Unlock the power of real-time data exchange with API (Application Programming Interface) connectivity
API is a powerful tool for synchronizing web and Cloud SaaS applications, which adds new capabilities and possibilities to the traditional electronic data interchange. Real-time synchronous connections can handle data transfer in less than a second and take care of multiple requests in both directions at the same time. By enabling this level of automation companies can increase their efficiency and improve response time to customers, resulting in more sales and better customer service. Descartes can help set-up your API connectivity and make integration easy.
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EDI and API, the best of both worlds
API’s are complementary to traditional EDI and allow B2B ecosystems to modernize and prepare for future growth. By combining the two technologies, companies can benefit from all the advantages of a real-time integration and still use the more robust EDI for batch data exchanges with a vast network of trading partners.
|Proven solution for B2B message exchange
Main focus on integrating applications
|Standardized, ‘easy’ to implement, robust
|No standards, each company has its own way.
Implementing API needs programming & an IT (development) team
|(Near) real-time (a-synchronous), push technology
|Real time (synchronous), pull technology (polling, webhooks)
-> Request & Response process within seconds