While Payeezy may have joined the party a little late, we are here now and making it count. First Data and specifically Payeezy have been named a finalist in the 2015 Digital Accelerator Awards in the (drum roll please) “Best Developer Experience” category. And we really are only just getting started. The Digital Accelerator Awards, sponsored by Apigee, is a global awards program recognizing innovative organizations and individuals accelerating and transforming digital business with APIs and data.

“The finalists in this global awards program are individuals and organizations that are leading today’s digital economy using data and digital technologies to create new value for customers and accelerate in today’s fast-paced, connected, mobile world. We've had a very competitive year, received many outstanding nominations and are excited to honor the digital innovation and successes of our 2015 Finalists.” said Apigee. The winner of this award will be announced at the I Love APIs 2015 conference on Oct 13.

We at First Data are proud to receive this recognition. In the last year, we have continued our transformation from a traditional payments processing company to a company that enables global commerce by leveraging modern technology. The new First Data understands the importance of APIs in the digital world today. With our Payeezy APIs and other developer programs, we aim to unlock the value of the different First Data systems and bring it to our developers in an easy to use API. We are far from perfect but are enthusiastic about getting there quickly. This award stands as a testimony to our commitment to bringing the best tools and support to our developers.

What do you think about the Payeezy APIs and partner program? We would love to hear from you in the comments section.