Overview of how Automail and Autoform interact
The Automail/Autoform package is a proprietary software designed for efficient collaboration in the supply chain. It uses artificial intelligence and emails to exchange data and communicate with supply chain partners automatically.
Automail is a modular web application that can be easily adjusted to a specific business process. It covers transactions (i.e. data inputs), monitoring (i.e. tracking if supply chain partners provided the requested data), as well as basic reporting. It can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises using Agile project management methodologies.
Autoform is a serverless web application with API designed to collect data from supply chain partners as conveniently as possible. It supports data sharing in form or tabular format, as well as file uploads. Autoform is hosted by Lineverge in AWS and its API is used by Automail as a service.
The general process is as follows:
- 1.Automail generates an Autoform link with prefilled data for a specific context. The link has a unique hash and is valid until submission only.
- 2.The link is sent to the supply chain partner via email.
- 3.The supply chain partner provides the required data on the Autoform page and clicks submit.
- 4.The data gets pulled into Automail.
The advantage of using Autoform for collecting data instead of an Excel file is the full control over user inputs with instant validations, out-of-the-box integration with Automail to cover advanced workflows, secured handling of large file uploads, support of mobile devices, reduction of email size and the likelihood of falling into the spam folder.
Jump in to the quick start docs and get making your first request:
Dive a little deeper and start exploring our API reference to get an idea of everything that's possible with the API: