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Merge's latest integrations and features

New Integration: TalentReef

We have officially launched 100 Integrations and counting... with the addition of TalentReef to expand our Unified ATS API! We’re incredibly proud to power integrations foundational to our customer’s products, and only plan to continue to build more! Check out what our integration with TalentReef offers here.

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New Integration: PeopleHR

It doesn’t stop there! We have also built another new Integration with the addition of PeopleHR to our Unified HRIS API. Check out what our integration with PeopleHR offers here!

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SDK Updates

  • Enabled ‘gzip’ request encoding for Java SDK

  • Java ATS and HRIS SDK’s updated to version 1.4.0

Other fixes & improvements:

  • JazzHR receiving webhooks support

  • New “Vendor Credits” model in Accounting API

  • Support for “Time Off” and “Time Off Balance” models for JustWorks integration

  • Support for auto-filled Linked Account credentials in 

    headers

    of authenticated pass-through requests

  • Enhanced UX for non-API based ADP integration

  • Enhanced logs security

  • Cornerstone TalentLink query optimizations

New Integration: Hive

We’re incredibly excited to expand our Ticketing API with the addition of our integration with Hive! Check out what our integration with Hive offers here!

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New Integration: Sesame

We’re also proud to announce the addition of our integration with Sesame to our Unified HRIS API! The Platform Team has been diligent in listening to our customer’s integration requests and building them out. Check out what our integration with Sesame offers here!

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New Feature: Display Requested Data Screen in Merge Link

We’ve gathered a lot of feedback from our customers and came up with a new feature to further our core tenant of Transparency and provide value to the end-users. You can decide whether to display the data screen and be as transparent as possible to your users about the use of their data.

For more information on our new feature, please read our blog post written by Fed!

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SDK Updates

  • Enhanced Python SDK

Other fixes & improvements:

  • Support for deleting Webhooks in the Merge front-end portal

  • Optionality to display Requested Data Screen in Merge Link

New Category: Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

(LinkedIn 1200x627) - Introducing our Unified CRM API

Merge API has officially launched our Unified CRM API! We’re very excited in this new category and powering a new range of B2B integrations.

We have over 15 integrations with platforms, some of which are listed below:

For further information on our Unified CRM API, please read our blog post written by Shensi!

New Integration: Lucca

We’re incredibly excited to expand our HRIS API with the addition of our integration with Lucca! Check out what our integration with Lucca offers here!

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SDK Updates

Other fixes & improvements:

  • “Request Integrations” button under Products section on Merge’s homepage

  • Enhanced Authentication method for Jira

  • POST Ticket for the Front and Wrike platforms

  • Sync-time optimizations for non-API integrations

  • Enhanced error messaging for our non-API based integrations

  • Support for EU single tenant instances

New Integration: CharlieHR

We’re incredibly excited to expand our HRIS API with the addition of our integration with CharlieHR! Check out what our integration with CharlieHR includes here!

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SDK Updates

  • Ruby SDK for Ticketing API

Other fixes & improvements:

  • Optimized Altera Payroll integration

  • Added support for InterviewDeleted receiving webhooks in Lever

  • Added file_url support for Attachments in Fountain

  • Added subtasks field to Ticket object

  • Added Payroups for integrations with ADP and UKG Ready

  • Added automatic resyncs for Test Linked Accounts if they fail initial sync

  • Enhanced Ticketing API Common Model, which now support both internal comments and customer-facing messages

New Integration: Netsuite

Oracle Netsuite Accounting Integration with Merge

Ready for a sweet new integration? We’re excited to announce the addition of Netsuite as our latest Accounting integration!

New Case Study: Ramp

Ramp!

Want to learn more about how you can use Merge to improve your own product? In our newest case study, Product Manager Molly Liu talks about how Merge allows Ramp to focus on what matters, and save time on everything else. You can read more here!

New Ticketing API Updates:

  • Added support for OAuth and partnership authentication for Front

  • Added support for partnership authentication for Intercom

  • Added support for POST /tickets for Teamwork

  • Update POST /tickets for Jira to include epic tickets and sub-task tickets

  • Update POST /tickets for Intercom to include existing contact

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Added support for GET /offers for Workable

  • Added new GET /webhook-receivers endpoint

  • Added webhook_listener_url to GET /account-details for receiving webhooks

  • Optimized timestamps for UKG Pro integration

  • Optimized POST /Candidates, POST /Attachments and GET /Jobs for Oracle Taleo by migrating to the Bulk API. This allows for improved performance when handling large amounts of data.

New Category: Unified Ticketing API

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Merge API has officially launched our Project Management and Ticketing API and we could not be more stoked! We have over 10 integrations with platforms such as Asana, Jira, Zendesk, and Freshdesk.

For further information on our Unified Ticketing API, please read our blog post written by Shensi!

Check us out on Product Hunt!

New Integration: Altera Payroll

Altera Payroll

We’re so excited to expand our Payroll API with the addition of our Altera Payroll integration! The Platform team has been working hard growing our HRIS offering and we can’t wait for what else is in store this quarter!

New Integration: UKG Pro Recruiting

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We’re also excited to announce the addition of UKG Pro Recruiting to our suite of ATS Integrations. Take a look at what our integration with UKG Pro Recruiting includes here!

Programmatic Variables in Pass-through Requests

{
"method": "GET",
"path": "/v2/companies/{{API_URL_SUBDOMAIN}}/employees/"
}

Many APIs require linked account-specific credentials to be included in the request, which is why we are excited to announce the functionality to include programmatic variables in our authenticated pass-through requests!

Merge Rate Limits

API requests to Merge’s Unified API will now rate limited to 100 / minute per Linked Account (as identified by the account_token attached to the request).

Some endpoints may have different rate limits as specified throughout the API reference on our documentation page. The limits will be slowly rolled out over the next month. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • Ruby Accounting SDK

  • HRIS Typescript SDK

  • Python Ticketing SDK

  • Node Ticketing SDK

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Optimizations to Gusto integration

  • Improved filter parameters in GET /issues endpoint (first_incident_time_before, first_incident_time_after, last_incident_time_before, last_incident_time_after)

New Integrations: IntelliHR & Proliant

IntelliHR

We’re excited to announce the addition of intelliHR to our suite of HRIS integrations! As if one new HRIS integration wasn’t enough, our Platform Team also built out support for Proliant as well!

Proliant

New ADP Partnership Guide Looking to set up your ADP integration but confused how to find your full partnership credentials? Take a look through our newly revamped ADP Partnership Guide for step by step directions on how to get set up!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • Accounting Node 1.0.8

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Added support for POST /Employees for Namely

  • Added support for POST /Attachments for SmartRecruiters and Workable

  • Added integration name field to webhook payloads

Groups Common Model for Workday

In addition to SAP SuccessFactors, we’ve now added the /Groups Common Model for Workday, and have more integrations on the roadmap! We know our customers may use a variety of different fields to group or organize employees within their organization, that may not be reflected in /Teams!

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Expanded Support for POST/ Attachments

We’re excited to announce more writes support for the /Attachments object! So far TeamTailor and Workable have been completed, with SmartRecruiters, Workable, & Taleo on the roadmap. Stay tuned 👀

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • Node SDK Readmes

  • HRIS Ruby SDK 2.0.0

Other fixes and enhancements:

New Integration: Jobscore

Score a win for your ATS suite of platforms with our new Jobscore integration!

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New Integration: Clear Books

New accounting integrations? It’s a clear win in our books!

New Developer Documentation: Merge Writes

We are excited to announce the launch of extensive documentation around writing data to third-party platforms! You can create new entities in your end users’ Linked Accounts by using Merge writes. Click here to read an overview and here to learn more about sending POST requests for nested writes!

You can also find details here on Merge’s new /meta endpoint, which helps you dynamically fetch model field names, types, and other metadata used for making writes to a given integration or Linked Account.

Merge Writes

Groups Common Model for SAP SuccessFactors

Since customers may use a variety of different fields to group or organize employees outside of what we mapped to our Teams endpoint, we have now added a new /groups endpoint to represent additional grouping information pertaining to an employee.

Expenses Common Model for Quickbooks

We have also added a new /expenses endpoint to represent a company's expenses!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • HRIS Java SDK 1.3.1

  • HRIS Node SDK 1.2.5

  • Add C# SDK for Nuget

  • Changed enum to string in Golang SDK

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • SmartRecruiters optimizations

  • Workday optimizations

  • Taleo optimizations

New Integration: BreatheHR

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Breathe easy by integrating with Merge! The Platform team is thrilled to add Breathe as our 30th HRIS Integration!

Pass-through Multipart Requests

We added the multipart_form_data object as a parameter in the body of the request to Merge so that users can upload files as part of a multipart pass-through request!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • Accounting Node SDK 1.0.4

  • Accounting C# SDK 1.0.1

  • Accounting Python SDK 1.0.2

  • Go HRIS SDK 1.2.2

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Updated Merge Dashboard navigation

  • Quickbooks Bills now associated with the Invoice object

  • Updated Oracle Taleo Integration

New Integration: Cornerstone TalentLink

We’re so excited to be offering Cornerstone TalentLink in our suite of ATS Integrations! Shout out to the Platform team for their amazing work on building this new integration.

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Public Postman Workspace

Looking for the fastest way to test out our APIs once you have a Linked Account connected? You can now access our Public Postman Workspace directly from our Developer Documentation!

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Field Scopes Documentation

We recently announced field scopes: the ability to customize the syncing of Merge's standardized data model across all HRIS, ATS, and Accounting platforms. Now you can review Merge’s API Documentation on each common model and field directly in your Merge Dashboard as you are adjusting the scopes!

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Updated Accounting API

Our team has made some notable updates to our Accounting API, including the addition of a new Expense Common Model, which is used to represent a company's expenses, as well as the ability to POST Invoices!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • Accounting Python SDK 1.0.1

  • HRIS Node SDK 1.2.4

  • ATS JavaScript 1.0.8

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Custom fields re-ordered in Merge Link

  • POST/Employees support

  • POST/Candidate for Workable

  • Added RemoteUser for Ashby

  • Updated security page

Accounting Writes

In addition to read functionality, you can now POST /journal-entries to our Accounting API! Our Platform team is so excited to continue to expand our Accounting API for our customers! We can’t wait to share more writes functionality soon!

New Endpoint: Ignore Candidate/Employee

We’re excited to add the capability to ignore both Candidates and Employees you may not want to sync.

Use POST /candidates/ignore/{model_id} and POST /employee/ignore/{model_id} to ignore a specific row based on the model_id in the url.

SDK Updates & Latest Versions:

  • Node HRIS SDK 1.2.3

  • Java HRIS & ATS SDK 1.3.0

  • Go HRIS SDK 1.2.0

Other fixes and enhancements:

Data Syncing Guide

Questions about how to most efficiently pull data from Merge? Check out our new Data Syncing Guide in our developer documentation!

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SDK Updates & Latest Versions

  • HRIS: Typescript SDK 1.2.2

Other

  • Updated remote_data mapping for Workday

  • Updated UI to notify for duplicate linked accounts

  • Improved handling of null remote_data

  • Added UKG Pro employee enrollment data

  • Added work location for BambooHR

  • Added tracking category relation on the JournalLine model

Field Scopes

We’re thrilled to introduce field scopes: the ability to customize the syncing of Merge's standardized data model across all HRIS, ATS, and Accounting platforms! We know end users may want to sync only specific fields on certain models, so we’re excited to offer this feature in the Configuration section of the Merge Dashboard.

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Paylocity Marketplace Partners

Paylocity Marketplace partners can now input their org-level credentials and speed up the process for their end users to integrate with Paylocity via Merge Link! We’re excited to offer Paylocity partners a more optimized authentication flow!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions

  • Accounting Node SDK 1.0.2

Other

  • Using test-API keys now results in test-linked-accounts

  • UKG Pro benefits have been updated to include current enrollment data

Integration Endpoint Documentation

We’re excited to announce that we have updated our Developer Documentation to include the endpoints and fields referenced by each of our integrations across ATS, HRIS, Accounting!

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SAP SuccessFactors Support for Bank-Info Endpoint

Our customers can now use our Bank-Info endpoint to retrieve information from SAP SuccessFactors on the Bank Account information for an Employee!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions

  • HRIS: we have made significant updates across the majority of our HRIS SDKs and encourage our customers to update to the latest versions!

Other

  • Added support for multi-part/form data for Passthrough requests

  • Common model endpoints updated to Pay-Groups and Time-Off-Balances

New Integration: Freshbooks

Freshbooks

The new year brings a new addition to our suite of Accounting integrations! We’re thrilled that our customers can now test out our Freshbooks integration!

Receiving Webhooks

Webhooks

We’re excited to announce that Merge now receives third-party webhooks! Rather than waiting for an integration to resync to catch a change, Merge will now receive webhooks in real time.

Accounting Webhooks

We have also added webhooks functionality for our Accounting integrations! Use webhooks when you want Merge to send POST requests to your API with updates regarding your data.

SDK Updates & Latest Versions

  • C# HRIS: 1.0.1

  • Java ATS: 1.2.3

  • Java SDK now has ModelRawJson alternatives that allow arbitrary JSON payloads to be set for for dynamic types

Other

  • Updated alert when demo data is turned on

  • Detailed linked account page can now show demo data if turned on

  • JazzHR integration enhancements

New Integration: ADP Beta

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Christmas came early this year as our Platform and Engineering Teams wrapped up our new ADP integration! We can’t wait to share beta access with our customers!

New Integration: BambooHR ATS

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The team is also excited to launch BambooHR for ATS! Our customers can now offer both HRIS and ATS integrations for BambooHR.

New Integration: Factorial

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As if two integrations were not enough, we also added support for Factorial! Our customers can now offer Factorial in their suite of nearly 30 HRIS integrations!

New Linked Account Detail Page

Linked Account Settings

We're excited to launch a more comprehensive way to see details about your linked accounts in your Merge dashboard! Easily resync an account, find account tokens, and manage your linked account settings in one place. We have plans to add even more capabilities on this page, so stay tuned for more updates!

SDK Updates & Latest Versions

Other

  • Updates to BreezyHR to include all job stages

New Common Models: Pay Group & Bank Info

We're excited to announce that we have added two new common models to our HRIS integrations: Pay Group and Bank Info! The Bank Info object is used to represent the Bank Account information for an Employee, while the Pay Group object is used to represent Pay Group information to which an employee belongs. Both are often referenced with an Employee object of an integration.

New Integration: Freshteam ATS

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The team is thrilled to announce that in addition to Freshteam HRIS, we now support Freshteam for ATS! Our customers can now offer both HRIS and ATS integrations for Freshteam!

New Writes Functionality

Significant updates to how we handle writes was made on 12/14/21! This update enables feature-rich writes, programmatic validation, better de-bugging, and integration-specific fields. The shape of request and response bodies has changed to accommodate these features.

Check out this new guide on our new writes functionality!

The update we made will not break any existing writes and we will maintain support for them. However, if you want to access new writes and features associated with them as we continue to enhance this offering, you will need to update your SDK to handle the changes. We also recommend pinning your current SDK version in light of this change!

New Case Study: Hirebeat

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We launched our new case study with the recruiting wizards HireBeat! Click here to learn why Ning Wei and the team at HireBeat trust Merge to handle their ATS integrations strategy.

SDK Updates & Latest Versions

Java ATS: 1.2.1

Java HRIS: 1.1.1

Python ATS 1.2

NodeATS 1.2

JavaScript HRIS: 1.0.10

Other

  • Rate limiting improvements for BambooHR

  • Quickbooks improvements

  • Xero improvements

  • Workday HRIS/ATS improvements (bug fixes + added common models)

  • Enhanced inclusion of multi-category integrations in the dashboard

  • Enabled configuration toggles for beta integrations

  • Deprecated hire_date for the Employee common model

Workday ATS Beta

Workday ATS was on our list of holiday gifts and the Merge Platform delivered this present well ahead of schedule! We're thrilled to share beta access with our customers.

New Writes Functionality

We will be making a significant update to how we handle writes next week on 12/14/21 that will enable feature-rich writes, programmatic validation, better de-bugging, and integration-specific fields. The shape of request and response bodies will be changing to accommodate these features

The update we’re making will not break any existing writes and we will maintain support for them. However, if you want to access new writes and features associated with them as we continue to enhance this offering, you will need to update your SDK to handle the changes. We also recommend pinning your current SDK version in light of this change.

SDK Updates

Go SDK HRIS

Python SDK HRIS

Other

  • Improved handling for large log response bodies

  • Support for deductions, earnings, and taxes on Employee Payroll Run for Paylocity

  • Reflecting disabled common models in sync-status

New Integration: CATS

It always thrills us to expand the number of ATSs our customers are able to easily integrate with, so we're happy to announce the addition of CATS to our ATS API!

New Integration: AlexisHR

Integrations just might be our favorite thing, which is why our Platform team has been hard at work on our AlexisHR integration. This is one of their best and we're excited for customers to start using it!

Control Which Common Models You Sync

Data security is a massive priority here at Merge and we know it is for our customers too. We're grateful we've built trust with our customers who pass massive amounts of data via Merge every day. Toggling common models so that our customers only sync data they need and don't store any additional data has been a big wishlist item of ours and our users for a while, and it's officially here!

You can check out the Common Models tab in our Configuration section and set what common models you want to sync via Merge!

Merge Link Subdomain Prefixes and Suffixes

For integrations where a customer inputs a subdomain during the linking flow, we now show the expected prefix and suffix for the URL the customer would get the subdomain from. We also validate that the customer's input doesn't contain a prefix or suffix, which simplifies the linking flow!

Help Center

New TriNet articles: We've updated our documentation to include instructions for both developers and TriNet customers so that our customers are aware of how they can become listed as official TriNet integrations, and our end users are able to understand exactly what they need to do to generate credentials!

SDK Updates

Java SDK HRIS + ATS

PHP SDK HRIS + ATS

C# SDK Accounting

Other

  • Benefits supported on Paychex

  • Benefits supported on Paylocity

  • Departments supported on Personio

  • Improvements around rate limiting

  • Optimized timestamp filters for SAP

  • Updated UI for converting Production Linked Accounts to Test Linked Accounts

  • Updated limit of Test Linked Accounts to exclude Production Linked Accounts

  • Blocked reuse of incomplete Test Linked Accounts

  • Added model counts for customers on Grow or Expand

New Integration: Zoho Books

We're thrilled to announce our newest Accounting integration, Zoho Books! The team has been working tirelessly to add more Accounting integrations and we're pleased to now offer Zoho Books to our customers using the Accounting API!

New Integration: BizMerlinHR

The Platform team has been super busy building, and we're excited to announce an addition to our ATS API with BizMerlinHR. Our customers can now offer BizMerlinHR in their suite of ATS integrations! We're delighted to be partnering with BizMerlinHR!

New Integration: ChartHop

This week's update also includes a third integration, support for ChartHop! This is a wonderful addition to our HRIS API and we're ecstatic to include it amongst our 25+ HRIS integrations. We're excited for our partnership with Charthop!

SDK Updates

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Addition of employee_id to Employment object for HRIS API

  • Webhook logging improvements

  • Request and Response Headers now visible in our API Tester

  • Improved mobile responsiveness in navigation bars

  • Enabled concurrency in more integrations

SmartRecruiters Timestamp Changes

We just added syncing optimizations for SmartRecruiters! Pulling and syncing millions of candidates will be significantly faster for all of our customers.

New Help Center Articles

Webhook Failures

Other

  • Name parsing improvement

  • Async task executions enhancements

  • Addition of employee_id to Employment

  • Pass-through Docs update

  • Support for pulling SSN for Employees on Justworks

  • Resolved UI bug for dropdown Issues mute menu

  • Sorting for effective_date on Employment

Announcing our Series A Funding!

We are honored to announce our $15 million Series A funding round led by Addition, with participation from our existing investor NEA! We're excited to continue to grow our talented team, offer more feature-rich integrations, expand to more categories, and establish more strategic partnerships! Check out more on TechCrunch!

New Help Center Articles

Providing more documentation and instructions to authenticate in Merge Link has been extremely valuable for our customers! We are thrilled to now offer help center articles for:

Other

  • Created work email and personal email filter for HRIS /employees

  • Minor bug fixes and changes

  • Integrations management typeahead on enter now enabled

  • Log sidebar now allows copy + paste for URL and company name, and displays full URL on hover

New Endpoint: GET /linked-accounts

We're excited to give our customers more visibility into their linked accounts. Users can now hit our API and easily see a list of all their linked accounts in the organization. This also includes the account status which can be filtered by complete, incomplete, or re-link needed! It also enable our users to conveniently see what the supported common models are for a given integration, so we're recommending using this endpoint for new customers who need to understand the available actions for a given platform.

Bamboo OpenID Connect

Supporting as many customers as possible is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we're so happy we've been able to build support for authentication via Bamboo OpenID for BambooHR! We could not be more excited to be partnered with BambooHR and continue to provide a seamless integration experience for their customers.

Lever Partner Credentials

We're so happy our end users can now authenticate as a Lever Partner in Merge! Many of Merge's customers are Lever Partners and we're thrilled to offer more support for our ATS users. Being good partners to the platforms we integrate is integral to our company ethos, which is why supporting this means so much to us.

New Endpoint: GET /api/organizations/integrations

Many of our customers wanted the ability to pull the integrations they're supporting, so we've created an endpoint for new integrations specific to individual organizations! This will allow customers to pull metadata about integrations they've opted into Beta for or to filter out integrations they've disabled.

Other

  • SDK updates

  • Organization setting improvements

  • Merge Link enhancements

  • Additional tooltips

  • Writes improvements for Lever

  • Ability to use API Tester for Test Linked Accounts

  • Fix issues with disabled admins

New Integration: Ceridian Dayforce

We're excited to announce Merge users can now offer our Ceridian Dayforce integration to their customers! The Platform team knocked this one out of the park and we can't wait for our customers to start building with Ceridian Dayforce.

New Integration: Jobvite

This week's update also includes support for our Jobvite integration! This is an amazing addition to our ATS API and we're thrilled to include it amongst our 20+ ATS integrations.

New Integration: Fountain

Our team has been busy building, so we are also announcing our Fountain integration! The Platform team is unstoppable here and really went to bat for our customers who had been asking for this one.

Google Sign-On

We're delighted to now offer Google sign-on to both our login and sign up pages on the Merge website! Seamlessly log in to Merge using your G-suite credentials.

Other fixes & improvements:

  • Webhook improvements

  • Custom field enhancement

  • Display_name field enhancement

Greenhouse Writes

We're excited to announce in addition to reading Application data, you can now POST Applications directly to Greenhouse via Merge! Customers were increasingly looking to write Applications associated with Candidates to Greenhouse and we're happy to now support this feature.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • CSV upload enhancements

  • Addition of name to Location object for HRIS API

  • Testing improvements

  • Java SDK upgrade

  • Additional improvements to building integrations quickly and efficiently for our customers :)

New Partnership: UKG Connect Technology Partner

We're thrilled to announce Merge has joined the UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) Technology Partner program! Merge users now have access to integrations with UKG Pro and UKG Ready via Merge's HRIS API.

Support for SAML 2.0 SSO Login

We're excited to announce Merge now supports logging into the Merge Dashboard using SAML 2.0 SSO! Available on our Expand plan, customers are now enabled to use platforms such as Okta to power authentication. We know privacy and security are top of mind for our customers and are excited to support further SSO login functionality.

Merge Link Experience Demo now on our landing page

The Merge Link experience demo is now offered on our home page! Providing a seamless demo experience enables us to showcase how our customers can easily authenticate into over 20+ HRIS, ATS, and Accounting platforms.

Other fixes and enhancements:

  • Our Comeet authentication has now been upgraded to support partnerships

  • UI fixes in developer portal

  • SOAP headers improvement

Teamtailor Writes

We’re excited to share that our customers can now POST candidates and jobs directly to Teamtailor via Merge. Many customers identified this as being critical to our use case, so we were more than happy to help!

New Integration: Namely

Merge has added support for Namely to our HRIS API. Our Platform team absolutely crushed this build and provided an amazing turnaround time for our customers who wanted to integrate via Merge with Namely! 

New Integration: Taleo

Taleo has been a massive target on our roadmap and we are thrilled to be able to announce it has officially been added to our ATS API. We’re extremely proud of this one and can’t wait for our customers to start building with it!

Integration Expansion: Greenhouse Job Board API

In addition to the Harvest API, Merge will now be able to support endpoints on the Job Board API on Greenhouse! This will expand the amount of data our users are able to pull from Greenhouse and expand the level of detail they can pull for a candidate. 

Upgraded Logs

In order to create a more positive customer experience with our logs, we’ve completed a number of infrastructure upgrades that have increased the speed at which our users are able to access and interact with their logs!

Issues Endpoint

We are always looking for ways to empower our customers to be proactive with their end users, which is why we’ve added the Issues endpoint! This allows users to hit our API and easily see if there are any linked account issues, notifying them quickly and efficiently about any customer issue. 

Other fixes and improvements:

  • SDK upgrades 

  • Testing enhancement

  • Syncing speed improvements

  • Ability to filter Time Off by Type for HRIS API

  • Addition of job_code to Job object for ATS API

New User Roles 

We’ve added two new user roles to give our customers flexibility with permissions in their Merge accounts. Users can now be set up as Admins with or without billing access, allowing teams to make sure employees only have access to data they need and keeping sensitive data private in the Merge dashboard. 

New Integration: Nmbrs

Merge is now live with Nmbrs through our HRIS API. This integration has been an important one for many customers, which is why we’re incredibly excited it’s live for all our users. 

If you would like to take advantage of this offering, navigate to Configuration → Integrations → HRIS, and toggle Nmbrs.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Minor bug fixes and changes

  • Addition of Help Center access directly in dashboard 

New Merge Link Experience

Merge has updated the look and feel of Merge Link! One of our most important interfaces, we’ve improved the appearance and greatly simplified the user experience of our drop-in integration authentication workflow component so that our customers’ end users have a delightful time connecting their products to third-party data providers.

New Merge Link

Reminder: New Pricing Structure

As a reminder, we’ve updated our pricing structure to reflect feedback about ATS, HRIS, and free plans. Rather than simply charging per API call we’ll be pricing according to the following metrics:

HRIS: $0.50 per Employee object per month

ATS: $0.15 per 100 Candidates per month

Free Tier: Up to the first 200 employees or 66,667 candidates

We’re also offering two annual plans to expand the scope of our offering. Check out our new pricing page to see all the perks of our premium plans!

Announcing Merge Guides

In addition to our existing documentation about our API, we’ve rolled out a unique Guides section to provide extremely detailed walkthroughs of key aspects customers have requested for information about as they’re getting set up!

Field Supported By Platform Added 

We’ve added information about whether or not a particular action and object is supported on each of our integrations to enable our customers to conveniently understand platform-specific nuances in our Documentation

New Pricing Structure

As our customer base has grown, we’ve updated our pricing structure to reflect feedback about ATS, HRIS, and free plans. Rather than simply charging per API call we’ll be pricing according to the following metrics:

HRIS: $0.50 per Employee object per month

ATS: $0.15 per 100 Candidates per month

Free Tier: Up to the first 200 employees or 66,667 candidates

We’re also offering two annual plans to expand the scope of our offering. Check out our new pricing page to see all the perks of our premium plans!

New Webhook Capabilities 

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve added webhooks for integration sync status to our platform! Additional configurability for webhooks includes the ability to manage whether you get notified of a completed sync event between Merge and the authenticated integration, or get the latest changed data sent to your receiving server. 

API Changes

Reminder: We added a new field called start_date to the hris.Employee object. Hire_date now reflects the most recent hire date of an employee, and start_date now reflects when the employee has started at the company. 

Other fixes and improvements: 

  • Merge Link style change

  • Webhooks interface updates to reflect new capabilities

Available Actions

We’re continuing to add more excellent content to our docs, including our new page highlighting available-actions. This allows our customers to easily understand what functionalities they can access — highlighting all the possibilities that come from integrating with Merge! Check it out here

Other fixes and improvements:

-Minor bug fixes and changes

-Design updates for Webhooks 

Email Notifications

In order to help streamline issues resolution, we’ve added the ability for users to opt into email notifications about integration issues. This will enable our customers to react quickly to problems when they arise, diagnose what’s going on, and efficiently deliver solutions to their customers. Check out how to configure them here!

Homepage

This has been a big week for the Merge homepage as we’ve launched a whole new piece to the integrations section! Each integration page now includes all the objects supported on the platform, making it faster and easier to understand the capabilities of all our integrations. We’ve also added code snippets to our homepage!

New Integrations: Workday

Workday Logo

Merge is now live with Workday through our HRIS API. This integration is a priority for many of our customers, so we’re unbelievably happy to be able to add it to our list of integrations. 

If you would like to take advantage of this offering, navigate to Configuration → Integrations → HRIS, and toggle Workday.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Minor bug fixes and changes

  • Small design adjustments to Linking Flow

  • API Tester interface improvements

Merge Help Center

We’re thrilled to share the Merge Help Center with all our users. Customer experience sits at the core of our mission, and we built our Help Center to empower our customers to find the answers to the questions they need conveniently and efficiently.

Find answers to all your questions about Merge here and check out our related blog post.

API Changes

HRIS: We’re adding a new field called start_date to the hris.Employee object. Hire_date will reflect the most recent hire date of an employee, and start_date will reflect when the employee has started at the company. 

IMPORTANT: We will be transitioning all existing values for hire_date to start_date, and hire_date will  reflect the actual date an offer is made. 

This transition will occur on Monday July 26th at 11:59 PM EST.

SDKs: We’ve now added two Elixir SDKs, which you can access for ATS and HRIS

Linking Flow: We’ve launched a new linking flow that improves the customer experience by clarifying steps with a more standardized, simplified design across all integrations. Internally, the built-in stylings will allow future non-technical integration engineers to easily create and update linking flow steps.

Other fixes and improvements: 

  • Docs enhancements for our webhooks page

  • Added welcome banner to Dashboard

  • Minor bug fixes and changes

Docs Redesign

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We're so excited to announce a redesign of our documentation. We pride ourselves on a developer-centric experience, and sensible, beautiful documentation is absolutely critical for our customers and our company.

Check out the newly designed documentation here. To learn more about our thought process behind this change, our designer, Simeon Lee, wrote a blog post on his design process.

New Integrations: UKG Ready and TalentLyft

UKG Ready / TalentLyft

UKG Ready and TalentLyft are now live through our Merge ATS API! To enable these integrations, go to Configuration -> Integrations -> toggle UKG Ready and TalentLyft.

API Changes

  • GET /Candidates - We now offer the ability to filter candidates by first_name, last_name, or email

  • POST for Merge ATS API - Remote_user_id is now an optional parameter for all ATS POST endpoints. Please note that certain integrations still require a remote_user_id parameter to be passed in - you can view which integrations require it via our Available Actions endpoint.

Announcing Single Tenancy at Merge

Announcing Single Tenancy at Merge

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new single tenant offering. From speaking with our enterprise users, it was clear that single-tenancy was important to part of offering best-in-class security and industry-specific compliance standards.

If you'd like to find out more about how to enable single tenancy for your organization, check out our blog post or drop us a line at [email protected]!

New integrations: Lano and Wrk

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We are pleased to announce two new integrations to our ATS offering - Lano and Wrk.

If you'd like to enable these integrations to optimize your talent management and hiring processes, go to Configuration → ATS → Toggle Lano and Configuration → ATS → Toggle Wrk.

Announcing The Merge Blog

We're pleased to announce the release of the Merge Blog, where you can learn more about Merge and what we do, how we design and build user-centric products, and how we think about APIs and integrations. Subscribe for updates to the blog here, and while you're at it, check out our most recent post from Co-founder Gil Feig, where he shares what Merge is up to for Pride Month. Happy Pride!

New Integration: Paychex 

We are pleased to announce a new integration: Paychex, a leading HR, Payroll, & Benefits provider. With over 680,000+ clients in the US and Northern Europe, Paychex is an excellent addition to your integrations offering that will give your product wide reach. 

If you'd like to enable Paychex, go to Configuration → HRIS → Toggle Paychex. 

API Changes 

  • HRIS: We now offer a Java SDK for our Merge HRIS API! To access the SDK, please refer to this repository.

  • ATS.TimeOffBalance - We now support TimeOffBalance, which pulls information about PTO used and PTO balance remaining for a given employee. Please refer to our documentation for more details.

Integration changes

Smartrecruiters - We now support POST actions for Smartrecruiters Candidates with nested applications, RemoteUser, Scorecard, and ScheduledInterviews. For more information, please use the available actions endpoint.

Other Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed bugs related to scraper & improved error messages.

  • We've made a number of improvements to our user experience for Writes, including:

    • Better error handling and messaging around fields that are relations to other objects.

    • Propagating error messages received from the remote system back to the developer.

    • Improved data validation to ensure that developers get helpful feedback when building request bodies.

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

New Category: Accounting API!

New Category: Accounting API

We are so excited to announce the launch of a new category: Accounting, available in beta! We currently support 3 integrations: Quickbooks OnlineSage Business Cloud Accounting and Xero.

We are actively working on adding more functionality and integrations for Accounting. Check out our documentation to learn more about what we support for accounting, or contact [email protected] if you'd like to learn more about how to enable this for your organization.

New ATS Integration: Ashby

We are pleased to announce our integration with Ashby, an ATS platform for recruiting teams to manage candidates and applications. Support for both GET and POST methods are included, allowing you to easily create and read information about your candidates, jobs and more. 

API Changes

ATS RemoteUserUsers can now be filtered by email in GET requests. This change has been reflected in our documentation under the GET/users endpoint.

Other Fixes and Improvements

  • Added filtering to the Linked Accounts page by complete and incomplete Linked Accounts to better identify and proactively help customers.

  • Java instructions have been added to the linking flow.

  • Performance improvements for ATS FETCH requests: SAP SuccessFactors, UKG Pro and Zenefits.

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

New Integrations: Justworks and SmartRecruiters

Justworks and SmartRecruiters

We're excited to announce two major additions to our integrations portfolio - Justworks (Merge HRIS) and SmartRecruiters (Merge ATS)! With both of these partners being some of the fastest growing companies in the HR and Recruiting space, we're excited to be able to offer these integrations to our customers. 

If you would like to enable it for your organization, navigate to Configuration → Integrations → HRIS or ATS, and toggle Justworks or SmartRecruiters.

Linking Flow Redesign 

As a company, we highly prioritize the developer and end-user experience when it comes to cross-platform integration authorization. As part of our ongoing design efforts, we've revamped the look and feel of our drop-in integration authorization component, which now features a sleeker design that favors Merge's neutral palette.

Linking Flow Redesign

As a gateway between many different platforms - each with their own brand and style - Merge strives to design an experience that unobtrusively intermediates connections between products. This is one step along this journey - stay tuned for more design updates to come in the coming weeks!

API Changes

  • Integrations Metadata Endpoint - You can now make a request to /api/integrations to programmatically fetch information about the integrations Merge offers.

  • ATS POST /Candidate and POST /Application - We're excited to support these endpoints for the following additional integrations: Greenhouse, Lever, SAP Successfactors and Breezy HR.

  • ATS.attachment.attachment_type is now fully supported across all integrations

Other Fixes and Improvements 

  • We've updated our linking flow for OAuth to include better logging for when an integration encounters bad authorization, which will appear on the Logs page.

  • Better error logging and improvements to the user experience for our POST endpoints, especially with regards to missing or incorrect input.

  • Fixes to how we handle pagination for certain integrations.

  • Fixed documentation to include HRIS Employee.employee_number.

  • Fixes to parsing country data.

  • Remote data now includes a path_parameters section for any relevant endpoints that have a path parameter.

Sync Frequency

We're so excited to announce Sync Frequency, which lets Merge users configure the speed at which they prefer to pull data from remote systems. The Sync Frequency toggle can enable a whole new set of use cases for your business where more or less frequent data syncs may be required.

Sync Frequency

If you would like to try out this feature, click on your profile at the bottom left, click on Configuration → Integrations → Click on any integration → Select your preferred sync frequency.

API Changes

ATS.Attachment - added an attachment_type field to represent types of attachments. This field is an ENUM, with default options including: RESUME, COVER_LETTER, OFFER_LETTER, and OTHER. This change has been reflected on our documentation and all available SDKs.

Integration Improvements

Zenefits - fixed bug for ATS.job to include job.title.

Fixes and Improvements

  • More support for Multi-factor authentication in our Linking Flow, to support more integrations.

  • Fixed bug that populates urls on Log activity page.

  • Enhancements to Linking Flow to improve quality of end-user experience.

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements.

New Integrations: Gusto and Square Payroll

Gusto + Square

Merge is now live with Gusto and Square Payroll through our HRIS API. With these new partners serving hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide, we think these platforms will be great additions for our customers, especially those seeking to reach small and medium businesses. 

If you would like to enable it for your organization, navigate to Configuration → Integrations → HRIS, and toggle Gusto and Square payroll.

Linking Flow Updates

Linking Flow Updates

One of our core principles at Merge is to provide a seamless authentication experience for our user's users. Over the past few weeks, we've made several improvements to our Linking Flow to improve the user experience and cater to a wider variety of integrations.

  • Our authorization linking flow has been updated to include a validation step for credentials for an integration. This new logic allows a user to go back and re-input the correct credentials for the integration if we weren't able to successfully authenticate, or asks them to try again later.

  • We've made significant speed updates to our linking flow portal for any integrations that require OAuth authentication.

  • We've updated our Linking Flow logic to support multi-factor authentication, which allows us to partner with more vendors. 

  • The Linking Flow modal now hides inactive Linked Accounts from the portal.

  • We've added logic to enforce Linked Account uniqueness, and updated our documentation to include how we handle multiple tokens generated from the same end_user_origin_id

API Changes 

  • HRIS Employee:We've added employee_number to our HRIS Employee Object. This change has been reflected in our documentation and all available SDKs

  • ATS Candidate: We've updated the attachments and applications fields to include the full object body, as opposed to just the ID of the relation

Other Fixes and Improvements 

  • Linked accounts can now be deleted on the Merge portal

  • Fixed a bug with name fields when first or last name is undefined.

  • Added some validation around the remote_user_id for our ATS post endpoints to help with checking that the user exists with the ID passed in.

  • Updated error messaging around unsupported API methods for some of our objects.

  • Fixed bug that allows us to support retrieving large attachment urls.

  • Minor UI and bug fixes.