How is API Transforming IBM i Businesses? The Answer Lies in Open-Source Technology
Application Programming Interface(API) allow businesses to connect end users to critical business data anytime, anywhere. They connect departments and integrate disparate applications, unifying development across the entire organization.
However, API for businesses running IBM i can be a real challenge. Finding staff to create, deploy and manage them can seem daunting with limited developers and running custom applications. No one wants to start from scratch and lose years of pivotal data, but businesses need a modern system that can handle mobile applications and keep up with the demands of their end users.
“We saw a demand for a simplified, low-maintenance API creation and management toolset that could allow our customers to further expand into the cloud,” explained Brian May, Solutions Architect at Profound Logic. “With Profound.js low-code capabilities, we were able to build Profound API as the fastest way to unlock your IBM i data & business logic to building API.”
Maintaining and updating your systems is exponentially simpler with an open-source language that allows you to add and update functionalities over time without any downtime.
REST API can quickly become outdated, lost, or unused without a management solution like Profound API. The built-in dashboard provides real-time statistics which allow you to monitor the performance of your API ecosystem and address problem areas before any business disruption occurs. Some API will have strict performance requirements, so it is pivotal that you be able to run specific tests and see slow response rates quickly to avoid potential bottlenecks within your business logic.
Profound API allows your business to:
- Create, organize and expose API with ease
- Easily document APIs to help with both consuming and maintaining the API
- Quickly find, modify, and test any API within the designer tool
- Review analytical statistics about all APIs across a system via a dashboard that includes charts and summaries
- Integrate easily with consumer applications by using the openAPI specifications
- Quickly replace your EDI with API
To learn more about Profound Logic’s solutions and services and to contact our professional team, visit www.profoundlogic.com.