We are proud to announce that Gartner has named Software AG a Leader in its 2018 “Magic Quadrant* for Full Life Cycle API Management.”
The API economy is booming; the drive to create new business models and channels is driving the adoption of APIs; they tie together platforms, applications, and systems to connect and share data with each other.
Gartner said in its report: “From origins in the media and high-tech sectors in 2009, APIs have since spread into financial services, government, healthcare and retail. For the past two years, a critical mass of companies and government institutions has been publishing APIs in developers' portals to fuel B2C innovation, enable use of mobile apps and benefit from more direct B2B interactions with business partners.”
Software AG was evaluated among 22 different software vendors on 15 criteria for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Our webMethods API Management platform is part of Software AG's Digital Business Platform, which is an adaptable technology layer that fits into but does not replace an organization’s existing IT landscape.
It enables a readiness that allows for the rapid adoption of current and future technologies and market disruptions with a platform for the ever-evolving digital world. Based on a single architecture and release cycle, the Software AG solution is an integrated platform enabling multiple digital use cases.
The proof is in happy customers. The British Ministry of Defence implements webMethods API Management platform across all its 28 agencies and public bodies.
“We have been very impressed by Software AG from the very beginning: they have a thorough understanding of the challenges we face, and in just three months have delivered a platform which enables us to break down information silos and share information quickly, effectively and, most importantly, securely. We now have a definitive, authoritative view of our data, and this is proving invaluable from both an operational and organizational perspective,” said Lt Col Dorian Seabrook, Head of Operations at Army Software House.
As we move into the API economy, there are huge opportunities for new and innovative solutions. In our view, Software AG’s positioning in this Gartner Magic Quadrant demonstrates the strength of our API management product vision and road map. We feel that our focus on further development of our API management offering continues to be on enabling our customers to keep pace with the key requirements of digitalization -- for example, increased agility, greater productivity, transparent integration, effective compliance and the development of new digital business models.
Publishing of APIs will continue to fuel the API economy — and the best is still to come. A complimentary copy of the Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management can be downloaded below.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, Paolo Malinverno, Mark O’Neill, 30 April 2018.
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