What is an API?

An Application Programming Interface, or API, forms the link between different systems, databases, and devices. It acts, if you will, like a transmitter, receiver, and translator of messages. The API sends data from one place to another and enables communication between software. However, the year of the API (2017, according to Forbes) is now some time behind us. So, APIs are not exactly new, but the extent to which they are being used has most certainly exploded and is still expanding. The question, therefore, is not so much whether you should follow this technology, but rather when you’ll start doing so.

Flexibility and control

Graydon has an enormous database of company information and (predictive) scores at its disposal. All data can be unlocked in your own systems via APIs. Once linked, all departments within your company get direct access to the most recent data. In short, using Graydon’s APIs, you can quickly and conveniently integrate company data into the systems and the applications you’ve come to trust and rely on.

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Our API solutions

Want to integrate up-to-date company data and tried and tested scores into any application you work with on a daily basis? Then quickly create a direct link with the unique Graydon database for a hassle-free way to add value to your trusted, internal systems.

The advantages: 7 solid reasons for integrating APIs

Relevant information added directly to your trusted, internal environment

You’ll receive real-time access to the most relevant, correct, and current information in your own, trusted, internal systems. The implementation of an API is fairly simple and can be adjusted at any time depending on your needs.

Complete and always up to date

You’ll no longer be dependent on enrichment of-or updates to- your database. Through an API, you can directly retrieve the desired data in your system, to complete your client data sheet. If anything changes in that client data sheet, the direct link to the Graydon database ensures that the changes are also immediately processed in your systems.

Quick and user friendly

You will no longer need to log in to different systems or platforms. Or transfer information from one platform to the next. You will be consulting the data directly inside your own environment.

Less chance for errors

With an API, there will be less data that needs to be entered manually. So, data input is kept to a minimum. And that means that the chance for errors is similarly minimised.

Controlled data quantity

An API is configured for your needs. You decide what data you want to implement. Moreover, using an API you also save on storage costs for your data and corresponding IT support.

Advanced technology

APIs offer options for integrating data both at the front end and at the back end. For online shops, for example, this allows for online checks to take place in the customer environment.

Simple installation

A link via API is simple to install. Developers can find all technical information about this on our website www.graydon.io.


Would you like to receive more information about our API solutions?

Are you curious about the possibilities for your company? Get in touch with us right away, at sales@graydon.co.uk, or by phone on +44 (0)20 8515 1400. Or complete the request form for the API you are interested in.