What is API Integration?
API means an Application Programming Interface that processes requests and delivers uninterrupted functioning of enterprise systems. It enables interaction between applications, data and devices of an enterprise. In simple words, it’s an online interface implemented between two or more applications in any organisation.
It helps to communicate between any number of applications or web tools implemented in software in automation processes. Because of the major benefit of this connectivity and acting as integrity or interface between applications which increases flexibility to share the files or data between organisations.
Examples of API Integration
The simple examples where API integration is implemented successfully is given below:
—>to process orders in order management systems which helps to integrate customers data and inventory levels of organisation
—>online stores where integration through API is implemented in payment process
Techniques That Are Implemented In API
There are two types of API integration one is custom integrations and second one connector applications.
Custom Integrations: In this method, software developers develop script manually with which API’s need to be integrated.
Connector Applications: This is the present technique used in API’s for integration between applications in many enterprises using different platforms.
API Integration Process
There is a particular process that must follow by anyone irrespective of API integration tool used.
STARTERS need to evaluate goals and objectives including business processes and then start development process to build a custom application that will interact and integrated easily with the software platform that help to attain your objectives and goals. Finally, testing should be performed to the obtained solution to confirm that it is bug free.
Benefits of API Integration
The key benefits of API integration are:
- API Is Used To Distribute Data Or Information Or Services Which Can Be Personalised
- Very Flexible As It Can Be Integrated With Any Application
- Very Fast Execution And Very Productive
- Easy Upgradation
- Easily Customised The Content And Services
- Sharing And Distribution Is Allowed
- Highly Efficient
- High Automation
- Highly Adaptive In Case Of Technology, Data Migration
- Time Effective
- Cost Effective
- Independent To Technology And Platform
- Highly Secured
- Easily Access For Applications
- Implemented In Travel Bookings, Hotel Bookings, PayPal And Other Applications
These are the few key benefits that are obtained from the implementation of API integration in any type of organisations.
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