What’s Next for Vonage and their API Roadmap?

By Rob Scott, UCTODAY.com

Lately, companies have grown increasingly reliant on customisable solutions for communication and collaboration in the workforce. A one-size-fits-all package of business tools is not enough for most organisations anymore. Instead, today’s brands want to know that the functionality that they’re investing in will work seamlessly with the rest of their products, applications, and processes.

On the one hand, solutions like CPaaS, UCaaS, and CCaaS have emerged to make this personalised approach to UC more accessible. However, APIs take this strategy to the next level by ensuring that developers and business teams can create the ideal technology stacks from scratch. Vonage is one of the leaders in the API revolution today, driving innovation with  Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform,  and a highly customisable range of solutions for contact centres and unified communications.

I caught up with Omar Javaid, the President of the API platform at Vonage, to talk more about how next-generation APIs and enterprise applications are helping the Vonage brand to grow.

Tell Us About How Vonage Has Been Evolving

As the President of the API platform at Vonage, Omar is responsible for overseeing the evolution of new API-based innovations in the company’s offering, but he also performs a general managerial role. I was keen to find out how he thinks that Vonage’s current strategy and focus on APIs is helping the business to evolve.

“We’ve had a very strong first quarter this year, and a lot of growth so far. Recently, we announced our strategic partnership with SendinBlue, a leading provider of cloud-based email marketing and marketing automation technology, and before that, we’ve had numerous new collaborations and acquisitions to celebrate in the last couple of years.

Vonage has always been a brand committed to redefining communications with new and improved innovation opportunities. From day one, the organisation has embraced cutting-edge technology to change the way that people communicate, now Vonage is doing that for businesses with the goal of driving stronger outcomes for clients, helping them to drive better experiences for their customers. The unique cloud communications platform from Vonage combines robust unified communications and contact centre applications  with embedded, agile, and highly contextual API offerings. According to Omar, through both organic and inorganic growth, Vonage has achieved a growth level of over 40% each year. “We’ve been very pleased with our initial investments so far, and we’re excited to keep moving forward.”