SHARE helps you to work faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively
To save time and money, you already share data with numerous supply chain partners – and that’s where iSHARE’s strength lies. It not only enables you to share data with your direct business partners, but also offers you the potential for data-sharing with the entire supply chain, including with companies you have never worked with before. It is simple and controlled. This lets you make better use of the available transport capacity, improves your planning capability and also helps you to considerably reduce your carbon emissions.
You have probably already set up software integration in order to facilitate real-time data exchange with your direct customers, such as shippers and distribution centres. But (and there is a but...) that integration does not extend to business partners that you (so far) only work with on an ad-hoc basis – such as when you need to utilize a subcontractor at short notice, or if your freight needs to make a detour due to an unfavourable weather or traffic situation. Because you have not integrated software with such partners, you do not share data with them either. So the challenge is clear: can you communicate accurately with all the relevant partners at any desired and/or unexpected moment in time?
iSHARE is a uniform set of agreements about how partners identify, authenticate and authorize one another. By joining iSHARE, you can start sharing data in a secure and controlled way with other Participants in the Scheme. The benefits are clear: time-consuming and costly software integrations are no longer necessary – and that includes integrations with new and previously unknown partners, such as a transport company you are working with for the first time. Needless to say, you can also share data with them in an easy, secure and controlled way.
How does iSHARE work?
The iSHARE Data Scharing Scheme includes technical agreements which all Participants must uphold. This requires you or your software supplier to technically adapt your software to make it possible for you to verify whether potential data-sharing partners are indeed who they claim to be, whether they comply with the agreements within the Scheme, and whether they may gain access to your data.
In addition to technical agreements, iSHARE also contains legal agreements about data-sharing. You have full control over your own data at all times. How? You manage the access rights yourself; you predefine which partners are allowed to receive which data, what they are allowed to do with it and for which period of time.
- Flexibility: you share data with new data-sharing partners, many of whom are further upstream/downstream in the supply chain. This enables you to delegate rights at the last minute, such as to a previously unknown transport company so that your goods can be delivered to the customer on time after all. This does not require software integration
- Full control: You decide which information you are willing to share when and with whom
- Certainty: you can be sure that all iSHARE Participants can be trusted
Work faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively
iSHARE brings full supply chain visibility a step closer. The Scheme makes it possible for all Participants in the supply chain to share data with one another in an easy, secure and controlled way. The benefit: you gain greater insight into the supply chain, enabling you to work faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively.