APIs enable disparate systems and applications to exchange data in real-time. APIs also help to integrate business processes, services, content and data. Consuming APIs creates new and unique user experiences that if executed well, can delight your customers and suppliers.
Provisioning APIs to business partners and customers empowers the digital shift to new business models. In addition to consuming and provisioning APIs, they also need to be managed. The following infographic summarizes the benefits of API management by comparing unmanaged and managed APIs.
Would you like to know more about APIs, API Integration and API Management? Have a look at the following blog posts:
- What exactly is an API
- Differnet types of APIs
- What is API Integration
- What is API Management
- Why API Management
- What is API Full Lifecycle Management
- The importance of an API catalog
- Legacy System Integration with APIs
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Written by: Ian GoldsmithIan Goldsmith is Business Development Director at SEEBURGER, a global market leader in business integration software. With ~25 years integration experience spanning development, consultancy management, pre-sales, solutions management, account management and marketing, he is well versed in understanding integration requirements of today (and tomorrow) from all angles. Ian, has utilised his industry and technical knowledge to brief Industry Analysts and ‘C’ level execs on numerous occasions, and has won awards along the way for outstanding work with clients.