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Using APIs For Your Benefit And Getting Ahead Of Your Competitors

Posted on August 20, 2022 by ORPTech Team
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Using APIs For Your Benefit And Getting Ahead Of Your Competitors

There are lots of things that you can do to get ahead of your competitors in the market. One such thing is using APIs that may benefit you in some way or another. These benefits can include improving your services to your customers, automating time taking tasks, processes, and operations, or improving the overall performance of your systems. APIs can provide lots of improvement for your business, so you should not hesitate to take advantage of them.


What Is An API?

API is the abbreviation of Application Programming Interface. APIs act as the middleman between two applications and help them to communicate. Communication allows these applications to exchange information which can be used in many ways depending on your needs. Here is an example of how they work so you can understand APIs better.


For instance, assume you went to a cafe. The kitchen is the “system” that will prepare your order, and the waiters (APIs) are the messengers between you and the kitchen (system). Waiters (APIs) take your order, deliver it to the kitchen (system) and bring it back to you once your order is ready.


Now that we understand what APIs are and how they work, here are some API types that may benefit your business.



Some Types Of APIs That May Benefit Your Business

  • Communication APIs – These types of APIs improve the internal and external communication of the company by making communication more accessible and automated. Some popular APIs include WhatsApp Business API, Facebook Messenger API, and Slack API.


  • Mailing APIs – Mailing APIs help automate outgoing emails and help save lots of time and money. Some popular APIs include Gmail API and Mailchimp API.


  • Automation APIs – Automation APIs, as the name suggests, help automate time-consuming tasks, processes, and operations. On top of this, it also allows you to cut costs.


  • Performance APIs – Same as automation APIs, performance APIs are self-explanatory. Developers use them to boost the performance of systems and improve their services.


  • Customer Support APIs – Customer Support APIs make it easier for a business to provide customer support service to its customers and improve communication. Some popular APIs include Zendesk API and LiveAgent API.


  • Internal Company APIs – Internal Company APIs help to improve and boost internal workflows and systems such as payroll, accounting, and recruitment. Some popular APIs include Workday API, Exact Online API, FreshBooks API, and Xero API.

Want to integrate one of these APIs into your business and get ahead of your competitors? Then do not hesitate to contact us through our website! As ORPTech, we would gladly integrate any API you desire into your business! (https://orptech.com/en)