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This case study describes how leading international bank Commerzbank selected and deployed an API management solution to enable its digital strategy, and to open up the bank for collaboration with third parties.


  • API management was one of the key initiatives to move Commerzbank toward a more clustered, agile delivery method
  • Axway AMPLIFY provided Commerzbank with a secure, stable, and scalable platform for API management

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes a leading bank's strategy to open up its internal platforms for collaboration with third parties.
  • Explains how Commerzbank selected an API management solution to meet its needs.

Key questions answered

  • What is the role of API management platforms in commercial banking?
  • How can API management platforms form part of a digital transformation strategy?
  • What lessons did Commerzbank learn in deploying it API management solution?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations for the banking industry

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Using AMPLIFY API Management to drive operational transformation

  • Setting the business context
  • The role of ICT in solving the problem

Lessons learned

  • Platform first was not optimal
  • Timing: do not start all actions at the same time
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategy is a critical element for success
  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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