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Acronym for Application programming interface
An API is an intermediary between computers or software. Through an API, one app can offer its services to another app, in order to add features to those initially available. The use of APIs facilitates the automation and programming of certain tasks. Traditionally, it was necessary to manually export data from one system and import it into another system. With APIs, systems can now communicate directly with each other, which gives you more time to perform your value-added activities (the real business!). For systems that don’t have APIs, you can turn to RPA (robotic process automation).