Xillio, a specialist company providing content migration and integration products and services, has unveiled the launch of its new cloud-based API for content integration services.

Users would spend quite a large portion of their time on searching, processing and creating content, which is created and stored in different types of systems, such as ECM, DAM, WCM, archive, CRM, PIM, EFSS, file share and many more. According to Xillio, content integration and real-time retrieval of data from multiple sources constitute a worthwhile solution while Xillio’s services are addressing this integration need.

With this new API, developers would be enabled to “quickly and easily” access a multitude of content repositories and applications or build functionality that provides users “efficient” access to the right content.

This would enable users to create or adjust content without having to switch between different applications. Xillio targets this API for developers working with software vendors, system integrators and end-user organizations.

Unified API and Content Model

Xillio states that its API is simple and intuitive to use, supporting most known content repositories while saving developers a significant amount of time. Without this uniform API, developers would have to learn various APIs of multiple content repositories to build content integrations.

Xillio provides one unified content model to which all content meta-data of the integrated content systems are mapped. The uniform API and uniform content model would make integration quite fast and straightforward. Xillio would simplify the exchange of content and allow organizations to use additional content services to enrich content with additional meta information.

“Content integration is the future and we recognized this trend years ago. Even analysts, like Gartner, have now identified the integration trend and introduced a new product segment, named content integration services,” said Rikkert Engels, CEO and founder of Xillio. “Thanks to years of experience with content migrations, Xillio has the knowledge to connect with multiple content sources. It was then a small step for us to enable real-time integration between systems.”

SharePoint, Office365, WordPress

The Xillio engine supports the most widely known content repositories with its connectors. Currently, there are connectors to SharePoint, Office365, Adobe Experience Manager, Alfresco, FileNet, GitHub, Zendesk, Drupal, Hadoop, Elastic, Hippo, WordPress, Documentum, Box, Confluence, Umbraco, Liferay, Dropbox, Egnyte and File Shares. This list is continuously expanding with new connectors.

“We are very proud that we already have a first customer using the Xillio cloud API. SDL, a provider of translation services and technology, uses our API to enable direct content exchange between the CMS and their translation system,” said Jeroen Huinink, CTO of Xillio. “In addition, we see a lot more use cases for which content integration is relevant. For example, think of a customer portal in which the user can see and edit all customer information stored on different systems at a glance. Or an integration between cloud storage applications and an on-premise ECM system, allowing users to access content stored on a legacy content repository through their frequently used cloud storage app.”

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