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TUG Presentation - 1/25/17

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TUG Presentation - 1/25/17

  1. 1. Integrating with SX Rick Sundahl Grey Wolf Systems
  2. 2. Agenda  Integration Options  Add-on Applications  Requirements and Pricing
  3. 3. Grey Wolf Introduction  Founded in 1992  Focused on wholesale distributors ‒ P21 users ‒ SX users  Integration ‒ APIs ‒ Web Services  Subscription-based applications ‒ Partner Connect ‒ Nu Sync ‒ Magento Online Store ‒ SuiteCRM  Customizations ‒ SQL Server (Database, Integration Services and Reporting Services) ‒ Excel ‒ Power BI ‒ DynaChange ‒ Crystal Reports
  4. 4. Integration Options
  5. 5. ODBC Defined Wikipedia “ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) is a standard programming language middleware API for accessing database management systems (DBMS).”
  6. 6. History of ODBC  1992 ‒ Microsoft releases ODBC 1.0  1993 ‒ OpenLink Software ships first independently developed third- party ODBC drivers for Progress DBMS  1996 ‒ Microsoft releases MDAC 1.0  1997 ‒ Sun Microsystems releases JDBC
  7. 7. Enterprise Service Bus Defined Wikipedia “An enterprise service bus (ESB) is a software architecture for middleware that provides fundamental services for more complex architectures.” “Messages are routed consequently through the message bus for buffering (message queuing) to allow inspection and enhancement of content as well as filtering, correction and rerouting of message flow.”
  8. 8. History of ESB  1986 ‒ Term “bus” created by Teknekron Software Systems  1998 ‒ IBM releases WebSphere  2000 ‒ Microsoft releases BizTalk Server ‒ Progress releases SonicMQ  2002 ‒ Schulte from Gartner Group first to publish phrase “Electronic Service Bus”  2008 ‒ Oracle SOA Suite wins awarded for “Best Enterprise Service Bus”  2009 ‒ JBoss released  2012 ‒ Infor releases ION ‒ Progress sells Sonic
  9. 9. Application Programming Interface Defined Wikipedia “An application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, data structures, object classes and/or protocols provided by libraries and/or operating system services in order to support the building of applications.”
  10. 10. Web Service Defined W3C “A Web service is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine- processable format (specifically WSDL).” aka Web API
  11. 11. History of APIs  2000 ‒ APIs split from SOA ‒ salesforce.com offers API ‒ eBay offers API  2004 ‒ Flickr offers API  2005 ‒ Grey Wolf offers API ‒ ProgrammableWeb offers API reference site  2006 ‒ Facebook offers API ‒ Twitter offers API ‒ Mashery (Intel company) offers first API service provider ‒ Google offers Google Maps API ‒ Amazon offers S3 (Simple Storage Service)  2011 ‒ Instagram offers API
  12. 12. “APIs are perhaps the most critical technology in digital business design.” How to Design an API Strategy that Fuels Digital Business Forrester Research, April 2015
  13. 13. The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016
  14. 14. The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016
  15. 15. The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016  Manage their APIs as products  API providers must fulfill four critical tasks ‒ Make it easy for API users to access and understand how to use available APIs ‒ Know and track who is using an API ‒ Communicate with API users ‒ Support to solve problems that arise  An API key is the first element of tracking API use and authorize access to data; and quotas and rate limits for how many API calls an API user can make
  16. 16. Grey Wolf APIs/Web Services Demo
  17. 17. Add-On Applications
  18. 18. Partner Connect  Fully functional EDI and non-EDI documents  Uses Grey Wolf APIs and Web Services  Hosted at Grey Wolf data center  Setup fees  Transaction fees
  19. 19. Nu Sync  Data maintenance (replace Q&Ds)  Uses Grey Wolf APIs and Web Services  Hosted at Grey Wolf data center  Unlimited uploads for small monthly fee
  20. 20. Magento Community Edition  Community Edition is base technology for Online Store  Uses Grey Wolf APIs and Web Services  Hosted at Grey Wolf data center
  21. 21. SuiteCRM  Open-source CRM based upon SugarCRM  Uses Grey Wolf APIs and Web Services  Hosted at Grey Wolf data center
  22. 22. Futures
  23. 23. Requirements and Pricing
  24. 24. What is Installed?  Load API (Progress) code on SX server  Modify ubroker.properties file  Start API brokers  Open firewall to Grey Wolf servers
  25. 25. API/Web Services Pricing  Activation of $400 one-time  Installation of 5-8 hours  API Annual Subscription of $500  Web Services Annual Subscription of $1500  Web Services - Lite Annual Subscription of $500
  26. 26. Conclusion
  27. 27. Summary  APIs are the future of integration  Web Services allow exploiting the APIs  Several applications using APIs/Web Services are available today  Developing your own applications are readily available with APIs/Web Services  Solutions today are very affordable
  28. 28. TUG Connects 2017  Sponsorship since 2011 (first year offered)  Bronze sponsor in 2017
  29. 29. Thank You Rick Sundahl ricks@greywolf.com 719.264.9653 x333 greywolf.com

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