API Management

Turn disparate API’s into unified processes

Cloud systems (and most modern on-site solutions) expose their functions to the outside world through API’s (Application Programming Interfaces). That way, third-party programs can interact with them without breaching security or breaking transactional integrity.

But each API has its own way of sending and receiving data. Traditionally, developers embed specially crafted code into their programs to interact with individual API’s. This hard-wired process is too time consuming and inflexible for agile business operations running at Cloud velocity.

Manage information exchange

Every day, enterprise personnel communicate with customers, suppliers, resellers, stakeholders and colleagues. Often, they share critical information through casual channels like email, spreadsheets, FTP or even verbally. In the absence of either the sender or receiver, business opportunities may be lost.

An Enterprise API allows external parties to communicate directly with an organization’s applications where their requests are recorded and processed according to established business rules. Transactional continuity is preserved and human error avoided, assuring requesters of good service.

With Flowgear, a secure, comprehensive Enterprise API can be created to process typical business transactions and queries without the requester needing to understand the details of the underlying applications and information services involved.

Business benefits

  • Build scalable processes
  • Robust two-stage security – Flowgear + API authentication, access control and data validation
  • Control third party access to your systems through single, secure URL
  • Flowgear handles high-volume API calls, reducing load on core business systems
  • Secured access to business processes through a universal API
  • Keep control over information flow
  • Ensure business rules are correctly applied
  • Use business analysts for workflow design – no special coding skills required

Technical benefits

  • Expose mash-ups of multiple underlying API’s to create composite data sets
  • Support standards such as REST and SOAP
  • Cache repeat requests with an appropriate TTL
  • Database anonymity and protection against SQL injection
  • Abstract all underlying systems by connecting API’s, databases and other data sources
  • Reduce pressure on resources by caching frequent requests
  • Avoid sprawl by centralizing flow of data in one place

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