API-driven Digital Ecosystem

Discover the role of APIs in the digital value chain and master the art of leading with an effective API strategy.

APIs in the digital value chain

The API team should be viewed as a refinery that processes raw materials from backend systems into API products, which provides developers with clean, well-organized ways to interact with the data. The illustration below represents the fundamental tasks of the API team. Incorporating a mature API-product mindset influences the entire digital value chain, as depicted in the illustration. Care needs to be taken when building APIs so that end users have consistent access to record systems and other backend data.

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