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How API Food Data can Cause Brands to Reimagine Operational Efficiency

August 10, 2021

API Automation Will Destroy Efficiency Bottlenecks from Manual Tasks

Every software has integrations that send data back and forth between small pairings of tools and apps. While these pre-built connections can save time if you use them exactly as designed, they rarely are created with wild flexibility needed by food businesses in mind.

For example, your food costing software might offer an EDI connection to vendors. Very handy. But to integrate recipe costs with your menu planning excel sheet? That’ll take a custom-built connection from a dev team, because that EDI connection doesn’t include an option to send data anywhere but the food costing software. Want to connect the nutritional tracking software too? That’s another custom connection (or two).

Dev teams call this process of creating endless connections—and maintaining them when they fail—“throwaway work” for good reason.

Open APIs make each data item accessible on a granular level. Any developer can quickly call the API, select the specific data item, and place it in any spreadsheet or software that also uses an Open API.

There’s no complicated custom connections, no manual data entry from one platform to the other. Just a seamless, automatic flow of information from any two points that’s far less likely to cause future headaches than pre-built integrations.

Also Read: An Introduction To Efficient Food Systems: Rethinking Operational Chaos In The Food Industry

👉 See how Galley’s API unlocks greater flexibility and profitability.

Welcome to the future of food.

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