CalcuQuote, a quoting and supply chain software provider for the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry, has introduced ordering API integrations with several suppliers in ShopCQ, its smart supply chain management software. The ordering API connections allow for easier and quicker purchasing when placing online orders with several of the leading component distributors, including Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Digi-Key Electronics and Mouser Electronics, with plans to integrate with more distributors in the future.
“ShopCQ now enables users to access supplier ordering APIs, which offers a distinct advantage by further simplifying the purchasing process and moving products through the supply chain much faster,” said David Sharp, VP of product at CalcuQuote. “Our customers can now easily review real-time pricing information for more strategic decision-making and in turn, place orders with a few clicks of the mouse.”
Expanding API integrations to include ordering APIs represents a significant advancement in the ongoing digital transformation of the EMS supply chain because they allow users to act on real-time data pulled. Previously, search-related APIs made up the vast majority of available API integrations.
“We’re excited to be at the forefront of the future EMS supply chain, and it would not be possible without our valued partnerships with distributors,” said Kaitlyn Dotson, VP of operations at CalcuQuote. “Our mutual customers benefit from the industry’s increasingly forward-thinking mindset, and we’re eager to continue innovating and working together.”
ShopCQ users can set up the ordering API integrations by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the automated ordering API integrations, users can place electronic orders with all suppliers through ShopCQ.