Effectively, multiplying the value of your data is one of the best advantages of exposing data through API, whether that is for internal consumption to streamline and systematize the flow and processing of data within a company, or to create a business ecosystem based on the results. Ideally, this flow of data starts from the source of the data and then splits two ways. On one hand, this helps intra- and inter-system actions for the company (managing clients, products and processes. On the other hand, it can power visualisation tools (description, patterns, alerts, predictions, etc.) which can help the business make decisions. A good example of a business ecosystem using the data of a company accessible through APIs is BBVA’s API Market. We can’t forget that some of the challenges we mentioned for the use of data for the social good are also valid in these cases: privacy, security, and legislation.
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