One of the best uses for electronic API documentation is for certifying a customer API connection.

Certification used to be a labour-intensive job requiring experienced staff. With FixSpec's Central, it becomes a simple, repeatable, efficient process, freeing up your staff to do what they do best – impressing your customers.

Central continually watches your existing testing environment, validating message traffic in line with your API specification, and displaying human-readable values and errors in real time – even for binary protocols.

You can also see what your customer has been testing whenever you like – no need to schedule a time. Certifying a customer becomes a single button-click that is simple for you and unobtrusive for customers.

What's The Big Picture?

Smart, Real-Time Monitoring

Save your support team from wasting time scrolling through log files or writing scripts. Central gives you a searchable, real-time picture of activity with decoded messages and specification deviations.

  • Monitor traffic in real-time with a unique, directional time-line
  • View decoded messages for any protocol (using your spec – not standards)
  • Validate full messages against your specification
  • Search and filter easily across parsed messages

Automated Certification Process

Give your onboarding team the tools they need to make certification a breeze and be more responsive to customers.

  • Monitor traffic and automatically record certification passes
  • Receive a daily recap of customer testing progress
  • Add extra tests and certify historic data – no need to disturb the customer
  • Test historic flow against future specification versions

Fast, Affordable Deployment

Think Central may be too expensive, slow or difficult to implement? Think again. Our deployment and variable pricing options are designed to suit firms of all sizes and budgets.

  • Choose cloud-hosted or on-premise deployment
  • Get up and running in a few days with our cloud solutions
  • Give us your problems – we handle the initial data load of specifications, customers and scenarios
  • Benefit from our variable pricing models and discounts for very low activity users

The Details The Matter

Real Time Monitor

See and search across all activity in real time. No more log tailing or grepping.

Spec Decoding

Decode and automatically validate messages of any protocol against your specification.

No Need To Book

Central continually listens to your environment, so 'test slots' are a thing of the past.

No Script Scenarios

Scenarios that are easy for non-techies to write. No scripting – everything aligns to your spec.

Multi-Day Certification

Customer can't finish in a single day? Simply choose the window and Central will manage it.

One Click Certify

Certification is as simple as querying for the client and then click to see the results.

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