Reaction time matters. Flexibility matters. And APIs matter in uncertain times. Read the white paper to learn more.

First Name
Last Name
Job Title
By submitting this form, you confirm that you agree to the processing of your personal data by Axway as described in our privacy notice. Axway will process your personal information for carefully considered and specific purposes that are in our interests and enable us to enhance the services we provide, but which we believe also for your benefit. You acknowledge that we may transfer your profile information to Axway legal entities and our service providers for administrative purposes only. Please note that if you no longer wish to receive our emails you may update your email preferences at any time.
Thank you!
Error - something went wrong!

Why APIs Matter

December 28, 2021

Flexibility and scalability are key
Competing in uncertain times of rapid and often unforeseen change requires scalable and highly flexible business computing systems. As global consulting leader McKinsey sees it, application programming interfaces are quickly emerging as a central element of digital transformation.

Able to link systems and data, APIs can play a mission-critical role in making business systems more adaptable and responsive and, therefore, a key element in speeding business response.

An API defines how computer system components or entire systems can interact with a different software component or system. Because they specify how the different components relate and integrate with each other, APIs can also be thought of as a set of rules and routines and tools for building software applications.

For example, there are many companies globally that supply business and financial information to banks, investors, mutual fund companies, and so on. Frequently, these information providers have been around for a while, as have parts of their IT infrastructure.

To get information from their hybrid infrastructures out to clients fast enough to support business decisions, the service providers will often deploy an API strategy. They use APIs to directly tap into different data sources, gather the data into a central hub and then share it with clients at the speed of business.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • Top reasons for embracing APIs
  • How APIs boost self-service for customers
  • Automating business practices with APIs
Previous Asset
API gateways: The more, the merrier?
API gateways: The more, the merrier?

Why companies adopt multiple gateways and how you can manage them to bring more value to the business

Next Asset
Better governance, one API at a time
Better governance, one API at a time

Better citizen experiences, improved innovation, and secure data systems are the main benefits for a digita...