The Connectiware Integration Maker Platform

What exactly is "the Connectiware Platform"?

The Connectiware Platform is a suite of software tools that provide all the resources necessary to build and deploy integrations between third party system components quickly and easily. Connectiware empowers teams that need to solve 'connecting' problems...the "how do we get data from one system and send it to another system?" type problems.

The Connectiware Platform comes in three major parts - Connectiware Integration Maker, Connectiware Agent, and Connectiware endpoint licenses.
Connectiware Integration Maker App is a portable desktop application that provides everything a person needs to build an integration; you select your source(s) of information, your select destination for information, and then you specify how received information is transformed to best suit the destination. Along the way, Connectiware Integration Maker provides robust tools for transformation of data, monitoring data, and even bringing in data from other places. Connectiware Integration Maker allows you to visually test your integration live. You can see raw data coming in, see the transformation, then see it being delivered to the destination.

Connectiware Agent is a windows service that hosts the integration you have made. This allows you to build specific windows services that do exactly what you need to do. Windows services run unattended and the Connectiware Suite features numerous tools and tips on how to create highly available and reliable integrations.

Connectiware Endpoint Licenses are the way teams add 'connections' to hardware and software. Each endpoint license includes a 'source' and a 'destination'. As a reseller of Connectiware, you will need to license the endpoints which you sell to your client. As with all software, licenses are offered with or without a software maintenance agreement (SMA). Connectiware Systems sells licenses to you, you resell them to your clients. SMA's are annual in nature, and by participating, end users will be eligible for free upgrades to the software over the year.

Connectiware enables us to combine different subsystems or components into one cohesive system that functions seamlessly together. It involves connecting various hardware and software components, ensuring that they communicate effectively and work together to achieve the intended objectives or functionalities.

 

What Does a Connectiware Deployment Look Like?

The Connectiware Integration Maker App is used on your client's site by your staff to create and test the integration.  Your team will make sure that everything is working to your client's satisfaction. Once the integration is fully tested, you close Connectiware Integration Maker App and start the Connectiware Agent windows service. The integration runs as intended and you are done! Typically the integration is hosted by Connectiware Agent on a server somewhere on the client site. That server must be able to communicate with all sources and all destinations in some manner. Connectiware is extremely light weight and in 90% of installs, it does not need to have it's own dedicated server.

After project completion, the Connectiware Integration Maker App is usually removed from the client's site, but this really depends upon the specific needs and sophistication of your client. Generally speaking, less 'sophisticated' clients typically only get Connectiware Agent and end point licenses. Your clients would reach out to you for changes and upgrades.


Why Connectiware? Because Big Manufacturers Build in Big Integrations

As you can appreciate, systems integration can be an incredibly complex task. There are many enterprise class, 'commercial, off the shelf' integrations. These are integrations that manufacturers build into their products. The big manufacturers identify big areas where integrations are worth the effort spent on designing, building, testing and maintaining them. So for large and popular integrations, support is built into products. If an integration has this type of effort behind it - use it! Don't rebuild the wheel!

Connectiware is all about the small (niche) integrations!

There are literally thousands of 'niche' integrations requested of large manufacturers annually. These are real needs, real problems needing real solutions by their end users.
But manufacturers today don't have time and resources to add in every little request! It would be like herding cats! Impossible! Unfeasible! Unmanageable! Thankfully, the manufacturers provide other ways like SDKs and REST APIs so that others can build the niche integrations. Unfortunately, it's up to the smaller companies who are closer to the end user to figure out a way to combine sub-systems together. Very few small companies have the time or the skillsets on staff to be able to learn the intricacies of programming even the most modest REST API.

Connectiware is designed to facilitate building those niche integrations!

We built a framework that gives the average company all the resources needed to build the 'niche' integration their client is asking for. If your staff can create formulas in an excel spread sheet, they can build an integration! In most instances, NO coding experience is needed to get data moving between subsystems! 

Take a look at actual integrations!

Platform Software

Connectiware Integration Maker v2.1

Windows Application

This fully featured app is your 'Integration Development Environment'. You will use it to specify data source, data destination and which data should be routed from one to the other. Add in your filtering, rules, sentinels and any custom scripts you need and you are done. Features data flow monitoring so you can see your integration working live.

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Connectiware Integration Agent v2.1

Windows Service

This windows service will host your integration(s) somewhere on the client's network. The service is configured to catch and report errors, restart on error, and reliably runs your integration(s) silently, without user interaction.

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Connectiware Endpoint License

License Key

These licenses are how you expand the number of endpoints that can be added to the Integration Agent. One license provides one data source and one data destination.

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Connectiware AI Insights License

License Key

This license adds the ability for built integrations to take advantage of ChatGPT's AI capabilities. (Note: Requires ChatGPT Api key to be provided. This will incur additional costs from OpenAI)

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The Connectiware Platform offers a very unique selling proposition to your company...you will be able to provide MANY niche integrations to your clients. Each integration you build increases your revenue, differentiates yourself from your competition, and increases ROI to your client!!

Joining the Connectiware Team

Systems integration is all about returning great value to clients. We have some expectations that need to be met to be eligible to becoming a reseller.

Commitment to Excellence

We expect professionalism to be exercised in all your client relationships. We expect that our resellers have a deep rooted belief in providing quality solutions to their clients. We expect our resellers to have some documented quality assurance policies and procedures. These policies and procedures help Connectiware improve as well. We want and need honest feedback.

Commitment to Learning

To be a reseller of Connectiware, you must have someone trained with current certification. There is a cost to this training and certification. We strive to train on actual integrations. Ideally you will be coming to us with an integration in mind. We can WORK TOGETHER on the integration, training your staff as we implement the integration for your client.

Commitment to Participate

Connectiware's success depends upon the success of our resellers. By working together - the platform becomes stronger. This means participating in the Integrators Marketplace. Share your knowledge. Sell your integrations. Consider buying integrations from other resellers before rebuilding the wheel. Everyone in the eco-system needs to eat, leads are shared equitably by core competency.

Reseller Application

Use this form to begin the process of becoming a Connectiware reseller. All applications are reviewed within 3 business days. One of our representatives will reach out to you after that.

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