Today we are excited to announce Formula Builder, a set of APIs and optional UI to design custom workflow templates to orchestrate apps and data.
What is a Formula?
Formulas are workflow templates that are independent of the end-point. You will use a Formula to define a set of triggers and actions, based on an event happening in your cloud application(s*). Formulas can be utilized to automate a process that involves steps across multiple systems or to keep systems, like CRM, Ticketing, and Marketing, synchronized.
*The pluralized application(s) is a very important feature of a Formula. We have built Formulas recognizing that in many uses cases you want the ability to build a one-to-many workflow. No longer will you be restricted to point-to-point synchronization. With our new Formulas, you can design your workflow to enable data synchronization between MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS.*
What is Formula Builder?
Formula Builder is our newest user interface that enables developers to build API-based workflows that are independent of an endpoint. You can work with Formula Builder either directly through RESTful APIs or the open source UI. Easily design integration rules and triggers that are one-to-many, for data synchronization across multiple applications in real-time and reducing data silos. Triggers can be Requests, Events and Schedules.
RESTful resources can be defined independent of the endpoint, and therefore work across many services versus endpoint specific point-to-point integrations. The templates you build can be instantiated across multiple use cases and endpoints. Citizen Integrators can leverage a Formula Template and instantiate it to the specific services and resources they’re using.
Using Formula Builder, data governance is enabled through default object models and transformations for published Resources.
- IT can publish Resources (objects) that are available for use in Formulas.
- Our multi-level transformation service discovers custom objects and data fields at and enable mapping and transformation as needed.
To find out how to get up and running with the Formula Builder UI, sign up for the Formula Builder Quick Start Webinar on December 8th, 2015.