Many large software suppliers make their API available to make a connection. For example, you can link with Exact Online's API to automate your invoicing. Also mail programs are often connected to another system (such as a CRM system or a back office) in order to always have access to the current address file in real time. Another commonly used API link is that of the Mollie payment system, which facilitates iDEAL payments.
Advantages of an API connection
The API is a simple piece of software, often just a few lines of code, but the impact is huge. Automating processes via an API link prevents a lot of manual work and reduces the chance of error. Because processes run automatically, you have the right information in real-time. And you avoid repetitive actions; adjustments do not have to be made in different places because the API synchronizes all environments at once.