Consume an external Web Service

You can configure Service Manager to connect to and exchange information with remote Web Services. This functionality allows Service Manager to act as a client to other servers that publish Web Services. Service Manager uses JavaScriptâ„¢ to create and format the proper SOAP messages.

Note For a production application that needs services that are not available within your corporate intranet (such as postal address verification, email address verification, and currency conversions) we recommend that you investigate offerings from established for-fee Web Services vendors. Although there are a lot of free and demo Web Services, we do not recommend basing a production application on such services, since availability of the service is not guaranteed. Several Web sites such as publish lists of available free and fee-based Web Services. (Be sure to click the full list button to see the complete list of Web Services.)