SAINT-ROMAIN, France, Jan 17, 2019 – In today’s constantly changing digital world, parts vendors find themselves in a hyper-connected industry where the use of APIs creates real added value. Displaying data in API format is currently the best technological choice that a product data supplier can make. APIs are easy to implement and deliver an instant response to the challenges of provisioning data.
API stands for Application Programming Interface. This solution can be used to create a highly customized user interface. This means that an application’s features can be incorporated into another application without having to develop the functionality internally, which saves considerable time for the web teams of industrial parts vendors.
Thanks to the APIs developed by TraceParts, parts vendors can personally define what they believe is the best user experience (UX) by including high value-added functionality, such as interactive 3D viewing, configuration, CAD downloads of their products and much more besides!
Mike Bray, vice president of DesignSpark at RS Components has chosen the TraceParts API solution: “Our customers are more likely to order more of our products. Each 3D model is associated with the RS item code, which appears straight in their bill of materials. What could be better for building customer loyalty?
Integrating 3D models into our online experience has also transformed how customers perceive the articles that we are selling and our overall digital experience.
We can easily track these trends, since the TraceParts Analytics dashboard lets us track growth and the commercial benefits of the downloads with a single glance.”
The APIs developed by the TraceParts R&D teams have been available to parts manufacturers and vendors for years, who also receive every support and guidance with the integration process. TraceParts also provides an extensive set of online documentationthat can be viewed at any time.
If you would like to find out more on how to quickly and profitability integrate CAD models into your website, take a look at some of the parts vendors who have already been won over by the TraceParts APIs.
TraceParts is one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the company provides powerful web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators.
TraceParts offers digital marketing services to help part vendors, 3D printing suppliers, software and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate high-quality B2B sales leads.
The TraceParts portal is available free-of-charge to millions of CAD users worldwide. It provides access to hundreds of supplier catalogs and more than 100 million CAD models and product datasheets that perfectly match the specific needs of design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes and operations.