Enterprise accounting firm Sage wants developers to use its technology to develop their own payments solutions and is launching a new platform to do so.
The company announced this week that it is launching the Sage Payments Developer Portal, a content management system for developers using Sage's APIs to collaborate and access resources. The move aims to consolidate the experience for development partners to not only develop apps but to manage and track data, connect with other developers, heighten awareness of developed integrations and integrate with Sage solutions.
"The Sage Payments Developer Portal proves our commitment to developing best-in-class payment technology that allows partners and developers to integrate into Sage Payment Solutions and create a seamless payments workflow," Sage Director of Product Integration Joseph Smutz said in a statement.
The developer portal is now live, Sage said, for developer partners in North America. Its launch follows an announcement from Sage that it is integrating with bill management company Entryless, enabling Sage One clients to integrate into Sage's cloud platform.
“Before we came around, the bill automation options only offered partial solutions. They only worked with some suppliers, and there were large startup costs that often kept businesses from buying the software,” Entryless Founder Mike Galarza told PYMNTS. “We want to solve every company’s payables issues and solve them quickly.”
Sage's focus on API solutions for FinTech and payments also follows just days after Mastercard announced its own launch of Mastercard Developers, another portal through which developers can access Mastercard's open APIs to develop payments and data security solutions.