How to Improve Your API Integration Capabilities

By Jackie Rebrovic in Enterprise Integration, SaaS Integration, API Industry Trends, Application Ecosystem Posted Sep 12, 2019

The average enterprise runs on 100s to 1000s of applications. This digital transformation requires a mix of internal and external applications that all need to be integrated. APIs are the glue that holds the Application Ecosystem together. In order to  thrive, it's crucial for companies to build and maintain a healthy Application Ecosystem  to put your data to work.

 

Definition of Application Ecosystem (noun):
The dynamic network of applications, products and services upon which organizations rely internally, or must interact with across customers, partners and their global business footprint, to create and exchange sustainable value.

 

Today we are excited to release the first API Integration Capability Assessment - an interactive assessment that helps software companies, fintechs, and enterprises rate the health of your Application Ecosystem. 

Improve your integration strategy with tailored insights and next steps.

Optimizing your API integration capabilities is a critical component to building and maintaining an Application Ecosystem.

But how do you determine what your capabilities are?

In 10 minutes or less, The API Integration Capability Assessment will help you uncover your current capabilities and maturity level, and compare them to peers in your industry. Based on your responses, you will receive a personalized report with insights and next steps to help you take your integration strategy to the next level. 

You'll answer questions across these four categories of API integration: 

API Integration Capability Assessment

There are three maturity levels of an Application Ecosystem that organizations fall into:

Reactive

Reactive organizations will implement integrations on as needed basis or by the loudest customer request. Integration strategies in this area often suffer from one-off builds that quickly become fragile and out of date. Reducing time to market becomes the critical measure of success for a successful integration. 
Active organizations see integrations as a critical value driver for their customers. Integration strategies in this area are customer focused, but may be random and have little reusability. Reliability and predictability are key factors for customers as you grow your integration use cases.

Active

Proactive

Proactive organizations treat integrations as products instead of projects as seen in their go to market approach. Integrations are actively leveraged to reduce churn, and product decisions are guided by market growth instead of individual customer demands. Ability to offer integrations to multiple categories of service, as well as several applications in each category.

Based on your maturity level, you will receive tailored recommendations on areas of improvements and personalized next steps. 

What are you waiting for? See how you stack up against your peers. Take the assessment by clicking below.

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