MYOB AccountRight gives you options of where the data is stored. This can either be the user's computer (local computer or one on a network in their office) or in the Cloud.
This gives you, the developer two choices when thinking about working with AccountRight. Will your solution (or integration) access the API via the desktop, the cloud or both?
For example: if you are building a local reporting app, then you'll want to access the API via the desktop. Whereas if you intend to build an online reporting tool, then you'll want to access the API via the cloud (You might also consider a desktop connector to bring data from the desktop to your app in the cloud).
The two API's are identical, the only difference is in the headers and base URL that is used in your requests. Check out our Building an AccountRight Request article for more details.