API Portals

custom api portals

give your API products the limelight they deserve

We craft API Portals for your API Products. More than just another developer portal, our API Portals were designed from the ground up to work with your customers. Onboard the right people, give access to those who need it and demonstrate how great your API products are in your marketplace.

Integration with your current API Mangement System is included, be that Apigee®, Mulesoft®, Kong®, Axway®, IBM® or any other API Gateway.

HOW DOES THE API PORTAL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS?

Your API Portal sucks. Even if you haven’t built it yet, trust me, that one sucks too. Why? Well, basically put, you’re building it for the wrong customer. Remember, a customer is someone who pays for your product, a user merely uses it.

So if you have ever referred to your API Portal as a “developer portal” then chances are you haven’t understood who your customer is.

If you have a very simple API that a developer can easily consume then, yes, sure, build a developer portal and crack open the Champagne. For everyone else, life is probably a little more complicated.

  • Is your API Product adjacent or complementary to an existing product? Does it require you to authenticate an existing customer with your own identity provider?
  • Does your API Product require your customers to be approved before allowing them access to your digital product?
  • Are there contracts to be signed before access is given? Does a conversation need to happen on a business level about where the service sits in the value chain beforehand?
  • Does the developer receive a user story telling them to come to your API Portal, register and use the service?

If any of these questions resonate with you, then the developer is probably a user of the system rather than your customer.

What this means is that you need to start talking to your customer first, our API Portal helps you do that.

WHY USE OUR API PORTAL?

The API Portal from apiable is built to help you work with your customers.

What does that really mean?

In concrete terms it means:

  • Selling your API Products on a digital marketplace and making them really easy to understand, so that you don’t need a degree in Computer Science to work out how they work.
  • Favouring subscriptions. Having a regular billing cycle allows you to invest in your products and to prove their value to your stakeholders in concrete terms. It’s also very easy for your customers to calculate their return on investment.
  • Onboarding your customers to your products, understanding who they are, showing them the things they bought from you, and showing them how they can be enhanced with your digital product.
  • Allowing them to team tag their developers when the time is right. Contracts all signed? Great, now invite the development team in to start the developer journey.

By using our API Portal your API Program has a much higher likelihood of success, meaning sales of API Products to your customers and partners. In turn, we’ll help you to prove that value so you can communicate with your key stakeholders.

What about my internal api users?

Your API Portal sucks. Even if you haven’t built it yet, trust me, that one sucks too. Why? Well, basically put, you’re building it for the wrong customer. Remember, a customer is someone who pays for your product, a user merely uses it.

So if you have ever referred to your API Portal as a “developer portal” then chances are you haven’t understood who your customer is.

If you have a very simple API that a developer can easily consume then, yes, sure, build a developer portal and crack open the Champagne. For everyone else, life is probably a little more complicated.

  • Is your API Product adjacent or complementary to an existing product? Does it require you to authenticate an existing customer with your own identity provider?
  • Does your API Product require your customers to be approved before allowing them access to your digital product?
  • Are there contracts to be signed before access is given? Does a conversation need to happen on a business level about where the service sits in the value chain beforehand?
  • Does the developer receive a user story telling them to come to your API Portal, register and use the service?

If any of these questions resonate with you, then the developer is probably a user of the system rather than your customer.

What this means is that you need to start talking to your customer first, our API Portal helps you do that.

FEATURES

Own Branded Portal
Your own API Portal, customised with your own branding including logo and colour scheme.

Hosted on a subdomain of your choice e.g. developer.yourdomain.com or digital.yourdomain.com

Identity Provider
Plugin your own identity services for corporate, partner or customer login to ensure a seamless experience.

Or use our inbuilt identity service and let us handle identity for you.
API Management Integration
Have an existing API Management tool? No problem, we'll integrate that into your API Portal, meaning that you'll have access to all of your APIs, and can onboard your customers directly from the portal.
Digital Marketplace
You've worked hard to craft beautiful API Products, now give them the limelight they deserve with your digital marketplace.

Let your customers find what they are looking for and sign them up directly on the portal.
Subscription Based
Let your customers subscribe to your API Product, with recurring charges, monthly or annual.

With added asset control, associate the subscription with your own assets/contracts.
Publish Your Pages
Produce your own unique content and load it onto your API Portal as pages.

For example "Privacy Statement", "Landing Page for Product x" or "Getting Started for Developers guide"
API Portal Insights
Analyse the value of your API Portal, find out what works and what could be improved upon.

Put the value of your program into figures and broadcast them to your stakeholders.
Cloud or On Premise
Option 1: Install the API Portal directly onto your own on-premise servers.

Option 2: Take advantage of our Cloud Hosting package and we'll host the API Portal on your behalf.
John Chambers
Cisco Systems

At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years… if they don’t figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies.

APIABLE EARLY ADOPTER PROGRAM

The apiable early adopter program is a chance to become one of the first three customers to receive your own API Portal. You get the API Portal, integration into your own API Management System/Gateway, integration into your Identity Provider of choice and help with setting up API Products to place on your API Marketplace.

The Early Adopter Program is only available for three customers in 2020. This is on a first-come, first-served basis. Commitment begins first in September 2020.

Why join our early adopter program?

  • You’re getting a great deal, including €12,450 worth of consulting services.
  • Get a chance to shape the way the API Portal is formed.
  • Bring value to your API Program already in 2020.
Early Adopter Program
Pricing
€ POA
Branded API Portal
10 Days Consulting
API Management System Integration
Digital Marketplace
On-Premise or Cloud installation
Identity Provider Integration

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