Surpass, the assessment platform, now gives you more opportunities to automate your business critical systems with a range of new integration methods. With more options, you can become more efficient.
Since the first version of Surpass, integration has been a key factor in its development. By working with early adopters of the system, it was clear that any successful assessment platform would have to work in harmony with other applications and services.
With this in mind, we have created a series of data connections that allow Surpass to talk automatically with other key back office systems used by our customers. By automating the movement of large amounts of data, customers can scale up their business and reduce handling errors. As Surpass has grown, it has become more integral to our customers’ assessment processes, and as a result, our customers have been looking for even more ways to connect systems.
“In the latest release of Surpass, there are 49 new integration connections possible, bringing the total to more than 6 times that of previous versions.” – Dave Dixon, Senior Solutions Architect, BTL
So rather than making each individual request a patchwork update, a significant investment has been made in research and development to build comprehensive new linking methods, allowing for Surpass’ integration options to grow alongside new technologies. Already, this improved development procedure has increased the number of possible automated commands, from 9 to a huge 58, more than 6X increase in the level of functionality. This number will only continue to grow as we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the automatic functionality of Surpass stays in line with customer requirements.
So how does your organisation benefit from system integration?
For example, you might use creatiogreen for managing centres, qualification registrations and certification and then Surpass for question items, tests, and test delivery. They both share similar data and perform their own specific business tasks.
Therefore it makes sense to exchange data securely across each platform as you require. By making one the master data source, you remove the need for duplicate data, reducing errors and improving business agility. Integration doesn’t stop with candidate and qualification data, it can include assessment specific delivery and marking. With Surpass, customers have the option to use our on-screen human marking solution SecureMarker, or should they already be using it, RM Assessor.
Hear Dave Dixon (BTL) and Ian Castledine (RM Results) talk about options for e-marking exams and integration at the 2015 Surpass Conference.
How does this latest development work with Surpass?
Commonly known as an API (Application Programming Interface) by IT professionals, Surpass uses the latest REST based integration methods to massively increase its compatibility with other leading software platforms using similar technologies. We also have experience in connecting Surpass to older methods to support legacy systems and can offer guidance on integration strategy.
Making use of the latest REST principles means that Surpass has also improved its already remarkable scalability.
The benefits of moving to REST based integration is much like how the USB simplified how we connect devices to our computers – one easy connection across a range of devices that the end user can simply plug in and go.
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Advanced integration is just one of the many new benefits in this latest release of Surpass, and as always we will continue to enhance this leading assessment platform with regular updates throughout the year.
If you would like to know more about exactly how integration works with your current systems, or anything else about Surpass, simply fill in our contact form here with either a return email address or phone number, and somebody will be in touch.
Are you an existing Surpass Customer that wants to learn more about our improved integration? Get in touch with your account manager and take advantage of the new developments in Surpass.
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