Back to Integrations

Build Wave API Integration Faster

About Wave

Wave is an invoicing, payments, and accounting tool for small businesses with a built-in payroll solution. Known for being remarkably easy to use, Wave is recognized as one of the best workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

Category
Payroll
Region
US, Canada
Employer Size
1-50 employees
Employer Count
10,000
Products
Organization
Payroll
Deductions

Powering integrations for hundreds of platforms

Build with confidence

Why developers love building with Finch

Market-leading coverage

Instantly support 180+ systems (and counting) compatible with our normalized data structure and as we add new systems, turn them on with one click.

Enterprise-grade security

Trust Finch’s infrastructure that enforces TLS 1.2 for data in transit and encrypts data at rest using AES 256 bit encryption.

Read and write functionality

Seamlessly read company, census, and payroll data, while writing deductions and benefits contributions changes directly into the source of truth.

Best in class developer experience

Integrate Finch in hours with just a few lines of code and turn on the ability sync data with employers in as little as 30 seconds.

200+
compatible systems
5M+
daily API calls
35,000+
employers connected
88%
U.S. employers covered

Unified API

One API to unite every provider

Finch standardizes employment data across every provider. So you don't have to.

FAQs

How can I access the employment data in Wave?

To access your customers’ employment data in Wave, you have two options: 

(1) Build a custom 1:1 integration with Wave via its public API, which enables automatic data sharing between the two apps. 

(2) Build a single integration with Finch to access the employment data housed in Wave plus more than 200 other employment systems.

Does Wave have a public API?

Wave offers a public API to its customers and third-party developers who want to build innovative solutions for employers, though its functionality is limited. Read about Wave’s APIs.

You must first become an approved partner. Typically, third-party developers must pass technical requirements checks and invest in business development efforts.

How long does it take to integrate with Wave?

That largely depends on the integration method you choose. 

If you use Finch’s unified API to access the employment data in Wave (alongside over 200 other HRIS and payroll systems), it can take as little as a few days. See our quickstart guide for more information.

If you instead decide to build a 1:1 integration leveraging Wave’s public API, it can take weeks to months to receive your production keys. See Wave's developer portal for more information.

Where can I find developer documentation and support?

If you’re building a 1:1 integration using Wave’s public APIs, the company’s developer portal is the best place to start. That’s where you’ll find technical guides, API references, and the company’s changelog. 

If you’re integrating with Wave via Finch’s unified API, navigate to our API docs. There, you’ll find a product demo, quickstart guide for developers, integration checklist, and product and developer guides, along with best practices to follow.

Of course, if you have any questions, we’d be happy to help answer them. Send your requests to developers@tryfinch.com.

Is the data secure?

Since day one, security and transparency have always been priorities at Finch. We are committed to protecting the data of our customers, employers, and employees.

Finch’s infrastructure enforces TLS 1.2 for data in transit and encrypts data at rest using AES 256 bit encryption. Read more about Security at Finch. Your application front-end redirects your user to Finch Connect, our OAuth 2.0-based authorization flow, which guides your user through granting you access to their employment system.

When does it make sense to leverage a unified employment API?

Unified employment APIs help developers access data from payroll and HRIS systems used by employers. Specifically, these APIs are useful for accessing data from a broad range of employment systems, or collecting detailed information about their customers’ payroll and benefits information. If your use case requires integrations with three or more employment systems, a unified employment API could save you hundreds of engineering hours and developer resources. 

Through a single integration, you can connect with over 200 employment systems (including Wave)—unlocking up to 88% of the employer market. Once authorized by the employer, you’ll receive fresh data every 24 hours. From enterprise-grade security to read and write capabilities, Finch offers compelling benefits to employer-facing businesses of all shapes and sizes. Learn more

Check out our API docs for more info

Customer Stories

You’ll be in good company

Case Study

Saveday Cuts Onboarding Time From 5 Hours to 15 Minutes with Finch

View blog post
Case Study

How Human Interest Streamlines 401(k) Operations and Onboarding with Finch

View blog post
Case Study

How Rillet Stood Up 40 Payroll Integrations in Just 5 Days

View blog post

Integrations

Access the global employment ecosystem

Create a best-in-class experience for your users today.

Explore other integrations

Start building with Finch

Get your API keys or contact us for more information.