APIs are the key to your successful digital journey
Data is the most valuable asset you have, and this is a fact for most organizations. Combining your internal data with the world outside your company will give you much more valuable insights. It will give you a huge advantage in your digital journey. Making data available to customers and partners opens up new ways of doing business. Monetization and API economy will give you an entire new way to create value for your customers and revenue for your company.
Businesses’ need for information is growing exponentially and it cannot be met by putting more effort into providing it, it must be catered by delivering integrations more cleverly. APIs are one of the major parts of the solution.
What are APIs?
APIs (Application Programming Interface) is all about making your applications communicate with your customers, partners and maybe even competitors in a smooth, seamless and secure way providing your customers with an awesome customer journey. APIs will be the key to your digital success – if done right and with a strategic plan.
Having an API strategy and an API roadmap will ensure that you will be one of the front runners in the digital journey. Enfo has a well proven method to give our customers a quick start in their API-driven journey. With workshops and fixed price implementation projects, we will assist you in installing your tailored, streamlined and ready-to-go “API-factory”.
When should APIs be used?
You should begin to think about APIs as part of the solution for your company’s data-driven journey when:
- integration is perceived as a bottleneck and show-stopper,
- technical debt takes over new development,
- your business wants to provide mobile apps (for internal or external use) or
- migrating to new ERP system.
We at Enfo have deep experience helping our customers set the API capability in place with the three important pillars of success: people, process, and platform.
We are partners with all of the major platforms such as Amazon API Gateway, AMPLIFY API Management, Apigee, Azure API Management, IBM API Connect, MuleSoft Anypoint, Red Hat 3Scale, and TIBCO Mashery. In addition to these platforms, we have competence in many other products and experience in utilizing them optimally.
How to use APIs
API-led connectivity is a methodical way to connect data to applications through reusable and purposeful APIs. These layered APIs are developed to play a specific role: unlocking data from systems, composing data into processes, or delivering an experience. Working with layered APIs will ensure optimal reusability as well as give support for self-serve and creating an innovative environment.
Having an enabling integration organization such as the Center for Enablement (C4E), you are able to provide a scalable organization to ensure that your data consumers can self-serve. With this, your integration expertise will focus on providing core services, automation and evangelization. Enfo’s API experts will give you the quick start you need, e.g., with our Baseline methodology, to create your customized C4E organization ready to scale.
Let us help you become the winners, the disruptors of your domain, since we have the experience and we truly believe that it’s all about integration!
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