INFORMATION ACCESS HUB
In many cases, what the Public Authorities and Professional Operators in the market of economic and commercial information require is to supplement their own information and integrate it with the information held in other databases, in order to carry out more in-depth analyses and form a complete picture of the composition of the productive sector.
In response to these requirements, InfoCamere has developed sophisticated systems for integrating the information contained in the databases of the Chambers of Commerce with other information systems, making it possible to supply data in bulk, rather than delivering pre-existing, individual official documents, such as search results or balance sheets.
All of the information contained in the Chamber of Commerce databases is sent to the Public Authorities and updated regularly. From there, it can be extracted in customised form and can be integrated with any existing IT system at the EDP centre of the public body accessing it, for example the company financial management system, the labour information system, the georeferencing system, the databases of so-called single information points, etc. This ensures that the Authority has access to "made to measure" information, and therefore has the opportunity to customise its own system by incorporating a range of access components. The data can also be made available to other Public Authorities, which simply need to connect to the main Authority.
The Official Distributors can search the main databases of the Chambers of Commerce, requesting large volumes of information. The result may be a collection of individual data items (in XML format), or official prospectuses (in text, HTML or PDF format), like the ones that can be collected from the Chamber of Commerce reception counters. The information thus obtained may be used for distributing the official Chamber of Commerce prospectuses through the distributor's own site, or for producing information reports, incorporating the official information from the Chambers of Commerce along with information from other public databases (such as the land and mortgage registries).