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New analytics capabilities in Apigee Edge give businesses more advanced tools to understand, manage and optimize API-powered digital programs

SAN JOSE, Calif. December 16, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of a leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced that it has added new analytics capabilities to the Apigee Edge API platform to help businesses better understand, manage and optimize the performance of their API-powered digital programs. Apigee Edge is used by companies of all sizes to securely deliver data and other digital services on mobile apps and other platforms. Recognized for its strength in analytics, Apigee Edge now includes additional tools to give organizations new levels of visibility and diagnostics for optimizing the performance of API programs.

“In today’s data-driven economy, organizations must have a deep understanding of the data that is flowing through their APIs,” said Anant Jhingran, head of products at Apigee. “We are delivering new tools that extend the strong Analytics Services in Apigee Edge to help companies increase digital agility, adaptability and speed – all keys to a successful digital business.”

Apigee was recently recognized for its comprehensive solutions and analytics by independent research firm Forrester Research in “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014.”

“Apigee’s standout feature is its analytics and it is well rounded across other criteria and the only vendor to have full capabilities in three of our added value feature criteria: API hosting, mobile app support and turnkey billing,” noted the Forrester report. 

The Analytics Services in Apigee Edge provide businesses with visibility across the digital value chain. It delivers a rich array of tools to understand and optimize API programs, including customized reporting that uses custom variables, dimensions and filters; business metrics that track product, service and customer usage; operational metrics that monitor the health and performance of API programs; and app performance metrics that help discover app errors and performance issues. 

The new capabilities in Apigee Edge give businesses more advanced analytics to analyze both API performance and how their APIs are being used.

New API Performance Analytics

·      New Latency Analysis Dashboard: This dashboard measures response time so customers can see precisely how much the stress is on the system, both from the API proxy and the backend. This provides visibility that enables organizations to effectively plan for peaks, which are often more meaningful than averages.

·      New drill-down diagnostics: Apigee now includes new diagnostic tools to help customers drill down to provide the next level of detail on potential issues in areas including endpoint, API proxy and cache performance and latency and error analysis.

·      New custom report dispersion charts: Customers can now benefit from more advanced custom charts that include new visualization tools for all metrics and dimensions in their API program.

New Device API Analytics

New Devices Dashboard: Apigee Edge now includes a Devices Dashboard that helps customers understand API engagement. It shows which traffic is coming from which device, as well as what kind of devices are getting the most traffic. This provides an easy way for customers to understand what kinds of devices, operating systems and platform are accessing APIs, to help with platform planning and trouble-shooting. Apigee Edge provides this level of visibility without any additional software installation required on the device.

In addition to the Apigee Edge API platform, Apigee also offers a sophisticated predictive analytics platform called Apigee Insights. With Apigee Insights, developers can build smart, API-driven “adaptive” apps that anticipate, learn, and adapt to deliver contextual, individualized interactions, which may increase marketing effectiveness and customer satisfaction.

Related links:

Apigee Edge Overview

Apigee Edge Demo

Apigee Edge Data Sheet

Apigee Edge Analytics Services Brief

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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Apigee survey results reveal over 90 percent of smartphone owners expect mobile apps from department stores, but retailers lag in delivering behind banks

November 20, 2014 – Apigee® today announced that nearly two out of three U.S. adult smartphone owners – or 83 million people – report that mobile phones or tablets have changed how they shop, according the Apigee Institute’s 2014 Digital Impact Survey. This survey, created in collaboration with Stanford University’s Mobile Innovation Group (MIG), shows that mobile devices are heavily impacting the holiday shopping habits of nearly 21 million more Americans as compared to last year’s survey, an indication of the growing significance of smartphones and mobile apps in retail. According to the survey, Americans expect to spend $14.5 billion via mobile devices during the 2014 winter holidays.

The Apigee Institute is the research and strategy arm of Apigee, developer of a leading software platform for digital business. The Institute is dedicated to helping Global 2000 companies extend their leadership in today's app economy. Its annual Digital Impact Survey is designed to study how mobile apps are changing consumer behavior, how this is changing over time, and what these changes mean for enterprises, especially in the retail sector.

This year’s survey shows that smartphones and mobile apps continue to impact consumer shopping behavior in the U.S., and that their impact has increased significantly in the last year. Other key findings of the survey include:

·      Smartphone owners expect to spend 40 percent ($5.8 billion) of their mobile spending during the 2014 holiday season through mobile apps. 

·      More than 90 percent of smartphone owners expect department stores to provide key services via apps within the next two years. In last year’s survey, only 67 percent shared this expectation.

·      Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of smartphone owners say they would be more likely to shop at a store offering key functions and services via an app; this represents an increase of eight percentage points or 11.2 million smartphone owners since last year’s survey.

·      Approximately 18 percent of smartphone owners say they’ve started shopping at a new store simply because of its mobile app.

·      More than three in five U.S. smartphone owners (63 percent) report using apps to shop at least once a month (up from 56 percent in last year’s survey).

Consumers Prefer Adaptive Apps

This year’s survey also sheds light on the types of apps consumers want. Two out of three respondents agreed that they are more excited by apps that learn from their behavior over standard apps. These “adaptive apps” leverage sophisticated analytics to understand individual behavior and preferences over time to deliver information and services that are customized and relevant to each person.

Many Retailers Not Meeting the “App Challenge”

While the increasing usage of smartphones and mobile apps for shopping presents a major opportunity for stores, retailers overall are lagging behind at delivering the apps that consumers want. While digital natives like Google and Amazon still set the standard, the banking sector also trounces retailers in this respect. The survey shows that 45 percent of respondents have downloaded and are satisfied by apps from banks compared to only 27 percent from retailers. Not surprisingly, among the channels surveyed (apps, phone, online, branch visits, and branded ATMs), apps have become the most common daily interaction channel for consumers with the banking industry.

Available today, the Apigee Institute’s report: “Run, Don’t Walk: Chasing Customer Expectations in Retail” provides more detail and analysis of its 2014 Digital Impact Survey findings. The report discusses how delivering smart, useful mobile apps is of critical importance to retailers today as they compete to win attention of smartphone owners everyday. The report can be accessed here on the Apigee website.

Methodology

The 2014 Digital Impact Survey was conducted by the Apigee Institute from Sept. 30 through Oct. 7, 2014. The survey assessed the behavior and attitudes of 1,000 smartphone owners, of which 600 were from the U.S. and 400 were from the U.K., toward mobile devices and apps. Within this report, respondents’ regional, age, income, education, and gender distribution was structured to reflect the U.S. smartphone market (which consists of 140.48 million smartphone owners) as of the January 2014 Pew Internet & American Life Project omnibus survey. 

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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Attributes 17,384 Percent Revenue Growth to Increasing Need for Businesses To Get Digital-Ready

Nov. 13, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of a leading platform for digital business acceleration, today announced it ranked fifth on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Apigee grew 17,384 percent during the 2009-2013 fiscal years.

Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor attributes the company’s 17,384 percent revenue growth to increased demand for technologies that enable digital business. “At Apigee, our highest priority is ensuring that our customers have the tools they need to adapt and succeed in today’s hyper-connected, data-driven world,” he said. “We look forward to continuing to work with some of the world’s leading businesses, helping them unlock the power of data with APIs and analytics to deliver the speed, scale and agility required of digital business.”

“The companies ranked on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 continue to set the bar for their industry higher each year,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “There are so many exciting products and smart thought leaders driving this list. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to seeing them continue their momentum into 2015.”

“For 20 years, the Deloitte Fast 500 rankings have honored the innovation that is part of these companies’ DNA,” added Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “We’re glad to be serving these high-growth companies, and helping the technology sector recognize the great strides and transformation these companies are making in their respective areas.”

Apigee previously ranked 34th as a Technology Fast 500™ award winner for 2013.

Overall, 2014 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 135 percent to 123,678 percent from 2009 to 2013, with an average growth of 1,640 percent.

About Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™

Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years and be headquartered within North America.

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and data analytics, Apigee delivers the speed, scale, and agility businesses need to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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Apigee’s platform enables global payments leader to drive apps that support Apple Pay

Nov. 13, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of a leading platform for digital business acceleration, and First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, today announced that First Data’s Payeezy.com online eCommerce payments platform – which gives merchants access to Apple Pay – is powered by Apigee. First Data is leveraging Apigee to bring app developers onboard and enable them to rapidly build and scale solutions supporting online and mobile payments.

“There is high consumer demand for apps that can immediately support new mobile technology,” said Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee. “Through an API-centric approach, First Data’s Payeezy.com makes it easy and fast for software developers to build apps that support the new single-touch mobile payment capabilities for Apple Pay. We believe First Data has enormous potential as a digital leader, and we are thrilled to work with them to help connect merchants and developers with Apple Pay.”

First Data is a global payment processing company serving six million merchant locations, thousands of card issuers and millions of consumers worldwide. Payeezy.com is an eCommerce platform that provides a simple, powerful online tool for developers to deliver easy, scalable and secure online and mobile payments.

Payeezy.com utilizes the Apigee API platform, and First Data was able to significantly accelerate project development and time to market for Payeezy with Apigee. Through APIs, First Data is empowering developers to rapidly design apps for Apple Pay and new mobile payments.

“Apple Pay is changing the game for mobile payments through single-touch technology,” said Bruce Dragt, First Data’s senior vice president, global eCommerce. “We view enabling mobile apps as the future of eCommerce and wanted to build out a platform for financial institutions and merchant developers to quickly bring new apps to market.

“Apigee’s platform was purpose-built for the way people are building apps today, and we selected Apigee, who had the expertise to accomplish what we needed in terms of scale, security and time to market. Together we are delivering the tools to help developers quickly and easily code for online and mobile payments,” Dragt added.

Apigee Edge is a leading API platform, used by many of the biggest global brands to securely expose and manage data at large scale. Apigee Edge is purpose-built for the digital economy, delivering technology businesses need to manage the digital value chain from API exposure to API consumption – and to measure the success of an API program with end-to-end analytics. Edge includes three components: API Services, Developer Services and Analytics Services.

About First Data

First Data is a global technology leader in the financial services industry. With 24,000 employee-owners and operations in 35 countries, the company provides secure and innovative payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions around the world, from Main Street shops to the world’s largest corporations. Today, businesses in nearly 70 countries trust First Data to secure and process more than 2,000 financial transactions per second, totaling $1.8 trillion a year. First Data’s unparalleled infrastructure, scale and partnerships go “beyond the transaction” with next-generation point-of-sale technology fueled by powerful analytics to detect fraud, gain insights into consumer spending, and strengthen customer loyalty. All day, every day, First Data helps its clients thrive in the evolving world of commerce.

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale, and agility businesses need to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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The Apigee Edge API platform powering digital businesses across Europe

October 15, 2014 Apigee, developer of a leading platform for digital business acceleration, today announced that BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has chosen the Apigee Edge application programming interface (API) platform as a traffic manager on BBC Store. BBC Store is a new direct-to-consumer retail platform, which will allow consumers to buy and keep the BBC programmes they love. BBC Worldwide will launch BBC Store in 2015.

BBC Worldwide has a very complex multi-tier IT architecture, using a variety of suppliers to provide a variety of platforms developed for video on demand delivery. Apigee Edge will act as the internal API management platform, mediating and brokering traffic from application to application and improving interoperability between front-end and back-end systems. The deal was signed in July 2014 and Apigee has completed the project blueprint, outlining current best practices on how to develop, expose and consume APIs across the business.

Michael Fleshman, SVP Consumer Digital Technology at BBC Worldwide, said: “BBC Store will allow fans of programmes such as Doctor Who, Sherlock and Top Gear to buy and keep digital copies of their favourite shows. Consumers will also be able to explore and buy from the BBC's extensive archive.”

Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO, noted: “The media and broadcast industries are currently going through a period of transformation driven by the dramatic increase in mobile devices and viewer demand for more choices for what, how and when they consume media. Traditional broadcasters are evolving quickly to meet this demand and thrive in this fast moving digital world. Data delivered by APIs powers digital business, and it’s proving to be a vital way for broadcasters to stay one step ahead of consumer expectations.”  

Today, Apigee is helping organisations in a wide range of industries become digital businesses, leveraging their digital assets to fundamentally change the way they bring value to customers, partners and employees. Through APIs and big data predictive analytics, Apigee helps businesses move at the new speed of the digital economy, while predicting and continuously adapting to change.

In the last fiscal year, Apigee’s customer base in Europe doubled, signaling increasing demand for technologies that help businesses transform for today’s mobile, data-driven environment. In addition to BBC Worldwide, Apigee customers in Europe include Marks & Spencer, Inmarsat, ITV, Orange, Philips Lighting, and Swisscom, among many other leading companies.

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About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC's brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale, and agility businesses needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

Note to editors: Please see related press release issued today titled: “Apigee Footprint Expands in Europe to Meet Escalating Demand for Digital Business Transformation.”

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API and big data powerhouse doubles Europe customer base in FY 2014 with companies including BBC Worldwide, Philips, Marks & Spencer, Orange 

October 15, 2014 – Apigee, developer of a leading platform for digital business acceleration, today announced that its customer base in Europe doubled in the company’s last fiscal year, signaling increasing demand for technologies that enable businesses to transform for today’s mobile, data-driven environment. Current Apigee customers in Europe today include BBC Worldwide, Bugaboo, Financial Times, Inmarsat, ITV, Marks & Spencer, Orange, Pearson, Philips Lighting, Shell, Swisscom, and Telefonica, among many other leading companies.

"Never has there been a greater urgency for businesses across all industries to embrace digital to remain relevant in today’s mobile-first world,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “Data delivered by APIs powers digital business, and it’s proving to be a vital way to create a sustainable competitive advantage.  

"We’re seeing considerable demand and growth across Europe – from leading-edge technology companies to traditional brick-and-mortar businesses looking to reinvent themselves for today’s marketplace.”

Apigee also announced the appointment of Denis Dorval as vice president, EMEA to address the demand for European businesses to become digital and create an ecosystem of application innovation with APIs and data analytics. Denis joins with a wealth of experience in high-growth businesses, having held senior roles at Alfresco, FileNet and Webedisoft.

Apigee’s European headquarters are in London, and it has teams in France, the Netherlands and Germany.

Apigee: Digital Business Acceleration

Apigee helps organisations in a wide range of industries become digital businesses, leveraging their digital assets to fundamentally change the way they bring value to customers, partners and employees. Through APIs and big data predictive analytics, Apigee helps businesses move at the new speed of the digital economy, while predicting and continuously adapting to change.

Apigee’s API platform, Apigee Edge, is purpose-built for the digital economy, delivering what businesses need to manage the digital value chain from API exposure to API consumption – and to measure the success of an API program with end-to-end analytics. Edge includes three components: API Services, Developer Services and Analytics Services.

As part of the company’s product portfolio for digital businesses, Apigee also offers Apigee Insights – a powerful big data predictive analytics platform that helps businesses engage with customers by anticipating their needs and addressing them with adaptive apps.

In a recent report by market research firm Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014”, Apigee was recognised as a Leader in API management, citing it to be particularly strong in analytics and its comprehensive solution that includes value-added functions. In a separate Forrester report, “Applying The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” Apigee received the top score for current offering in the “API Service Providers” scenario – the use case for organisations whose API strategy is to create a new source of revenue by charging for use of its APIs.

Gartner predicts[1] that by 2020, “more than 7 billion people and businesses, and at least 35 billion devices, will be connected to the Internet.” To compete in this always-on connected world, businesses must digitise their models to move at “Internet speed” and deliver true customer value. Recent Forrester Research[2] also emphasises the digital business imperative, with 93 per cent of executives surveyed in its 2014 Digital Business Online Survey believing that digital will disrupt their business in the next 12 months.

Philips Lighting leverages the Apigee API platform to power digital innovation in lighting. “Through our open APIs and Apigee, developers are creating new ways to harness the Philips Hue programmable LED lighting system so that people can, for example, personalize the color of a light globe to remind them to feed their dog or to indicate current weather, all using apps from a smartphone,” said Kevin Toms, developer program architect for Philips Hue.

Philips was named one of the most innovative companies in 2014 by Fast Company magazine, and it recently won an Apigee 2014 Digital Accelerator Award for the “Top API for the Internet of Things.”

In April 2014, Apigee secured $60 million in funding to meet accelerating demand for digital business technologies. Apigee is investing to accelerate across all areas of its business to keep up with demand for APIs and big data analytics, as enterprises increasingly embrace these technologies for digital business.

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Note to editors: Please see related press release issued today titled: “Apigee to work with BBC Worldwide on BBC Store.”

About Apigee

Apigee provides a leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale, and agility businesses need to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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[1] Gartner report: "Digital Businesses Will Compete and Seek Opportunity in the Span of a Moment," March 2014: https://www.gartner.com/doc/2689619?ref=clientFriendlyURL

[2] Forrester Research, Inc. report: “Unleash Your Digital Business, The Future Of Business Is Digital,” March 2014: http://www.forrester.com/Unleash+Your+Digital+Business/fulltext/-/E-RES115951

 

 

 

 

Apigee Recognized for its Comprehensive Solution and Standout Analytics

Sept. 30, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital business, today announced that it has been named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014” report by Forrester Research, Inc. Apigee was among the select companies Forrester invited to participate in this independent report, which evaluated the 11 most significant API management solutions across 40 criteria. Forrester included Apigee as a Leader in API management, citing it to be particularly strong in analytics and its comprehensive solution that includes value-added functions.

“Apigee’s standout feature is its analytics and it is well-rounded across other criteria and the only vendor to have full capabilities in three of our added value feature criteria: API hosting, mobile app support and turnkey billing,” noted the Forrester report.

The report also stated, “Thus, considering the added-value features along with the primary criteria, Apigee’s solution has the most consistent across-the-board functionality.”

Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave. Highlights include generating a detailed taxonomy of product attributes, gathering and validating data, and creating the Forrester Wave graphic where the vendors evaluated are placed in one of four categories: “Leaders,” “Strong Contenders,” “Contenders,” and “Risky Bets.”

In a separate report, “Applying The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” Forrester published API management vendor evaluations customized for a few common buying scenarios.

Apigee was also acknowledged as a Leader in this report, receiving the top score for current offering in the “API Service Providers” scenario -- the use case for organizations whose API strategy is to create a new source of revenue by charging for use of its APIs. In addition, Apigee was named a Leader in the “Mobile App Support Scenario,” the use case where API management is deployed solely to support an enterprise mobile app initiative. 

“We are proud to be recognized by Forrester as a leader in API management solutions from among a select group of vendors,” said Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor. “Apigee Edge has been built from the ground up for the needs of modern, data-driven digital businesses, which includes end-to-end analytics and enterprise-grade capabilities for the entire API lifecycle.  Demand for digital business technologies is exploding, and we are ready and excited to work with enterprises across industries to help them compete in today’s accelerated digital world.”

Apigee Edge is a purpose-built API platform that provides everything businesses need to manage the digital value chain from API exposure to API consumption -- and to measure the success of an API program with end-to-end analytics. Edge includes three components: API Services, Developer Services and Analytics Services.

Apigee Edge is part of Apigee’s product portfolio for digital businesses. Apigee also offers Apigee Insights, a powerful big data predictive analytics platform that helps businesses anticipate and meet the needs of individual customers with adaptive apps.

Complimentary copies of the “The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014” and “Applying The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2014,” research reports are available here

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

Connect with Apigee

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Apigee

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apigee

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New Version of Apigee Insights ‘wraps’ predictive analytics in APIs – empowers mainstream developers to build adaptive apps

Sept. 10, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced a new version of the Apigee Insights big data platform that enables any developer to build smart, API-driven “adaptive” apps using predictive analytics. With Apigee Insights, Apigee is making advanced data science accessible to mainstream developers.

“Big data intelligence is of little value until it is embedded in the apps we love and use – and it is up to the developer to make that happen,” said Anant Jhingran, head of products at Apigee. “Apigee Insights ‘wraps’ contextual insights in APIs so developers can integrate highly sophisticated, time-based predictions into apps. Going beyond business intelligence dashboards to use predictive analytics offers a competitive advantage in the data-driven digital world, and Apigee Insights now makes it much easier for any enterprise to do this.”

Despite recent advances in big data technologies, few customer-facing apps effectively use predictive analytics to improve digital experiences. With Apigee Insights, developers – including developers without specialized expertise – can now embed predictive analytics into their apps via APIs. Combined with backend-as-a-service (BaaS), and Node.js, any developer can use APIs to build adaptive apps powered by predictive analytics to deliver digital experiences tailored to individual customer needs.

Advanced graph analytics for any enterprise

Built on GRASP (Graph and Sequence processing) technology, Apigee Insights’ unique capabilities stem from its ability to apply machine learning and graph and sequence processing on all customer interaction data, including structured, unstructured and API data.

Apigee Insights now features new graph visualization tools that allow data analysts to explore the common events and time-based behavior of their customers. Armed with this intelligence about each customer’s “digital journey,” enterprises can build API-driven adaptive apps that deliver hyper-personalized, contextual, and consistent experiences that delight customers and accelerate business growth.

For example, a company can use Apigee Insights to analyze all prior interactions across Web, mobile, call center, in-store, and other channels to generate propensity scores for various digital marketing offers based on different weather conditions. Then, developers can use these predictions via APIs to build adaptive apps for any channel.  Using the adaptive app, the company can, on a sunny day, encourage a customer to walk into the store by delivering a push notification for an in-store coupon that is valid for a specified duration. On the other hand, on a rainy day, the company can recommend free shipping with mobile purchase to accelerate conversion.

 “‘Prediction is power.’ It's the power all firms need to strengthen their BT [Business Technology] agenda, helping them transform their technology, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers. Predictive analytics is a key capability to make better decisions, avoid risks, and create differentiated, more individualized customer experiences,” wrote Mike Gualtieri, Forrester.[1]

In addition to Apigee Insights, Apigee also offers Apigee Edge, an industry-leading API platform. With Apigee Edge and Apigee Insights, Apigee empowers organizations to accelerate and extend their business into the new digital world using APIs and data – the core constructs of any digital strategy.

Apigee Insights is available today as a software-and-services offering, deployed in the cloud or on premises. For more information about Apigee Insights, visit the Apigee website at http://apigee.com/about/products/big-data-and-insights.

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About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world.  Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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Global Awards Program Recognizes the Individual Innovators and Companies Driving the Digital Economy

Sept. 9, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced the winners of the 2014 Digital Accelerator Awards, a global awards program recognizing innovative individuals and organizations that are accelerating and transforming businesses with APIs and data. The winners are being revealed today and tomorrow at the “I love APIs” conference in San Francisco.

“Congratulations to the Digital Accelerator winners for their vision and innovation and for serving as models for digital business in today’s connected, mobile world,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO.  “These individuals and companies are embracing APIs and data to adapt for digital – building app ecosystems, creating valuable new services for customers, and accelerating across functional areas.”

The 2014 Top Digital Accelerator – Walgreens

Walgreens has been named the Top Digital Accelerator for 2014. This award recognizes the company with the most impactful digital transformation over the past 12 months, showcasing industry-shaping approaches that have resulted in a marked improvement in areas such as customer satisfaction, brand reinforcement, market share, time to market and IT efficiencies.

Walgreens continues to build on its strong tradition of technology innovation. The 113-year-old business is successfully embracing the digital economy by leveraging the power of data and APIs to radically increase the scale and value of customer interactions. The company has championed the developer community, app ecosystems and the platform model – and has the results to show for it.

Through Walgreens’ omni-channel retail approach, customers who engage with the brand via store, mobile and online spend approximately six times more than store-only customers. Such results are not possible without forging close relationship with talented developers, and creating innovative products and functionality to meet customers’ needs.

“We’re thrilled to receive the Top Digital Accelerator award for Walgreens mobile efforts, which wouldn’t be achievable without our dedicated team,” said Abhi Dhar, Walgreens Chief Technology Officer. “Such noteworthy recognition is testament to the impact we’ve been able to make by forging valuable relationships with a talented developer community.”

Top Digital Visionary -- Joint winners: Allen Rodgers: Director, Developer Network and API Program; and Kendrick McLish, Head of Product Marketing and Strategy, Global Higher Education, Pearson

The Top Digital Visionary recognizes a business leader (or leaders) who has had positive change on his organization by leading enterprise innovation and transforming digital assets into new value for customers, partners and/or employees using APIs and data.

Allen Rodgers and Kendrick McLish lead Pearson Higher Education’s digital strategies. They have pioneered Pearson Higher Education’s platform approach to enable a digital education environment that adapts to the needs of the individual learner in real time. Under Allen and Kendrick’s guidance, Pearson Higher Education has been revolutionizing e-learning via LearningStudio, a scalable SaaS learning platform, and OpenClass, a cloud-based learning environment and content distribution platform. Allen and Kendrick’s contributions helped the Pearson brand transform from a traditional publisher to a technology innovator creating new value for customers, partners and employees using APIs.

Top API Innovator: Joe Rago: Senior Mobile Product Manager, Walgreens

This category recognizes an API evangelist who has driven the implementation of his/her company’s API program by building an effective team and executing the company’s digital strategy.

Walgreens is a model for retail digital innovation, and Joe Rago has been a driving force behind the digital transformation of this Fortune 50 company. Joe has tapped the power of third-party development to build a massive Walgreens app ecosystem, enabled by APIs. Under Joe’s leadership, Walgreens’ suite of APIs has grown across its diverse business. APIs like Balance® Rewards, Prescription Refill & Transfer and QuickPrints have extended Walgreens’ presence outside of its own brand, increasing overall customer engagement.

Top Digital Pioneer: Jerry Wolfe: CIO, Connected Commerce Executive, McCormick

This category recognizes individuals who are pioneering successful digital programs at some of the oldest companies in the world – businesses that have had the vision and agility to thrive for 100+ years. These people are spearheading technology initiatives that will ensure their organizations continue to lead in the digital economy.

In his role as CIO of McCormick, Jerry Wolfe has spearheaded the 125-year-old brand’s digital strategy. Recognizing the power and promise of new digital technologies, he created a team at McCormick focused exclusively on incubating global digital innovation. Among other initiatives, this team has championed FlavorPrint, a unique mobile service that extends “flavor science,” by identifying the flavors that individuals most enjoy and suggesting recipes that express those flavors.

Best API Program: Walgreens

The Best API Program award recognizes an organization with an outstanding API program that exemplifies innovation in strategy, design, developer experience and support. The organization with the winning API program will have a well-defined plan and business model, a simple, flexible design, and will have created business value.

The Walgreens API program is designed “to put an API around its stores.”  Through APIs, Walgreens is exposing services across the business from pharmacy to its loyalty program with more than 81 million active members and is building an app ecosystem that creates new 1:1 customer interactions everyday. Today, Walgreens’ API program has grown to more than 150 development partners, from small independent developers to major technology companies, and it has positioned the 113-year old brand as one of the world’s leading digital innovators. 

Best Data Analytics for Digital Business: Independence Blue Cross (IBC)

This category recognizes an organization that has driven the use of data analytics in their digital programs to provide new visibility and insight into their digital ecosystems, customers and/or business.

IBC’s data analytics program is revolutionizing preventative patient care.  The company successfully utilizes insights from aggregated claims data gathered from predictive big data analytics to help change patient behaviors and predict future hospitalization. Using advanced analytics, IBC is moving beyond simply answering customers’ calls about their Medicare Advantage plans – they are reaching out proactively to their members before they have issues that would require help. IBC is taking analytics-driven, patient-centered healthcare into the future.

Top API for the Internet of Things: Philips

The award recognizes an organization demonstrating ground-breaking innovation in creating a new experience or reinventing an existing experience by digitally enabling “things” such as wearables and other everyday devices. A successful IoT entrant will use APIs to enable things to use data in new ways that enhance the way people live, work and play.

Named one of the most innovative companies in 2014 by Fast Company, Philips is showing the world how digital can transform just about anything. Leveraging the power of APIs, the Philips’ Hue system lets users control the color emitted from a light bulb for via apps on a smartphone -- from anywhere. By listening, engaging and taking inspiration from consumers, Philips continues to innovate with APIs to create personalized solutions to improve our lives.

Best Developer Experience: Pearson

This category recognizes an organization with an outstanding developer program. The winning program will excel at enabling developer success, providing the right incentives to attract developers and encourage adoption; offering support and tools; and inviting interaction and feedback.

Pearson Higher Education’s overarching goal is to participate fully in the revolution of education. LearningStudio’s Web Services On Demand program was designed to enable internal and external developers to build new applications, create rich user experiences, add new functionality, and integrate more quickly with third-party applications. Pearson has been able to grow its ecosystem to over 40 APIs, 250 applications and 3000 developers, and more than 10 universities, reaching hundreds of thousands students. With frequently incorporated developer feedback, Pearson Higher Education’s APIs remain developer-friendly digital playgrounds where innovation thrives.

Digital Business Excellence in Retail: Target

Target kicked off its API strategy several years ago to empower its constituencies, including both customers and employees, to benefit from the power of data. The company has successfully leveraged APIs as part of its overall digital strategy to create new experiences that delight Target customers. As a result of its digital API-first strategy, Target continues to accelerate digital innovation in retail.

Digital Business Excellence in Finance: Tradier

Tradier is fundamentally changing how trading experiences are delivered. Through APIs, the company’s brokerage platform enables developers to build innovate new products- a completely new concept in the financial industry. Tradier is fueling the digital revolution in the financial sector and creating new value for business partners, retail investors and customers.

Digital Business Excellence in Telecom: Swisscom

Swisscom realized that the digital transformation journey was so fundamental that it required changing the very DNA of the company. Embracing a “digital-first” culture meant improving the Swisscom ecosystem by enabling collaboration, agility and digital innovation. By rejecting the notion of “bolting-on” new products/services, adding “digital” to the set of Swisscom’s enterprise KPIs, and bringing the IP and cloud transformation to customer facing units through APIs, Swisscom has been able to distinguish itself as a digital telecom thought leader in a highly competitive market.

Digital Business Excellence in Healthcare: Kaiser Permanente

Interchange by Kaiser Permanente is enabling Kaiser to deliver on the promise of making lives better by expanding the boundaries of total healthcare to anywhere. Kaiser’s Interchange provides a foundation for enabling innovation and co-creation of applications using publicly available data the healthcare giant already has. It is a platform bringing together multiple data sources in a unified environment, designed to help software developers build new and innovative Total Health apps.

About Apigee

Apigee provides the leading technology platform for digital business acceleration. Through APIs and big data, Apigee delivers the speed, scale and agility any business needs to compete in today’s connected mobile world. Many of the world’s largest and most respected organizations have selected Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the world’s most admired companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Shell, Live Nation, Kaiser Permanente and Sears. Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has about 500 employees worldwide.

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API and big data technology company adds Edmond Mesrobian to its board

August 19, 2014 – Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced that Edmond Mesrobian, CTO of Expedia, has joined its board of directors. Mesrobian, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, will help guide Apigee as it grows to meet demand for APIs and big data predictive analytics in the expanding digital economy.

“Apigee offers a comprehensive platform for digital business that is used by many of the world’s leading enterprises,” Mesrobian said. “The company’s market opportunity is massive, and its growth trajectory is impressive; and I look forward to contributing as a member of the board.”

As CTO for Expedia, Mesrobian is responsible for defining, developing and executing the global technology strategy across Expedia brands. In this role, he works closely with business leaders to plan ongoing innovations for the company’s continued success. Mesrobian has held CTO and senior leadership roles for several global companies including Real Networks, The Walt Disney Company, ARTISTdirect, CNP Technologies, and Checkout.com.

“APIs and analytics have been an integral part of Expedia’s technology leadership, and Edmond shares our vision for the future of digital business,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. “With his experience deploying digital technologies to drive modern commerce and services, he will be an important addition to our board at this point of high growth for the company.”

The Apigee platform has been built from the ground up for the requirements of modern digital business. With the Apigee Edge API management platform, enterprises can quickly build end-to-end mobile and digital initiatives. Apigee Insights delivers big data predictive analytics to make every digital interaction individualized, at scale. Through APIs and big data analytics, Apigee helps businesses to adapt and accelerate for a mobile-first digital world.

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 “App Masters” Share a Common Pattern for Success: a Cloud-first, Outside-in Approach to IT

Aug. 12, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today released a new Apigee Institute report, “Lessons from the App Masters: How Some IT Departments Excel at Delivering Quality Apps,” which explores the findings of a recent global survey of IT executives at large enterprises that attempted to deploy apps in 2013. The report reveals that while mobile apps play a key role in business success, nearly half of the IT decision makers surveyed—45 percent—reported missing expectations on at least one of the five key measures of app deployment success: number of apps, quality of apps, budget, business impact, and time. Those who exceeded expectations across all five measures of app deployment– the “App Masters” – share a common pattern for success that includes strategic and aggressive use of external resources.

“Traditional IT is no longer viable for the new world of apps. IT as we know it has been heavily conditioned by the legacy of a control-oriented approach used to build and manage the systems of record of the past,” said Bryan Kirschner, director of Apigee Institute. “But this approach is incompatible with the new business imperative to deliver systems of engagement at the pace the market demands. We’ve found that those who are succeeding in app deployment have a strikingly different approach to their IT departments. They recognize the strategic value of leveraging external expertise to maximize their agility and adaptability—this fundamental shift is called ‘outside-in IT’ and is a competitive necessity for every IT leader hoping to deliver digital experiences faster and better.”

Key Survey Findings

There is a clear disconnect between enterprises producing apps successfully and those struggling

·      Of IT decision makers in large enterprises that attempted to deploy apps, more than one in four failed to meet their timeline, nearly one in five failed to meet budget, and a similar proportion had to produce fewer apps than planned. Another five percent of enterprises failed entirely in their attempts to produce apps.

·      In contrast, some companies seem to have mastered app development, with eight percent reporting exceeding expectations on building and deploying apps across all success metrics.

App Masters are far more open to working with outside parties

·      Only 11 percent of the App Masters mostly or exclusively used internal resources, compared with more than a quarter of the “App Challenged”—or those struggling to deploy apps.

·      Nearly a third of the IT decision makers from App Master companies reported proactively looking for external resources, compared to only six percent of those at the App Challenged.

App Masters understand the value and strategic power of leveraging external resources, beyond cost savings

·      When asked why they turn to external resources, the App Challenged cited cost reduction as the top reason (41 percent) one would use external resources, but only 28 percent saw value in access to external expertise. On the other hand, App Masters equally value technical and design expertise. When asked why they turn to external resources, 78 percent of the App Masters stated that access to technical or project management expertise was an extremely important reason.

App Masters are more likely to embrace the cloud

·      Of App Masters, 85 percent are replacing legacy components with public or private cloud alternatives. Another 83 percent of this group reports committing to leveraging cloud-based external resources wherever they meet business needs.

·      On average, the App Master enterprises reported moving 80 percent of their infrastructure to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and 80 percent of their application development to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). In comparison, the App Challenged reported moving an average of 44 percent of their architecture to IaaS and PaaS. 

·      Of the App Challenged, only 18 percent saw the strategic value of the cloud as extremely relevant to their organization. In contrast, a full 61 percent of the App Masters agreed that being cloud-first by making use of IaaS, PaaS, and Mobile-Backends-as-a-Service (MBaaS) while strategically approaching external resources is extremely relevant to their company’s strategic market position.

Methodology

The Apigee Institute’s 2013 Global ITDM (IT Decision Maker) Online Survey was fielded in January 2014 to 800 IT Decision Makers at companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue around the world in more than 25 industries.  The survey respondents came from the following geographies: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The Apigee Institute is a research and strategy organization committed to helping businesses succeed in the new digital world. The Apigee Institute includes executives in Global 2000 corporations, academic researchers and domain experts who collaboratively shape its research agenda and participate in building a body of empirical data as a shared resource. For more information, go to http://pages.apigee.com/institute.html. The Institute invites all digital practitioners, executives, academics, and journalists to join the Apigee Institute. In order to join please fill out the short form here: http://goo.gl/ZhBext.

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Global Awards Program Recognizes the Individaul Innovators and Companies Driving the Digital Economy

Aug. 11, 2014 Apigee®, developer of the leading platform for digital acceleration, today announced the finalists in the 2014 Digital Accelerator Awards, a global awards program recognizing innovative individuals and organizations accelerating and transforming businesses with APIs and data.

“Digital Accelerator Award nominations came in from all over the world and from organizations across industries,” said Chet Kapoor, Apigee’s chief executive officer. “It shows that digital transformation is happening everywhere, as businesses leverage data and technologies like APIs to streamline IT and fundamentally enhance the value they bring to customers. We congratulate all the Digital Accelerator finalists for their vision and innovation, and for serving as models for digital business in today’s fast-paced, connected, mobile world.”

The 2014 Digital Accelerator Awards include a range of categories, from individuals taking digital innovation to new levels to businesses that are completely transforming with data and digital technologies. The category winners and the winner of the overall “Top Digital Accelerator” award will be revealed at the “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco. Following are the finalists in each category.

Top Digital Visionary

This category recognizes a business leader who’s had positive change on his or her organization by leading enterprise innovation and transforming digital assets into new value for customers, partners and/or employees using APIs and data. The finalists are:

  • John de Keijzer: Head of Enterprise Architecture & Technical Strategy NIT, Swisscom
  • Ratnakar Lavu: Executive Vice President, Digital Technology, Kohl’s Department Stores
  • Madhu Nutakki: Vice President, Digital Presence Technologies, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dan Raju: Co-founder and CEO, Tradier
  • Allen Rodgers: Director, Developer Network and API Program; and Kendrick McLish, Head of Product Marketing and Strategy, Global Higher Education, Pearson (Joint finalists)

Top API Innovator

This category recognizes an API evangelist who has driven the implementation of his/her company’s API program by building an effective team and executing the company’s digital strategy. The finalists are:

  • Mike Debnar: Vice President, Portfolio Management, 7-Eleven
  • Heather Mickman: Senior Group Manager, Target Technology Services
  • Nathan Pawlicki: Director, Integration Services & Design Reviews, Coca-Cola
  • Joe Rago: Senior Mobile Product Manager, Walgreens

Top Digital Pioneer

The digital economy is often viewed as the habitat of young, digital native companies. This category recognizes individuals who are pioneering successful digital programs at some of the oldest companies in the world – businesses that have had the vision and agility to thrive for 100+ years. These people are spearheading technology initiatives that will ensure their organizations continue to lead in the digital economy. The finalists are:

  • Alan Boehme: Chief Enterprise Architect, Global Head of Emerging Technologies/Innovation, Coca-Cola
  • Jeroen Tas: CEO Informatics, Solutions & Services, Philips
  • Jerry Wolfe: CIO, Connected Commerce Executive, McCormick

Best API Program

This category recognizes an organization with an outstanding API program that exemplifies innovation in strategy, design, developer experience and support. The organization with the winning API program will have a well-defined plan and business model, a simple, flexible design, and it will have created business value. The finalists are:

Best Data Analytics for Digital Business

This category recognizes an organization that has driven the use of data analytics in their digital programs to provide new visibility and insight into their digital ecosystems, customers and/or business. The finalists are:

Top API for the Internet of Things

The award recognizes an organization demonstrating ground-breaking innovation in creating a new experience or reinventing an existing experience by digitally enabling “things” such as wearables and other everyday devices. A successful IoT entry will use APIs to enable things to use data in new ways to enhance the way people live, work and play. The finalists are:

Best Developer Experience

This category recognizes an organization with an outstanding developer program. The winning program will excel at enabling developer success, providing the right incentives to attract developers and encourage adoption; offering support and tools; and inviting interaction and feedback. The finalists are:

Digital Business Excellence in Retail, Finance, Telecom, Healthcare

Winners in this category will be organizations in one of four industry verticals that demonstrate successful digital transformation. The winners’ stories will show how a well-implemented digital strategy powered by data and delivered by APIs can turbo-boost business agility, speed time-to-market and enhance customer interactions. The finalists are:

“I love APIs” Conference Sept. 8-10 in San Francisco

The Digital Accelerator Award winners will be announced and recognized at the Apigee “I love APIs” conference, Sept. 8-10, 2014 in San Francisco.

To attend the conference, register here and use the discount code: “SPECIALPR” to receive $300 off the registration fee. For the latest updates on events, speakers and registration, go to http://iloveapis2014.com/.

About Apigee

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