Data Feeds

In order to ensure both Cornerstone and an organization have the most up-to-date data, inbound and outbound data feeds are used to communicate back and forth.

Inbound Data Feeds

From a organization's perspective, an inbound data feed consists of:

  1. The organization creates one or more files of comma separated values that are formatted in a specific layout.
  2. The organization places the file on the secure FTP site on a scheduled basis. The FTP site is hosted by Cornerstone.
  3. Cornerstone retrieves the file from the secure FTP site on a scheduled basis and applies the data to the organization's Live portal.

Outbound Data Feeds

From a organization's perspective, an outbound data feed consists of:

  1. Cornerstone creates one or more files of comma separated values containing data from the organization's Live portal. The file is formatted in a specific layout.
  2. Cornerstone places the file on the secure FTP site on a scheduled basis. The FTP site is hosted by Cornerstone.
  3. The organization retrieves the file from the secure FTP site on a scheduled basis and processes the file's information as needed.