Case Study

GFT Technology

GFT Technology is a leading IT solutions supplier with a focus on the financial sector.

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Industry: Big Data, IT, & Financial Services
Location: Germany
Employees: 5000-10000

"Stoplight allows even the most non-technical team members to take a shot at defining an API using Stoplightโ€™s visual editor โ€” it reduces the learning curve to a minimum, people get to grips with the basics of API specification development in a matter of hours โ€” not weeks. Also, it makes documenting an API and providing a testing harness for it a breeze."

Carlos Lozano
Senior Enterprise Architect

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GFT Technology was looking for an API Design tool that promoted and allowed for collaboration between technical and non-technical staff. The non-technical staff was struggling with having to create models with the OpenAPI Specification and the learning curve was very steep. They not only needed a tool that promoted collaboration but also increased efficiency, catered to multiple personas, and met the needs of the developers (e.g. code editor, markup, testing, etc.) and the needs of non-technical staff (e.g. visual tools, data models, documentation, etc.).

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Stoplightโ€™s platform provided GFT with a balanced platform that provided developers with a developer experience (Code and Design View) and non-technical staff a UX (Read and Design View). The different personas could collaborate seamlessly with a single source of truth for their API Development which, in turn, increased โ€œconfidence, speed, and efficiencyโ€ in API Development. Their learning curve was dramatically reduced, and they saved valuable time by documenting and testing with Stoplight.