Our Top Picks

Automate.io
Automate.io
  • Multi-app and cross-functional workflows
  • Pre-built and Webhooks/Rest API connectors
  • Drag-and-drop data mapping
Automate.io is an iPaaS that helps businesses automate their marketing, sales, and business processes. Users can create simple or complex workflows, and features that help them do that include:

  • Visual integrations using drag-and-drop data mapping
  • Using advanced tools, such as conditional logic and time delays to workflows
  • Pre-built and Webhooks/Rest API to connect third-party apps
  • Multi-app and cross-functional workflows
  • User-defined trigger events with multiple actions
Automate.io has over 100 popular app integrations, including Slack and HubSpot, with more connections on the way. A demo and a seven-day free trial are available. The free plan gives users a longer look at the software with limits of 300 single-bot actions per month, five bots, and a 5-minute data check. When more functionality is needed, pricing starts at $49 per month, with cost savings for those who choose an annual plan.

Pros & Cons

The interface is easy to use, and the free plan is a good way for organizations to become familiar with Automate.io without a deeper commitment, because a seven-day trial is too short. Automate.io has quite a few applications you can use, but it’s not as many as other active competitors. There needs to be more documentation to help users understand more about common glitches and how to solve them, as it can be confusing.

Pros

  • Free plan
  • Easy-to-use interface

Cons

  • Free trial too short
  • Needs more documentation

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like how user-friendly the software is, especially when it comes to helping them with data and workflow processes. As one director put it, “Excellent support — this product makes my work life easier!” Users love the free plan, which helps them to get a feel for the application. According to one business owner, “It immediately saved us time, and we continue to automate tasks each month.”

Summary

Automate.io
Automate.io
  • Starting Price
    • Startup: $49/month
    • Growth: $99/month
    • Business: $199/month
    • Enterprise: $399 onwards
  • ETL
    No
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Multi-app and cross-functional workflows
  • Pre-built and Webhooks/Rest API connectors
  • Drag-and-drop data mapping
Azure-Logic-Apps
Azure Logic Apps
  • Graphic UI for process workflow modeling
  • Compliance and regulatory certifications
  • Real-time data and analysis
Azure Logic Apps is a cloud-based iPaaS that helps businesses to build, deploy, and connect workflows. It’s a platform that hosts, manages, and monitors these apps created by enterprises, and it also facilitates the connection with legacy systems. Some features include:

  • Graphic UI for process workflow modeling
  • Managed connectors for third-party applications
  • Poll, Push, and Recurrence triggers for initiating new workflow instances
  • Dashboards and Power BI visualizations with real-time data and analysis
  • Machine learning for descriptive, predictive, and advanced analytics
Azure Data Factory is a code-free ETL that offers more than 90 data connectors, including Twitter and ZenDesk. For added security, the services offer more regional and industry compliance certifications as well as SLAs. In addition to a demo, Azure offers 12 AI services free for a year, and it includes creating workloads that scale based on demand. When you’re ready to upgrade, you can request a quote, but Azure Logic Apps’ pricing model is usually the pay-for-what-you-use type.

Pros & Cons

Azure Logic Apps is great for automating manual tasks and has a good list of third-party apps that users can choose from, but it’s not as comprehensive as other programs. Some integrations are a challenge, and the support documents aren’t as helpful as they could be. It’s a challenge to learn, but once you’re used to it, you’ll discover just how powerful it can be out of the box.

Pros

  • Automating manual tasks
  • Powerful connections

Cons

  • Learning curve is stiff
  • Needs better support documentation

What Customers Are Saying

Users give it high praise for being a great connection tool. Customers like just how great Azure Logic Apps with automation, especially for database dumps. They like that they’re able to create powerful connections from the start, which leaves many “very excited to see what we can accomplish with this new platform.”

Summary

Azure-Logic-Apps
Azure Logic Apps
  • Starting Price
    • Quote-based plan
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Graphic UI for process workflow modeling
  • Compliance and regulatory certifications
  • Real-time data and analysis
Boomi
Boomi
  • Parallel processing of large batches
  • 200+ pre-built connectors
  • Low-code integration development
Dell’s Boomi iPaaS aims to help businesses achieve their initiatives faster by unifying data across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid landscapes. It works to improve collaboration between IT and business functions, with features such as:

  • Low-code integration development with drag-and-drop visual UI
  • Creating, publishing, and managing APIs throughout their life cycle
  • Library of over 200 pre-built connectors and over 1,000 endpoints
  • Full audit trail includes data on building, testing, and promotion
  • Real-time data and transaction movements between various applications
  • Parallel processing of large batch operations
Message queuing for simple asynchronous process execution
Pervasive Intelligence is Boomi’s suggestion tool that uses historical metadata to inform users about best practices and suggestions. It helps users make the most of their experience through automated data mapping, connector configuration, and simplified error resolution. After a demo and free trial, pricing starts at $550 per month

Pros & Cons

Boomi’s visual UI gets workflows and integration functions moving. It’s good at managing complex orchestrations and is a feature-rich ETL solution. It can also be somewhat overwhelming for some organizations. Also, despite the fact that it’s low-code, it can be a bit hard to use if you don’t have the technical knowledge to deal with the more advanced custom scripting and mapping. Boomi takes a while to learn, but there is a good amount of training material to help.

Pros

  • Visual UI for workflows and integration
  • Managing complex orchestrations

Cons

  • Need technical knowledge for customization
  • Learning curve can be steep

What Customers Are Saying

Boomi is a sophisticated iPaaS and ETL solution that customers like to use, especially when it comes to dealing with complex tasks. They like how it really reduces production time and provides an avenue for users with varied skills to succeed. One manager states, “We were able to easily and quickly integrate the APIs from various providers across our organization.” Users also like the different technologies they can connect to and the flexibility to add whatever functionality they need. As one executive puts it, “Dell Boomi feels like the [de-facto] gold standard for cloud connectivity.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $550 per month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Parallel processing of large batches
  • 200+ pre-built connectors
  • Low-code integration development
webMethods.io Integration
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Real-time project and workflow collaboration
  • Integrates with more than 300 popular apps
webMethods.io Integration is both an IPaaS and a BaaS (backend-as-a-service) enabling companies to build sophisticated technology like IoT apps. Companies get to create applications without having to maintain a custom back end technology framework, and features include:

  • Automating delivery schedules and diagnostic notifications
  • Streamlined asset and inventory tracking
  • Smart triggers for setting custom alerts
  • Drag-and-drop interface for assembling and deploying workflows
  • Visual debugging for viewing actions, errors, and other details
  • Real-time collaboration with multiple users on projects
  • Implementing advanced business logic with Node.js code blocks
webMethods.io Integration is a SOC-2 compliant organization that integrates 2FA as an additional security layer. It integrates with more than 300 popular apps, making it highly scalable. With its Flow Embed integration engine, companies can connect and integrate data from a variety of sources.

There is a 30-day trial, and individuals can use the free plan, which helps them to create just two triggers, two active flows, and 5,000 transactions.

Pros & Cons

Software AG's webMethods.io Integration has interface is clean and easy to use, with drag-and-drop functions that make automation and collaboration easy. The fact that it’s a SOC-2 compliant organization means it takes security seriously. The limited free plan gives users an extended look at the software, but the cost of the basic plan is extremely expensive when compared to other solutions, which connect with far more apps for a fraction of the monthly cost.

Pros

  • Clean and easy-to-use UI
  • SOC compliance and security
  • Healthy freemium individual plan

Cons

  • No public pricing available, but considered to be expensive when compared to similar plans

What Customers Are Saying

Customers appreciate how clean webMethods.io Integration’s UI is and how easy it is to visualize data flows. “Hassle-free data flow design when the time is critical. Data synced between all platforms,” one developer states. Users also like the long list of capabilities that gives them plenty of creativity when it comes to automation and integration. As one manager puts it, “If there is a manual, time eating process that prevents you from getting important work done, [it] can be the conduit which will allow you to automate the process.”

Summary

webMethods.io Integration
  • Starting Price
    • Quote-based plan
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Real-time project and workflow collaboration
  • Integrates with more than 300 popular apps
DBSync
DBSync
  • Drag-and-drop interface for easy automation
  • Console for monitoring and managing
  • Pre-built standard integration templates
DBSync is an integration and replication tool that helps businesses automate essential processes. This iPaaS software solution is geared towards small and mid-sized businesses to help them to get ready for cloud adoption and big data. Some of its features include:

  • Web-based API designer for designing, testing, and documenting APIs
  • Drag-and-drop interface for easy automation and synchronization
  • Console for monitoring and managing system actions and resources
  • Data mapping according to application and web services modeling
  • Reuse of preconfigured or customized integration applications
DBSync has pre-built standard integration templates that can add and extend the use of connectors with the help of JavaScript and Java code. Along with being able to connect with popular applications such as QuickBooks and PostgreSQL, DBSync also supports newer archiving technologies like Cassandra and Amazon RedShift. After a 14-day trial, business pricing starts at $2,400 per year.

Pros & Cons

DBSync saves companies a lot of time by synchronizing and mapping fields and the wide array of connectors to integrate. It’s helpful in providing pre-built templates for standard integration, but in order for users to customize the API, they need Java/JavaScript coding knowledge and experience. This is tough for nontechnical professionals, especially when it comes to understanding mapping. Even for those with technical expertise, making certain changes requires support assistance.

Pros

  • Saves companies time
  • Wide array of connectors

Cons

  • Coding experience needed
  • Certain changes require support help

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like how easy it is to connect and configure different systems with DBSync. They consider it pretty flexible, and it gives them plenty of room for customization. As one administrator states, “Having the ability to sync Salesforce to QuickBooks was crucial to our business. The amount of manual data entry it saved us was quite a lot.” Time savings is one of the biggest benefits of using this iPaaS software tool, especially when it comes to keeping their data clean. According to one analyst, “Our days of double entry on our systems are over. With DBSync we’re able to sync data from one [database] to another with ease.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $500 per month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Drag-and-drop interface for easy automation
  • Console for monitoring and managing
  • Pre-built standard integration templates
Elastic-io
elastic.io
  • Unifying disparate applications
  • 24/7 monitoring and logging
  • 100+ component templates
Elastic.io’s Enterprise Integration Platform is an all-in-one iPaaS software tool. It’s a low-code hybrid solution that incorporates B2B gateways, API management, and ESB solutions, helping it to act as middleware when trying to connect local and proprietary software. Its features include:

  • An extensible platform for fast component development
  • Visually build and map flows and arrays with browser-based designer
  • Sharing and syncing data between silos and disparate applications
  • Creating API mashups for building new products and services
  • Dashboards for visualizing statistics
  • 24/7 monitoring and logging project workflow status, including error-handling exceptions and inconsistencies
  • Centralized, role-based access administration
Elastic.io has a library of more than 60 predefined connectors for business applications, such as Salesforce and Magento. Additionally, many of the connectors are open source and able to be modified if necessary. The iPaaS also enlists strong data encryption whether it’s actively working or at rest. Customers can check out the demo, and a free trial is available, but its length is unspecified. The monthly cost starts at €199.

Pros & Cons

When trying to connect a new SaaS or even make certain changes to internal software, Elastic.io bypasses a lot of the complications and laboriousness of the process. It has a great variety of standard connectors and allows companies to build their own branded self-service portal. Some users report that the initial integration of the product can be difficult. .

Pros

  • Good middleware solution
  • White-labeling

Cons

  • Initial integration can be difficult at times

What Customers Are Saying

Many who give Elastic.io top reviews like how uncomplicated it is to use and how it can grow with their business. According to one consultant, “Unlike other integration platforms, using and implementing Elastic.io is fairly simple and intuitive.” Customers like how much time they save with deployment and configuration. They’re able to reduce manual processes and focus on strategy and goals. One engineer states, “Transferring data points directly between relevant plugins are made simple and intuitive by the ES Integration Platform.”

Summary

Elastic-io
elastic.io
  • Starting Price
    • Quote-based plan
  • ETL
    No
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Unifying disparate applications
  • 24/7 monitoring and logging
  • 100+ component templates
IBM WebSphere
IBM
  • Administrative console for reporting
  • Pre-built templates with accelerators
  • Cloud-ready log analysis
IBM WebSphere is an application deployment suite that uses Java-based tools to help businesses build sophisticated processes. With its WebSphere Application Server (WAS) as the core, organizations can build their own applications and APIs, including connectors, via its centralized Java and Node.js console. Its features include:

  • Administrative console for application analysis and detailed reporting
  • Real-time visibility and application awareness across workloads
  • Cloud-ready log analysis for actionable insights
  • Ability to embed additional security and modernize existing applications
  • Pre-built templates with accelerators for cloud-native development
Developers will also have access to a library of Java APIs called WebSphere Liberty so they can build cloud-native apps and microservices. In addition to being able to write secure, flexible applications, users get access to flexible tools with integrated administration for added security. There is a free IBM Cloud plan that allows users to build with access to over 40 lite plan services. IBM WebSphere offers a demo and a 60-day free trial, but pricing is done by quote.

Pros & Cons

IBM WebSphere is a powerful application that knows how to manage massive workloads. It works well out-of-the-box and has strong security algorithms in place. While the price is not listed on the vendor site, it’s known to have expensive licensing when compared to competitors. For new users, even with technical experience, the learning curve is steep because of its complexity which affects its deployment timetable.

Pros

  • Powerful and can handle massive workloads
  • Strong on security features and configuration

Cons

  • License cost
  • Steep learning curve

What Customers Are Saying

Customers who give IBM WebSphere high marks always mention how powerful it is. Its ability to handle mission-critical applications impresses many users, who consider it a “Stable, Robust and extensible platform.” Users also appreciate the list of features it has available as well as its customizability. The way it’s able to communicate with other service components makes it a valuable solution for many. One consultant says, “IBM Websphere is one of the highly usable tools in middleware space. The way it integrates with MQ makes it even more popular.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Quote-based plan
  • ETL
    No
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Administrative console for reporting
  • Pre-built templates with accelerators
  • Cloud-ready log analysis
Informatica
Informatica
  • Role-based self-service tools
  • Automated data validation
  • Real-time data analytics
Informatica PowerCenter is a metadata-driven ETL that’s designed for numerous data integration initiatives, including analytics, consolidation, and governance. Its features include:

  • Role-based self-service tools
  • Graphical code-less tools for automation and reusability
  • Seamless access and integration from built-in connectors
  • Automated data validation testing and auditing
  • Production and coding best practices for governance and oversight
  • Real-time data analytics for better efficiency
PowerExchange Connectors deliver high-performance connectivity to mission-critical data. Connectors for databases and data warehouses, social media networks, and even message-oriented middleware are quick and easy to use. There are PowerExchange add-ons such as Cloud Applications for seamless cloud application connections and Change Data Capture for real-time capture of data changes. After a demo and 30-day trial, monthly pricing starts at $2,000.

Pros & Cons

Informatica PowerCenter is known for its data migration and integration abilities. It’s able to run multiple job batches and is pretty easy to understand. Because it has such a vast array of tools, it’s a bit overwhelming for users. Also, the Reporting Service is not readily available. For users to get access to metadata reporting, for example, there are a few reports in PowerCenter, but they would really have to rely on Data Analyzer, which can be cumbersome.

Pros

  • Data integration and migration abilities
  • High-performance data batch runs

Cons

  • Number of tools is overwhelming
  • Reporting capabilities are limited

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like Informatica’s ability to gather disparate data sources into one centralized repository. They like the automated workflows and how good it is at building pipelines. One user states, “The number of connectors, and the coverage for all the possibilities, are excellent,” Because it’s a mature technology, users find the security administration easy. They are also impressed with its speed, saying, it “gives you the opportunity to perform fast development, and also supports a multi-user development environment with a check-out/check-in mechanism.”

Summary

Informatica
Informatica
  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $2000/month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Role-based self-service tools
  • Automated data validation
  • Real-time data analytics
Integromat
Integromat
  • Built-in routers process duplication
  • Function for data manipulation
  • 1,500+ ready-to-use templates
Integromat is an iPaaS that helps companies connect apps using a no-code visual builder. It’s features include:

  • Real-time automation and execution workflows
  • Operation logs for process auditing
  • Built-in routers for easy process duplication
  • Error handlers for dealing with unexpected exceptions
  • Iterators and aggregators for splitting and merging data
  • Over 1,500 ready-to-use templates
  • Centralized data stores for saving information during synchronization
One unique feature is Integromat’s use of functions, similar to those in spreadsheets, when working with text, numbers, dates, and lists. This helps users execute basic tasks, such as adding or subtracting numbers and moving dates with the help of some familiar tools. Integromat connects with hundreds of apps, including Dropbox Business and IFTTT.

There is a 30-day trial and a demo. Customers can use the free plan, which provides only two active scenarios, 1,000 operations per month, and a 15-minute minimum interval. Paid subscriptions start at $9 per month and include scheduling and unlimited active scenarios.

Pros & Cons

The intuitive interface made the application more approachable, and because it’s great at manipulating data, users can make necessary adjustments when necessary. The free plan is pretty useful; even though it’s limited in its access, it’s flexible and gives users a chance for an extended test. Integromat is an easy no-code tool, but some may not understand the terminology or may need some additional explanation on actions to take for desired outcomes. There aren’t enough tutorials to cover those points, which may take some a bit longer to understand. Also, when errors occur, the software isn’t specific when stating the cause of the error.

Pros

  • Great, intuitive interface
  • Easily manipulate data
  • Flexible free plan

Cons

  • Terminology may be confusing at first
  • Error messages not helpful

What Customers Are Saying

Customers love how intuitive the interface is. Some actually call it fun to work with because it helps them visualize their workflows no matter how complex they are. As one executive put it, “It being a drag and drop interface is great for visualizing the automation and there are countless data manipulation options.” Users also like how great it is for connecting multiple apps and how the automation of processes increases their productivity. According to one business owner, “I can’t count the number of hours I’ve saved by using Integromat.”

Summary

Integromat
Integromat
  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $9/month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Built-in routers process duplication
  • Function for data manipulation
  • 1,500+ ready-to-use templates
Oracle
Oracle
  • Console for monitoring and reporting
  • Real-time data warehousing
  • Knowledge Modules for better data flows
Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is an ETL solution that handles complex data transformations. It works with anything from high-volume, high-performance data batches to event-triggered integrations. ODI is considered a relatively flexible architecture that works interoperably with other Oracle platforms. Its features include:

  • Flow-based user interface that helps visualize data
  • Ability to reuse mapping logic for increased development speed
  • Configuring and deploying real-time data warehousing solutions
  • Unifying unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data for seamless synchronization
  • Knowledge Modules core facilitate data flows and makes ODI processes modular and scalable
  • Console for monitoring sessions and generating reports
  • ODI Management Pack plug-in for centralized management of all components
Oracle Data Integrator natively supports a diverse set of big data platforms, such as Apache, Spark, and Cassandra, to orchestrate and schedule mappings and scenarios. It has a 30-day trial in addition to a demo and custom quoted pricing.

Pros & Cons

ODI is a great centralized repository for all types of data, and because of its improved parallelism functionality, it’s geared towards more high-performance jobs. It works really well with other Oracle products and has built-in connectors with other big data platforms, making it a powerful solution. Where it seems to fall short is its usability. It can be pretty complicated and tough to navigate, making it not user-friendly. In many cases, there is some tech knowledge needed, so the learning curve is a challenge. There’s also the cost, which can run in the tens of thousands.

Pros

  • Unified repository of historical data
  • Geared towards high-performance jobs
  • Interoperability with other Oracle solutions and other big data platforms

Cons

  • Learning curve is stiff
  • Cost may be high

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like how Oracle Data Integration helps them better manipulate high volumes of data. The fact that it can and does interface with many third-party tools means it’s really useful to a majority of companies. As one user put it, “I can say this the best and most advanced ETL tool I have ever worked.” Users also like that they can aggregate their data in a centralized location and even schedule processes. According to one user, “We can easily manage to packages, ETL and Procedures. Over all very good data [merging] tool.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Quote-based plan
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Console for monitoring and reporting
  • Real-time data warehousing
  • Knowledge Modules for better data flows
Scribe-Online
Scribe Online
  • Browser-based drag-and-drop interface
  • Collaboration management for better annotation
  • Built-in and RESTful API connectors
Scribe Online from TIBCO is a robust iPaaS Cloud Service solution that’s code-free and is mostly used by IT professionals and analysts for quick integration. It provides a single tool for all processes, which reduces operation time and cost. Scribe Online helps businesses connect their front and back office with some features that include:

  • API product managers that create, publish, secure, and analyze products
  • Browser-based drag-and-drop interface
  • Built-in and RESTful API connectors for testing and integration
  • Collaboration management for better annotation and sharing of data and workflows
  • Immersive visual analytics with real-time data synchronization
  • Role-based asset security and built-in version control and audit logs for regulation and compliance
Because Cloud Integration is based on Project Flogo, an open-source framework, developers can build apps that automatically respond to events and triggers to execute business workflows. Companies can even create microservices and functions to compose their own flexible and scalable digital services that they can deploy anywhere.

Scribesoft is TIBCO’s Scribe Connector Marketplace that users can search for and download approved connectors, such as MySQL Server and QlikView.

After a 30-day trial and demo, annual pricing starts at $400 per month for Basic and $1,500 per month for Premium.

Pros & Cons

Scribe Online is great for ETL migration. It’s easy to use, and the list of available connectors offers great and useful options, especially for those who don’t have any coding experience. Connecting with legacy systems is not even available unless you are on the Premium plan. Also, full life cycle API management is only included in the Hybrid plan. These extra charges may cause some hesitation for organizations looking for an appropriate iPaaS solution to fit their needs.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use code-free interface
  • Good list of connectors

Cons

  • Common services are additional costs

What Customers Are Saying

Scribe Online has earned rave reviews from customers because it’s easy both to use and set up. Customers like the list of connectors available and how robust the platform is. One engineer states, “We have used it for ETL migration, It is simply [superb]. best thing about Scribe is easy to learn and adopt the technology.” Users also like that it’s a no-code solution for integrating configuration. According to one developer, Scribe Online is “A good tool to integrate multiple database platforms and share data between them.”

Summary

Scribe-Online
Scribe Online
  • Starting Price
    • Basic: Starting from $400/month
    • Premium: Starting from $1500/month
    • Hybrid Plan: Contact for quote
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Browser-based drag-and-drop interface
  • Collaboration management for better annotation
  • Built-in and RESTful API connectors
SnapLogic
SnapLogic
  • Clicks-not-code interface
  • SnapLogic Patterns Catalog
  • 500+ pre-built Snaps
SnapLogic is a self-service, enterprise integration, cloud iPaaS with a clicks-not-code interface for integrating pipelines. It’s run on the SnapLogic Intelligent Integration Platform that enables developers to create scalable pipelines. Some other features include:

  • SnapLogic Patterns Catalog of pre-built, reusable workflow templates
  • Control and monitor pipeline performance
  • Configure life cycle management and big data integration settings
  • System performance reporting dashboards with drill-down capabilities
  • Triggered event notifications
  • Snaplex, a self-upgrading data-streaming network
Snaps are intelligent connectors within this platform that are used for code-free integrations. Using the SnapLogic Designer, users can drag-and-drop Snaps for easy configuration to connect multiple endpoints. There are over 500 pre-built Snaps to apps, such as Adobe and Anaplan, that provide real-time business insight to help organizations make informed decisions. The dashboard is a reporting interface that provides information on your pipelines and snaplexes, while the API meter provides useful information on API usage limits.

There is a use-case demo along with a 30-day free trial. Prices are quote-based.

Pros & Cons

SnapLogic has an easy-to-use UI that makes completing workflows easier. IRIS, its AI-powered assistant, is helpful in guiding developers through the design process, and users can create useful and reusable copies of pipelines. The application uses Java, which may be problematic for some companies that have security concerns around the software. Additionally, the software can seem more daunting than usual, making the learning curve a bit challenging.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use UI
  • IRIS, the AI assistant

Cons

  • Java use may be a security concern for some
  • Software has a longer learning curve

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like how easy it is to extract data and customize this ETL tool however it’s needed. They appreciate how SnapLogic does well with complex systems. As one user put it, “Once you’re all set up, it’s an amazing product to use.” The fact users can automate their reports and schedule tasks makes it a great asset. Being able to pull their data in one central warehouse with the help of drag-and-drop snaps makes “SnapLogic: a MUST for automations and database management.”

Summary

SnapLogic
SnapLogic
  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $24000/year
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Clicks-not-code interface
  • SnapLogic Patterns Catalog
  • 500+ pre-built Snaps
Talend
Talend
  • Point-and-click data standardization
  • Stitch interface
  • Automated data preparation and cataloging
Talend Data Fabric is a hybrid unified data platform that combines governance, integrity, and integration. It aims to help organizations deliver faster development solutions to market, making it a modern ETL solution for many global enterprises. Some of its features include:

  • Easy data collaboration
  • Point-and-click data standardization and cleaning tools
  • Stitch, an interface for moving data quickly and securely
  • Automated data preparation and cataloging for cleaner pipelines
  • Detailed histories of datasets that include data indexing and tracking of data
  • Machine learning to improve error resolution and data integrity
  • Staying in compliance with internal audits and external regulations
With user-friendly APIs, you can share data across trusted groups by streamlining the more complex integrations into custom microservices. Organizations can even visualize and implement advanced mapping and other integration patterns that preserve clean data at any size. The software provides access to over 900 components and connectors, including Oracle and SAP.

Talend Open Source is a free ETL that helps organizations with data accuracy, integrity, and cleaning. Companies can download the software for Windows or Mac at the site. The remaining products offer free trials. The Stitch Data Loader ranges from $100 to $1,000 per month, while the Pipeline Designer has a usage-based hourly pricing model. Cloud Data Integration has a monthly cost of $1,170, while Data Fabric is custom pricing.

Pros & Cons

Data Fabric is very good at running high-load batch jobs concurrently, making it a good timesaver. It integrates with some of the more popular ERPs and CRMs, so it’s easy for companies to connect and start their big data projects quickly. Unlike other iPaaS software solutions, some parts do require familiarity with languages such as Java, so it does have a bit of a learning curve for those with little or no coding experience, especially when dealing with more complex queries and mapping. Organizations may be paying thousands a month, so this is more for larger enterprises than smaller ones.

Pros

  • Good at running heavy data batches concurrently
  • Integrates with popular third-party apps

Cons

  • Coding experience needed
  • Priced for large enterprises

What Customers Are Saying

Customers like how easy it is to use Talend with different data sources. Those who give the software high marks use words such as “versatile” and “agile” in their remarks. According to one analyst, “it allows to integrate the different realities with simplicity and stability, unlike other much more complex ETL tools.” Many like how it handles heavy batch jobs, and even the free version has impressed a lot of companies with its power and ability. As one user put it, ”Talend was the go to for our team since it allowed easy access to other Data Bases systems as Oracle and no-sql db’s as well.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $1170/user/month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Point-and-click data standardization
  • Stitch interface
  • Automated data preparation and cataloging
Tray-Platform
Tray Platform
  • Connects with 450+ apps
  • Managing access to apps
  • Cloning workflows
Tray Automation Platform is an API automation platform that claims to provide fast setup and ramp-up. Tray is an ETL that lets users configure complex workflows and add customized logic using clicks or code. Its features include:

  • Manual email and form triggers for convenient workflow automation
  • Managing access to all cloud apps
  • Formatting data with more sophisticated tools, such as hash and logic
  • Drag-and-drop workflow builder
  • Unique Webhook URL for more flexibility when triggering workflows
  • Multiple authentications per workflow
  • Callable triggers that are accessible from other workflow
Tray connects to over 450 popular and specific apps, including MySQL and SAP. With its RESTful API, users can easily connect to their own specialized data sources. Tray also facilitates reporting with the implementation of helpers that access mission-critical processes.

Tray offers a demo as well as a 14-day trial. For companies who are interested in going beyond the trial, monthly cost starts at almost $600.

Pros & Cons

Tray Platform is flexible out of the box, letting businesses build the way they need to build. Users would be able to capture and process different types of data. It’s flexible enough to work with different platforms and has an easy-to-use API. While you don’t need extensive technical knowledge, Tray does have a bit of a learning curve, especially when it comes to the more complex processes, so more tutorials would be helpful.

Pros

  • Flexible out of the box
  • UI is easy to use

Cons

  • Learning curve especially when it gets more complex
  • Too few video tutorials

What Customers Are Saying

Customers are impressed with how powerful and customizable Tray Platform is. For those who’ve had to store a lot of data, the production burden was so much lighter. As one user put it, “We’d previously had eight people doing 40 hours a week on this. … We got that down to five minutes a day, and it’s fantastic.” For many companies, this iPaaS solution helped them to solve a lot of the problems they had through building the right processes. According to one administrator, “Tray gives you more insight, flexibility, and depth to build a custom workflow that meets your needs.”

Summary

Tray-Platform
Tray Platform
  • Starting Price
    • pricing starts at $500/month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    Yes
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Connects with 450+ apps
  • Managing access to apps
  • Cloning workflows
Zapier
Zapier
  • Create Zaps with desired trigger
  • Task history
  • Over 2,000 app integration options
Zapier is one of the more popular iPaaS software solutions available. Its platform helps users move information quickly between applications, helping users automate workflows and accomplish more tasks with the help of task blueprints called Zaps. Some of its features include:

  • Creating Zaps with multiple tasks with a single trigger
  • Branching logic helps you create multiple Zaps for one workflow
  • Premade Zap templates for quickly simplifying communication and workflows
  • Task history that catalogs all successful and unsuccessful activities
  • Collaborating and working with feedback
There are a set of Zaps that will help you track and report data so you can move that data into your preferred application, like Google Sheets or Duckboards. With over 2,000 apps, Zapier gives users plenty of options, when it comes to analysis and visualization.

Zapier offers a 14-day free trial, and when you’re done, you get to choose from five plans. There’s a limited free plan that lets you build one-to-one connections for up to 100 tasks per month and includes 5 Zaps so you can automate the more basic tasks. For workflows with more steps or that require more conditions, you’ll need to go with the paid plans that start at $24.99 per month, with savings for those who choose the annual plans.

Pros & Cons

Because Zapier is a no-code software solution, building Zaps is simple and shaves off a lot of time from the data syncing process. If the zap fails for any reason, there’s an email notification to let you know, which is convenient. The limited free plan is great for those who want to try it out beyond the 14-day free trial, but eventually they’re going to need more complex connections. While there are plenty of apps to work with, apps that some regularly use, such as PayPal and QuickBooks, are considered Premium, forcing companies to go for the pricier option.

Pros

  • Saves time and improves productivity
  • Automatic email alerts

Cons

  • Limited free plan
  • Premium apps access requires pricier plan

What Customers Are Saying

Customers love how Zapier has become this integral part of their daily routine, as they are able to easily automate their work. They find it easy to set up and use, with one executive stating, “The possibilities with Zapier are literally endless and only bound by what you can map out to create.” The fact that it integrates with so many apps makes it handy at keeping things flowing. More than a few users were impressed with how easy it was for someone with no coding experience to use. Overall the consensus from most users was that, “This is a good, user friendly tool that is quick to set up and works with many different apps. It helps to automate daily tasks; increasing efficiency.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Starter: $19.99/month
    • Professional: $49/month
    • Team: $299/month
    • Company: $599/month
  • ETL
    Yes
  • Web Services
    Yes
  • Data Management
    No
  • Integrations
    Yes
  • Reporting
    Yes
Features
  • Create Zaps with desired trigger
  • Task history
  • Over 2,000 app integration options

How We Chose the Best iPaaS Software

Choosing the best integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is about improving operational efficiency and scalability. In any modern business, improving speed is directly connected to increases in productivity and insight. Not only do you have the ability to get rid of the manual tasks, but you also get the chance to take a more holistic view of your business and see how you can improve its future viability and growth. Improved security, especially when it comes to guarding sensitive data, and convenience are just two of the more important considerations when working with customer-facing applications. Then there's the question of profitability, which is not only about making money but saving money. There is so much to consider that it can be tough to figure out which is most important. In our effort to provide a solid list of the best iPaaS software, we use these three methodologies as our criteria.

iPaaS Features

Some iPaaS features we looked at were the software’s methods to extract, transform, and load (ETL) for optimal data migration. This makes it easier for businesses to produce useful business intelligence. Along with that, the ability to map data visually can be leveraged to automate workflows and streamline applications. Of course, this should be done with minimal to no code for easier onboarding. These are just some of the features we looked for when choosing the applications for this list.

Integrations

The crux of managing data and workflows is integration. We expect the best iPaaS software solutions to have plenty of pre-built connectors that start working quickly. This process is so simple that anyone can do it, and once it’s connected, it’s reused across the enterprise. For additional connectors that may not be on the list, the best software makes adding them easy with the help of existing services, including APIs.

Reporting

The ability to build better reports in iPaaS is key, because it provides actionable insights for your business you might not have otherwise had. For example, when you’ve acquired a new lead, you may be interested in learning about their open rates and click rates. Powerful visualizations of analysis help you pivot more quickly and make the kind of decisions that will lead to better outcomes.

What is iPaaS Software

iPaaS software enables organizations to connect data and applications across multiple units or organizations. It’s a cloud-based suite that improves communication across different silos so that there’s better sharing and communication of data. With this kind of software tool organizations can expand their offerings without building out more services. For some companies who may offer scheduling software, for example, they may find that their clients may also want a payment solution. They can quickly integrate an existing payment solution service into their software far quicker and cheaper than it would take for them to create the tool themselves.

This tool creates a centralized ecosystem, a hub, for connecting and deploying software quickly and easily. With this infrastructure in place, companies have the ability to bring their organizations together and eliminate the different silos that fragment and foster inflexibility.

Benefits of iPaaS Software

When thinking about the benefits of iPaaS software, it’s not just about the improvements for the company that uses the solution, but there are also tangible and intangible benefits to the customers of the organizations who purchase a subscription.

  • Real-time processing: With real-time data sharing and processing, there are fewer delays and quicker solutions
  • Centralized management: Centralized management means a single view of the data no matter where it comes from. This means less confusion and inconsistency. With less data loss, organizations have more trust in the data they use making their platform a single source of truth.
  • Improved security and compliance: Cybersecurity is more important now than ever before. With iPaaS software. Intrusions and fraud are two of the more popular tactics hackers employ. With this solution, it’s easier to see where this kind of attack comes from, allowing for a timely response. Regulation compliance and governance are also easier because any updates, implementations, and changes take place in a single environment.
  • Better workflow: The ability to automate certain tasks creates more efficiency and productivity
  • No overload: Sometimes when you have multiple people using the software at the same time, the system slows and gets overloaded. With iPaaS software, multitenancy, the ability of each user to create their own instance during access, mitigates bottlenecks and increases the speed of use.

Must-Have Features of iPaaS Software

Embracing an iPaaS software solution demands that organizations take the decision to keenly analyze the different functions to make sure they fit. While the nature of this type of solution is to work to connect new and existing systems, there are still some must-have features that the tool must have to make that process a beneficial one.

  • Real-time analytics and reporting: With access to real-time data, companies can create custom reports that reflect what’s actually going on. They can even create custom views for different organizational levels, helping them to make better decisions.
  • Monitoring: The software has the ability to monitor data and check the records, processes, and results to see if particular triggers or flows worked. Users can even send notifications and set up alerts in cases of failures, updates, or successes.
  • Security: Personal records and data are continuous targets. Implementing password protection and encryption that is vital for maintaining trust. iPaaS provides built-in security tools and also has the means to cater to specific industry standards, such as SOC, HIPAA, and others.
  • Application integration: The ability to connect disparate systems means better collaboration and faster deployment. iPaaS means that users working with a particular software can continue to use that same software while interacting with other solutions.
  • API: The API facilitates access to data and makes it easier to manage and scale the platform. With API, organizations can design and deploy new functions when it becomes absolutely necessary.

The Cost of iPaaS Software

When it comes to the cost of iPaaS software, most of the time, there’s a monthly subscription model that includes a specific number of users or it may be a yearly plan. Prices range from under $10 per user per month to hundreds of dollars per month. Typically, the lower-cost options are more lightweight tools that are good for smaller teams with a few automation tasks and integration needs. For more complex integrations, companies will have to pay anywhere from $500 per month, and sometimes, that’s for each user. Enterprise clients may also incur extra fees for specialized integrations and priority support, so you need to be mindful of that as well. The good news is that almost all of these companies have free trials so that you can get to know the software over the course of 30 or even 60 days.