What it does
Single Open API in FFDC that makes it easy for FinTech apps to retrieve used vehicle valuations from the leading vendors (NADA, Black Book, Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds).
How we built it
Common vehicle valuation methods running in Azure Service Fabric with small individual behaviors handled separately.
Challenges we ran into
Partners granting access to their development and test environments. Only two of the four vendors had test credentials set up by the start of the Hackathon.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
1) Demonstrated multi-tenant, multi-vendor access through an Azure SaaS environment in record time 2) New FFDC API submitted that leverages prior experience with 4 other FFDC API submissions
What we learned
Azure Service Fabric made it clean and straightforward to deliver a streamlined API and accommodate idiosyncratic differences amongst vendors.
What's next for FFDC API: Multi-vendor vehicle valuation service
Immediately/end of December: 1) Incorporate FFDC comments on swagger and modify services to follow suit 2) Hand over API, NADA to DecisionPro development for incorporation in CY 1H2020 DCP release
By end of January: 1) Finish up Black Book gateway, and hand over to DCP to replace ancient manual interface 2) Tweak Total-Lending revenue tracking and reporting to improve monetization 3) Tie into Total-Lending config tool 4) Spin up TRV to generate KBB and Edmunds as Azure Service Fabric gateways Skills-building exercise