Kinetic Platform

James Davies

What is a platform?

A platform is a set of pre-built components that are typically used for building applications.

PlatformDiagram1

The Kinetic Platform consists of 4 primary components: Request, Task, Bridgehub, and Filehub.

Request

Request is the platform component that allows you to build powerful and beautiful front ends for your customers. It contains a drag and drop form editor where you can easily construct the forms you wish to present your users, but also supports the complexities of multi-system integrations, multi-tenancy, and workflow integration on all it's components.

Task

Task is the platform component that allows you to build and execute workflows. It contains a drag and drop workflow editor where you connect code snippets together to build your flexible and powerful workflows. It also contains the engine that runs to execute these workflows and handle errors, providing fast workflow processing and robust error handling for all your workflow needs.

There are hundreds of these code snippets, called handlers, already built and available for use. These can connect you with everything from your local Request system to your AWS provisioning service and everything in between. Also, if you desired integration has an API but no handlers currently available, there are instructions available for you to be able to build your own.

Bridgehub

Bridgehub is the platform component that provides the connectivity between the front-end of the platform and other systems. This is what provides that multi-system integration in Request. There are bridges available today from everything from your local Request system to your racks at RackSpace, and all of the bridges come preinstalled and ready to configure with your account information for each of your integrations.

Filehub

Filehub is the platform component that stores and secures the files attached to Request forms. You can choose to store these files in several ways, including local disk and remote amazon drives.

Common Functions

These components all come together to allow or the construction of

  • Requests

    • Approvals
    • Fulfillment Console and Processes

and more. Really whatever the developers can think to build.