API stands for Application Programming Interface and it allows systems to communicate with each other much more intelligently than has ever been possible before. APIs make our lives easier on a daily basis without us even realizing it.
Cloud-based PMSs that offer an open API have started to make connectivity easier in the last few years, but still face issues because of the way their systems are built – with the PMS first, then the API later.
The new approach, which is unique to apaleo, turns things upside down. It starts with the API, then the PMS is built on top of it. When starting with the API first, the PMS can guarantee that everything – every single piece of data – in the PMS is also completely available, accessible and integrate-able.