APIs do a very simple thing: they make your data more useful.
By providing access to a dataset via a set of predefined functions, they reduce the time and money it takes to for your organization, your partners, or your public audience to build reports and new applications on top of your core data assets.
Over the past decade, APIs have delivered on the promise of the internet: they’ve increased the scope of available data and speed at which it is updated, and driven the proliferation of mobile apps and other distributed architectures.
If your organization is struggling to integrate multiple systems — a website, apps, SaaS apps living in the cloud, or even legacy backend systems — an API may be the most effective way to get your systems talking to one another.
And if your organization sees itself as a leading authority or clearinghouse of data and information in a certain field, an API is almost certainly the best way to make your data as useful as possible to your audience.
Open Organize’s API toolkit allows us to build APIs and backend systems quickly and inexpensively. Please schedule a free consultation to learn how an API can work for your organization.