Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow enterprises to expose their unique data and functionality assets to external developers enabling them to build innovative mobile and web apps. Using these apps, enterprises can engage with their customers in new ways potentially opening up additional sources of revenue. In addition, according to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., “APIs create and unlock the business value of data.”1 Companies expose their unique data via APIs that allows mobile app developers to combine it in innovative ways with data from other companies delivering customer value that would otherwise not have been possible.
“Today, APIs are the lingua franca for mobile access to enterprise resources and new business opportunities,”
Marco Gerazounis, SVP, Software AG, said: “At CeBIT 2013, Software AG will showcase new API management capabilities based on webMethods technology to enable enterprises unlock a whole new level of growth and innovation. This powerful solution resonates strongly in the Middle East where our clients are increasingly looking for new ways to build an API portal with reporting and analytical capabilities to enhance collaboration. Moreover, enterprises enjoy a great deal of flexibility as the solution can be can deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.”
Software AG provides an integrated infrastructure based on its webMethods technology to manage the entire lifecycle of APIs. Enterprise can –
• Accelerate adoption of APIs by setting up a modern portal for APIs to attract and on-board external developers. App developers can search for APIs they need, read up on the documentation and get notifications on APIs they use.
• Secure, mediate and monitor traffic between the API consumers and back-end servers. That allows API providers to collect metrics for various reasons such as analytics, KPI dashboards and invoicing/billing.
• Build the right APIs for the business by managing the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring APIs.
Software AG will present how customers can use new capabilities in webMethods to implement API management projects at CeBIT. Learn more about these capabilities at API Management online.