FileHound Provides Developers New REST API!

September 17, 2020

Over the last few months we’ve been working extremely hard on our very first public API, and we’re excited to announce it’s release!

FileHound is more than just a Document Management system. We see it as a cloud-based platform for digital transformation, aimed at empowering small businesses to digitise dated, paper-based, manual processes for good. We’re passionate about making FileHound a simple yet powerful tool for businesses, capable enough to fit a number of use cases across an array of industries. 

Key to this has been extending FileHound’s interoperability with third party systems, whether they be well known enterprise-level apps such as Sage or Microsoft Dynamics, right down to the smallest, most bespoke proprietary databases. Our dream is to enable complete integration into your business process - playing friendly with one or more of your core business applications. Today, we’re one step closer to making that dream a reality.

The FileHound public API will enable businesses to download documents, upload to inboxes or folders, input, read or update document indexing and metadata and more. What’s more, users with workflow enabled will be able to use events in third party line of business applications to trigger workflow actions! 

A note from our Lead Developer - Carl Barker

The FileHound API is a RESTfull API, which will be publicly available. This API will be our first step into utilising more modern languages and frameworks, which going forward will become core to the product’s technology stack, both back-end and front end. 

The API is built using OAuth and JWT tokens for claims-based authentication to ensure the highest security for our client’s integrations. 

Our approach with the future development of FileHound is to transition towards a micro-services architecture to take advantage of the latest technologies such as AI and Machine Learning, as well as embedding modern DevOps methodologies, including Continuous Integration pipelines.

If you’d like to learn more about FileHound integrations, get in touch with our expert innovation consultants.

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