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Compart at the API WORLD 2022

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Compart Exhibited and Presented in the API & Microservices Event {API:WORLD}

At the end of October 2022, Compart exhibited and presented in the world’s largest and longest-running API & microservices event, {API:WORLD}. The event took place during the last week of October at the San Jose Convention Center California and virtually the following week. Thousands of attendees participated; there were more than 150 presentations and sessions bringing software architects, DevOps engineers, and IT professionals together to learn the technologies and best practices associated with API (Application Programming Interface), Microservices and Packaged Business Capabilities (PBCs) technologies.

Here’s a brief overview of these terms and how they work together:

What is an API?
APIs are mechanisms that enable two software components to communicate with each other using a set of definitions and protocols. For example, the weather bureau’s software system contains daily weather data. The weather app on your phone “talks” to this system via APIs and shows you daily weather updates on your phone.

What are Microservices?
Microservices are an architectural and organizational approach to software development where software is composed of small independent services that communicate over well-defined APIs. These services are owned by small, self-contained teams.
Microservices architectures make applications easier to scale and faster to develop, enabling innovation and accelerating time-to-market for new features.

What Are Packaged Business Capabilities (PBCs)?
Packaged business capabilities (PBCs) are applications or services developed around a particular business function. A PBC is a grouping that consists of a data schema, a set of services, APIs, and event channels—which we’ll break down below. A PBC serves a specific business capability. It’s a business service that can stand on its own—totally autonomous—and be used by the end client. They’re the building blocks of larger app suites, all of which are connected via APIs.

All of these technologies create an increasing fragmentation of powerful software solutions into small, scalable, and easy-to-integrate packaged business capabilities in the field of customer communications, where Compart is driving the issue forward. Within Compart’s DocBridge® product family, the global omnichannel communication software manufacturer provides applications in cloud environments.

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Learn about Enterprise Communication Processing solutions with rich, flexible API integration with DocBridge® Gear. Presented by Philip Gyuling, Head of Portfolio Management, Compart. Please fill out the form that appears after clicking on the video button. Directly after submitting the video will be played.


Microservices and API Solutions of Compart

There are a number of DocBridge® products already available as packaged business capabilities, which can be used as dedicated document and output management processes. They include DocBridge® Impress (document creation), DocBridge® Conversion Hub (a central conversion service for the digital inbox), and DocBridge® Document Viewer (a universal, web-based viewer for almost any format). Due to their granularity, they are a valuable alternative to monolithic on-premise applications.

DocBridge® Gear plays a central role in Compart continuing to expand the range of such solutions. It’s a software platform for modeling reusable tasks and processes, or worklets, that can be called via corresponding API. For example, if a customer requires a tool that converts AFP to PDF, it can model the process from a number of worklets that can then be integrated via API. In addition to REST, hot folders and even the command line are available to call a process in DocBridge® Gear.