By João Ricardo Gubolin, Chief Business Development Officer · December 20, 2022
What are APIs
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, “API, in full application programming interface, sets of standardized requests that allow different computer programs to communicate with each other.” For those not familiar with this software engineering terms, I define APIs as parts of software that enable it to exchange information with other software in the cloud efficiently. Nowadays, APIs are essential to any software development project, especially for their automation, scalability, and reliability capabilities. How can trucking companies leverage this technology to improve operations?
API Applications in Trucking Companies
Well, for US and Canada-based companies Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) come to mind. Nowadays, most ELD providers offer a could interface for data visualization for the company’s stakeholders. Moreover, those companies are now launching a marketplace of solutions that easily connect with their hardware and software-cloud data – mostly thru APIs. For those trucking companies using in-house solutions, if they still need to start using APIs to communicate with ELD providers, they are caught having to import information from one place and importing it to another, and worse yet, having to use spreadsheet and data analysis tools to compile data. All of that sounds complicated, requiring a particular set of skills, scarce talent, and, worse yet, expensive back-office payroll or contractor hours.
Therefore, the first thing companies can do is look at their ELD data and leverage ways to use APIs to improve management data-based decisions. This can immediately lower company costs and improve operations’ efficiency. Having a technology partner open to do those integrations, with a proven track record and commitment to deadlines, will make you stand out from your competition, allowing you to scale your business like no other can.
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