XML Web Services
Our web services architecture has proved to be a very popular addition in recent years. This XML based platform independent architecture is ideally suitable to passing information between systems that could not otherwise be easily integrated. Our reservation/booking solutions and content management systems have web services wrappers that enable you to provide snapshots of data. This allows authorised third parties (eg web developers/affiliate programs) the ability to access to your availability database, eCommerce products or web content without compromising your security or data integrity.
Benefits of using Web Services
Exposing an existing function on to network
A Web Service is a unit of managed code that can be remotely invoked using HTTP, that is, it can be activated using HTTP requests. So, Web Services allows you to expose the functionality of your existing code over the network. Once it is exposed on the network, other applications can use the functionality of your program.
Connecting Different Applications ie Interoperability
Web Services allow different applications to talk to each other and share data and services among themselves. Web Services can help to solve the interoperability problem by giving different applications a way to link their data.
Web Services uses standardised industry protocol for the communication. This standardisation of protocol stack gives the business many advantages such as a wide range of choices, reduction in the cost due to competition and increased quality.
Lower cost of communication
Web Services uses SOAP over HTTP protocol for the communication, so you can use your existing low cost internet for implementing Web Services. This solution is much less costly compared to proprietary solution.
If you are interested in using web services in your organisation, please feel free to get in touch for a no-obligation quotation.
What Neilson Holidays say about our XML Web Services...
When we need to provide a third party with access to our CMS content, VSI-thinking were able to suggest and implement the latest web services technology. They make it easy to understand and work closely with you to guide you through the process.