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The Key to Faster APIs: Developer Hubs

Jul 13, 2021 9:15:51 AM

Developer Hubs are giving companies the tools they need to keep up with digital disruption and the API trend.

According to Integration Developer News1, two out of three developers said they planned to expand application programming interface (API) use in 2020. Market Data Forecast2 says that the API management market size is expected to increase from about $3 billion in 2019 to $6.81 billion in 2025.

McKinsey Digital3 explains why interest in APIs is surging: “As the connective tissue linking ecosystems of technologies and organizations, APIs allow businesses to monetize data, forge profitable partnerships, and open new pathways for innovation and growth.”

APIs can provide amazing functionality, but there’s a catch – they can take months to build out. When you’re dealing with scores of APIs, development time becomes a constant issue. A survey from Imperva4 found that nearly two-thirds of organizations report having at least 100 APIs, and 7.2% have more than 1001 APIs.

With so many APIs, the development process needs to be streamlined.

Enter Developer Hubs. These hubs put all the resources that developers need in a single space, fueling and accelerating innovation.

Faster, Better Implementation

Organizations need to set their developers up for success. Unfortunately, unwieldy API documentation slows developers down. Instead of having the appropriate context and best practices readily available, developers have to hunt and peck for the information they need. This is a time-consuming and inefficient process – and there’s a better way.

A Developer Hub organizes all the needed information in one easy-to-navigate, self-service website, empowering developers to code with confidence. Developers can access comprehensive API and software development kit (SDK) documentation in a single platform that facilitates a wide range of capabilities and functions.

The result? You can go live and reap the rewards of your technology investment faster.

Why Does Faster Implementation Matter?

Speed isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. By shortening the time-to-value process and going live in a few weeks instead of a few months, insurers can:

  • Free up resources
  • Increase efficiencies
  • Create more opportunities
  • Bolster policyholder and agent satisfaction
  • Improve retention
  • Capture more revenue

Sometimes, there’s a tradeoff between speed and quality. That’s not the case here. Faster implementation is achieved through more efficient processes and the transparent sharing of best practices. A Developer Hub enables your team to deploy new technologies faster, setting the stage for accelerated user adoption.

Introducing One Inc’s Developer Hub

What if you could go live with your new digital payment capabilities 25% faster? With One Inc’s new Developer Hub, it’s not only possible – it’s likely. Your developers will love the convenient tools – and you’ll love the fast results.

Accessing our Developer Hub is easy.

  • At the OneInc.com website, the developer selects “Learn” from the menu at the top and then “Developers” from the dropdown menu.
  • The developer will be given the option to sign up for access. If the developer has already signed up, he or she can enter the password received via email.
  • After signing in, the developer will see the Hub’s global landing page, which displays product lines, accelerators and SDKs. Selecting a product line will lead to use case tutorials and topic guides.

Inside the Hub, developers will discover every answer they need in just a few clicks. Tools and resources include:

  • A Use Case Topic Library
  • How to Guides
  • APIs
  • SDKs
  • Changelogs
  • Search Function

Industry Use Case Insights

Technology is changing the insurance industry at breakneck speed. Many insurers are left wondering which advancements should be a priority. The Use Case Topic Library can help you decide.

It provides essential information on how digital payment solutions are leveraged in the insurance industry. Current topics include:

  • Inbound payments (payment reconciliation, digital wallets, and bank account validation)
  • Outbound payments (payment reconciliation, payment methods, and stopping a payment)
  • Digital engagement (TCPA, communication API, and types of send-from numbers)

More Features Coming

While One Inc’s Developer Hub is already a gamechanger, we plan to roll out even more features soon. Stay tuned for helpful tutorials and a community forum where developers can collaborate and share best practices.

One Inc

We’re here to help. One Inc’s comprehensive payment solution enables insurers to deliver on their promise to provide a secure and superior customer experience. We provide carriers with the ability to give their customers what they want and expect: control, convenience, consistency, and continuity. That’s the strength derived from the Power of One™ - a cohesive and seamless experience for both inbound and outbound digital payments.

To discuss your digital payment needs, please call (822) 209-1688 or email inquiries@OneInc.com.

 

Sources:
1 https://www.idevnews.com/stories/7335/API-Adoption-To-Increase-in-2020-REST-Serverless-and-GraphQL-Most-Popular-Survey-Says
2 https://www.marketdataforecast.com/market-reports/api-management-market
3 https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-digital/our-insights/what-it-really-takes-to-capture-the-value-of-apis
4 https://www.imperva.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2018/01/API-survey-1-1.png

The One Inc Content Team

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