Bridging stockd and healthica together

Posted October 12, 2020 by Clark Wilkins

We've just released an integration between stockd and healthica, two of our flagship projects, that we want to tell you about.

healthica, in its capacity as a universal medical marketplace, has a request service as a core feature.

stockd, in its capacity as a sales and inventory management, has a request service as a core feature as well.

Up to now, we've been doing double-work — posting parts requests in stockd for our own purposes of tracking what the market wants from us, and posting parts requests in healthica for items we don't have in stock, and need to source for resale.

In version 2.25, released today, this changes. Now, any stockd user can enter their credentials once, and they are immediately validated and able to create new parts requests on healthica simultaneously. Once the user enters their user id and group id from healthica in their stockd preferences, this feature is instantly enabled.

Entering the group ID and user ID from your healthica account

Now, when this user files a new parts request, they have additional options healthica request type and healthica request details. The request type is built by calling the Healthica API and getting this user's areas of interest (see healthica for details). The request details default to the current part name, but are fully customizable to the use and context requirements of the user.

Setting up a healthica parts request inside stockd

The request is created in healthica without ever launching the app.

The healthica account now shows the new request created by stockd.

Also, all of the healthica users subscribed to the channel ("Siemens Medical Systems:MRI:Parts" in this example) get immediate notification of the new request — despite the fact that the stockd user never accessed healthica directly.

All of this processing takes place behind the scenes and allows a seamless handoff from one platform to another. If you have questions, please get in touch with us.

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