APICenter solutions for SAAS
Many SaaS companies have chosen to create their own APIs so that users can extend the functions of their product. Let’s take Zoom as an example. Zoom has an open API with over 800 integrations. Zylo is another SaaS platform that monitors employee engagement. When you integrate Zylo with Zoom, you can monitor exactly how your employees use Zoom, the average number of meetings, or the average length of calls. This was you can select a pricing plan that better suits your needs.
Not every SaaS solution will tick your boxes, and therefore you take the decision to build your own. It’s likely that you have already heavily invested in your SaaS and now find the time to create APIs, and the necessary integrations will cause your stress levels to rise. The longer it takes to complete your solution, the longer before you start seeing a return on your investment.
Integrations for SaaS can’t be skipped over. They allow users to do more with your software, improving the user experience. Just as APIs allow you to work faster, the same can be said for your customers. And the more integrations that are available, the more pleased users become, simply because they no longer have to switch between their different software and apps, whether that’s cloud-based or on-site.
Companies that develop their own apps will need a safe and secure way to share these apps and data among departments. There is no need for additional configuration, and as APIs are acting as the middleman, you can keep your existing software and hardware. Employees are able to use apps they are already familiar with, rather than having to learn new systems. Once you add on the ability to automate processes within your SaaS, you can start saving more time.
Why wouldn’t you want to create your own SaaS API? First of all, you could be looking at around $20,000 for a straightforward API. Then there is the time. From research to testing, documentation, and deployment, you are looking at another 25 to 40 days, plus 2 to 4 hours a month for maintenance. For these reasons, not everyone finds the concept of creating APIs appealing. Depending on your industry, you may also have to calculate security and compliance costs. As your integrations' size increases, so will your costs, especially as you take on more IT specialists.
One of the biggest advantages is that we take all of those issues and resolve them for you. Using the APIcenter, your SaaS company has access to over 1000 of our integrations. What’s more, is that you don’t even need to worry about the maintenance or scaling the APIs. You can focus on promoting your product and ensuring your customers have the best experience.