Web API integration (with Sharepoint)

In this post, I will provide some detail on using the kippy web APIs, with the example of a recent kippy and Sharepoint integration.

I will assume you are familiar with the basic concepts of web APIs. If not, basically, the kippy web APIs are a secure and simple way to get to your information to and from kippy from your systems. Sharepoint is a popular enterprise collaboration and document management system - but for the purpose of this post, simply represents any system in your organisation.

First, let's set the context:

A medium-to-large sized global organisation wanted to use kippy to model and maintain their strategy and performance data. So they sent over their existing data held in spreadsheets and within a few days it was uploaded into kippy. This allowed all the appropriate people in that organisation to now contribute and collaborate on that info - securely via their browser, rather than by emailing around Excel spreadsheets.

Next, they wanted to augment their internal collaboration portal, to use, display and join that information with other internal systems.

The information was required in tabular formats like below for simple system-to-system integration.

The information in kippy was automatically available to pull via secure webservices - which are basically, a location on the internet which, with the right permissions and access credentials, can be accessed to share information between two remote systems.

URLs similar to below were sent to the organisation, with the authentication credentials shared secretly.

https://kippy-tsc.appspot.com/api/v2/projects/?organisation=<org>

https://kippy-tsc.appspot.com/api/v2/projects/scores/?organisation=<org>

https://kippy-tsc.appspot.com/api/v2/kpis/?organisation=<org>

https://kippy-tsc.appspot.com/api/v2/kpis/scores/?organisation=<org>

The call to the webservice returned results like below -


This allowed the organisation to join this information together in their internal adapter and present in their internal Sharepoint portal. kippy has many more APIs that can be used to pull and push data - and the modern technology and implementation approach makes many more integration options very quick and easy. These web APIs also mean you have easy access to all your data - if you ever decide to stop using kippy. I hope this helps - any questions - please contact us via the Live Chat or at support@kippy.me Thanks, Nauman CEO and Founder kippy - performance management ... made simple

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