controlling traffic inbound & outbound
Data Connectors are how data moves in and out of Sitehound. They can be configured to connect to many different external systems for a variety of purposes.
Outbound connectors begin with Sitehound data. Users will create criteria upon which their data set will be built. For instance, all inventory stocked in the last 24 hours. Next, the user will select a frequency upon which to send this data (hourly, daily, one time, etc.). Once the connector fires, Sitehound will convert the data into something that can be sent over a network protocol (http request, xml, csv, insert statements, etc.) and then send the data where it needs to go. From this point the external system can handle the data as it pleases.
Inbound connectors begin in an external system. Inbound connectors accept data - and perform actions with the data it is sent. These actions could do any number of things including but not limited to store the data in a table, call actions internal to Sitehound, send emails, etc. Once configured, the external system prepares data in a valid Sitehound format. Once the data is prepared, the external system sends the file or http request to the appropriate endpoint. Sitehound, then picks up the file - converts it to row data - and performs the configured action upon each row. Sitehound also utilizes connectors to manage authentication of your users.
Sitehound makes it easy to connect to anything and share data in real-time to any connected ERP or system from one front end to help eliminate the swivel chair effect.
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