On average, modern enterprises use around 500 APIs in different forms and specifications and serve unique functions across the environments and diverse architectures in a large enterprise. IT runs into challenges in discovering, managing and protecting the organisation’s APIs.
The API sprawl will prevent the business from reaching its vision of agility and composability since it limits how a team can build new capabilities and customer experiences.
To enable agility and composability, organisations must adopt universal API management to obtain the absolute value of the current technology infrastructure.
Universal API is a kind of connectivity tool which enables the users to access the data they require and perform the actions from multiple sources using the authorised application.
Digital Transformation and APIs
Today, businesses focus on remote workplaces and digital customer experiences and implement extra digital and physical safety precautions. Amid this digital shift, business leaders are looking to drive radical change in the post-pandemic world. But, many of them get slowed down to deliver on this due to various constraints from their fragmented infrastructure.
The composability bridges the gap between the silos and the present state of enterprises to the fast and agile vision that leaders strive for. It helps break down the monoliths into a building block that can quickly compose and deliver the existing components' innovations.
However, organisations impede their composability with the complex ecosystems, and many of them have architectures built for specific use cases on different technologies, platforms and environments.
The gap that prevents transformation
Leading consumer brands are setting a bar for the seamless digital ad integrated experiences customers are now expecting in the market. Enterprises struggle to deliver similar customerexperiences because they operate in silos and have fragmented technology stacks.
Large enterprises operate independently in their business units working on different use cases with other objectives. Every business unit operating in a heterogeneous environment has disparate technology stacks. As enterprises give each business unit ownership over their own technology needs, it creates a siloes digital ecosystem for every unit. The organisation fails to provide the services that require information exchange across different technology stacks.
How to bridge the gap?
IT teams should harness the power of heterogeneous environments, disparate architectures and multiple gateways without changing the entire infrastructure. Each element within the ecosystem is governable, manageable and discoverable via a single universal control plane.
To compose, connect and control the ecosystem. Organisations are shifting from using APIs for integration to driving composability. Enterprises need universality. When applied to API management, universality advances towards composability.
Universal API management can open the scope of complete management capabilities. It offers a more open, flexible, and scalable approach. Want to reach composability with a universal API? Request a demo today.