IBM API Connect Initial Setup

AITsolution56
AIT Solution Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It is not too difficult to work on the solution itself, but to get it to fit within the organization, is something else. There is a vast difference between business models, between a banking setup and a retail setup. One must, first of all, get the business-aligned, because today business plays a bigger role than in the past. With APIs, it's inside-out thinking, meaning that business owners of the data will have to decide how they're going to do it, which is a change in some organizations where IT normally drives the technology. Now, all of a sudden, you have to tell the business, "You have to make decisions which IT will enable". We used a team of people to implement the solution, and the first time we installed it, we had to pivot twice. All in all, it took us six months, and we had a dedicated team of about 15 people to do it. Once we'd pivoted twice and experimented with it, it took us approximately five months to get it up and going. The latest product, the new iteration, is run through a project, which doesn't have dedicated staff, and it has been ongoing for almost 13 months now. We're not yet done with pivot one. View full review »
Oladipupo-Aina
Developer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is complex. Deployment takes about two weeks for different portals. The knowledge takes up time and then there are some other internal processes, but if I were to take out the internal process I would put implementation at about a week. The way our organization is set up, we have a team that is responsible for infrastructure setup. We also have a team that is responsible for activation setup. So, a three-man team should be able to do the setup. View full review »
Shiri Traum
Open API Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was not as straightforward. Deployment takes a few days. You don't need too many people for the deployment and maintenance of the solution. View full review »
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Vijay Kattula
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The setup is pretty much straightforward. View full review »
SenITops67
Senior IT Operations Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup isn't too hard, but it's not easy either. We didn't deploy anything. We just added a gateway. View full review »
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