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Getting to Know Fortellis

The Fortellis Resources page is a critical hub for App and API developers, as well as Marketplace users and App buyers. It also serves a wide range of readers, including service and API providers, customers and ISVs. The simple, easy to navigate interface helps users keep up with evolving trends, innovations and best practices in the world of automotive dealership systems.

The page offers three distinct points of entry, giving visitors a direct line to documentation that’s most relevant to the resources and functionality they’re after.


Library, Bookshelves, Books and Chapters

The documentation is organized to give users a clear path to the specific things they’re looking for. We like to think of it like a library with three bookshelves where you can find books on different subjects and then chapters within each subject matter. The shelves are divided into three categories where the books and the chapters within them are stored.

Fortellis Ecosystem – Learn how to use the Developer Network and find information on being an API or app developer on the Fortellis platform.

Developer Tutorials – Procedural guides on the API developer and app developer life cycles, plus information on other Fortellis platform capabilities such as Event Relay.

Marketplace for Apps – App buyers who use Marketplace docs include a variety of audiences, with service providers and ISVs, dealerships and other Fortellis app users among them.


Note: App developers also find Marketplace docs useful, learning how app buyers see, activate, and manage their apps. For details on listing apps in Marketplace, App developers should look on the Developer Tutorials bookshelf.


A Virtual Table of Contents

As the number of APIs continues to grow, Fortellis publishes a directory of PDF Developer Guides for each API.
The published Developer Guides include references for both in-house and third-party APIs.

Note: To find Developer Guides in the API Directory, go to the Documentation tab of the Details page for the respective API.


Seeing Is Believing

Things are moving fast but with Fortellis, you can stay ahead of whatever's coming next. Start with the resources page, and you’ll see exactly how.


About Fortellis

Fortellis is a secure, open exchange marketplace created to promote and inspire innovation and collaboration. With more standardized API‘s and app marketplace options, Fortellis connects software developers, OEMs and dealers to an ever-expanding set of new digital tools for the automotive industry. For more info visit

About CDK Global

CDK Global is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy track, recreation, and heavy equipment industries serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America.

CDK solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sale, financing, ensuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. For more info visit

Authored on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 18:05