Worldbox API offers Emerging Market Business Information

The Business Intelligence provider Worldbox launches an API offering over 200 data fields across seven million emerging market companies.

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"Our development work with third-parties allows firms to create their own 'white-label' apps around the functionality of our API"

Founder and President of Worldbox, Adrian Ashurst

Worldbox’s application-programming interface (API) facilitates the integration of its company data within third-party software, bespoke applications and mobile apps via XML feeds, with the information content available in English, French, German or Italian languages.

The firm’s searchable database covers a wide range of accurate company information, including group structures, ownership and linked relationships as well as company reports, credit information, financial data and legal documents.

Comprehensive coverage of all emerging market regions is provided via a network of partners across Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. Here, Worldbox’s partnership with AsiaGate collectively provides its customers with 13 million business records, from China to Vietnam; all available through the API.

Using the API, data can be sourced from the Worldbox network before being used for standalone reports, imported into enterprise software such as SAP, or merged with a company’s own internal database.

In any case, the data provided, together with the API’s flexibility, enables businesses to strengthen their decision-making processes, increase their efficiency when managing portfolios and assist them when developing products, based on sound financial information.

Worldbox CEO, Adrian Ashurst, comments: "The flexibility allows users to receive as much or as little data as required, with no requirement to host or manage that data directly. And our development work with third-parties allows firms to create their own 'white-label' apps around the functionality of our API, linked to our global database.”

All XML data feeds additionally provide unique WIN Numbers (Worldbox Identification Numbers), to facilitate one-step ordering of further information on any company in the Worldbox database.

Worldbox is a global provider of business, financial, due diligence and credit information of over 20 years, with headquarters in Switzerland and offices in the UK, Hong Kong, Holland and India.

The firm specialises in obtaining hard-to-find company information, particularly in developing regions, using its network of on-the-ground agents, and serving clients across sectors including Export Credit Risk Insurance, M&A Due Diligence, Anti-Bribery Compliance, and Institutional Investment.

Outsell shortlisted Worldbox as an 'Emerging Disruptor' in its most recent Financial, Credit, Legal and Governance, Risk and Compliance Report, noting: 'Worldbox is a credit information and BI provider that is growing aggressively in brand equity [and has] grown to become the largest provider of cross-border information, locally'.