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Research shows that the vast majority of IT leaders see API management and microservices as a winning combination

Software AG this week announced new research revealing that 97% of IT leaders believe it would be beneficial to combine the utilization of APIs, microservices and integration. Moreover, only 1% say that they do so already.

Vanson Bourne conducted the survey of 950 global IT leaders. It examined the state of APIs, microservices and integration. The research revealed trends in adoption, challenges and opportunities for further improvement in helping organizations become truly connected enterprises.

“Fast and efficient integration” is essential for the enterprise

The need for fast and efficient integration in enterprise organizations has never been greater, according to 92% of survey respondents.

This need will only continue to grow, according to Software AG. As proof, they point to IDC’s prediction that over 500 million digital apps and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches by 2023.

Suraj Kumar, GM of API, Integration and Microservices Business Unit, Software AG, commented. “The ability to liberate and integrate all data across applications, devices and partners is a mandate for digital business excellence. However, this survey demonstrates that while businesses recognize this, they’re currently having difficulty achieving it.”

“We understand this challenge and built a unified platform that connects microservices, integration and APIs, helping them to build a truly connected enterprise. With this platform in place, they are free to innovate and differentiate themselves in the eyes of their customers. This is true digital transformation.”

The survey was commissioned by Software AG and conducted by Vanson Bourne. The researchers interviewed 950 IT decision makers from organizations with at least 1,000 employees. All interviews were conducted between December 2020 and January 2021.

The survey respondents were based in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and the Nordics.