Interface Development

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We connect you to your business partners!

We give you the opportunity to select the optimal interface to your partners, whether you would like to connect through EDI (electronic data interchange), develop an API (application programming interface) or even link your system to a specific customs office. We support you in finding and implementing the best interface technology based on the requirements of your business model.

On this page, you will learn more about our processes and the interface technologies we can offer to your organization. Use one of the following links to directly get to a specific category:

Connection

Why use a digital interface?

A digital interface connects your IT system with those of your business partners. This allows you, for example, to automatically exchange invoices or to directly link your system to a customs office. When used effectively, such an interface can optimize the business processes of any organization in a lean and sustainable matter.

An automated connection does not only reduce the capacities needed for manual data entry and -manipulation, it also minimizes the vulnerability to errors made by employees. Additionally, the immediate exchange of data enables more thorough analyses of your statistics and consequently provides you with a basis for more extensive forecasts.

What kind of interface do I need?

Every business model has different requirements for the functionality of an automated interface. Therefore, the choice of technology is highly dependent on your demands and those of your partners. On this page, you can find the interface technology we offer.

EDI Connections

How does EDI work?

EDI stands for electronic data interchange and has already been used for decades by companies from various industry backgrounds. During this process, paper files are substituted with digital documents and exchanged in a predefined format, which enables the sender as well as the recipient to read and use the document in the same way.

Why use EDI?

One of the biggest advantages of EDI is that multiple IT systems can communicate through defined messaging formats without requiring any human effort. This method is specifically useful for standardized documents, such as invoices, quotations or applications, and can be used for internal as well as external process automation.

Consequently, an EDI connection results in a lower number of file errors and reduced human effort concerning data entry and -manipulation. Files can be processed regardless of the transfer medium and, as long as the predefined standard is used, exchanged on a global scale.

You would like to establish an EDI connection to your partners or are unsure about which type of interface would be most effective for your business model? Contact us now! We would love to support you.

API Development

How does an API work?

API stands for application programming interface and enables multiple applications to directly communicate with eachother through a common interface. This means that your application provides your business partners with a specific part of its source code, so relevant files can be accessed directly within your database. The shared code fragment is protected by complex encryption, so only your partners can access the information you provide. APIs that work exclusively online are called web services.

Like EDI, APIs have already been used by most industries for years. Windows Application Programming Interface for Microsoft Windows, for instance, enables programmers to write software for the operating system.

Why develop an API?

When it comes to exchanging large amounts of data on a regular basis or to linking a large number of partners to your database, developing a programming interface is absolutely recommended. In comparison to EDI, the exchange of data is even more immediate. Since your business partners’ applications can access relevant data directly, no EDI messages have to be created or exchanged. As a result, the probability of errors in your data is reduced permanently, and it becomes easier to connect new partners with your applications in the future.

You would like to develop an API, which links your partners to your application automatically, or you are unsure about the type of interface you need? Contact us now! We would love to support you.

Automatic Customs Interface

How does an automated connection work?

Digital communications with customs offices are usually processed through EDI, because most customs applications already defined standardized messaging formats. These formats help customs offices with automatically processing and monitoring international trade. Depending on the system, a diverse number of processes can be executed automatically. This includes, for example, customs warehousing, shipping, importing, and exporting procedures.

Which customs offices are possible?

We can link you to the following customs applications:

You would like to link your systems to a customs office automatically or find out whether such a connection would make sense for you? Contact us now! We would love to support you.

Blockchain Interface

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is currently one of the most discussed technologies worldwide, which not only includes the digital world, but also more traditional businesses, such as financial corporations or the logistics industry. Blockchain provides us with a decentralized and secure way of storing and managing data, without the requirement of a powerful intermediary at its center.

The most famous example of blockchain technology is an immediate financial transaction, which does not require the involvement of a bank. However, blockchain can be used to store nearly every type of information. It is already used, for example, in the field of supply chain management, since all relevant documentation is automatically verified as well as created, and because no additional human effort is necessary.

Since many large organizations are already implementing and using blockchain, it is of vital importance that small and medium-sized companies start analyzing the benefits of the technology and evaluate potential investments early.

How does the connection work?

Applications are linked to blockchain through a programming interface (API). Since you will be linked to the blockchain directly, new information is verified and available to the entire network (e.g. your accounting department, your clients, or your suppliers) within seconds upon data entry.

You would like to connect your applications to the blockchain of one of your partners, or you would like to know more about blockchain technology? Contact us now! We would love to support you.

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