What is an API?
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of programming instructions and standards defining a way for a computer application to communicate with a user or another program. It is a type of software interface, offering a service to other pieces of software.
APIs can be designed to interconnect two or more applications enabling them to share and/or process data uniformly and securely. The API defines what data is exchanged, how it is formatted and how the two applications can securely exchange the data.
The Phoenix American API enables secure, uniform transmission of data between any website or outside system and STAR-XMS for new investment data, profile changes and transactions to be processed.