Lean Business Abacus Connector

The Abacus Connector enables the collection of master data from Abacus for metadata allocation. The booking items are transferred to Abacus for posting. After payment has been made, the status of the invoices or credit notes is written back to M-Files.

Publisher: Lean Business AG

Product Description

The connector ensures that all relevant master data (creditors, payment methods, VAT codes …) is synchronized from Abacus to M-Files. This provides the benefit, amongst many others, of being able to manage the accounts payable documents outside Abacus.


Key features of the application:

    • Communication via Abacus WEB Service
    • Frequency of data exchange freely configurable
    • Master data exchange (Abacus à M-Files)
    • Document creation in Abacus
    • Status comparison (Abacus à M-Files)
    • Automatic recognition of duplicates
    • Workflow control
    • Automatic account assignment (no plug-in)
    • Error return from Abacus directly to M-Files
    • Posting automatically completed according to master data from Abacus (e.g. cost center)
    • Select the storage location of the invoices and credit notes
    •         – Receipt (PDF) in M-Files and link in Abacus (variant 1)
    •         – Receipt (PDF) in M-Files and additional storage in Abacus (variant 2)
    • Automatic calculation of the missing amount for item entry
    • Automatic compensation for position differences of less than 4 centimes
    • Automatic account assignment
    • Easy integration with “parashift” or “smartFIX”



Automatic end-to-end-Process:

  • Time saving (from various customer feedbacks): per receipt approx. 15 min. With 20’000 receipt per year – you can save approx. 5’000 hours per year.
  • The Abacus connector from Lean Business allows you to create a digital and auditable accounts payable archive with different views according to different status:

e.g. “show me all invoices and credit notes with visa 2 pending”.

e.g. “show me all invoices and credit notes archived previous year n”.


Technical requirements

M-Files Server

  • .NET Framework 4.8
  • M-Files Server Version >=


Others (data extraction)

  • The connector from parashift “Parashift Platform”
  • The connector from Lean Business “lean business- smartFIX Connector”


Others (Abacus)

  • One dedicated Abacus-User for Vault Application
  • Abacus Version 2021.120 or higher
  • 10130.235 | KREDI AbaConnect Belege
  • 10130.237 | Option AbaConnect-Schnittstelle Lieferantenstamm
  • 10110.214 | Option Schnittstelle AbaConnect
  • 10182.100 | Grundversion Archivierung – Optional for archiving PDF in Abacus


Documentation and Additional Information

Download Link Description

Licensing and Downloads

Licence Type Purchase Required - Contact Publisher for Licensing Information


Contact Information

Website https://www.lean-business.ch
Sales and More Information
Contact Name Martin Fricker
Email Address contatct@lean-business.ch
Phone +41 (0) 71 511 35 70
Technical Support

Support Email support@lean-business.ch
Support Site
Support Phone

Product Specifications

Supported Environments

Customer Environment:

M-Files Standard Cloud:

M-Files Isolated Cloud:



 Contact M-Files

Supported Languages German, English
Regional Availability Western Europe