C3 supports three different means of receiving and sending information:
* Web Services
* XML file transfers to SFTP
* Flat file transfers to SFTP
For customers that require a dynamic and seamless integration with C3 Yard, C3 recommends its Web Services interface.
C3 Yard uses inbound web services to receive information from external systems. If a customer is not able to work directly with our web service’s APIs, C3 is able to receive a flat file and build a custom translator to our web service.
Yes, Yard provides outbound integration to external systems via web services and SFTP file transfers.
C3 Yard APIs available for Web service(s) is exhaustive. It includes inbound and outbound Web service(s) calls. Inbound APIs can include purchase order data for the purpose of validating scheduling appointments. Inbound APIs could also be appointment data from a transportation system or vehicle data. Outbound APIs can include information on the scheduled appointments, dock activity, vehicle data, gate transactions, etc.