November 27, 2019 – Jesta I.S. Inc., a global leader in integrated ERP solutions for wholesalers and omnichannel retailers, is pleased to announce the official release of our REST-based Vision API with specific API modules for Jesta’s Vision Sourcing & Demand, Vision Merchandising, Vision Store, and Vision Analytics products. Vision REST API is a direct way global clients can connect with the entire suite of Jesta products, explore their rich functionality (features, operations, views and more), and easily and securely obtain data for their critical application needs.
REST-based APIs (or RESTful APIs) facilitate interoperability between software systems on the Internet. The architecture is web-based; its communication protocol is http or https. With RESTFUL APIs, URLs function as resources consisting of hypermedia links, each of which contains content to fulfill a different http action: GET, DELETE, POST and UPDATE, for example. Conceptually the process is akin to browsing the NET, clicking on a Navigation Bar and then searching dropdowns for a specific webpage.
Jesta’s Vision REST API contains extensive metadata for discoverability and complies with OData, an ISO/IEC approved, OASIS standard that ensures RESTFUL APIs are easy to consume. There are absolutely no restrictions on the type of data that can be exchanged: a Word or Excel file, a PDF, a GIF or JPEG, XML, JSON and on and on. This freedom and convenience doesn’t exist with other web services. Consider SOAP, for example; it relies exclusively on XML.
“Jesta’s Vision Suite is fast becoming a foundation for wholesale and retail customers worldwide to help them navigate the ever-evolving landscape of unified commerce,” said Arvind Gupta, President of Jesta I.S. “Vision REST API will become central to the enablement of seamless data and events communication amongst all external applications at clients’ solution ecosystems. This initiative exposes the true depth of our Vision Suite and underlines that client agility continues to be our business’s utmost priority.”
About Jesta I.S.: In business for more than 50 years, Jesta I.S. is a global supplier of integrated software solutions for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers specializing in branded goods, apparel, footwear, hardlines, furniture and other speciality industries. Jesta’s end-to-end Vision Suite platform helps simplify the omnichannel journey from product design to direct-to-consumer deliveries. Customers include Designer Brands, Puma, Carter’s, Perry Ellis International, Genesco, Guess, Cole Haan, Harry Rosen and Stokes . For details, visit jestais.com.