data Provider

Features

re.alto Provider portal

 

  • API monitoring dashboard
  • Standardization via REST API
  • Simple click & play environment
  • Digital contract management process
  • New channel to monetize your API in EU
  • One central payment platform (billing and invoicing)
  • Expose your digital assets to new audiences

how it works

Marketplace of european wide energy-related API products

1

Business with data

You’re a company with energy related data and/or digital services and you want to find easy & efficient ways to promote and sell it.

2

Create account

Get started by creating an account and deciding what energy data or digital services via API(s) you’d like to upload. – If you have data & digital services to provide but no API yet, we’ll work with you to get you started.

3

Upload information

To upload your API, we’ll need information such as product description, pricing details, usage terms & conditions, technical documentation and a product licence. This can be done easily by you through your online portal, or by the re.alto team.

4

Manage listings

You’ll be notified when new users request access to your product(s) or if there are any changes to existing user subscriptions. You can set permissions and manage your API pricing, and we’ll take care of things like invoicing for you.

5

Usage & analytics

You’ll have access to a full reporting analytics dashboard for an overview of your products, enabling you to track and monitor your data and regulate its usage in one place – you’re the one in control.

6

Earn revenue

Registering and providing your data & digital services via APIs on the re.alto marketplace enables you to expand your reach and find a broader range of partners and developers from one easy to use channel.

how it works

Marketplace of european wide energy-related API products

1

Business with data

You’re a company with energy related data and/or digital services and you want to find easy & efficient ways to promote and sell it.

2

Create account

Get started by creating an account and deciding what energy data or digital services via API(s) you’d like to upload. – If you have data & digital services to provide but no API yet, we’ll work with you to get you started.

3

Upload information

To upload your API, we’ll need information such as product description, pricing details, usage terms & conditions, technical documentation and a product licence. This can be done easily by you through your online portal, or by the re.alto team.

6

Earn revenue

Registering and providing your data & digital services via APIs on the re.alto marketplace enables you to expand your reach and find a broader range of partners and developers from one easy to use channel.

5

Usage & analytics

You’ll have access to a full reporting analytics dashboard for an overview of your products, enabling you to track and monitor your data and regulate its usage in one place – you’re the one in control.

4

Manage listings

You’ll be notified when new users request access to your product(s) or if there are any changes to existing user subscriptions. You can set permissions and manage your API pricing, and we’ll take care of things like invoicing for you.

APIs enable you to:

Access new data streams

Outsource non-core business

Be quicker and cost-effective to scale

APIs have fueled needed innovation and R&D

You are able to create new winning business models

Quick summary:

  1. Create account
  2. Upload information
  3. Manage your listings
  4. Monitor usage and analytics
  5. Expand reach & earn more revenue

FAQ

What is re.alto?

re.alto is a marketplace for digital energy products and services, delivered via APIs. You can register as a Provider or a Consumer. As a Consumer, you can search for APIs from a wide range of energy sectors and subscribe in a simple online process.

What is an API ?

“Application Programming Interface” or API is an interface that connects different components, such as applications with data from hardware or user interface. In building applications, an API simplifies programming by abstracting the underlying implementation and only exposing objects or actions the developer requires.  

Is re.alto a reseller of digital products?

No, re.alto is not a reseller of digital products.  Each product Provider lists his specific terms and conditions as well as the applicable pricing for the use of the product. The commercial agreement is between the Provider and Consumer.  

Which API formats are supported?

Our platform is compatible with web-based (HTTP), ideally REST, APIs. SOAP is also supported.  We currently do not support message queues or other binary formats.  

Can I control access to my data?

Yes. An advantage of the re.alto approach is that you as a data provider will need to give approval for any user requesting access to your data.  

How do I make changes to my APIs/Products?

Editing is accessible through your portal via the individual APIs settings page. For changes to fields which are not editable, or for any technical changes, just get in touch with us.  

 

What can I do if I do not have an API but want to provide my data?

Our consulting team is happy to help you. Please reach out to us via:  Contact Us

How can I invoice my clients?

re.alto will take manage all of the billing and settlement. You’ll receive a monthly credit note/self bill as a Provider for all your sales on the re.alto marketplace.

Why do I have to upload a licence for users to access my product?

It is necessary to provide users of your data with a set of Terms and Conditions. We recommend that you use our standard template which is based on the European Open Data Licence. You can find a copy of it here. If you have a question or a specific requirement, please contact us.

Do I need to change my product licence?

Yes, you most likely will have to change some parts of your standard product licence. For instance, consumers will no longer be reaching out to your base URL directly, but connect instead to your service via re.alto’s gateway. Similarly, all billing and payment will pass through re.alto, so you don’t have to worry about this anymore.  If you have any questions related to the compatibility of your terms & conditions with the functionality of re.alto, we will help you with this.

I do not have a standard price for my product. Can I just list my product without a price indication?

To list your APIs/data on re.alto it is necessary to provide a price. If our current pricing module doesn’t offer what you need, we are happy to work with you on this to find a solution. 

What if a consumer does not comply to my product terms and conditions?

Reach out to us via Contact Us and we’ll revoke the Consumer’s access to your product. In the future, you’ll be able to manage this online yourself in the portal.