Technological features of the GCI platform
The GCI platform is a LAMP web stack , i.e. Linux Apache mysql and PHP. It was developed based on the Laravel framework, which is a market leading industry standard framework. It uses mysql technology for relational databases.
For the entire front end we use React which is the front end framework developed by Facebook and which is currently the leading solution in the industry. Thus, we were able to develop quality APIs and offer our users a fluid and ergonomic service interface.
The added value from this technology
The range of technology used to develop the GCI platform can currently be contained in a docker which enables us to seamlessly move our solution between platforms and between hosting solutions. This means we can swiftly adapt to the constraints and requirements of all kinds of businesses, whatever their size and whatever country they are located in.
A smart platform
The GCI app relies on crowdsourcing, that is, on shared knowledge.
In practice, GCI users can personalise their questionnaire, based on their own sector. In addition, goods and services suppliers will be able to create their own emission factors by work unit.
All users can calculate their own composite emission factors for the products or services they supply. They can also calculate their Product Carbon Footprint, (based on the Life Cycle Analysis methodology). Results are then shareable, and usable by all platform customers.
The emission factors database is shared. Everyone benefits from it and can replace in real time in their GHG Inventory the default emission factors from the reference databases, which are averaged and may not be very meaningful, with their own suppliers' real emission factors. That then improves their own carbon competitiveness.
A constantly developing digital tool
The continuing improvement of our user interface is one of our priorities, to offer you an intuitive experience and make your decarbonisation strategy easier.
We are developing an API accessible to external third party application developers so they can integrate GCI in their own apps.