Source: Now Tech: API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers, Q1 2018, Forrester Research, Report: 21 March 2018

Analyst(s): By Randy Heffner with Christopher Mines, Amy Homan and Andrew Reese

“Leaders must tackle both API Business Strategy and API Technology Strategy. Outside experience and expertise from the right services firm can help.” – says the ‘Now Tech’ report on API strategy and delivery service providers, aimed to help with the selection of vendors, based on enterprises’ API service needs and strategic fit with the provider. Forrester analyzes 22 API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers for this report.

Forrester defines an API strategy and delivery service provider as: “A consulting firm or systems integrator that, in addition to delivering solutions that employ APIs, is organized to assist technology user enterprises to design, establish, and mature their organizational competency and strategy for APIs.”

The report groups the capabilities of vendors into the following functionality segments:

  • API Business Strategy
  • API Program Strategy
  • API Platform Strategy
  • API Managed Operations

Forrester cites Torry Harris Business Solutions (THBS) as a midsize vendor, with capability in all four functionality segments mentioned above. Forrester also notes that THBS offers a consultative approach to skills transfer (focused specifically on establishing an enterprises’ API program).

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Forrester's Overview of 22 API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers