Despite being one of the most comprehensive ERP solutions on the market today, Xledger supports interoperability by various means, including web services (SOAP, OData for REST, GraphQL), folder services, and flat file (XML) imports and exports.
GraphQL is an open-source query language developed by Facebook and released in 2015. As the list of brands using it implies, GraphQL offers substantial advantages over its predecessors. With GraphQL, you can fetch multiple resources with a single query, eliminating the data excesses and shortfalls that plague SOAP and REST. Hierarchically structured, GraphQL supplies clients with built-in documentation and operates as a storage-free communication protocol. Unlike SOAP or REST, GraphQL allows clients to define and receive the exact data structures they need. Xledger joins Facebook, GitHub, Twitter, Yelp, Pinterest and more in leveraging GraphQL for powerful, intuitive integrations.
Xledger also supports integration paradigms SOAP and REST. RESTful APIs benefit from Xledger’s use of OData (Open Data Protocol), a communication protocol designed to optimize and standardize the REST architectural style. If an Xledger client needs to export large volumes of data to Excel, they can use an OData feed for transfer, merging, and manipulation.
Coming up in 2018, Xledger will expand its GraphQL engagement to include API tokens. Contact us for more information.