Posts Tagged: PlanMill

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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

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e-book Released: Developing The API Mindset for Private, Partner, and Public APIs

Over the last week we followed the API blogosphere discussion surrounding API nomenclature. Steven Willmott does a good job of summing up the recent debate in a 3Scale post, Public Vs. Private APIs.

Interesting timing… we have been compiling an eBook that not only defines a taxonomy for API types but offers insightful business strategies for each variation. Read more

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Lessons Learned from Apple’s API Strategy

Apple is one of the biggest API platforms in the world — every app running on every iPhone and iPad is built using the Silicon Valley giant’s APIs. We can all develop a better API strategy by examining how one of the leading API platforms:

  • Uses their own APIs within their own ecosystem;
  • Handles changes to these services; and
  • Prioritises end user experiences over other concerns.
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2 Changes that will Transform your Business into a Platform for Growth

Many of the stories we have heard at past Nordic APIs events and have recounted on our blog are ones of transformation. Organizations providing APIs are reinventing themselves as platforms that are ideally suited for modern-day business. These stories have been told by PlanMill, Bisnode, Fyndiq, and others of various sizes operating in different industries. Read more