Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API Management

“Full life cycle API management is the basis of an effective API strategy. To enable application leaders in digital and integration teams to select the right full life cycle API management software products and services, we define critical capabilities based on market research and typical use cases. ”


If you’re responsible for API strategy and governing the use of APIs, this Critical Capabilities report should be your go-to resource for finding the best solution for your team and your business.

Gartner defines 13 critical capabilities and 5 distinct use cases for full life cycle API management. Of the 22 vendors evaluated, Axway scored in the top 5 in three use cases, and the top 10 in the other two.

“Much of the value in the API economy is currently established through B2B APIs.1

USE CASE Axway Rank*
B2B #2 - 3.49 of 5
Open banking #3 - 3.54 of 5


Mobile #5
3.28 of 5
Data as a service #7
3.07 of 5
Integration (internal APIs/cloud/SaaS) #9
3.18 of 5

* Out of 22 vendors evaluated on a scale of 1-5

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1 Gartner, Critical Capabilities for API Management, Mark O'Neill | Paolo Malinverno, 1 May 2018

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