IFS Connect framework contains all crucial components which are necessary to expose IFS application business logic to third-party applications. Transport connectors and Soap Gateway handle communication between IFS Connect and external systems. If the third-party system is capable of invoking REST services, IFS Connect can be bypassed. IFS Connect will convert all different formats of integration requests to REST API compatible format.
Upgrading from older versions¶
BizAPIs that were available in IFS Applications 10 and older versions are obsolete in IFS cloud. All core legacy BizAPIs are already converted to REST APIs and any custom BizAPIs has to be converted to REST APIs during the IFS applications upgrade. However IFS Connect has introduced special routing address types and transformers to ease the conversion of legacy SOAP requests to REST compatible requests.