Web Services & Integration

If you need to go beyond the client/server architecture of Freezerworks, take a look at what the Freezerworks 2015 Web Services API toolkit can do for you.

Flexible

Expand the flexibility of Freezerworks with our Freezerworks 2015 Web Services package. The Web Services package includes REST and SOAP APIs as well as the Freezerworks Web Client, an out-of-the-box solution for accessing Freezerworks data from a web browser.  The REST API provides read only access to Freezerworks using the Freezerworks Web Client or a custom-built application. The SOAP API provides read/write access to Freezerworks using custom-built applications. Freezerworks 2015 Web Services is available for client/server versions of Ascent and Summit editions.

Web Client: Search Freezerworks using the Web Client and any supported web browser.

  • Search results are filtered using the security rules you configure in Freezerworks
  • Easy export of secure data to spreadsheet files
  • Powerful search tool. Find samples using any combination of fields

 


Above: The Freezerworks Web Client.  This powerful search tool comes with every Web Services purchase at no extra charge.

 

Below: Results returned after a search from the Web Client. Users have the ability to export results directly to Excel(TM), print a Freezerworks report, and create subsets from returned results. 
Freezerworks Web Client Results screen

SQL Views: Easily set up and display information from other databases on Freezerworks samples and patient records using key field links.  This read-only feature is available in Ascent and Summit editions.

Above: Freezerworks is being used to manage samples collected for clinical trials studies. Using SQL Views, Freezerworks is linked with an SQL database managed by the Pathology Department. Freezerworks is displaying selected data from that database that is considered relevant. The link between the two here is made by using the Patient ID field that is common to both.
Above: Freezerworks is being used to manage samples collected for clinical trials studies. Using SQL Views, Freezerworks is linked with a SQL database managed by the Pathology Department. Freezerworks is displaying selected data from that database as determined by your setup. The link between the two here is made by using the Patient ID field common to both.

SOAP Read and Update: With the SOAP API, you can streamline two-way activity between existing applications and Freezerworks. Create Search and Update Services to access existing records, create new Freezerworks records, or update existing records from other applications. If you log in samples and visits from another program, the SOAP API can send relevant data to Freezerworks, creating or updating samples, aliquots, transactions, test results, and more.

For example, you can create a Search Service to allow remote users to see how many aliquots are available for certain sample types from a specific study.

Create and Update Services to send secure data from another application into Freezerworks.  


Above: creating a Freezerworks Update Service using the SOAP API.

Secure

The 2015 Web Services utilize the powerful security features of Freezerworks, requiring remote users to authenticate with a valid user name and password. They are then granted selective permission to access or write data. This ensures that remote users cannot gain unauthorized access to data. SSL is available, giving you even greater security. 


Integration Reference Chart