My team briefed me on their experience at NAPBS in Tampa this week. What an exciting and well attended show! We went with the purpose of featuring our new development initiatives and meet with both current and prospective customers. And we made two official announcements; one on the launch of Swifthire Mobile and the other on our new partnership with ISB Canada. We will be formally announcing Verocity Integration Manager on October 2, 2017.deverus launches Swifthire Mobile
The team spent most of their time giving demos of Swifthire Mobile which puts the control in the applicant’s hands as a fully mobile and compliant candidate experience, and Verocity Integration Manager designed for CRA’s to ‘self-serve’ standard integrations and enable transactions within minutes – not weeks or months. The feedback was tremendous on both of these front and back end systems that are designed to help CRA’s sell, differentiate and streamline operations. It was also validating to hear that we are ahead of the curve to provide an exceptional candidate experience as well as a quick, easy, stable and cost effective way to manage integrations.
As integrations continue to be a challenge for CRA’s, we have established a dedicated team to develop win-win relationships to enable rapid integrations as well as to provide open access API’s that further break down the barriers to smooth and expedient integrations.
Technology overall was a major theme which proves again that every business is actually a technology business. Future-ready technology is an essential ingredient to business success – and that is a mission critical goal for deverus and where we continue to invest.
UX and UI is also a top takeaway from the show. We continue to make UX/UI a priority for all of our development. It has to look great, be intuitive and easy to navigate. And it has to work.
As the founder of deverus, and being in this business for over 20 years, it’s extremely gratifying to have a team that represents us so well, is passionate about the products we provide and are dedicated to our customers. But more, it’s great to have the validation from the attendees at NAPBS, and to know that our booth was buzzing with activity and energy for our mission to revolutionize and disrupt the background check industry.
Connecting API’s (aka: Application Program Interfaces) has been a complex and almost secret tomb reserved for the savviest of developers to make a labyrinth of systems work together. The new trend is to open up API’s and make connectivity to various partners, technology platforms and ecosystems more democratized. This ‘opening’ provides new access for developers throughout the development chain to have standardized access to systems. Opening API’s allows for a smoother, faster way to integrate systems so everything works seamlessly together. It also promotes sharing across enterprises as thought leadership and innovation are often fortunate outcomes of providing open API’s.
Opening API’s for developers to connect different systems together does require an agreement between the API users and the API providers to follow established protocols and standards of use. But once the agreement is in place, system connectivity is expedited. Imagine in the background check world, a CRA brings on a new client that needs an integration with a particular Applicant Tracking System. A request is generated, the platform provider is contacted, but the ATS developers are swamped and can’t get to it. And they don’t have access to the API in order to gain connectivity. Open access API’s relieve the administrative burden of having to enlist the help of liaison teams that go between developers to communicate what needs to be done. Once the API is open, developers can quickly and efficiently get business rolling and be able to connect seamlessly.
At deverus, our focus to open API’s is to enable access for developers to ‘quick-connect’ and be able to generate new business faster rather than waiting in an integration queue. Combined with our new Verocity Integration Manager product, which is officially launching on 9/30/2017, which will enable self-serve standard integrations, deverus is focused on making it easy and simple to do business through breakthrough, future-ready technology.