A Business Application, Not A Developer Tool
Adeptia Connect is a business application designed for use by non-technical business users. Traditional integration and connectivity solutions are developer tools that are designed to be used for engineers and programmers. Although other solutions claim ease-of-use, they are built for developers and often use developer tools, such as Eclipse.
Adeptia tore up the earlier usage paradigm and completely designed the Adeptia Connect user interface from the ground-up to empower non-technical users to enable self-service integration. For the first time, Adeptia Connect brings this end-to-end applications management capability to business people so they can self-manage connections with external customers and other applications.
Collaboration Portal for Internal and External Users
Adeptia Connect is an end-to-end integration solution that provides a web-based interface for users from a company and their customers and partners to work in the same place and create connections from beginning to end. This is valuable because everyone sees the same thing, and they can collaborate on creating the connections, then manage them and resolve any issues and problems.
Customer and Supplier Portal
Adeptia Connect acts as a customer or supplier portal for a company because it allows an organization to provide all the information to its partners to learn about connection options, then easily create and manage data interfaces. This eliminates the need for companies to create proprietary portals and for their external partners to login and do the work in separate portals for each company.
In Adeptia Connect, companies can publish their connectivity profiles, which are called “shared templates.” Each shared connection is a pre-defined transaction template for a specific type of business information you want to receive or send, such as invoices, orders, inventory information, shipping information, leads, contacts, contracts, etc. Shared templates make it radically simpler for other companies to connect with you. A company may publish as many shared templates as it needs. For example, a large retailer may publish a shared template on Adeptia Connect to receive invoices from its suppliers.
This end-to-end integration solution also includes a number of pre-built application connectors for popular cloud applications such as Salesforce, NetSuite, MS Dynamics CRM, QuickBooks, SharePoint, HubSpot, Marketo, Shopify, Big Commerce, Volusion, Magento, Freshbooks, Zendesk, Xero, JMS, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Web Service Consumer (API), Google Apps, OData, LDAP, Amazon SimpleDB, Twitter, Facebook, Google Spreadsheets, OFX, RSS Feeds etc. This makes it easy to create data connections and directly exchange information with these applications.
Transaction Configuration Wizard
Adeptia Connect also has a visual, wizard-driven interface to configure transactions with other companies and between cloud applications. A transaction is executed on Adeptia Connect and involves receiving the data from the source, processing it if needed, then delivering the data to the target location. These transactions are designed to run automatically when new data arrives and require manual intervention after they are configured.
Adeptia Connect provides a useful dashboard to easily view, in real-time, information that is being exchanged for your company and also to see the historical logs and history of what data has been processed. This provides an easy way to go back and verify that data was correctly delivered or learn if there were any problems or errors.
Adeptia Connect has a message center to keep track of all the administrative messages, invites, and approvals sent between users in your company and external entities. This makes it easier to centrally manage all communication with your network.
Adeptia Connect provides a secure, end-to-end, encrypted environment for all data that is transferred and exchanged between companies in the application. All users are individually authorized and authenticated when they are registered and log in to the application. All data transfers take place over encrypted connections.
Access On-Premise Data
Many companies have applications and databases that reside in their local, on-premise environment. Adeptia’s end-to-end integration solution is deployed locally on the customer network, behind the firewall, to securely access on-premises data. This functionality is very easy to setup in a few clicks, and it allows internal applications and databases to be available for creating connections on Adeptia Connect.
Adeptia allows users to create end-to-end connections where a source or destination of the connection can be internal databases or applications. For business users on Adeptia Connect, the experience of connecting with internal data is as seamless and simple as connecting to a cloud application.
Adeptia Connect provides support for all commonly used data formats, such as Text, CSV, Excel, Fixed Length, XML, Databases, JSON, and others.
Adeptia Connect provides support for a rich set of commonly used data protocols, such as FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Email, SOAP, REST Web Services, etc.
Adeptia Connect provides visual, web-based, drag-and-drop, any-to-any data mapping capability. This is designed for business users to easily specify data format conversion and translation rules to convert data in one format to another. Data mapping rules are given in easy-to-understand English rather than in code. Adeptia Connect also provides a test function to confirm the correctness of the mapping rules before they are saved. Watch our data mapping video tutorials to learn common data mapping scenarios.
Triggers and Events
Adeptia Connect includes a built-in scheduler to run jobs automatically at certain times or after certain intervals. Adeptia Connect also supports real-time and polling events, which allow data transfers to be run when certain events occur, such as a new file being available or a record being updated in an application.
Adeptia Connect throws out the traditional point-to-point approach to connecting with other companies and introduces an end-to-end approach. The typical way to connect with other companies has been to ask them how they will send or receive information from you, then create specific, point-to-point connections with them. So, if you have 500 customers and partners with whom you need to exchange data files, you would create at least 500 individual connections with them — often many times that because separate connections are needed for each type of incoming and outgoing transaction. This is a nightmare to implement and manage because data formats and protocols change, and new partners are added all the time.
Adeptia Connect provides a much more elegant end-to-end integration solution with a one-to-many approach. Companies publish a shared connection, which is a based on pre-defined connection template, and many hundreds of partners can connect to this single shared connection. So, instead of managing hundreds of individual point-to-point connections, companies just need to manage a few shared connections. This dramatically simplifies and reduces the effort needed to create, manage, and add connections.