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)
Now that purchases orders are live within the main application (http://blog.xero.com/2013/11/purchase-orders/) we will be monitoring demand for this feature for the Xero API.
As always, there are many competing requests for features, but showing your support helps show us what to focus on.
It would be really great if you let us access the PurchaseOrders via the Xero API with the facility to create new purchase orders via the API.
Please add this ASAP. PO's via the api is the number 1 request of all my clients and right now we have to hack the process with draft invoices as do many others... It sucks because we also use the draft invoices for... well draft invoices, which means when processing we have to be more cautious and it introduces human error into the system. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE open this up via the API.
Absolutely necessary to our business, If this could have all 10 of my votes it would.
Paul Brown commented
I am working on a number of projects which would benefit from an API for purchase orders. Please add this in asap with documentation, can't express enough how much I need this.
I run three separate businesses with Xero on three accounts. A purchase order API is my one number priority/request. This will streamline the process and increase efficiency. Must have!
Please develop an API for Purchase Oorders, this is essential for us to develop 3rd party integrations and until such time we can't even use the PO functionality unfortunately.
I would be delighted to see this working guys, we really have a business need to get PO information from the API.
Please create API access! Unleashed manages PO and it would be great if they could be transferred to xero through the API.
Like many businesses we need to submit PO's consisting of many line items, as many as 60 per PO sometimes and with our existing PO system we have the ability to easily import from CSV. If Xero API is not possible yet for PO's then how difficult can it be to provide the same CSV import function for PO's that is currently available for Xero invoices? CSV import at least is crucial I feel for many businesses. API would is next most useful feature that is needed.
Colin Hewitt commented
We'd really like to pull the PO's from the API.
Eion Robb commented
It is always so frustrating when a new feature comes out and there isn't any supporting API. It makes us look bad in front of our customers when we have to tell them repeatedly that we can't do anything until we're allowed to.
Jason Hall commented
Very keen to have purchase orders in our system link though the Xero API to keep customers who use Xero from having to manually enter purchase order details.
Brendan Knowles commented
Looking forward to the ability to view/add/update Xero Purchase Orders via the API
Vanguard Bookkeeping commented
From 10 Nov 2013 you can create and send Purchase Orders from Xero! Having Purchase Orders in Xero means you can manage your ordering through to invoicing and payment all in the one place.
Thank you Xero
Chris Rutherfurd commented
I would like to see purchase orders supported as well...
We currently create a draft bill for each purchase order we need to make which work's okay for us, but then we are running into problems where a purchase order is generated on the last day of our quarterly reporting cycle and is not being invoiced until the second or third day of the following quarterly reporting cycle. At the moment it is meaning that we need to set the date of the purchase order forward by up to one month in some instances but it then makes the purchase order inaccurate in our eyes as we can't easily see the actual date we made the purchase order on. What would be good to have is a separate purchase order system within Xero which would allow us to create a purchase order against an existing supplier contact and provide them with a purchase order number, then when the purchase order is invoiced by our suppliers and sent through to us we are able to convert the purchase order into a bill through a button which we can click on the screen which will then mark the purchase order as billed and create a new bill in Xero with all of the details from the purchase order.
Tim Diggins commented
I'm integrating with Xero a piece of custom scheduling software (we will look at releasing it as an add-on) which manages supplier custom orders / qc as part of the scheduling. It's absolutely critical that we have a way of pushing POs into xero programmiatically.
Until there's an API for creating and modifying POs programmatically we will be using draft Bills (ACCPAY Invoices) as a means of indicating upcoming Bills (not unlike a PO). obviously this is a bit of an accountancy hack, and we'd prefer to be creating and managing POS
henzard kruger commented
Hi Kevin we are in need of a PO system and link to Xero we found some ways around the api limitations we need to chat - about.me/henzard