Alexander Hartling, Senior Manager Data Intelligence
Transfer your TecDoc® data in real-time
Introducing our Instant Data Processing API
Besides that data receivers can embed our new API into their systems for a maximum experience of instant data transmission
With IDP we empower the market globally to always work with the latest and most accurate data.
IDP users gain a high degree of flexibility and independence and can accelerate their time to market.
”TecAlliance has proven once again that they are on the right track! In a very difficult time, they developed a highly innovative product to revolutionise the whole market.”
Boost your product management and become first to market while gaining more flexibility and responsiveness. Natively integrated into our PIM solutions or available as-a-service to connect to your own proprietary system.
- Save time and resources on your data distribution and work independently of given deadlines and tools.
- Edit your catalogue data in real-time and keep your information up-to-date on the fly.
- Data integrated in our catalogues, web service or shops are always up-to-date with the latest changes.
- Always work with the most up-to-date data in the automotive aftermarket.
Edit your data live & don’t be bound to strict delivery schedules
With Instant Data Processing you can enter your product data independently from our weekly data delivery schedule and correct, supplement or delete it on the fly.
No, as a data supplier it is up to you to continue to deliver the classical way via DMM or CCU as a complete data package at least by one of the given update deadlines OR if you switch to 24/7 delivery of your changes via IDP. Also as a data receiver it is up to you, if you want to work with the most up to date data available via IDP.
IDP is an interesting option for all TecDoc data suppliers for whom weekly updates of the complete database are not sufficient or too cumbersome. Basically there are two use cases for data suppliers which are supported by IDP:
All interested data receivers will be able to get most up to date product data as soon as data suppliers provide their data via IDP. Webservice customers will get the updates automatically and do not have to take any action on their side.
Users of the related systems will see updates sent via IDP in TecAlliance webservice-based online solutions like the TecDoc Web Service, Catalogue, White Label Catalogue, Web Shop, App, China WeChat.
Interested IDP API Data Supplier users will get connected with the help of our technical consultants. DMM users will get informed about their possible onboarding for IDP by our DMM team and standard newsletters as soon as IDP features are implemented.
Yes, that’s possible.
No. One of the main benefits will be that data managers will be able to send data content without creating and exporting a specific format first.
For the time being reference data will be provided separately as before on a monthly base i.e. TAF tables need to be downloaded from the TecAlliance FTP server.
No, when using IDP data package deliveries are neither possible nor needed anymore.
The idea behind the “validation only” method is to give users a chance to verify first, to see if the entire article he wants to send is valid before an official publication.
Yes, linkages and assets can be delivered via a separate endpoint of the IDP API. For the rest IDP works based on sending an entire object of the article.
Publication follows the IDP validation catalogue rules (similar to the DMM validations) where conditions for different scenarios respectively cases are defined, e.g. if a country code for a price is not valid the article will still be published.
As a user of DMM or of your own product information management system with integrated IDP functionalities users may send several articles for validation to IDP at once, technically these requests are queued and will be processed for validation and publication, if applicable, successively one by one. Users of the IDP API on data supplier side need to implement this queue on their side.
IAQs – Instantly Answered Questions
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Using DMM with IDP
Per brand you either stick to your current way of working by sending a full set/package or change to delta sending via IDP after a required onboarding process.
IDP for TecDoc® data suppliers
TecAlliance provides the IDP API Data Supplier for 3rd party systems. TecAlliance’s technical consulting team will support you during the integration. The integration project itself including required developments needs to take place on customer side.
Yes. Changes need to be queued (on customer side) and will be published successively one by one.
No, this is possible e.g. when supporting our DQM initiative and considering changed mandatory attributes which lead to a large number of changes in your data.
No, there will be no change in the data supplier evaluation. Data sets of a given release will be transferred from IDP to the classic distribution channel. The exact timing of this synchronisation will be published in some kind of calendar.
Question? Talk to an expert about how you can easily bring your data into TecDoc®
Let one of our specialists walk you through our data onboarding process both with our product information management solutions or data service.