5 ways to master API complexity and get ahead

Axway partnered with Vanson Bourne to survey 800 senior IT and business decision-makers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Australia, and Singapore. Among other findings, the results show that the companies that master API complexity are the ones getting ahead. How can you stay in front? 

Checklist: 5 ways to master API complexity

No. 1: Build APIs faster

It’s simple math. The faster you design and build a new API, the more APIs you can produce in a given time and the more digital project launches you’ll initiate each year.

No. 2: Reuse APIs

If you’re reusing an API just seven times per year on average, your annual project initiatives likely number in the single digits. By doubling your API reuse, you can quadruple your annual projects. 

No. 3: Shorten onboarding times

The time it takes to onboard new partners affects the number of project launches per year. If it takes weeks or months for onboarding, it will eat into your annual project quota.

No. 4: Focus on IT and business benefits

IT leaders work toward more effective governance and management. Business leaders want higher productivity and lower costs. Centralized control of APIs benefits both.IT and business leaders see 22 benefits in total. Remarkably, more than a quarter of the leaders surveyed recognize even the least “popular” benefit – lower business interdependence.

No. 5: Adopt an open platform approach to API management

Conquer the challenge of API complexity with Axway Amplify--an open API management platform that lets you develop and govern APIs across multiple vendors, teams, on-premises, or in any cloud along with much more. Request an open API management platform demo.

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