Claude has finished brewing our new UI

By Ross Garrett in Product Updates Posted Aug 24, 2017

INTRODUCING CLOUD ELEMENTS 2.0 // NOW AVAILABLE FOR GA! Come check out Cloud Elements 2.0 with a new look, new features and same login! The next gen of the Cloud Elements API Integration Platform is packed full of all new features our community has been asking for, starting the experience with a data-centric approach to building your integrations.

As the only data-centric integration platform available today, you can create the data model you want, build a transformation and setup a formula to keep your data in sync. We’ve changed the game to integration, boiling down a complex process to simple steps: map & transform, workflows, events and bulk jobs. 

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Our fearless leader, Mark Geene, shares "Customer expectations have evolved over the past five years, so it was time to enhance the overall developer journey as well as focusing on our Elements Connect product to deliver powerful integration tools into the hands of non-technical business users.”

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TWO NEW FEATURES YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

FORMULAS-AS-A-RESOURCE

Formulas-as-a-Resource gives you the ability to make asynchronous API calls across multiple endpoints - you can run in parallel. Within a formula, you can create a new API and add logic to the newly created API that you define. 

For example, you can make a single API call that combines payloads from multiple Elements. If you want Contact information from Marketo, Opportunity information from Salesforce, and Helpdesk tickets from Zendesk - you take data from all of those systems, retrieve from a single asynchronous API call. 

Formulas are now more like repeatable templates, in the sense that you can plug in and replace endpoints with others - same logic, same objects, just different endpoints. 

EXTENDING ELEMENTS

Previously you could only clone an Element, which makes a perfect copy of that Element and lives in solely in your account.  Now, you can extend an Element, allowing you to add new resources (APIs, such as GET / opportunities)  to any Element in our catalog, but you are not stuck with that version. Extending an Element creates a parent / child (or Master / copy) relationship. As we make updates and enhancements to the Elements in our catalog, any Elements that you have extended will also receive those updates. 

Users now have the ability to add resources to any Element while maintaining API updates made to the master Element.

This is our first step towards a community-generated approach to building integrations. We’re going to collaborate with the ‘community’ aka our customers to customize their Elements. From there, we can certify those changes and publish them across the entire catalog. 

We also added a new feature, where you can add resources directly from our OAS API Docs, which are fully editable API documentation. The button at the top of our documentation, labeled “Add New Resource,” will slide down and you can type in your new resource right within the documentation - no need to leave the application.   

customer praise on cloud elements 2.0

pactsafe-logo.pngCo-founder and COO at PactSafe Eric Prugh shared: “PactSafe is using Cloud Elements 2.0 to manage the complex data sets that come from our customers' instances of Salesforce. By first starting with creating common resources, we were able to minimize the heartburn of managing individual APIs, and eliminate tens of thousands of polling requests that had previously been set to go every 10 minutes for each customer. Cloud Elements got us to a real-time integration. We went from proof of concept to production in three weeks, dramatically faster than building the integration on our own, which took us roughly five months.”

READY TO JUMP INTO CLOUD ELEMENTS 2.0? Save your seat on our webinar for a live demo of all the new features on Tuesday, August 29th and sign up for a free trial at https://my.cloudelements.io/signup.

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