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April 14, 2015 09:01 ET

Apigee Partner Ecosystem Expands to Accelerate Digital Business Worldwide

Wipro, HCL, Infosys, Persistent, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant and Others Join Apigee Partner Program

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Apigee®, developer of an intelligent API platform for digital business, today announced that its partner ecosystem is expanding to support Apigee's intelligent API platform to enable digital business throughout the world. Leading consulting and technology companies including Cognizant, HCL Technologies, Infosys, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions, Persistent Systems, Syntel, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro have joined Apigee's partner program. These new partners add to Apigee's established relationships with organizations such as SAP and the GSMA.

"Our mission is to make every business a digital business, and our growing ecosystem of partners is helping us," said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. "Businesses across industries are looking for modern, API-centric platforms to drive new digital channels and deliver new customer experiences. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners such as SAP, along with recognized systems integrators, to scale and accelerate our global reach."

Apigee is developing relationships with companies worldwide to help implement, operate, and support customers that are deploying Apigee's intelligent API platform. Apigee's partners help enterprises use APIs and Apigee's technology to become digital businesses.

Last year, Apigee formed an OEM and reseller agreement with SAP to deliver solutions that help clients more easily build mobile applications and connect enterprise systems. Apigee recently extended its partnership with the GSMA by joining GSMA's Mobile Connect Accelerator program.

APIs Enable Digital Business
APIs are technology enablers for digital transformation in any industry. Many companies today are embracing digital business technologies such as APIs to help securely share their enterprise data and deliver new value for customers across mobile apps and other digital channels. APIs provide the underlying digital "glue" that securely connects mobile applications to each other and to the underlying data.

The Apigee Edge API platform helps enterprises accelerate digital business. Built from the ground up for today's app economy, Apigee helps companies securely share data and services, rapidly innovate, and continuously adapt to deliver more value to customers and partners. Apigee partners work with Apigee to leverage each other's capabilities and extend the reach of the Apigee API platform to new customers worldwide, delivering reliable and integrated solutions.

For information about partnering with Apigee, visit the Apigee website or contact Apigee at

About Apigee
Apigee provides an intelligent API platform for digital business acceleration. Many of the world's largest organizations select Apigee to enable their digital business, including 20 of the Fortune 100, five of the top 10 Global 2000 retail brands, and six of the top 10 global telecommunications companies. Apigee customers include global enterprises such as Walgreens, eBay, Burberry, Shell, Live Nation, and First Data.

Apigee is headquartered in San Jose, California and has over 400 employees worldwide.

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What Apigee Partners are Saying

"APIs have emerged as a key strategic tool to enable application transformation for digital business. This is changing the way enterprises interact with consumers, partners and third-party developer ecosystems providing speed, agility and fostering innovation," said Krishnakumar N. Menon, Vice President & Global Head, Business Application Solutions, Wipro Ltd. "We are seeing significant traction in our customer landscape to participate in the rapidly growing API economy. And through this partnership, Wipro will continue to address the growing need of compelling, end-to-end, well-managed API services and business solutions."

Tech Mahindra
"Tech Mahindra is excited to deliver solutions with Apigee to help our customers transform as a digital business," said Peeyush Goyal, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, Tech Mahindra.

"Digital transformation initiatives are important to our clients and can impact their future success," said Murlidhar Reddy, Head of Syntel's Healthcare and Life Sciences Business Unit. "At Syntel, we work with clients in the healthcare payer and provider markets to deliver a richer, app-based customer and physician experience, which we believe can lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Apigee's API platform with Edge, Insights, and IoT products can accelerate these efforts," said Reddy. "We look forward to leveraging Apigee products to quickly implement large-scale digital projects that create real business value."

Persistent Systems
"Digital is being software-driven in business and digital-enabling platforms must be built in an agile manner with data as the common denominator and APIs as the points of control," said Dr. Anand Deshpande, CEO of Persistent Systems. "Apigee enables its customers to leverage their digital assets and make them usable by their customers and the larger ecosystem. Partnering with Apigee to accelerate digital is central to our platform- and API-centric approach to build the software-driven business of our customers."

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions
"Modern enterprises require a digital business platform which provides enterprise tools to drive usage of APIs by their business partners and developers," said Shun Ando, General Manager of Telecommunication Systems Planning Division, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation. "Apigee enables those enterprises to extend their businesses and engage their business partners and developers by providing an intelligent API platform. We will work with Apigee to accelerate the digital business market in Japan."

"Seamless consumer experiences require a complex orchestration of enterprise systems and processes to deliver a holistic workflow. APIs help enterprises amplify digital experiences and also leverage new revenue and engagement opportunities," said Suryaprakash K, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Digital, Infosys. "Our partnership with Apigee will combine its API technologies with Infosys' proven digital offerings to deliver great customer experiences. Together, we will drive enterprise efficiencies and create newer business possibilities with the power of connected devices for our clients."

HCL Technologies
"HCL's approach to digitalization of enterprises brings together platform-based application development, data-driven decisions, and user experience," said Vikram Duvvoori, Corporate Vice President & Chief Technologist, HCL Technologies. "Apigee enables enterprises to transform the existing assets to support digitalization through analytics and insights, API-fication, and IoT enablement."

"Digital transformation is an imperative for businesses to capture the agility and insight to compete," said Sean Middleton, Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Business Accelerator at Cognizant. "Clients turn to Cognizant to help them harness the code halos surrounding their customers and business. Key to this is our ability to integrate new digital architectures with existing information systems. Our work with Apigee helps simplify and accelerate the critical API processes required to do that."