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Many startups are digital natives, meaning they don't have to deal with issues arising from legacy systems as enterprises often have to. Here are five key enablers to help established companies overcome disadvantages they may face compared to digital natives and stay competitive in the long run.
Google has announced the release of the Google My Business API version 4.2 containing new endpoints that will let third-party partners create end-to-end onboarding experiences for their merchants on their own platforms. Google My Business offers merchants the ability to create business listings.
Last year, Facebook announced that it would launch a set of business-centric tools around WhatsApp. The company has also long stated that it would eventually monetize its various messaging platforms. Facebook has taken a step towards both goals with the introduction of the WhatsApp Business API.
You can learn to build an app using the Salesforce API that gives you a customer's name, email, and phone number. The API can help you to access leads information and understand client behavior. Web actions like click, watch, scroll, browse can determine how a sales team can follow up.
Help Scout, a help desk platform provider, has announced the launch of version 2 of its Mailbox API. The Help Scout Mailbox API 2.0 implements OAuth2 for more user-friendly authentication with the services Help Scout customers are integrated with and contains a number of improvements.
Enterprise software companies display wide variety in their needs and behaviors but fundamentally they are concerned with security, administration and control, cost-effectiveness and visibility. While the problems are not unique to APIs, the solutions used by modern enterprises include them.
In a post market-closing announcement yesterday March 20, 2018, MuleSoft and Salesforce jointly announced Salesforce’s intent to acquire MuleSoft in a deal worth approximately $6.5 billion. The announcement comes almost exactly one year after MuleSoft went public on the New York Stock Exchange.
Baker, a customer relationship management (CRM) platform for the cannabis industry, today announced the addition of an API to its integrations program. The API provides Baker partners with access to normalized, real-time inventory, order, and customer data, and is available to select partners.
Google today gave G Suite developers three new tools to put to use in their Apps Script projects. The updates include a new script dashboard, a new API, and a new command line interface. Here's the skinny on Google's latest offerings for enterprise and business G Suite developers.
What does it really mean to be a technology business and how does an organization undergo digital transformation? This article will help make the abstract digital transformation imperative more tangible by focusing on the mechanics of one of its most hyped and most important elements: the ecosystem.
Aria Solutions announced an API-based softphone solution that brings Salesforce CRM and Cisco telephony platforms together in a single solution. The Velocity Softphone is available on the Salesforce AppExchange and eliminates the need for agents to flip back and forth between various platforms.
This article is part of a multi-part series where we discuss interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Business APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Mapping, Air Travel, and Customer Service. Highlights include Facebook Messenger Broadcast API, plus APIs from Mobius, Nylas and Apptivo. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ten APIs have recently been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Sales, Screenshots, Automobiles, Payments, Documents and Astrology. Also new to the directory is the Mastercard Blockchain Core API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions for developers.
Looking to help businesses unlock the potential of the IoT, Salesforce has launched IoT Explorer; a console that gives organizations a comprehensive view of the sensors, devices and other things that they have assembled into their Internet of Things. ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind gets a demo.
Handling API calls in the cloud with a service like AWS Lambda is one of the latest ways enterprises try to save on resources. In theory, you can save a ton of money. But be careful. Costs for API calls can mount up, sometimes leaving you with a cloud computing bill ten times the size you expected.
Whether you're leading your decades-old organization through a digital transformation or you're a developer plotting out your career path, you'd better get to know and understand the new breed of developer. She or he is not just a software engineer, s/he's a businessperson too (includes a podcast)
SugarCRM has launched an SDK for the mobile version of its popular CRM product. The mobile SDK offers a similar developer experience to the desktop SDK version. With the SDK, users can create custom experiences that integrate with existing apps, workflows, and business tools.
Although Igloo already promoted a number of automated integrations with popular apps like Dropbox, box, G Suite, and others; Igloo stopped short of completely opening its digital workplace framework to the entire developer community. That has now changed, along with full support.
When a business's various stakeholders consider the decisions to make as they execute an API strategy, the API's business model will prove to be key. But as Ziggeo learned, in the interests of seizing the biggest opportunities, you may have to go back on your initial business model decision.