Building simple integrations in a GUI is simple, but when it comes to native, user-facing integrations, they’re usually anything but simple. As soon as they get more complex, a GUI becomes more of a hindrance than a help. Your engineers will end up maintaining these integrations and wondering why they can’t work in an editor with access to a real programming language? Or they’ll work around the GUI, and you’ll be wondering what exactly you’re paying for.
With Xkit, we’ve abstracted away the common parts of building an integration from loading historical data to monitoring for changes. That way, you can skip ahead to how you process that data. You define your data processing once in code, and from then on complete a data mapping exercise that’s simple enough to do without code. With the right tools in the right place, your team can build more stable integrations faster without the frustration.
With a GUI workflow builder, you’ll be defining how to do simple tasks like fetch data from 3rd party APIs in a GUI. Working with a GUI in this way means that you get extremely poor re-usability: you’ll be nearly starting from scratch with every integration your customers need.
With Xkit, you use code to tell us how to process data once. Then every integration is as simple as mapping the data your customers have to the data you need - a task that anyone on your team can do. Integrations built with Xkit have leverage: integrate once, but use it for all your customer integrations.
While workflow GUIs can be used to automate workflows, it’s usually very difficult or impossible to retrieve historical user data with these platforms. So if your product relies on historical data, you’ll need to load customer CSVs or other lossy, painful data formats. At that point you’re losing the ease of use and activation benefits that come with a native integration.
With Xkit, loading historical data is just as easy as loading new data, so you and your customers can skip CSVs and other complicated data setups. Your customers are ready to give you access to their data - are you ready to use it?