Workato vs Zapier
Last updated: March 09, 2021
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2021. Zapier buys no-code-focused Makerpad
Zapier, a well-known no-code automation tool, has purchased Makerpad, a no-code education service and community. The no-code space has been active in recent months, as has its sibling niche, the low-code market. The latter has seen recent rounds in the nine figures, as some corporations turn to low-code tools to help them more quickly build internal software. The no-code world has its own successes, like Zapier’s nine-figure revenues.
2018. Workato raises $25M for its integration platform
Workato, a startup that offers an integration and automation platform for businesses and competes with the likes of MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft’s Logic Apps, has raised a $25 million Series B funding round. The company has received investments from some of the largest SaaS players, including Salesforce, which participated in an earlier round. Workato’s service isn’t that different from other integration services (you can think of them as IFTTT for the enterprise), in that it helps you to connect disparate systems and services, set up triggers to kick off certain actions (if somebody signs a contract on DocuSign, send a message to Slack and create an invoice). Like its competitors, it connects to virtually any SaaS tool that a company would use, no matter whether that’s Marketo and Salesforce, or Slack and Twitter. And like some of its competitors, all of this can be done with a drag-and-drop interface.
2017. Zapier added shared folders for teams
Cloud app integration service Zapier is unveiling shared folders to help teams automate anything, together. Shared folders let teammates access a shared set of Zaps and collaborate to build more powerful workflows. With your individual Zapier account, you can create automated workflows called Zaps that connect two or more apps. But until now, you couldn't share those clever workflows with your co-workers. Shared folders make it possible. Anyone with access to a shared folder can tweak and improve the Zaps inside or copy them for their own use. We even added an option to share accounts for other tools—like Dropbox, Pipedrive, and Typeform—so you don't need to create separate logins for everyone.
2017. Zapier launched team accounts
Zapier, the business process-centric services for connecting different applications and automating workflows, announced the launch of Zapier for Teams. This new, $250/month plan complements the company’s existing free and $20/month tiers and adds a number of collaboration features to the service. For businesses, this new plan also means that they can offer access to Zapier to their employees and pay a single bill. Foster also argues that this will improve security, especially given that a company can now easily add and remove user accounts as needed. In the past, with Zapier’s old pricing tiers, employees would often share passwords, which is obviously not an ideal solution.