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CLIEDIS API Initiative Update - October 2018

News / Oct.30.2018

In June 2018, CLIEDIS formally kicked off its strategic API initiative. Since then, we have been hard at work driving this initiative forward.

CLIEDIS has published a four part article series, conducted several information webinars, met one-on-one with member companies, and conducted a ‘Technology In Use’ survey with our membership to lay the groundwork for APIs.

CLIEDIS has developed two background documents to explain the work we are doing.  These two documents describe the benefits of APIs for this industry, why we are defining these now, and the objectives and approach to their definition.

ABOUT the CLIEDIS API Initiative

The Technical Architecture Working Group, comprised of software engineers and API specialists across our membership, has been active. This group is defining the API interface and security requirements in absence of a specific request.  For the technologists reading this, this group is recommending we deliver REST APIs using JSON. This technology is used in the majority of public facing APIs today and positions our industry well for the future. The ‘Technology in Use’ survey  revealed that the majority of our carrier membership has deployed this technology within their enterprise already.

We are now forming the CLIEDIS API Roadmap Working Group to identify the business scope, roadmap and priorities for this effort. We are seeking business owners from carriers and both owners and users from distributors’ offices to participate.

Additional information, including a video of the ‘Let’s Talk About APIs’ webinar, summarized results of our API ‘Technology in Use’ survey and meeting minutes from the Technical Architecture Group is available in the CLIEDIS Resource Center in the API folder.

For more details or if you wish to get involved, please contact Tana Sabatino, Implementation Services Specialist.

Darlys Corbitt
Executive Director
Email: dcorbitt@cliedis.ca
Phone: 519-702-7643

Tana Sabatino
Implementation Services Specialist
Email: tsabatino@cliedis.ca
Phone: 415-431-6666


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