This is a question that every software developer should ask themselves as part of their pipeline planning. We have a long list of ideas in the Konnexsion pipeline. Some of those will be capabilities that we want to build ourselves and others we will partner with others. Software companies use 3rd party products behind the scenes all the time. Our infrastructure is hosted within Amazon AWS services. It would not be possible for us to operate without the enterprise scale-ability that AWS provides. However it is not the 'hidden' partners we talk about today. Our focus is on integrations that provide increased functionality and provide our customers a richer experience. When we have chosen to increase Konnexsion's functionality, in this case with eSignature, we look to see what is available on the market. It is at this point we need to decide if we want to build similar capabilities within the Konnexsion's core, or find a good partner. We will want to always build functionality as part of our core offer if the capability is:
We will look to partner if the capability:
For eSignature there are many providers in the market. Of course there are many differences with each provider having their own specific capabilities. For eSignature we felt that that it was important to use a 3rd party product as we wanted to separate the legally binding signing process from Konnexsion itself. This with the aim of increasing our customers confidence of the legal merit of an electronically signed document. What was very important to us, with any electronic Signature capability was the ability to retain and store the signed legally enforceable document.
Far from it. In fact one of our key decision criteria when choosing an integration partner is being able to design a fully transparent and integrated user experience. With Signable we believe we were able to do this. We have been able to complement the way our customers work within Konnexsion with the eSignature capability that Signable brings. There are a number of factors we consider when determining if the user experience will be adequate. Each of these we were able to achieve with Signable
There are a number of other aspects we consider when choosing to partner for Integration.
The 3rd Party product needs to have a strong data and interface security capability. It is important that we are able to locked down and fully protect our customers data directly through API. Our customer's data needs to be protected and 'sandboxed' from each other. We look for a provider that allows us to setup separate customer accounts that align directly with our own account structure. With Signable we were able to achieve this.
It's very important that we are able to work jointly with our integration partners for mutual advantage. We discuss our integration objectives and goals and ensure they are aligned to our partners roadmap. Have a look at Signable's API Partner page and you will see Konnexsion as an example of what can be achieved.
We believe with Signable we have been able to meet all our Integration goals. We are proud of the seamless user experience we have been able to achieve through our partnership. As a result we think we have added significant value to Konnexsion as a whole. Why don't you go and have a look.