Posts Tagged: B2B integrations

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Is Your API the Cinderella or the Crown Princess?

Have you noticed that your API sometimes feels a bit misunderstood, seen as a sideline or a purely technical solution?

This might happen because you put your API to do menial work with no real business strategy. It may also be because the API documentation is not pretty, correct, or understandable. Read more

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Case Study: The PlanMill ERP API Saga

APIs can expedite old business architecture — but for some organizations it may be a difficult process. Masking a 10+ year old ERP system with a clean interface is no easy task.

Tuning into design lessons learned throughout research, development, and implementation stages, in this post we study a case that epitomizes the mullet in the back philosophy. Read more

APIs Are Evolving The B2B Landscape

APIs Are Evolving The B2B Landscape

Phone, fax, and email. Archaic methods of communication are still the bane of corporate partnership exchanges. 700,000 fax machines were purchased between 2011 & 2012, and to this day, practitioners in healthcare and law adamantly believe fax to be the most “protected” form for sending documents. Read more

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Partnership APIs Part Two: Managing Relationships with API Partners

In the first part of our look at Partner APIs, we laid out the “zero vision” to take when forming a partner API strategy. We also discussed the importance of targeting the low-hanging fruit that can enable B2B relationships to begin using APIs to improve communications and speed up the flow of information. Read more

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Partnership APIs Part One: The “Zero Vision” Success Factor

Using specifically-designed APIs to work more collaboratively with partners can build trust in business relationships and enable 24-hour access to your business supply chain. But one-off API strategies can also be costly to produce and can challenge existing relationships with trusted suppliers and business contractors. Read more