Recently, we’ve already discussed the benefits of business integration services through APIs and the logic of choosing the business integration partner. Moreover, Patternica’s experts have also shared their advice on how to select the relevant business software integration path and benefit from API implementation. Still, we feel that the subject matter of B2B integration examples is also crucial for getting practical knowledge. That’s where we’re going to guide you today—hurry up to join the thread.
Let’s face the facts. Have you heard that only 30% of B2B marketers find the quality of customer data integration satisfying their needs. It implies that there’s room for API integration partnerships that will take your data handling and process automation to higher quality standards.
The bright examples are the payment B2B systems and solutions that realize the value of using APIs to augment their efficiency. Other reasons to refer to B2B API integrations include bridging the data exchange between systems and making cross-border payments possible. Need more examples of B2B technologies and applications integrated with other third parties? Read on then.
Significance of B2B API integration in contemporary business
Speaking about the importance of B2B API integrations, we need to lay stress on the following aspects:
- Smart rade navigation
- Enhanced work with customers
- Improved relations with suppliers
- Smooth process automation
- Easy exchange of information and reporting
- Building win-win ties with other businesses
- Reduction of manual tasks and errors
- Mapping a working business network
- Increasing the company’s revenue.
Business integration software, together with APIs, makes all this real, enabling you to create the appropriate digital transformation strategy for your business.
As disparate technologies can’t end up with communication success, the B2B API integration is the solution to build the missing routes among systems, cloud, and third-party apps. As a result, you get a synchronized digital product that works right for all the participants: customers, suppliers, and partners.
B2B integration examples in real life
To plunge into the topic easier, you need to know that there are several things you can use API integration for:
- Communications adapters
- Mapping software
- App integration
- Translation engine
- Tracking and reporting
- Data validation
- Files compression.
Now let’s move to the B2B integration case studies Patternica can share with you to help you realize the process and the result of leveraging API better.
Case #1: DHL integration
This is an e-commerce product integration example our team realized just in three weeks, based on the channel integration principle. Specifically, during this period, we learned the absolutely new API (from DHL side), got acquainted with the API Specs, and built the integration itself.
In consequence, our client was equipped with the integrated e-commerce platform and got the required functionality to ship products with the help of DHL, a famous cloud-based courier dispatch software.
Technologies we used for this integration project: C#, . NET Core 2.2, MS SQL Server 2016, NuGet, Log4Net.
Case #2: WorldRemit payment integration
Another good illustration of B2B integration use cases is World Remit, which has turned out into a two-year cooperation between the client company and Patternica. Here, we built integration with a payment aggregator to allow WorldRemit to cut down the transaction costs. Despite the hardship of integrating with the existing WorldRemit system, we did our API integration job well and contributed to their customer base increase of up to 4m users.
In the end, WorldRemit is now the widespread money transfer choice all over the globe. The main perks of the provider are the low fees, the quick speed of money receipt, and the guaranteed exchange rates.
Technologies our team implemented for this integration case: Java, Spring Framework, Kafka, React.js.
Case #3: Instadispatch shipping integration
Well, this business integration solution already stresses the merge of e-commerce and transportation realms. Here, our developers bridged an e-commerce service and the cloud-based courier dispatch app in three weeks.
Our efforts resulted in easier shipment navigation that promotes the further scaling of the business.
Technologies we used to make it work: C#, .NET Core 2.2, MS SQL Server 2016, NuGet, Log4Net.
Case #4: VEND channel integration
Another fresh case we’d like to tell you about is devoted to the synchronized data exchange between the e-commerce platform and the famous POS software. We delivered the integration to the client in just two months. From now on, all the orders are closed in the VEND system.
Technologies we leveraged for the API integration: C#, .NET Core 2.2, MS SQL Server 2016, NuGet, Log4Net.
Case #5: Modexpress SFTP integration
In this case, Patternica’s experts relied on the SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) integration experience to build the bridge between the popular e-commerce platform and Modexpress, a supply chain provider. With it under the hood, the company can now expand their operations globally, what they actually do. Wholesale logistics and direct-to-customer orders also add up to the reputation of the brand.
The project took us 3 months because of our available experience in e-commerce API integrations.
Technologies we used to realize this integration: C#, ASP. NET 5, MS SQL Server 2016, NuGet, Log4Net.
General lessons from our B2B API integration cases
Above all, our key insight is to treat each client’s request as a push for expertise improvement. Having the required tech experience behind our back, we now handle the new API integration tasks with much more confidence.
Besides, to make your workflow more organized and functioning as one integrated system, we need to deeply know the system we’re integrating your product with, correctly map the data fields, and mitigate risks. In this aim, we also use the support of both sides (client and system) in terms of requirements and API specifics.
We’re ready to shape our approach according to your business needs. That’s, by the way, where Pattenica’s individualistic focus lands.
Change your business fate with the API integrations
After reading our today’s piece, you should be convinced that APIs give you more visibility, efficiency, smart data handling, higher customer satisfaction, and sales. All you need is to choose one of the reliable business integration partners that can do the API integration job in an optimal way.