Our simple API experience provides access to real-time data to help you with your data needs. The API tools and technology we offer allows you to customize your experience. The good news is we are here for you and if needed, we are ready to support you through the process to provide the most efficient and a high-quality experience.
For a listing of our available APIs, feel free to visit our API catalog.
What is an API?
Application Programming Interface (API) is a standard interface that allows web applications to interact with each other. APIs are the backbone of the online experience that provide connectivity between a user and information efficiently and quickly. APIs provide a way to connect applications and software systems together in a simple, seamless, real-time fashion. As consumers, we constantly interact with them but are unaware due to the seamless nature of API connectivity. Some of the more common types of APIs are Google Maps or weather forecasts. Whether a user is looking for directions to a sporting event or the weather forecast, APIs are the form of communication between the applications used to provide the requested information. Simply put, an API is a messenger that takes your request, delivers the request to an application, retrieves the information and delivers it back to you.
Benefits of using APIs
There are many benefits to APIs in our everyday lives. In this dynamic environment, many of us are looking for opportunities to provide tools to streamline operations and serve our customers with a much more efficient approach. APIs ensure a smooth and continues communication between systems. Benefits include:
- Improved experiences
- Create efficiencies
- Real-time insights
- Real-time access 24/7
- Reduce risk
- Standard format
- Connectivity – machine to machine
How to use APIs
Let’s get started. Here is what you need to know. Simple and easy. The good news is you don’t need to engage in a never-ending registration procedure to use the Empower Retirement APIs. It is a quick process to have the APT Key. You need to:
- Register on our portal with a username and an email address.
- Request access to an API.
- Receive an API key and client credentials through emails to your designated company contact.
That’s it. Please visit our Get Started banner on the homepage to complete the process.