20 June 2024

VMS Trends: Harness the Power of Open APIs!

Wayne Burgess
Wayne Burgess

Adaptability and transparency are critical in the dynamic world of Vendor Management Systems (VMS). Organizations increasingly demand solutions that provide flexibility and access to information to meet their ever-evolving needs. This is where the growing importance of Open APIs in VMS software comes into play. Let's look a how you can harness the power of Open APIs to transform your reporting capabilities to get the insights you need to manage your contingent workforce more effectively.  

What is an API?

In layman's terms, it is a way to connect systems easily for secure and fast data exchange. This connection can run both ways. Open APIs allow users to access their raw data and create custom reporting using their own business intelligence platform.

Let’s explore the five key benefits that Open APIs bring to organizations:

1. Open APIs allow companies to take back ownership of their data

Historically, companies were forced to use the VMS’ reporting capabilities, which rarely align with an organization's needs. Even Ad Hoc reporting doesn’t quite get users what they need. A VMS with an Open API allows organizations to access their entire data set in real time, store it within their own BI platform, and create the needed reports. This level of access ensures that clients have more relevant and actionable data, leading to better decision-making and improved workforce management.

2. Open APIs make system integrations easy, fast, and cost-effective

In older legacy systems, an integration can take months and millions of dollars. Many legacy VMS platforms are built on third-party software such as SAP, Workday, or Salesforce, which makes it even more difficult if your organization doesn’t run on any of these platforms. VMS Integration is key. Integrating multiple systems makes your extended workforce tech stack more effective and allows for more accurate and holistic reporting, ultimately improving the quality of the insights provided to clients. 

3. Open APIs provide greater Operational Efficiency

Many organizations spend hours every week building and updating reports in Excel or Google Sheets. With Open APIs, organizations can automate many processes in creating and updating reports. This automation reduces the manual workload on the team, freeing up resources to focus on more strategic tasks. Additionally, automated processes are less prone to errors, ensuring that the reports generated are accurate and reliable. Increased operational efficiency translates to cost savings and faster turnaround times for clients, enhancing the overall service delivery.

4. Open APIs provide a scalable solution that can grow with the organization

As the volume of data and the complexity of reporting needs increase, Open APIs can handle the additional load without requiring significant changes to the existing infrastructure. Furthermore, Open APIs ensure that organizations are well-prepared for future technological advancements. They can easily integrate new tools and technologies into their reporting suite, keeping them at the forefront of innovation.

5. Open APIs increases Client Satisfaction and Competitive Advantage

Ultimately, the ability to offer customized, comprehensive, and timely reports significantly enhances client satisfaction. Clients appreciate having reports tailored to their specific needs and providing deep insights into their contingent workforce. This level of service can set an organization apart from competitors, offering a unique value proposition that can attract and retain clients. By leveraging Open APIs, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to innovation and the ability to meet and exceed client expectations.

Open APIs represent a significant leap forward for VMS providers

The ability to access raw data and create custom reporting suites tailored to user’s needs enhances the quality of service and drives operational efficiencies and scalability. As the trend towards Open APIs continues to grow, organizations that embrace this technology will be well-positioned to deliver superior service and achieve a competitive edge in the marketplace.

By harnessing the power of Open APIs, both Buyers and MSPs can transform their reporting capabilities, providing users and clients with the insights they need to manage their contingent workforce effectively. The future of VMS software is undoubtedly bright, and those who adapt to these technological advancements will lead the way in the industry.

About Conexis VMS

Conexis VMS is a robust, cloud-based, mobile-friendly software application that empowers your company to streamline and oversee your entire contingent workforce, regardless of the diverse skill sets you require. Our award-winning Vendor Management System is the the most modern and advanced VMS tech stack available today that has been built with the user in mind. It starts with the latest codebase and extends to our lightning-fast AWS microservice infrastructure. Add to that our Open API and Software Development Kit (SDK), making Conexis the lights-out leader in VMS technology. We provide the easiest, fastest, most modern, sophisticated, and flexible VMS on the market today. Learn more about why companies are choosing Conexis VMS

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Wayne Burgess

Wayne Burgess

Wayne Burgess is the President of Conexis, a technology company focused on helping organizations get control of their Contingent workforce.

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