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What are the Benefits of B2B API Integration?

Address everything from technical to organizational to management challenges to securely expose and consume internal and external APIs in a controlled environment.

SEEBURGER BIS API Management and API Integration capabilities ensure seamless connectivity between your business, your customers and partners, and the valuable data that runs your business. Address everything from technical to organizational to management challenges to securely expose and consume internal and external APIs in a controlled environment.

Integrate data and unlock functionality of internal applications and systems

Are you pursuing an API-led B2B integration strategy or are you being asked to present backend system functionality through APIs, so that business value can be leveraged by mobile applications, customer services, and internal applications and systems? If so, or if you anticipate developing a B2B API integration strategy, benefit from low code API integration that supports the use of APIs as a façade to your valuable internal applications and systems.

Doing this can help you:

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    Reduce Coding Effort

    Integrate applications and systems with low to no coding effort

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    Extend Existing Integrations

    Include MFT and other integration patterns

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    Increase Performance

    Utilize interface mappings that can handle high volume, and offer massive scalability

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    Simplify Management

    Utilize central API integration and management capability

If you have an API-first strategy, chances are, design of your APIs comes first. API design solutions, however, offer little help when it comes to integrating APIs with internal systems, i.e. connecting your designed APIs to the systems they are supposed to communicate with. This leaves you to handle the integration. Coding these connections manually is time-consuming, requires substantial effort, and ties up valuable workforce. Not only can this significantly slow down implementation – because the integration logic is hidden in the individual developer’s code – but it is also difficult to maintain, support, and reuse. And finally, integrating multiple APIs manually can lead to ‘API integration spaghetti’, which can include multiple different coding solutions, a lack of transparency and visibility, and loss of control.

Stop coding: simply configure your API façade with the SEEBURGER BIS Platform

The BIS API Capability includes standard adapters and pre-configured connectors for any system or endpoint integration. Using SEEBURGER low code API integration, you can build an API façade for all of your systems and applications by simply configuring the necessary system connections. Instead of creating and maintaining many different APIs independently, you can map and manage your interfaces from a single place. This also makes it easier to maintain documentation, which is helpful to your API users. Moreover, by decoupling your APIs from your backend systems, you can flexibly change your infrastructure (including the replacement of systems) without affecting the API façade.

Benefits of Using BIS for API integration:

Convenience of Low Code

Integrate your systems with minimal to no coding required.

Extend Your Existing Integrations

Include MFT and other integration patterns.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Thanks to the decoupling of APIs and backend infrastructure, changes on one side do not affect the other.

Single Place for Maintenance

Using one single solution for interface mappings and API mediation allows for easy adaptations and corrections.

High Performance

SEEBURGER interface mappings can handle high volume, and massive scalability.

Simplified Management

Using a single integration and administration solution makes it easier to ensure transparency, provide documentation, share API lifecycle information and mock your APIs.

Protection of Backend Infrastructure

API management provides user roles and access management, assures backend infrastructure protection and helps to control API traffic. Reduction of Time, Effort and Staff Requirements

Benefit from API integration as part of your B2B strategy

By weaving APIs into your B2B strategy, you are enabling new digital business and real-time patterns for document exchange. You are also taking steps to help drive an 'API First' design principle, and API-enable existing applications and systems with the following benefits:

  • Parallel Software Development
    APIs can be developed and tested simultaneously.
  • Reduced Risk of Failure
    APIs enable organizations to grow rapidly and adapt to changing user requirements with greater ease.
  • Improved Development
    Experienced developers can effortlessly retrieve information and utilize it to create applications.
  • Optimized Development
    Building a B2B ecosystem with APIs as products and channels makes code more extensible and reusable.

B2B transactions and B2B/EDI integration are increasingly performed through real-time APIs versus traditional approaches. They are often the best approach to integrate partner ecosystems across company boundaries for supply chains, or financial services. Some example features and API integration benefits include:

  • Fully automated exchange of structured business documents
    Reduced transaction times / increased levels of straight-through processing
  • Synchronous transaction support
    Real-time visibility into transactional status
  • Direct system connections without intermediaries
    Increased reliability due to fewer touchpoints
  • Faster and easier error correction
    Reduction in effort and cost
  • Granular business processing
    Mitigation of latency without batch processing
  • Accurate, consistent and up-to-date information
    Increased quality of service across business processes

The API shift in the supply chain

The enablement of real-time processing is the main reason why B2B API integration is becoming so attractive for use in supply chain processes, especially when it involves integrating third-party logistics partners: business departments don’t want to wait overnight to receive updated shipping (or other) information.

Advantages of the BIS API capabiliy

Reduces complexity

APIs made externally available are decoupled from the interfaces of application systems.

Creates simplicity

Due to decoupling, APIs can be optimally designed according to the needs of the API user and can be simply maintained.

Operates in real-time

Via efficient in-memory execution of the API calls.

Offers transparency

Via the integrated logging of the API calls (who, when, which), and execution times and results.

Seamless Integration of Legacy Applications

Via a comprehensive set of adapters connecting data-storing systems using various access protocols.

Easy to Manage

Wizards support the API implementation and the management applications upon rollout of the APIs to user groups.

The BIS API capability for the integration of applications and cloud services in real-time

Integration and exchange of data in real-time – controlled, secure and flexible

Cloud services, e-Commerce, mobile applications: digital technologies offer enormous opportunities for new ways to generate value, and improve networking with partners, clients and target audiences. To be a successful digital business, real-time information is key. With a broad range of API technologies and preconfigured modules, the SEEBURGER API Lifecycle Management supports your company’s real-time integration scenarios.

BIS API capabilities enable seamless connectivity among various systems, applications, devices, and software, serving as a key component for achieving digital success.

SEEBURGER connectors: the simple solution for public cloud integration and data lake ingestion

As an add-on to the BIS API capability - or any other solution from SEEBURGER - we offer API-based connectors for various public cloud services that can handle all of the above tasks.  This makes public cloud integration as easy as filling out a form: All you have to do is configure your tasks, and we'll take care of all the technical details

 

Do you work in a sector with its own specific needs?

Take a look at the SEEBURGER range of industry-specific solutions