January 8, 2018 * Loren at 12:06 pm
Application Protocol Interface (API) How it helps Business Leaders integrate with the SapphireOne ERP?
Business leaders increasingly understand the potential of API’s, but still too few understand the need for API Tools. An API Tool is a necessity in today’s digital world. API stands for Application Protocol Interface. An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Therefore, a good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing the building blocks for communication. API Gateway is a powerful tool that provides an efficient, accurate, and cost-effective method for CRM data integration from your web portal to your software, or online database. Integration with an API system saves time and improves your efficiency. Application Protocol Interface make data available for use by apps and the developers that create them. They allow enterprise assets to be accessed by apps, and they are the tool that enterprises use to add a digital layer to their interactions with customers, employees and partners.
In the simplest terms, Application Protocol Interfaces are sets of requirements that control how one application can integrate with another. APIs aren’t at all new, whenever you use a desktop or laptop, APIs are what makes it possible to move information between programs – as an example by cutting and pasting a snippet of a document into an Excel spreadsheet. System-level APIs makes it possible for applications to run on top of an OS like Windows, Mac and other OS’s. APIs are important for business because they allow programmers to build amazing tools that help us do our jobs more effectively.
How API works?
There are many big companies like Oracle, Microsoft, SAP that provide API tools. The SapphireOne API tool improves efficiency and saves on manual data entry. Some examples are Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Finger Print scanning, Scanning Barcodes and integration with Brand Scope. The Barcode API detects barcodes in real-time on multiple devices. With clever use of this Application Protocol Interface, you can automate various commerce, business, and publishing tasks and can integrate all kinds of apps with our platform. Entering data by hand (typing it in) is likely the most common and least efficient way to get data into a database. We won’t discuss this here. Instead, we will focus on other automated or real-time methods of getting data into databases.
In a similar way, if you use SapphireOne ERP, CRM & Business Accounting Software, you can automatically import your data to the SapphireOne application. Manage an unlimited number of data sources, import templates, interfaces, product templates and data entry jobs. With the help of API interface, product data can be transferred directly to different tables and there by updated as needed. Product data can be imported from one or more data sources and this allows the regular maintenance of this data in the Database. All transfer settings and the selection of the desired products within an Application Protocol Interface export profile can be made via filters and other options.
API is a software functionality which saves time as well as money. It can import and export data both ways, unlimited data in just one click. It’s very easy to convert all provided data to or from common text and XML formats. The API Tool allows you to upload, list, delete and get uploaded files as well as list unlimited data sets.
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