ERP integration has been a core feature of Pacejet cloud-based shipping software as we've worked to improve and expand the platform over time. Pacejet integrations with leading ERP systems such as NetSuite, SAP, Infor, Plex, Microsoft, and others have been popular and have helped us grow to process millions of quotes and shipments. One of the self-imposed limits we've placed on Pacejet ERP integration solutions is that we've never provided full public access to allow anyone to integrate Pacejet into any application or software of choice. As we get ready to move into the new year, Pacejet is pleased to announce the Pacejet API, an open RESTful integration technology that integrates Enterprise Shipping functionality into any cloud or software system.
Read on for more details on the Pacejet API ...
Open, Modern, Easy to Use
The Pacejet API provides a set of easy to use RESTful endpoints that allow developers to make standard HTTP calls that integrate cloud systems or software applications to Pacejet via any programming language. Easy to understand endpoints such as Quotes or Shipments allow developers to send order and fulfillment data to Pacejet via JSON or XML messages. End points including QuoteConfirms and ShipmentConfirms provide direct access to the results of freight quoting and shipping transactions, so details like tracking numbers and freight cost can be recorded into integrated systems. Secure access is supported via API keys and governance controls help developers understand and manage how their integration scales with increased shipping or quoting workloads.
Support for Multiple Integration Use-Cases
The Pacejet API supports multiple integration methods popular with many of our current ERP systems and existing users. For example, an "interactive" use-case allows developers to create a link or button in an external system to activate Pacejet, use the link/button click to read order or shipping data, send it to Pacejet, and then pop-up the Pacejet user interface for quoting and shipping. Another use-case variation can stream completed shipments into Pacejet continuously and use a ConfirmsList endpoint to detect updates as they become available in Pacejet to automatically record them in an integrated system. The full range of Pacejet LTL, Parcel, 3PL carriers and services is available with the Pacejet API and multiple transaction types are supported to allow, for example, developers to support freight quotes with sales orders and transfer orders.
Developer Website with Help, Samples, and More
A beta release of the Pacejet API will start in January, so interested parties should start thinking about their application needs and register for access on the Pacejet website. Once you are granted access to the Pacejet API Developer website, you'll be able to view materials introducing you to the API endpoints, data, and usage. A set of API code and data samples is also provided and can be run online, allowing developers to inspect messages sent to and returned from Pacejet without writing any code. You'll also find an ERP simulation to provide a more detailed walk-through of a few popular integration use-cases.
Learn More Today
Ready to learn more about the new Pacejet API? Visit the API information page (http://www.pacejet.com/api/) to learn more and request access to the developer website.