Why APIs are Not Like EDI, UML, and Other IT Fads

August 14 2017

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Today, APIs are an important part of how organizations conduct business––from internal APIs that streamline business processes to public APIs that generate revenue for organizations. The rising value of APIs raises the question: are APIs just another technology fad, shining brightly now, but soon to fade out of the spotlight?

Supply Chain API for Agility

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Traditional supply chains are coming under growing pressure as organisations search for growth in increasingly competitive markets. Around the world, changing economic conditions and customer demands mean that organisations need to find a way to be increasingly agile. Those unable to evolve their operations to match these new conditions risk quickly losing market share to their rivals.

The challenge is being made more acute because of restrictions on IT budgets.

EDI is System to System not B2B

October 27 2016

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90% of everything is moved around the world in containers across countries and continents. The containerization of cargo is a highly efficient and open standard of transport. It’s efficient because the same physical container can be easily handled by a super sophisticated automated terminal in Rotterdam as well as the more basic terminals across Africa and Asia. It’s a simple structure that can easily flow through and between businesses and it’s easy to work with agnostically.

B2B challenges in healthcare

It’s no secret that paying for healthcare in the United States is extremely difficult to do. Payment systems for healthcare across the country are highly fragmented; many payers and providers use multiple formats for remittance. This creates challenges and frustration for patients, providers, and insurance companies, particularly at a time when there is increased pressure to reduce costs. Other industries use B2B automation processes in standard languages like EDI to standardize and automate payment systems;

Webinar: The Future of EDI

August 18 2016

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If you work with EDI on a regular basis, you know that it is a technology that often doesn’t keep up with the modern enterprise’s needs for integration and scalability. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re excited to be presenting a webinar with Redwood Logistics who have created a new platform with MuleSoft that makes B2B communication easier for their customers.

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