HighGear version 8.6 brings exciting new capabilities to business analysts that empower them to integrate HighGear with other systems more easily and in more sophisticated ways.
The first of these capabilities is a versatile new REST API. Representational State Transfer, or REST, is the industry standard best practice for web-based APIs and improves the integration experience over other approaches such as SOAP. Clients writing custom code to integrate their HighGear instance with other systems they use, such as an ERP system, will find REST easier to learn and simpler to work with. REST also has better support in a wider variety of languages and is a more prevalent software development skill.
In addition to the new REST API, HighGear 8.6 also deeply integrates with Zapier, a powerful, no-code cloud integration platform. As we planned our integration strategy, we want to support no-code integration for business analysts that need to quickly integrate their workflows with tools such as Slack, DocuSign, Google Sheets, and more. Zapier provides this via a catalog of 2,000+ apps that can be chained together to create flexible and powerful integrations that can automate any aspect of your business process.
During the process of building our Zapier integration, we occasionally had to reach out to Zapier support with questions about integration details. They responded within a short timeframe and were helpful and polite.
HighGear 8.6 is coming this fall and once you upgrade your HighGear instance, you will immediately be able to take advantage of these potent new integration capabilities.
For example, you could build a Zap that uses a Salesforce trigger to update a contact or project in HighGear, followed by an email with a link to the updated record.
In future versions of HighGear, we will continue building on our integration strategy with more REST API functionality and even more comprehensive integration capabilities. In the meantime, HighGear 8.6 is a remarkable step forward in integration capabilities for business analysts using HighGear.