Integrations are essential to both software vendors and software users. But, how do different types of integrations differ, and which types does Pype utilize?
October 16, 2020
We’ve written before about how integrations are essential to both software developers and construction companies trying to build out their tech stack. Integrations are the bridges that connect data from one platform to another, and without them most of the time you try to save with automation would be spent entering data from one system to another manually.
Knowing this, we’ve made sure that all of our platforms feature integrations with not only major project management platforms, which are often used as a team’s or company’s single source of truth, but also to other software, systems, and platforms that our clients find value in using with any of our products. As we’ve developed these integrations, we’ve found that three different models have the best results:
- Import/Export integrations involve the user downloading a file—typically a spreadsheet, PDF, or .Zip folder—and reuploading this file into their other system. This method is usually the most robust for integrating with emerging platforms or platforms with stringent security requirements that couldn’t accommodate other integration types.
- Direct integrations (also known as API Integrations) allow users to move data directly from one system to another from the user interface within each system. No downloading and reuploading of files necessary, just following the on-screen instructions and the data will appear in the other platform.
- Embedded experience integrations allow users to access a second software platform from within their first platform, meaning everything necessary to complete a process is accessible in one place. This helps reduce the burden of multiple, disparate platforms and helps to further streamline workflows.
The below chart lists Pype’s current integrations, broken down by product and integration type: