The boundaries of traditional enterprises are blurring. In this digital evolution, APIs form the foundation of the new open enterprise, allowing businesses to reuse their existing information assets across organizational boundaries. APIs and API business strategy are essential as digital conduits to products, data, collaborative business processes, and service offerings.
Perficient Ranks as a Strong Performer for API Capabilities
In Forrester’s recent report, “The Forrester Wave™: Specialist API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers, Q2 2019,” the research firm cited Perficient as a Strong Performer and one of “the seven providers that matter most.” This report takes an in-depth look at each service provider and details their strengths across three key areas: current offering, strategy, and market presence. Capabilities examined covered end-to-end API strategy and delivery including API business strategy, program setup, program setup, build and implementation, managed operations, related capabilities, and more. This evaluation of skills helps clients begin to assess which vendor can best serve their needs.
We are honored to receive this recognition for our API strategy and delivery skills. The report specifically notes our well-rounded services with API program and integration strengths. Our strong focus and specialization across many industry verticals, including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, consumer products, energy, and utilities, differentiated us from others evaluated. Forrester identified API program strategy, our design-build accelerators, and API managed operations as our key strengths and awarded us the highest scores possible for market presence which considered number of API clients and mindshare.
Through our long-term relationships, we build in-depth solutions that elevate APIM as a component of larger integration and digital transformation initiatives. Forrester stated, “Perficient is a good shortlist vendor for buyers that need both integration and API capabilities from a partner with well-rounded API strategy and delivery capabilities.”
Benefits of partnering with a provider
When selecting a service provider that specializes in API strategy and delivery rather than just API implementation, Forrester recommends looking for the following aspects in a partner:
- Ability to develop captivating API business strategies in alignment with CxOs. API business strategy is a critical component within business strategy that requires understanding of how digital channels between enterprises can not only improve existing business avenues, but also create new channels. A partner’s expertise helps explore the possibilities and identify the right ones to align with your business needs.
- Deep expertise in building complex, governed API programs. Enterprises need to look for a partner with expertise in developing true end-to-end API programs tailored to the specific needs of the enterprise along with the needed governance mechanisms to ensure long-term, sustainable success.
- Established best practices for API design, technologies, and platforms. Successful API programs need a foundation to meet a range of API design and platform needs. A partner needs to understand a strong API taxonomy, API types beyond REST APIs, API design and documentation tools, automated testing, and a range of ways to create APIs.
Our API experts help you foster innovation and collaboration through better access to data and services. A robust, end-to-end API program can help you enhance digital user experience, generate new revenue streams, and establish a digital ecosystem to deliver customer business value. We leverage our proprietary Quick Start Methodology to quickly get API programs off the ground across strategy, architecture, platform selection, organizational structure, and governance. If you’re ready to get started, reach out to one of our specialists.
Or check out our guide that discusses the how to start developing strategies to monetize data and business assets through APIs.