, has expanded its Payroll product to integrate with other applications via the Payroll API. The Payroll API allows developers to build add-on apps to work alongside Xero products, or integrate Xero functionality into existing apps and workflows. Xero's target audience remains in the SMB space who typically cannot afford massive onsite, dedicated ERP and accounting software packages.