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The Integral Blog

The Integral Blog

5 API Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them

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APIs can perform in ways that other technology cannot, and for many situations, they are the best fit for the job, but they are not infallible. Understanding that your specific API's standards depend on the developer who wrote the code is essential.

Looking at pitfalls, we use our i12 Gateway API as the yardstick against which we measure other APIs. i12 is a fully custom and customizable solution with enhanced levels of data security and integrity.

These are 5 API pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.

  1. APIs: Passive vs Managed
  2. APIs: Is there a standard
  3. API: Issue Resolution
  4. API: What apps are supported
  5. API: Build or Buy

EDI Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them

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These are the top five EDI pitfalls we see and what you can do to avoid them.
The topics on this list may not be top of mind for you, but acting on them can positively impact your business.

  1. Be aware: The term standardization is not all-encompassing.
  2. Integration shouldn’t stop at the doors to the warehouse.
  3. A single service provider is the best solution.
  4. Don’t view EDI as an afterthought.
  5. Bad advice: If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

Do You Still Need EDI?

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Do You Still Need EDI?
Yes, you do:
— The retail industry alone has invested billions of dollars in EDI technology. That investment assures that EDI is still highly relevant and not going away.
— There is a resurgence in mandated EDI compliance and a requirement for broader EDI solutions than we have seen before.
— At Integral Group, we are meeting your needs for today and looking into the future so that we always stay 4 moves ahead.