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Centralpoint's web API is an interactive module to create or consume web services. Representational state transfer (REST) or RESTful Web services are one way of providing interoperability between computer systems on the Internet. REST-compliant Web services allow requesting systems to access and manipulate textual representations of Web resources using a uniform and predefined set of stateless operations. In a RESTful Web service, requests made to a resource's URI will elicit a response that may be in XML, HTML, JSON or some other defined format. 

The response may confirm that some alteration has been made to the stored resource, and it may provide hypertext links to other related resources or  collections of resources. Using HTTP, as is most common, the kind of operations available include those predefined by the HTTP verbs GET, POST and so on. By making use of a stateless protocol and standard operations, REST systems aim for fast performance, reliability, and the ability to grow, by using reused components that can be managed and updated without affecting the system as a whole, even while it is running. Centralpoint's Web API allows you to initiate web services, complete with token and user security to achieve any local development you may need to do.

This module suite is considered a separate server license and per user license fees based on access. 

The average knowledge (office) worker uses it 13 hours a week, or 650 hours a year (assuming two weeks’ vacation),1 and yet email technology hasn’t changed much in the 20 years it’s been around—until now, with the introduction of the Centralpoint DITA eMail Portal, a patented DITA2 -based email interface by Oxcyon, Inc., a user experience platform (UXP) vendor as recognized by Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of technology research to global technology business leaders. The Oxcyon introduction is expected to help organizations recoup nearly half the time now spent by knowledge (office) workers sending and replying to emails.


As the newest version of the Centralpoint UXP, the software validates user identity; unifies disparate email and enterprise content management silos; and delivers email via other third-party providers such as Microsoft Exchange, Google, Hotmail, Centralpoint’s secure email (whose message body does not leave the server), other custom systems, and SMTP. 

The release of the Centralpoint DITA Mail Portal ensures that emails with elements (traditional or DITA-created files), when reopened, are current. For example, if a user authors a document, which includes a reference to a product and its price, and upper management changes the price of the product the next day, the document will be updated for the sender or recipient without anyone touching that document again. 

By making possible the effective management of content and data access, and by serving as a central repository of references to third-party systems, the software enables time spent on emails to be slashed. Files and send/reply messages are assembled and authored leveraging DITA. Users can drag and drop data sources (bits of information) from Centralpoint and/or other systems to assemble and send emails using intuitive menus appearing in the email interface. This makes it possible for document updates and data sources to be tethered live to the author and recipients.  

Furthermore, the menus are personalized for each user according to the user’s job function and role. These capabilities are expected to enhance ease-of-communication and facilitate greater collaboration within organizations. The software also provides standard responses for any situation and for international clients using their languages. Equipping users with the data elements they need to assemble new emails or error-free responses in seconds ensures governance over corporate communications, thus eliminating the need for a review process in most cases.

“Our DITA assembly makes email the collaborative tool it should have always been,” declares Samuel Keller, Oxcyon founder, CEO, and inventor of the Centralpoint technology. “We’ve reinvented email to allow it to be an integral part of  knowledge management, instead of a left behind silo of valuable information.” 

How does it work? It can be hosted on premise, or in the cloud and configured to work in unison with your current email. Although Centralpoint mail can work with multiple providers (Google, Yahoo, Aol, and even itself (as a secure mail provider), Microsoft Exchange 2007-2016 is the typically installation. Centralpoint acts as your employees' new central point of access to their mail. They simply log in, and begin managing their mail like they used to, but with multiple new advantages, saving them nearly 50% of the time they normally spend sending and responding to email. Centralpoint Email Portal also allows them to access exchange through any mobile device, including Apple iPad, and iPhone, without the need for any download from iTunes. Mobile app 'icons' can be downloaded directly from this solution to act as a shortcut to anyone's mail (also without the need for iTunes). 

Centralpoint does much more than email, that is simply the tip of the iceberg. Centralpoint is a leading Enterprise Content Management, Portal and User Experience Platform (great alternative to Sharepoint). Learn more


1Report: The Social Economy, Unlocking Value and Productivity Through Social Technologies, McKinsey Global Institute
2DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) data model for authoring and publishing.

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Centralpoint Data Sources allow you to display dynamic content anywhere you desire on your site. This tool enables you to speak directly to Centralpoint's database (or others) to determine the type of content you want available, creating mobile content. For example, let's say while users are reading a news article, you want to display all related products immediately to the right of the article. This is where a data source comes into play. This deep dive video shows all features of data sources, This tool can be found under the Development section within the Client Console, under 'Utilities'. Log in the Client Console, click on development, and search for this tool within this page. You can also ask your production manager to turn on the 'Tools' section of your client console. When this is done, each tool will appear individually within the console, for easy access.

Centralpoint data sources work with any back office system you may have, including Oracle, SQL, or any system. Data sources also supports integration with Twitter, Facebook, Yammer and others, in order to report (from those systems) live in Centralpoint

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