Nearly every business today is taking advantage of multiple platforms and systems both online and traditional, locally run software. In order for businesses to be effective, they need these systems to communicate so data and results are not siloed, but shared to help leaders analyze, find opportunities, and grow the business. While invisible to most users, the key tools that these platforms use to communicate and share data are APIs, or application programming interfaces. CIOInsight describes the importance of various API integrations as “increasingly necessary for businesses seeking to extend their operations without increasing overhead costs.”
Benefits of using an API with your Resource Management solution
- An API automates data feeds from HR systems, accounting solutions, and CRM tools for real-time updates.
- An API reduces the need for double entry and data errors from other sources.
- APIs provide flexibility in how and when data is used.
- Utilizing API helps businesses take advantage of current systems’ popularity among team members while also providing value with a new solution.
A scalable API is crucial for any resource management solution, as it allows an organization to build its own integrations on its API project management, HR, accounting, and CRM tools. With a scalable API, businesses can have custom integrations that connect their SaaS tools, reduce double entry, and automate their processes. Another important piece is the resource management solution having flexible architecture built around bridging resource management with popular PPM tools integrations, integrating their current system into the resource management solution with ease. Another advantage to having a flexible API for resource forecasting and capacity planning is that flexibility allows businesses to take advantage of existing data and platforms that employees are comfortable with and utilize daily, while centralizing the data into a tool that can help leaders conduct more thorough evaluations and make strategic decisions.
Tempus Resource’s API Capability
Tempus Resource’s open rest-based API is available to all customers at all times, enabling a smooth integration from whatever platform ProSymmetry customers use. The Tempus API can be used to pull project, resource, and assignment data into Tempus. Conversely, users can push the same data out of Tempus into another application for further use and analysis. This flexibility allows ProSymmetry customers to automate their processes, reducing the amount of administrative overhead for a SaaS solution and enabling users to get the most out of their data. Tempus interacts with popular HR software including WorkDay and PeopleSoft, IT ticket management tools including ServiceNow, project management tools like JIRA, Azure DevOps, SmartSheet, MS Project, Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint, and more.
ProSymmetry, a global leader in resource portfolio management, provides resource management solutions to large enterprises including many Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies with its proprietary platform Tempus Resource. Tempus Resource, recently named in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Adaptive Project Management and Reporting, is a purpose-built resource forecasting and capacity planning solution for strategic business decisions. With capabilities including bulk resource forecasting, skills and talent management, portfolio and resource capacity reporting, and interactive scenario planning and what-if analysis, Tempus gives organizations actionable intelligence and cutting-edge analytics. For more information, visit www.prosymmetry.com.