In today’s world, more and more programs are interacting with each other, so interfaces are becoming more important. If these interfaces are managed correctly, they contribute to the business success of the company.
Enterprise IT is becoming increasingly modular with a focus on microservices that enable companies to respond quickly to customer needs. As a result, API (Application Programming Interface) interfaces are becoming more and more in demand to connect the various applications.
An ERP system used by companies in the real estate industry stores a large amount of resident data, such as the name and location of the residential unit. The front-end of ERP systems is often not very user-oriented and adjustments to it are often not possible or can only be implemented with a lot of effort.
If an additional application is now added, e.g. a digital locking system or a tenant communication app, then this application also requires the data record from the ERP system. The manager would now have to maintain two completely identical data sets and update both databases with each tenant change.
However, if both applications are connected via an API, they use the same data set. Therefore, only one data record has to be maintained and in case of changes, the administrator only has to log into a system to adjust the data record there.