Application Programming Interface (API)

Benefits Of Adding API To A CMMS Solution

A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is a powerful tool to help companies manage and synergize their operations and facilities.  Today, organizations are looking to integrate and streamline the interface between their operational processes and equipment management applications through CMMS.  Using an Application Programming Interface (API), users can extend the power of their CMMS solution, allowing other computers, software applications, smart devices, and equipment such as meters to communicate with it.  The maximization of uptime and the prevention of system failures by way of a CMMS API solution means increased competitiveness and profitability.

How Does an API Work?

Facility and Maintenance Managers wear many hats and are responsible for manually entering and recording maintenance and asset data into separate programs.  This is time-consuming and error-prone.  Incorporating an API into your CMMS solution, data can automatically feed electronically through the API to your CMMS database providing real-time, accurate, reliable and relevant business intelligence.

Benefits of API

  • For applications that function by pulling a constant stream of data from one or more sources, an API is especially important to decrease development time, save storage space on endpoint devices, and overcome any differences in the standards or programming languages used to create the information that lives at either end of the data bridge.
  • Businesses today use many applications and require them to be integrated seamlessly.
  • Business applications store redundant data and tend to propagate superfluous functionality. Using the CMMS API, processes and programs access the data directly at the source and use a common set of rules and methods.
  • An API automates tasks and provides synchronization within your systems.

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