iSHARE improves supply chain visibility for your customers
How innovative is your organization? Are you an early adopter? Or are you a laggard? The supply chain is changing; your customers are continuously working to improve their processes and optimize their business performance while also striving to support the government’s aims to reduce carbon emissions. That is easier said than done, but iSHARE offers a way forward.
With iSHARE, you can take an important step towards achieving your goals. How? By integrating iSHARE into your software solution to enable your customers to share data with partners throughout the whole supply chain. That increases your relevance for the customer.
Organisations in the logistics sector are increasingly dependent on other partners in order to improve their own business performance. Do you want to improve supply chain efficiency, save costs and help the industry as a whole to reduce carbon emissions? If so, data exchange is a must. As digitalization continues to advance, organizations are enlisting the help of multiple software suppliers to gain insight into the entire supply chain.
There are certain obstacles, of course. There is a large and diverse range of choice, and different suppliers often work with solutions from different vendors. Organizations also use a wide variety of software solutions and suppliers internally. Integrating services, both internally and externally, is high on the list of priorities in order to boost overall efficiency. This presents software suppliers with not only a threat, but also an opportunity. How can you offer your customers a low-threshold and above all secure way of enabling their systems to communicate with partner systems?
iSHARE is a uniform set of agreements about how partners identify, authenticate and authorize one another. Customers that utilize an iSHARE-integrated software solution from you are able to share data with other iSHARE Participants securely and without a hitch, including with new and previously unknown partners such as organizations that are further upstream/downstream in your customer’s supply chain. Above all, it is easy and fully controlled.
How does iSHARE work?
The technical agreements in iSHARE are based on an API architecture designed to enable iSHARE Participants to request and receive data in a uniform manner. The iSHARE data traffic comprises authentication information. Your software solution uses iSHARE to verify that participating partners really are who they claim to be, and that those partners uphold the agreements.
In addition to technical agreements, iSHARE also contains legal agreements about data-sharing. Your customers have full control over their own data at all times. How? They manage the access rights themselves; your customers predefine which partners are allowed to receive which data, what they are allowed to do with it and for which period of time.
- Your customers improve their supply chain visibility; iSHARE makes it possible to share data with other organisations further upstream/downstream in the supply chain in a secure and trustworthy way
- Your customers improve their efficiency and reduce their carbon emissions
- You increase your added value for customers
The bottom line?
By integrating iSHARE into your software solution, you enable your customers to share data in an easy and controlled way, including with partners further upstream/downstream in the supply chain. This puts them in a stronger position to make further efficiency improvements and to reduce their carbon emissions. The result: you increase your added value for customers.