Help me Choose

Need help deciding?

This section compares MFS Africa's two API categories to help you select the best one for your needs.

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Mix and Match

Note that you can use some Hub APIs and some Beyonic APIs together, although it is often easier to integrate with one set of APIs.

Decision tree

Use the decision tree below for a quick recommendation based on your use case.

API Differences

Compare the main feature and technology differences between the two API categories

Hub APIs

Beyonic APIs

Protocol

SOAP

REST

Usually used by

Mobile Network Operators
Money Transfer Organizations

Merchants
E-commerce use-cases
Bi-directional use-cases

Includes portal access

Access reports in Portal

  • Access reports in Portal
  • Initiate transactions in Portal

Supports funds disbursements

Sync or Async

Async Only

Supports funds collections

No

Yes

Supports forex rates retrieval

Yes

No

Supports Webhooks (IPNS)

Yes

Yes

Supports retrieval of other objects

Account Balance Only

Account Balances,
Contacts, Transactions, Currencies,
Networks, Banks, Events and others

Includes client libraries

No

Yes


What’s Next

Get an overview of the first set of APIs - the Hub APIs