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Enable the upcoming Purchase Order module to link to outside applications

My company has an app that services a very large niche market- all of those clients (tens of thousands) also need accounting. Our current app has rudimentary accounting in it but we are seeking to set up a sync with a dedicated cloud-app for all the accounting. Purchase Orders are crucial to this niche market and if we could sync them with Xero via api it would make a huge difference.

(Provide GET/PUT/POST PurchaseOrders endpoint)

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    KevinKevin shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  xeroAdminxero (Admin, Xero) responded  · 

    We’re certainly looking to offer Purchase Order functionality via the Xero API. It is amongst a list of top priority feature requests that we are working through as quickly as we can. There are a few items ahead of this so I’ll change the status on this item when we are actively working on this.

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      • JonathanJonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just wanted to chime in here as well and ask that this feature be added. Read-only access is fine with me if it means it gets the ball rolling.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this going to be implemented any time soon? The ability to transfer purchase orders is key to our business growth. If there's no appetite then we'll have to consider another alternative.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We really need this API feature for Xero to be a viable solution for us. Is this still in your list of top priority feature requests as stated in March?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can not believe 12 months have passed and all if Xero's money and show boating has resulted in a product (which let's face it is heavily dependent on its add one) does not have API support for PO's. It was bad enough not being able to turn a Sales order in to a PO (a simple copy you would think) in 2013 and now in 2014 we find once again they can not actually get a another simple thing out of the door. To much spent on shows and tours and marketing I think and not enough on actually getting the product fit for purpose. Another one eyeing up quick books.

      • RichardRichard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I found your product 10 minutes ago but will now be leaving because it doesn't have this essential feature - add it and we'll be back!

      • JonathanJonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any news on this? Honestly read only would be fine for now. We'll be moving to Xero from Quickbooks for 2015 and it would be a huge benefit to have API access to POs.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree and can't understand why Xero would not provide GET/PUT/POST PurchaseOrders API
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      • Simon MarshallSimon Marshall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At the recent AccountEx exhibition we were asked about our integration with Xero, the main point of contention was that if Purchase Orders were being used why can't the PO number be passed across as part of the validation that the invoice is against a set PO?

        In our opinion this is a great value add that will enhance Xero's footprint even further.

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