Embridge’s integration experts take a ‘Top Gear’ approach to reviewing Unit4’s Extension Kit low code/no code platform
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Today, we’ll be taking a look at Unit4’s Extension Kit, the ‘muscle car’ of low code/no code platforms designed for automation and integration. Some might argue that, under the bonnet, it’s more complex than “low code/no code” suggests, and sure, that might be a fair point, this isn’t just for citizen developers, it’s for pure petrol heads too!
First off, let’s talk about the design of Extension Kit. The interface is clean, modern, and intuitive. It’s clear that Unit4 has put a lot of thought into making the platform easy to use, even for those who don’t have a background in coding. The various functions and features are well-organised and easy to access, making it a breeze to create and manage integrations.
One of the standout features of Extension Kit is its built-in functions for making HTTP requests. These make it easy to connect with external APIs and services, allowing for seamless data transfer between different systems. Additionally, the platform has built-in support for scripting in Liquid and XSLT, which can be incredibly useful for transforming data and customising integrations to meet specific needs.
While Extension Kit is not designed for app development, it is an excellent tool for automating and streamlining business processes. With Unit4 opening up a marketplace and introducing their ‘industry mesh’, it will be easier to integrate with external platforms right out of the box. The ability to create custom workflows and automations also allows businesses to streamline their operations and reduce manual workloads.
In terms of performance, Extension Kit is fast and reliable. We tested several automation and integration flows, and each one ran smoothly without any hiccups or delays. And the platform also includes robust monitoring and reporting tools, allowing businesses to track the performance of their integrations and identify any issues that may arise.
Overall, if you’re the type of person who enjoys spending countless hours coding and debugging integrations, then Extension Kit is definitely not for you. You’ll have to find some other way to occupy your time, like counting the number of grains of sand on a beach or watching paint dry.
In all seriousness though, Extension Kit is a great platform for businesses looking to streamline their workflows and automate their processes. It’s user-friendly, reliable, and efficient, which is more than we can say for some of the clunky and outdated integration platforms out there.
So, if you want a platform that’s as reliable as a Toyota, as efficient as a Honda, and as user-friendly as a Mini Cooper, then Extension Kit is the way to go – and you can get to grips with the tools on one of our training courses.
But if you’re still not convinced, well, then you’ll just have to stick to coding integrations by hand… like a caveman.