Three ways to use Xpansion’s REST API functions to improve your workflows
REST APIs are a modern application programming interface used for web service based integrations. REST APIs have become a standard in the industry for system integrations as a scalable, reliable and standardized way to programmatically access functionality and data.
Our suite of products, Xmon, Xprocess and the new Xcatalogue are API-first applications. They are built on top of a solid REST API foundation to allow for better development, testing and integration within our products. We make certain endpoints available to our clients so they can benefit from, amongst others, the following:
- Automated report generation and data extractions, which allow instant data extractions into third party platforms, such as Tableau or Power BI. By leveraging the tools already at your disposal and powerful analytics available in Xmon for example, you will have the ability to create reports on the fly, tailored to your needs and centralized within your own reporting frameworks and tools.
- Integration of Xmon analytics into proprietary or in-house developed systems. One perfect example is simulating the cost of a data request, making it easier and quicker to oversee budget spend, directly from internal applications. This will allow users to have direct access to analytics that go hand in hand with your existing data, all within the same environment.
- More advanced, hybrid types of integration where on site agents are deployed and communicate with the Xpansion SaaS backend. In this type of deployment, you will get to monitor requests and data calls made between internal applications which would otherwise not be possible. This type of integration is also suitable when using private leased lines. Advanced integrations using the REST API also allow for automated provisioning of rules, consumers and data sources for a fully automated DataOps workflow using our suite of products.
All endpoints are available over secure HTTPS transport with advanced permissioned access, whitelabelled access and full audit trail for traceability and accountability.
If you’d like to know more about our REST API integration and possibilities, do reach out, we’d love to hear from you! To speak to one of our experts, click here.