TO API OR NOT TO API
The latest hot topic regarding electronic data interchange is API (application programming interface).
There's no such thing as "EDI is the old" and "API is the new" - they're both the same. As opposed to EDI which is often file based, using FTP, SFTP, AS2, OFTP2 etc., API's are often interconnected directly with your customers ERP system using JSON or XML over HTTP.
We love API's and direct connections as:
- They results in fast transactions (no middleman)
- They're easy to track
- They can handle large amount of transmissions
- They are costless (no cost per document, bytes etc.)
If you need an API to serve your customers or to consume other companies API's, we have a bunch of clever specialists that can assist you.