After five years of being a publicly traded company, Axway announced today that it is attempting a rejuvenation with its Amplify data integration and engagement platform. Ten years ago, the software company was spun off Sopra Group, a French IT services company.
Many of Axway’s older products served legacy markets and were in “maintenance mode,” says Suraj Kumar, the company’s vice president of platform-as-a-service (PaaS). “With Amplify, Axway is refocusing the core aspects of its products into a single platform.”
The data platform uses file-based integration, electronic data interchange (EDI)-based integration, lifecycle application programming interface (API) management, analytics, and community management such as developer capabilities.
On the data side of the platform, file and EDI integration allows users to gather massive amounts of data in a narrow window of time and allows them to process what they need. This type of data exchange is especially crucial for companies within the financial sector.
From the engagement aspect, Amplify allows IT professionals and developers to manage, view, build, and customize APIs. “We enable a view from the outside in so that we can capture the real capabilities you need to develop a differentiated experience and innovation in the market,” Kumar says.
Additionally, all of the API management and data exchanges can be monitored in a unified view because of the analytics integration.
Kumar admits that there is big competition in this space with IBM and Google’s Apigee doing similar things. However, Axway’s API-enabled and DevOps-enabled platform approach unifies the end-user experience in a way that is unique to the market, he claims.
Axway is headquartered in Puteaux, France and has about 2,000 employees. It has about 11,000 customers in sectors like financial, healthcare, government, and retail. Kumar says the company has more API-based products in the pipeline as well.