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CODA Financials – designed for integration

The CODA Link™ integration architecture is second to none, using modern techniques such as web services and XML to provide secure, real-time integration to your other operational systems. In a best-of-class application ecosystem, the Link™ architecture exposes all business logic and financial validation to other applications, providing accounting functionality as an internal service or in an internal cloud as needed. Companies can build their own specialized applications and use CODA Financials as an accounting component or as a financial hub. This allows companies to concentrate on adding value to their specialized systems, while simultaneously benefiting from a great financial software package.

Link™ Integration tools and components

UNIT4 CODA has always provided unrivalled integration tools to support its best-of-class accounting engine. Now, any of your software systems can interactively “talk to” your financial system – no matter what hardware platforms, operating systems and programming languages are involved. We have taken integration to a new level by delivering the full range of our application functionality in a web services architecture.

Web services – APIs over a network

CODA Financials web services provide two-way Internet-based integration, which enables each individual component and function of the application to receive and respond to requests for it to operate, via secure internet URLs. This is made possible by the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) used throughout the application. Its complete flexibility makes it easy to develop interfaces to update, validate or extract financial data.

Capabilities include:

  • user authentication, sign-on and sign-off
  • account validation
  • financial transaction posting (journals, vouchers, invoices, credit notes, etc.) including real-time validation and account balance updates across all affected ledgers
  • master file inquiry and updates e.g. foreign exchange rates, customer and vendor address details, project attributes, etc.
  • powerful inquiry and reporting capabilities at either the account balance level (e.g. request summarized income statement for a business unit or product line) or transaction detail level (e.g. request list of unpaid invoices for a specified customer)
  • fixed asset inquiries and updates
  • accounting functions available as a service (such as reconciliation) to external applications.

The potential benefits for UNIT4 CODA customers, system integrators and industry-specific solution providers of adopting CODA Financials in a web services architecture are enormous. Proven world-class financial accounting functionality can now be rapidly embedded within an overall solution, with client and “feeder” servers running on any operating system (Windows®, LINUX, J2EE, IBM, mobile platforms) or device form factor (desktop PC, web browser, server, mainframe, mobile device or handheld). With no UNIT4 CODA software required on the client devices and a de-coupled, standard-based programming interface, different components of the overall solution can be upgraded and modified independently to meet changing business requirements.

XMLi - flexibility to link data, functions or whole programs

With the growing use of XML as the standard way to exchange data between applications, UNIT4 CODA created its XMLi linking tools to create an extremely flexible interface between our financial application and other business systems. It opens up the functionality of the CODA Financials server, to enable the reading, writing and routing of XML documents for individual or bulk data transfers. For maximum flexibility, the in-built XML router can be accessed via various interfaces to provide ready-made compatibility with the most common software system environments.

Table Link – integration for users

Table Link is a simple tool for getting data in and out of financials, day to day – without needing IT intervention. Table Link routes data between external systems and your CODA Financials application, via intermediary tables from which the data is then routed into the correct database tables of your CODA Financials application. It performs all the data validation and business rule checks as if you entered the data yourself. Table link is ideal for bulk data and master record loading.

Other Applications

The following applications are designed to work hand-in-hand with Integration & Web Services:

"Integration & Web Services" is part of the UNIT4 Coda Financials line of products, developed by UNIT4 Business Software.

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