OT-BASE allows you to easily integrate with third-party applications. These applications may be standard software products such as ServiceNow or Splunk. Or it may be purpose-built custom applications that you develop internally.
Using the integration features of OT-BASE, you can either read data from OT-BASE Asset Center, or create and modify data sets in the inventory. There are different technical ways how to accomplish this:
- For integration with Splunk, there's a dedicated Technical Add-on for Splunk available.
- Virtually all asset data in OT-BASE Asset Center is accessible online via the OT-BASE REST API. This option is particularly useful when other applications need bits and pieces of your inventory for value added processing.
- You can bulk transfer inventory data via JSON file export. This option is great when no online connection between application exists.
You can either process JSON files and REST queries directly, or use the OT-BASE Python API. The API provides for easy scripting opportunities and is the method of choice. Internally, the Python API interfaces the REST API and the Portable Inventory Data file interface.