Technology hype might tell you that API is always better than file transfer for integration – it’s new and it’s fast and happens in real-time. That’s all true; however, while it all sounds great, is isn’t the whole picture. The truth is, both methods have their place, and neither is a one-size-fits-all answer.
API vs. file transfer is not a choice you that you make based on technology hype. In fact it is quite likely that you will need to employ both methods.
And while the broad-strokes details are useful for you to know, you don’t need to dive into the code and understand every technical detail surrounding data integration. The only real choice that you need to make to select the right integration service provider.
If you are looking for an order management service provider that can handle both API and file transfer seamlessly and transparently, give Lee a call to discuss all of your data integration requirements.Read more
Like what you're reading?
Subscribe to learn more about EDI, logistics and E-commerce.