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Developing an Appropriate and Sustainable Business Plan for an API Portal, 2018 - Identifies Six Business Use Cases and Models of Deployment - ResearchAndMarkets.com

June 6, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 6, 2018--The “Developing an Appropriate and Sustainable Business Plan for an API Portal” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The new report identifies six business use cases and models of deployment of application programming interface (API) portals in order of increasing difficulty and cost of deployment. The report documents the opportunities and challenges associated with developing an API portal for open banking or other purposes.

This report provides a short technical definition of an API, identifies and describes the six business use cases for APIs, gives a brief history of API development, and proceeds to a detailed explanation of REpresentational State Transfer (REST), the architecture that is the bedrock for most web development portals being built today. The report then provides the business context for building an API solution, which depending on its purpose, might cost just a few thousand dollars or up to millions of dollars.

This report explains what an API is, discusses the history of APIs, and presents six business use cases where APIs can be applied successfully.

The first, internal integration, has the lowest deployment cost and is the easiest business case to document and therefore the most commonly implemented.

The next two - business partner (or supplier) integration and open banking - utilize a more expensive technological solution and increase in complexity and cost due to compliance and risk management requirements.

Using APIs to integrate to corporate clients can be the easiest use cases to validate since the value proposition applies to existing corporate customers, protects existing revenue, drives new revenue opportunities, and can be tested directly with the prospective user.

Innovation hubs and new business models, the last two use cases described, are both relatively high-stakes efforts, but the report provides examples of the success of two companies in implementing new business models can be implemented by utilizing traditional business planning.

Companies Mentioned

AU10TIX Airbnb Amazon Apple BBVA Bank of America Citi Conferma Cvent Eventbrite FI.SPAN Facebook Figo FinTecSystems Finicity Fiserv Gini Green Dot HSBC MuleSoft Netflix Pich Technologies Qlik SAS Tableau ThreatMetrix Tradeshift Uber Visa Wells Fargo

Key Topics Covered

1 Executive Summary

2 What Is an Application Programming Interface (API)?

3 The Six Business Use Cases for APIs

4 Investments Required for API Deployment

Microservices

5 Deploying the Six Common Business Use Cases for APIs

6 Deployment Model 1: IT Developed APIs for Internal Use

7 Deployment Model 2: Supplier Integration

8 Deployment Model 3: Open Banking

The API Options: SOAP vs. REST Security and Consent APIs in Action

9 Deployment Model 4: Corporate Client Integration

10 Deployment Model 5: The Innovation Hub

11 Deployment Model 6: New Business Models

Example: Green Dot Example: Visa ID Intelligence

11 Standards Are Needed but Not Available

12 Suppliers

13 Conclusions

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hjbnfr/developing_an?w=4

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