Pingar API Case Study
3scale Rapid Integration API Management SaaS Accelerates Pingar API Entry to Market
Pingar adopted 3scale API management and monetization platform to speed entry to market, broaden access to developers and rapidly integrate custom ROI reporting capabilities for enterprise customers.
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“Using 3scale ‘grow as you go’ SaaS model with its easy to set up plug in architecture, Pingar grew its business development and developer channel to 80 mostly enterprise partners and customers in three months,” said Peter Wren-Hilton, CEO of Pingar. Using the Pingar API Fuji Xerox have solved the issue of producing meta-data for storing documents while scanning them from paper. Reducing time to digitize the office.
- The API enables customers to test and conduct internal POC to validate the outcomes
- Using 3scale Plug In, Pingar Set up custom reporting in less than 30 minutes
- With Pingar’s enterprise customers it is important to ensure security of data and still gather metrics to for development planning, 3scale lets that happen
Established in 2006, Pingar has developed an enterprise search solution tailored for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Pingar’s document analysis solution helps companies discover new value from masses of unstructured data. “With data in companies growing at 40 per cent per year, searching for the right information is becoming more difficult, time consuming and expensive,” said Pingar‘s co-founder and CEO, Peter Wren-Hilton.
Unstructured data can include: documents, web-pages, emails, news or any kind of text. Companies will be able to review massive amounts of data with the touch of a button, rather than having the staff do it by hand.
- The cost to enterprises of not finding data is approximately $5.3 million USD per year for every 1,000 knowledge workers employed.
- Half of searches don’t find the answer the person is looking for.
- Employees may lose up to 25% of their productive time searching for information.
Pingar’s solution dramatically simplifies the management of unstructured documents – helping businesses transform that data into an advantage.
To speed Pingar entry to market and access the greatest reach of developers in the shortest time, Pingar developed an API. However Pingar quickly realized that they did not want to divert resource to build a management platform.
“Pingar sought a cloud leader that understood our business, could help us reduce costs while delivering the services we needed to help us have the right API data to optimize our partner and customer channels”
Peter Wren-Hilton, CEO, Pingar
Pingar next generation enterprise search continually enhances its APIs that give access to its core technologies. Unique to Pingar are the API based support for creating search apps, identifying addresses and text, mapping text to predefined taxonomies and sanitizing documents. Pingar is now addressing key verticalizations of its solutions, including the legal, financial services, HR, pharmaceuticals and government.
“As Pingar developed more custom APIs, we quickly realized we wanted to release them quickly without the massive time and cost that would divert our developers from our core business,” said Wren Hilton.
Pingar investigated a few different solutions: “We were looking for a Cloud solution that would provide rapid integration and speed distribution.” Pingar wanted a model that would scale, support continued growth, while maintaining the same high level of understanding of their business metrics. We wanted to find a web-based solution so that it wouldn’t be tied to a single platform, and would have the ability to integrate into our security policies,” said Wren Hilton. “When we learned that 3scale offered a distributed architecture that really piqued our interest.” After significant research, Pingar decided that 3scale was the right solution to use to rapidly expand its partner channel
3scale stood out for its distributed architecture, rapid integration, “painless” plug in architecture, its international scope and focus on customer service and responsiveness.
“3scale showed us the benefits of its endpoint strengths, was technically savvy and set it up the way we wanted it to run.”
“Using 3scale ‘grow as you go’ SaaS model with its easy to set up plug in architecture, Pingar grew its business development and developer channel to 80 mostly enterprise partners and customers in three months.”
The Bottom Line
“3scale offered us the most cost-effective solution for Pingar to scale and rapidly distribute our APIs.”
“3scale plug in architecture is so simple and powerful–took us less than 30 minutes to get a reporting capability plugged in that helps Pingar enterprise customers show their CIOs ROI,” added Wren-Hilton
3scale provides a Plug & Play Cloud API management Platform & Infrastructure for developers, and companies to securely open, control, manage, operate and monetize their API to 3rd parties (e.g. developers, business partners, etc). 3scale customer references include Skype, Wine.com, IGN.com, Softonic and Pingar. 3scale has offices in the Silicon Valley, the UK and Spain. For more information on 3scale, visit: www.3scale.net.