APIs that live their best lifecycle
You want to get the most out of your APIs, but you can’t successfully socialize and monetize them without powerful API management. That’s why IBM API Connect® includes API manager, a robust service for managing API lifecycles with the capabilities necessary to make your APIs easily consumable — so you can externalize and manage your services in either REST or SOAP API formats. Access API Connect capabilities through the intuitive graphical user interface, the powerful command-line interface or as full featured REST APIs for seamless integration into any existing continuous integration or automated processes.
API manager makes it easy to do it all
Expand your services
Define and import REST or SOAP APIs, enabling you to continually evolve and expand the kinds of services you can offer.
Target new markets
Package APIs into products tailored to target specific API consumer markets while also easily managing user access.
Broaden your reach
Publish and promote APIs across different environments to reach developers while aligning with DevOps practices.
Increase lifecycle oversight
Gain extensive control over API versioning from staging to deprecation, meeting corporate governance needs.
Manage growing communities
Harness subscription and community management capabilities to effectively grow go-to-market channels.
Act on insight
Filter, sort and aggregate API event data into charts, tables and maps to manage service levels and analyze trends.
A modern approach to monetization
Once your APIs are externalized, you can explore new ways to use them to help drive revenue. In addition to making it easy to implement a simple tiered monthly access model, API manager can assist with other revenue-driving models, including models based on transaction fees, zero fees and developer payments, as well as indirect revenue drivers like partnerships.
Intuitive tools for monetizing APIs
Managing APIs in the banking industry
To stay competitive and gain new customers, banks need to churn out large volumes of APIs — for digital wallets, partnerships in credit card and reward programs, social analytics, and even ATM-related geolocation purposes. The sheer number of internal and external APIs for different business lines and mobile apps, as well as the retail bank, requires a solution like API Connect. The specialized API manager interface can help swiftly handle the complete end-to-end management and monetization of innumerable APIs.
Get started with API Connect
Take control of your API ecosystem while propelling your API strategy forward. API Connect is a market-leading API management solution for automated API creation, simple asset discovery, self-service developer access, and built-in security and governance.
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