What are APIs?
An API, or application programming interface acts as an intermediary between different software systems, allowing them to communicate with each other. It means you don’t need to introduce new software into your organisation or spend hours inputting data.
Many Ecometrica customers require or are interested in data integration to achieve efficiencies in the collection and ingestion of sustainability data, the sharing of results or connecting to third-party systems.
Ecometrica routinely supports a wide range of customer integration requirements through APIs and file transfer routines while ensuring system security and the integrity of assessment and reporting processes.
The Ecometrica Platform is designed to ingest, store and report on organisational hierarchy information, including finance charge codes and HR data.
Ecometrica has vast experience in integrating with organisation’s external data, including the majority of third-party data providers such as Amex, SAP and Concur, Optima etc.. Where an API or full integration is not in place yet, this can be easily configured due to the flexibility and scalability of our Platform’s architecture.
Ecometrica’s Platform is data agnostic and designed to accept data from any external third-party system.
Our APIs enable effortless integration with your existing software.
Our tiered user access permission system means you can control who can edit and view data across the organisation. Presented in multiple languages, with true global coverage and quick support channels, you’ll have full control over your sustainability data.
Use our API to integrate data uploading functionality to upload your data directly from your own app or software into our sustainability platform.
Seamlessly integrate with your third-party supplier or in-house system to pull our indicators to your pipelines.
Made for scale
Monitor large portfolios of assets, commodities, regions, and competitors in minutes.
Uses your asset’s location represented by a point (e.g your office’s location) or a boundary (e.g. your farm’s location).
Uses expansion boundaries to enable calculations fitting the purpose of frameworks (e.g. using watersheds, protected areas and administration boundaries).
Operational decision making
Instantly analyse areas that are reachable within a specified amount of time from your asset’s location.
Typical integration routines supported by Ecometrica include:
- Standard spreadsheet upload (out of the box)
- Custom bulk data uploads from CSVs and databases
- Direct input from energy, fuel or transport suppliers
- Integration with accounting and ERP systems, such as SAP, Oracle, Concur
- Output of results to internal reporting dashboards
- Output of results to CDP’s reporting API
- Integration with 3rd party data collection systems (where the customer is within Scope 3 of another reporting entity)
For example, a global management consulting firm (with large volumes of data records which are updated at regular intervals), is seeking to meet its scope one, two and three emissions.
It wants to significantly reduce the time spent collecting and reporting data across the company, as well as increasing confidence in reporting internally.
In addition it wants to report to external frameworks such as the CDP. The company’s action plan includes concrete steps to centralize and simplify its data collection and tracking process across its global facilities.
Ecometrica’s Sustainability Platform APIs automatically ingest hundreds of thousands of data records representing e.g. accommodation, flights, and subsistence data records – on a monthly or quarterly basis across the customer’s hundreds of sites.
The flexibility of the Ecometrica platform APIs: assists them with structuring the data in a format which can facilitate effective and efficient emissions’ reporting and creates a flexible ingestion pipeline allowing the quick deployment of new business activity data from multiple business activity data sources and systems.