Web Services is built using the Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation framework that is SOAP-based and implements WS-Security standards. Appian can accept order pushes or accounts utilizing our web services APIs.
Some benefits of using web services integration include:
- Seamless order importing with no user interaction
- The ability for near real-time data exchange
- Orders sent via web services can contain as much or as little information as the ERP/WMS/OMS is capable of sending
- Any missing information will automatically be appended from the Account Master record
Description Language (WSDL)
The following Request Methods Table describes some, but not all of the import methods available via web services and the expected return response. The primary web service calls utilized by the vast majority of customers are ImportOrders and ImportAccounts. You can access the WSDL (click to follow) at http://integration.appiangps.com/tracking.
Add a new order to an existing route.
Build routes from a list of orders.
Change Account delivery frequency
Import new Accounts for a specific Branch
Import GPS data feed; sets the actual arrival/departure times for stops on dispatched routes within a Branch.
Imports new Branches.
Imports new Devices for a specific Branch.
Imports new Drivers for a specific Branch.
Imports new orders for a Branch into the database.
Imports new routes for a Branch into the database.