Anglia Components launches API to integrate Anglia Live in ERP

An application programming interface (API) from Anglia Components, offers customers integrated information and functionality, from the Anglia Live website into the customer’s own enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment to open up access from the site to their own business system.

The API is provided free of charge and allows customers to access inventory, pricing and availability data in real time directly from Anglia Live in their own business system. Orders can then be placed directly with Anglia within that system, for a fast, simple to execute ordering process, says the distributor.

“Anglia Live has always been one of the most complete and transparent ecommerce platforms in the industry,” said David Pearson, technical director at Anglia. “It offers live up to date and comprehensive information not only on pricing and current inventory levels, but also current lead times and long-term availability,” he added.

“Our customers can place and progress orders, at the relevant price-break or their negotiated pricing as appropriate. The launch of Anglia’s API now allows customers to access this information and functionality in real time from within their own business system and work with us there just as they would on Anglia Live, making the ordering process even simpler,” he continued.

A particular feature of the Anglia API is that customers can access results from the parametric search engine, within their ERP. Results cover all active supplier part numbers and cross references to millions of manufacturer and industry recognised part numbers, Pearson explained.

Anglia Components says it is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. The company is a signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, and holds AS9120, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.

Anglia’s experienced staff are able to support OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include some of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.

The distributor stocks over one billion components from over 900,000 product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include Kan-Ban, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.

Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.

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