INFLUENCE OF API INTERFACES ON DATA EXCHANGE AND INFORMATION SHARING IN THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR
The article is based on the research on API interfaces used by logistics service
providers and logistics integration platforms. The article shows what API interfaces
are in use, compares API vs EDI, what business transactions are supported by API
interfaces and what are the reasons of why API is used. The article considers a very
important topic of standardization for API and shows th e way how these standards for
API can be achieved with a detailed roadmap.
Key words: API, EDI, transport, logistics, standardization, semantic data model