SOURCE: Cloud Elements

January 07, 2014 08:00 ET

Cloud Elements Connects the Leading Document and File Services Through One API

"One-to-Many" Integrations Offer Unprecedented Speed and Cost Savings for Developers

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Cloud Integration Platform as a Service company, Cloud Elements, today announced the availability of their Documents Hub, the first 'one-to-many' integration platform service. The Cloud Elements Documents Hub is a developer tool providing a single API to integrate Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and Microsoft SharePoint, all through a uniform set of REST application programming interface (API) calls. With Cloud Elements' innovative 'one-to-many' approach to integrations, developers can connect to an entire category of services (e.g., Documents, CRM, Service, Marketing, Accounting) in a fraction of the time and cost of alternative integration approaches.

The Cloud Elements Documents Hub provides a single console to provision, integrate, monitor and maintain these services. Their integrated platform delivers, for the first-time, seamless interaction between all of the leading document storage providers. With Cloud Elements' Documents Hub, software developers now have the quickest and most cost-effective way to add these documents and file storage services into their SaaS applications. Additional document and file services will regularly be added to the Documents Hub, including support early next year for Amazon S3 and Rackspace Files.

SaaS application developers face a daunting challenge keeping up with the rapidly expanding universe of cloud services that their applications need to co-exist with. Their clients have important documents and files stored in any number of cloud storage services, each accessed with a unique set of user credentials. To date, developers of these SaaS applications have had to write a custom, one-off integration to each document service, wasting hundreds of hours of development time to integrate them all. Now with Cloud Elements, developers write to one API and the Documents Hub connects their application to a growing list of cloud services including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and Microsoft SharePoint. The Cloud Elements Documents Hub allows developers to easily provision and integrate services within their specific environments. The Cloud Elements singular dashboard offers automated monitoring and innovative tagging for granular account tracking and seamless interoperability between services (e.g., attach, store, and send documents and files).

"Cloud Elements' mission is to make it easier for developers to integrate, monitor and maintain the cloud services their applications depend on," said Mark Geene, CEO, Cloud Elements. "By partnering with Cloud Elements, for the first time developers don't have to choose which service to integrate, but instead they can have all of the leading services integrated into their app for less time than it takes to integrate just one service. Get Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, Microsoft SharePoint and more for a fraction of the time and a fraction of the code."

Slidefish, a Sydney, Australia-based documents sharing, feedback and analytics tool, has integrated the Cloud Elements Documents Hub. Slidefish CEO Neil Smith says, "The Cloud Elements Documents 'Elements' take a huge amount of pain away from us. Not having to worry about ongoing API changes from the various cloud document storage providers means that we can integrate with their services much faster, on a larger scale and more reliably than we could on our own."

Marc Haverland, CTO of TrackVia, an application building platform for business users, says, "Using Cloud Elements' 'one-to-many' approach is allowing us to integrate to all of the leading cloud document services in less time than it would have taken us to integrate to just one service."

The Cloud Elements Documents Hub is free for developers to integrate into their applications and use in support of up to five customers. Developers can access the service using their GitHub account. Subscription plans begin at $99 per month.

About Cloud Elements: Cloud Elements is a cloud-to-cloud integration service that developers use to integrate, monitor and maintain leading cloud services at a fraction of the cost and time. With their unique one-to-many approach, a developer can integrate a single API to access all the leading services in categories such as documents, messaging, payments, CRM, Customer Service, Social Networking and more. They partner with leading vendors to deliver a consolidated platform to purchase, integrate, monitor and maintain more than 20 cloud services.

About Slidefish: Based in Sydney, Australia, Slidefish simplifies the process of sharing feedback on presentations and documents. Slidefish lets you deliver presentations and documents to any browser, any device or any OS without downloads while letting you measure the effectiveness of your document. They manage more than 110 file types and works with more than 200 font faces.

About TrackVia: TrackVia is a do-it-yourself application builder for business people -- a faster and easier alternative to the IT department or custom development projects. TrackVia customers have built thousands of applications, ranging from commonly used business solutions for CRM, order management, support case management, software bug tracking and product catalogues to highly tailored vertical applications for corporate real estate, healthcare, travel and hospitality, and even automotive and manufacturing industries.

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  • Kristin Canders
    B3 Communications for Cloud Elements
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