The Compass Connector™ is a W3C-compliant Web Service that provides an Application Programming Interface (API) to the Compass™ Business Management System. The complete Compass Ecommerce Engine™ is made available through the Compass Connector.
The Compass Connector allows programmers to integrate external programs with Compass. Information contained within Compass that is related to processing ecommerce transactions is made available for both input and output.
The Compass Connector follows the international standard for a Web Service. The Compass Connector is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Service definition, the international authority for this web protocol.
See http://www.w3.org/ for more information.
The Compass Connector is the official and supported way to programmatically communicate with the Compass Business Management System.
The Compass Connector API (Application Programming Interface) is self-documenting through WSDL (Web Service Definition Language) and ancillary documentation that shows examples of interfacing with the Compass Connector.
See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl for more information.
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