Document-based transparency (usually in PDF format) is doomed to being minority because it complicates the information to be audited in a systematic and verifiable way and requires manual intervention.

Data-based transparency is based on the fact that the majority of the information provided is data or views that are updated automatically. Thus, the transparency is in real time and the margin for inadequate practices is reduces to a minimum. In this way, the institution shows its commitment with transparency.

DesideDatum offers consultancy services and tools to transform, for instance, the 80 indicators of ITA, prepared by Transparency International and intended to municipalities, in more than 60 data sources and a few documents.