cii sustainability core features and functionalities

The cii platform consist of a set of core features and functionalities that makes it the perfect solution for an organisation´s successful sustainability management.


cii is an Excel-to-Web solution. This means that cii allows you to transfer existing Excel sheets, reports or templates to the cii interface, giving you and your co-workers the look-and-feel of Excel but with the advanced functionality of a database driven system. Data entry becomes safer and analytics can be done within cii with customised dashboards or directly in your familiar Excel environment. Providing you with the best of both worlds.

  • Familiar interface and usability
  • Existing reports and historic data can be used by a parsing process from Excel-to-cii
  • Extended functionality
  • Database driven system (data once entered can be used for all modules, dashboards and reporting (start small, grow big)
  • Highly customisable
  • Fast and easy implementation
  • Web access – anytime from anywhere (provided there is internet connectivity)


Using a cloud based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution comes with many advantages. One of them is that by employing a web based interface, you are independent of locally installed software. For using cii, all you need is your login information, an up-to-date browser and internet access. Time consuming software setups and adaptations of your established IT system become superfluous, allowing you to access your individually designed cii system from anywhere.

You further benefit from not having to worry about service and maintenance, which is covered by us. In close alignment with our customers, we offer a consistent improvement and further development of our system to provide new features, options and enhancements in cii.

  • Web access – anytime from anywhere
  • Highest security standards by using the https-protocol and Germany based servers
  • Less paper, less mailings, less chaos
  • Online support
  • Translation ready
  • Software-as-a-Service SaaS (cross-platform usability – Mac, Windows, Linux)
  • No internal setup needed
  • System maintenance and availability of the service relies on us (background-updates on the go)
  • System updates and improvements by background-update (emissions factors, reports, features)
  • Up-to-date conversion factors and reports


The best data is useless when not used properly. Sustainability management can only be driven by concrete analysis of comprehensible data. Without analytics of this data there can be no improvement. cii offers you great tools for analysis and forecasting. You can have an eye on your actual emissions, your future emissions with your act and plan data, or test and develop new strategies by using our scenario options.

For any sustainable business strategy, forecasting and target setting is crucial and therefore this is a part of every Footprint Management Module within cii.

  • Forecasting
  • Simulation (scenarios, plan-act)
  • proBas database (Life Cycle Asesment LCA)
  • Trend analysis
  • Standardised and customised reporting
  • Benchmarks and over time comparison
  • Definition and setting of measurable targets and objectives
  • Measure progress of objectives and targets over time
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Most data is already available in the operative system of your company. cii can automatically access this data via interfaces. With the integration of your organisations databases into cii you can get automated data collection where it is possible. This will help you to standardise data from different sources within cii and let you eliminate the time and errors that come with manual data collection.

  • Automated metric conversion (rules for complex calculations alongside Excel standard functionality)
  • Automated report publication on a periodic basis
  • Instant aggregation and calculation of data input (live data)
  • Connectivity options with other databases in or out (SAP, SQL, CSV, etc.)
  • ETL (open architecture)
  • Dashboards
  • Integrated emissions calculations (up-to-date conversion factors)
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The bigger an organisation the more complicated it is to have complete control over the activities of your users in terms of data input and process control. Only by having control over your user rights and thereby keeping track over their data entry you can perform successful audit-ready data collection.

  • Administrative folders for preselection of KPIs and user settings
  • Adaptable Dashboards and entry sheets (the user only sees what he needs to see – entry sheets or dashboards)
  • Process control (data submission overview, sign-off, audit-trail, plausibility check, document upload)
  • For groups or individual users
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Make more sense of your data by taking it beyond its raw format: Visualize it, put it in context, enable comparison of your data over time or site. Visualisation of information ensures clarity and helps in the decision-making process.

  • Customisable charts for any purpose
  • Personalised dashboards
  • Supercharts for reporting
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