Postman's annual user conference

April 30 - May 1, 2024 · San Francisco, CA


Industry Vertical: Technology

APIs are everywhere. They power online retail, streaming music, navigation, and more, and they make our lives easier. But APIs do more than benefit consumers. APIs also make life easier for the people who create these applications—the teams that work in tech—by saving time.

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Time saved

Postman's State of the API report surveyed over 11,000 people in the tech sector. We asked how they use APIs and what factors they prioritize in software development. Across a number of questions, time savings was a recurring theme.

This theme also emerges in independent research. Forrester Consulting has calculated that for enterprise users, in year three, the Postman API Platform reduced the number of developer hours for a release by 75%, cut outages and degradations from code errors by 95%, and shaved 75% off of the developer onboarding period.

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Need for speed

When it comes to priorities for development teams, the tech sector values speed of development more than any other industry. Fifty-nine percent of respondents in tech rate it a priority.

Time is of the essence

When considering whether to produce an API, 43% of tech respondents say they weigh whether doing so will speed up development timelines. That's more than in any other sector. The same consideration is also paramount for tech companies deciding whether to consume an API.

Going public

Tech works with a higher percentage of public APIs than any other sector. Seventeen percent of the APIs that tech teams interact with are open on the web. Given APIs' ability to speed up the software development process, a heavier emphasis on public APIs makes sense for the tech sector.


Knowing that an API can scale is important before deciding to integrate with it, according to 59% of respondents in tech. That's the highest percentage of any sector. An API that scales is an API that won't require extra time to fix problems later down the road.

Postman can help

Postman has API solutions and tools to address the tech sector's needs.

Partner Workspaces

Collaborative features like Postman workspaces and automated testing accelerate the API development process.

Native Git

Postman's API Builder connects to your source code repository to automatically maintain API documentation, tests, and specifications alongside code.

API Security

Postman API Security provides guidelines and rules on the same platform where developers are designing, building, testing, and deploying APIs without requiring changes to existing workflows.


Postbot, our generative AI-powered tool, helps you debug and understand APIs, write tests faster, and make sense of large quantities of data.

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Postman's annual user conference

Gain new skills through hands-on workshops, hear from industry leaders, and join conversations about innovation, APIs, and the future of software.