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The End of Manual Data Matching

Open Supply Hub’s API checks your supplier data, removes duplicates, and saves you time to do what matters most in your organization.

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You want a supplier database that is clean, reliable, and duplicate-free - but you have to spend hours comparing Excel spreadsheets to make it happen, taking time away from the impactful work you were hired to do.

  • Maybe you work for a company, getting ready to comply with increasing ESG requirements, and fear that you won’t be able to get a clean supplier database in time.
  • Or maybe your company provides supply chain mapping services and you know that the quality of your data is key to your competitive advantage.
  • Or you might be working for a civil society organization or a multi-stakeholder initiative and the numerous hidden duplicates in your database make it difficult to run cross-sector projects or facilitate access to remedy.

Regardless of the organization you work for, you know that you need to automate the inspection and deduplication process of your supplier data, or it will continue to consume your time and create problems in your organization.

You may be pondering some critical questions:

  • Can an automated process really be as good as doing it by hand?

  • Can it make keeping up with tough due diligence rules a bit less overwhelming?

  • Will it cut down on the repetitive task of comparing data, so I can concentrate on the more important issues?

  • Will it fix our customers' gripes about our too-small supplier data pool?

  • And, can it save me from the hassle of contacting each member to check if they source from a certain facility?

The answer is a resounding yes.

Open Supply Hub's API connects you directly to the same comprehensive database showcased on the Open Supply Hub website.

This grants your organization access to detailed information on hundreds of thousands of facilities, including their location, processing capabilities, product types, workforce size, and a list of other contributors utilizing these facilities.

The OS Hub API will do the heavy lifting for you:

  • Got the wrong name for a facility? It suggests a better one.
  • Address not quite right? It suggests the best match.
  • Stumbled upon duplicates? It merges them and gives you one unique ID you can share with your customers or display on your compliance reports.

The best part? You just saved hours of manual work.

Open Supply Hub’s API is your shortcut from spending endless hours manually checking datasets, to having everything done automatically.

  • If you work for a company, imagine the API correcting your supplier names and addresses, spotting and merging any duplicates, and even throwing in extra bits of info, like GPS coordinates or number of workers. You will impress compliance authorities by showing them you have a detailed overview of your supply chain.
  • If supply chain-related services are your company's specialty, your and your clients' data will integrate effortlessly with OS Hub's extensive database, delivering higher quality data and revealing previously undiscovered insights. It is a chance to broaden your offerings with just one easy integration. Plus, think of the edge you will give your clients by highlighting potential cost-effective partnerships, by identifying who else is sourcing from the same vendors.
  • Involved with a civil society organization or a multi-stakeholder initiative? By adopting OS Hub's API, you gain the ability to quickly sift through your database and find the right stakeholders for any project, or to accelerate finding solutions. Simplicity at its best.

Imagine effortlessly maintaining an accurate supply chain database…

By using Open Supply Hub as the central source of truth for facility location data, we can match our facilities easily and quickly with any external dataset” says Worldly.

Worldly is the planet’s most comprehensive impact intelligence platform, trusted by 40,000+ major brands, retailers, and manufacturers in fashion, outdoor, home goods, toys and more.

Worldly users now have increased confidence in searching and matching facilities, merging duplicate IDs and the supply chain due diligence process.

Connecting with the OS Hub’s API has also accelerated Worldly's integration efforts by removing what previously had been a large chunk of work: aligning its facility records with potential partners.

Pricing

Wondering which package is best for your organization?

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to find your answer in our FAQs ↓

The OS Hub API in detail…

  • Deduplication algorithm

  • Allocation of a unique identifier for each production site (the OS ID)

  • Identification of incorrect names and addresses

  • Ability to upload data anonymously

  • Instant access to a constantly growing database

  • Bespoke onboarding

  • IT support

If you would like to dive deeper into the technical aspects of the API, we invite you to explore our developer resources.

Open Supply Hub's API is the solution you need if:

  • You are part of a company, spending countless hours checking supplier data to make smart decisions and meet your due diligence requirements. Instead of focusing on your actual role, you're bogged down in data verification.

  • Your company is in the supply chain service industry, facing growing demands to expand your dataset. The challenge? Integrating with numerous data providers isn't ideal, since it would circle you back to the tedious job of personally coordinating the data.

  • You're involved with a civil society organization or a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI), and find yourself struggling to coordinate members for pilot projects or to speed up remedies. The root of the problem? The absence of an easily navigable, comprehensive database.

… and you know that having one centralized, easily navigable database is the secret to simplifying your procedures.

Imagine...

You are meeting all your due diligence requirements and have a comprehensive understanding of your supply chain, even with a small team and limited resources.

Your customer satisfaction levels skyrocket as you provide a wealth of data, making your software the go-to solution for supply chain insights.

You make it easier and faster for all involved in your organization to work together, effectively addressing human rights and environmental issues

Just because you integrated with OS Hub’s API.

Frequently Asked Questions

A “call” to OS Hub’s servers corresponds to:

  • downloading/uploading 50 facilities at a time; each incremental 50 being an additional call

  • downloading/uploading 1 facility at a time to the database

  • confirming/rejecting 1 potential duplicate match

So knowing how many calls you will make depends on how often you choose to query our database (once a day? Once a week? Or once a month?) and on the amount of data you are uploading or downloading. Your team of developers and project managers are best suited to help you answer this question.

In any case, if you need more calls than you initially thought, you can upgrade your package at any time.

Absolutely. During your free 14-day free trial, you will have the opportunity to access and test the API in our testing environment. You will not be charged if you decide to cancel your subscription within those 14 days.

To protect OS Hub’s servers. This precaution is to prevent excessive calls that could overwhelm the servers, ensuring other customers can also access and utilize the service without disruption.

Upon payment, your 14-day free trial will automatically start. You won’t be charged until your free trial is over. You will receive an automated email giving you access to OS Hub’s API integration documentation as well as to OS Hub’s testing environment. You will have the opportunity to schedule an onboarding call if you wish to do so. Once everything is set up and working on OS Hub’s testing environment, you will be connected to our live environment. You will keep access to exclusive IT support during the whole duration of your integration with the API.

You are automatically granted a 14-day free trial upon registration, which gives you time to try OS Hub’s API in its testing environment. If it turns out OS Hub’s API is not for you, you will be able to cancel your subscription from your customer space.

This will depend on the availability of your IT Team as well as on your current infrastructure. Upon signing up, you will be provided with all the documentation you need as well as onboarding support. You can integrate with OS Hub's API in as little as 2 weeks.

Absolutely. Please contact us at info@opensupplyhub.org and we will set his up for you.

Access to data on OS Hub will always be free. With the API, we offer the automation of manual tasks, as well as exclusive IT support. As a small non-profit, we are not able to do this free of charge. We priced the API in a way that makes it as accessible as possible for all sorts of organizations, while covering our needs as a non-profit.

Open Supply Hub offers a program for qualifying civil society organizations to apply for free / discounted access to this Premium Feature. Check out our free / discounted API access policy to see if you qualify. If you believe you do, apply through this form.

Open Supply Hub does offer the possibility to manually download all of its data in a file. A single pull costs $15,000, a biannual pull costs $30,000 and a quarterly pull costs $48,000. If you prefer this option, please reach out at info@opensupplyhub.org.

Unlike manual data contributions to Open Supply Hub, the API works on a per facility basis. When pushing data to OS Hub via API, users are able to choose for each facility whether or not to be listed publicly as the data Contributor, e.g. as "Worldly". When users choose to contribute anonymously, their contributions are listed as "A multi-stakeholder initiative", "A service provider", "A civil society organization" etc.

Of course. Contact us at info@opensupplyhub.org and our Sales Team will be happy to support you.

Read the part applicable to the API in our ToS for Premium Features

Technical Resources

Looking for technical documentation?

Visit our Developer Resources to access our Swagger Documentation and Python Library.

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