June 15, 2017 // By Magenic
Leveraging Java services on a complex API integration layer
A leading mutual insurance provider was desperate to further their market reach by partnering with external quoting aggregators and other auto industry vendors. The provider recognized that the opportunity to increase new customer acquisition required a variety of digital properties, while also ensuring a seamless customer experience. By extending their backend services, the company was given a chance to accomplish this goal but needed a solution that could bridge the technology gap.
To successfully integrate with these new business partners, the client required a flexible solution that could convert the requests for quotes from external sites into the format necessary for their legacy quoting system to process before transforming them back and returning them to the aggregator. Despite the complexity of the technology necessary to accommodate the client’s hardened quoting system, Magenic was able to deliver an API integration layer based on Java services that enabled a frictionless experience for the end-customers.
By creating a solution that allows them to collaborate seamlessly with third party aggregators and vendors, the client has expanded their marketplace considerably. The intuitive design of the connecting layer allowed the client significant business agility by opening the door to further API marketplace opportunities. The new API layer positioned the quoting service for future extensibility, creating a codebase that is easily modified to accommodate additional new business partners. This has opened the door for the client to apply similar methods to other products and services that have been hindered by legacy technology and technical debt.
Magenic’s solution enabled seamless collaboration with vendors to drastically expand market reach.