The past few years have shown the importance of rolling out IT capabilities to keep up with the rapidly changing world. Whether it's developing a new mobile application or a change in the UI or inculcating new features, companies expect their IT team to bring on these changes at the drop of a hat, which not only costs them but hampers ongoing processes as well.
There is an undeniable need of creating a simpler and quicker way to modernize and implement IT capabilities than upgrading the entire technology stack.
API-based approach to integration
Many enterprises today are already on this path. They are operating a hybrid cloud architecture, adapting new SaaS solutions, and concurrently maintaining the on-site associated systems and core ERP. The main problem that arises in such a situation, is that even though the companies have integrated multiple systems, there is no way for them to talk to each other seamlessly.
The key to getting these multitudes of applications to communicate with each other and operate simultaneously is approaching an API(Application Programming Interface)-based integration. This will help in bringing out the best of both worlds.
Rapid addition of new IT capabilities
When synced with a rapid-app development platform, the API-based approach allows developers to design new mobile and web applications which doesn't require a detailed understanding of HTML, Java, or other mobile frameworks. They can design an API-centric app by defining functions that are interoperable with other applications and can be implemented using an array of languages.
The process utilizes the back-end of the app to accelerate the data exchange between elements, including databases, operating systems, and other APIs. This capability is essential as modern apps use a multitude of interfaces, and a single common application is imperative to connect them all.
An apt instance to understand the advantage of this approach is developing a common application for all employees of an enterprise. It can act as a strategic in-house custom development platform for the entire workforce, carrying the development of anything and everything, whether it's an employee self-service portal, an HRMS, warehouse management, or so forth.
APIs essentially act as a glue, connecting various applications and services together. By embracing the API-centric approach, enterprises can benefit greatly.
How can Neebal help?
Neebal’s API integration services help Agrochemical MNC interconnect systems and applications to enhance efficiency and improve the user experience for data-driven apps. Read the complete case study here.