In our previous blog post, we discussed companies should be utilizing an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) to build out their integrations. However, with a growing number of iPaaS providers in the market, choosing the one that is the best fit for your company can be a challenging task. There are certain features and functionalities that an iPaaS solution should provide to ensure that your company gets the highest return on investment. In this blog post, we will explore the top 5 iPaaS solutions available on the market and evaluate their features, capabilities, and pricing to help your company make an informed decision about which platform to use.
What is Commerical Embedded iPaaS?
As mentioned in our last blog post, businesses can utilize iPaaS to help alleviate the pain of building integrations through custom code. iPaaS is a set of automated tools that are specifically designed to integrate various software applications.
Commercial Embedded iPaaS takes the value of iPaaS a step further by embedding the integration platform directly into a software as a service (SaaS) application. This enables SaaS companies to provide their customers with an integration solution that can be configured and customized to meet their specific needs.
Commercial Embedded iPaaS can help increase efficiency and allow SaaS companies to have a more comprehensive view of their clients’ integrations by enabling them to manage all their customer accounts from one, centralized location. This makes integration solutions easier to monitor and maintain.
Now, to further enhance your understanding of Commercial Embedded iPaaS, let’s explore the top 5 iPaaS solutions available on the market today, based on their functionality, performance, and cost-effectiveness to help you select the most suitable solution for your business.
Evaluating the Top 5 iPaaS
Zapier is a user-friendly and budget-friendly iPaaS option for businesses. It offers a visual workflow builder that is easy to use and has one of the largest libraries of out-of-box integration solutions. However, it does not have a robust plan for SaaS companies offering Commercial Embedded iPaaS, so it may not be the best for more complex workflows or larger enterprises that may find themselves quickly outgrowing the basic capabilities they offer for complex customer integrations. Zapier is best suited for small businesses or freelancers who are looking to create simple workflows.
MuleSoft offers a wide range of customized iPaaS solutions catered to large and enterprise businesses. One of its primary advantages is its user-friendly workflow tools, which enable integrations to be created using a visual workflow “composer.” MuleSoft also offers an API manager and a library of pre-built connectors for templated integrations. However, Mulesoft does not offer the level of API documentation that many of today’s customers expect and its version control is limited, which can prevent users from rolling back to previous versions when necessary.
Additionally, MuleSoft has a relatively high price point that may not be feasible for all businesses.
Boomi is a cloud-based integration and API management tool that offers a comprehensive suite of features and tools at a low starting price, making it a great fit for small-to-enterprise businesses in search of an iPaaS. Its drag-and-drop user interface and templated and process library for the easy creation of integrations make it relatively user-friendly. However, Boomi only offers on-premise and on-cloud integration solutions, which may be limiting for some users. Additionally, Boomi charges users for every application and connection, which can be costly for businesses that require multiple integrations.
Tray.io is another popular iPaaS that provides out-of-the-box integration solutions for marketing, sales, product, and services teams. One of its biggest advantages is its user-friendly interface, which makes it easy for users to create and customize workflows. However, it doesn’t offer a standalone API management tool, which can make it difficult for users to manage and control access to their APIs. Also, some users find that Tray.io lacks certain advanced features or customization options that are available with other iPaaS solutions on the market, despite its relatively high pricing structure.
Workato is one of the leading iPaaS solutions on the market that provides a versatile platform for businesses to automate their workflows and integrate their applications. Workato offers pre-built integration flows between 300 of the most popular SaaS products, advanced features like machine learning and AI-powered automation, and a user-friendly interface for creating and managing workflows.
Workato’s customization options allow users to tailor their workflows to their specific needs, and its flexible pricing plans make it accessible for businesses of all sizes and budgets. Workato is widely recognized as a robust integration and automation platform that enables businesses to streamline their workflows and seamlessly connect diverse applications and systems.
“Out of all the available options, our top pick for SaaS companies is Workato, as they provide the best Commercial Embedded iPaaS solution on the market. said Michael Blakely, CEO and Founder of InterOperate.
However, there is still a critical piece missing in using iPaaS to build out integrations – an integration developer or engineer. While iPaaS can make the integration process more manageable, businesses still need an expert who has a deep understanding of all the APIs involved and how they interact with each other – and that’s where we come in, which you can learn more about in our next blog post.
InterOperate is Your Premier Integration Partner
Our team of integration developers has the knowledge and expertise to build out integrations for your customers that are not only scalable and reliable but also built to meet the unique needs of your company. We can help your company identify any pain points and ensure that your integrations are designed with future scalability in mind.
InterOperate developers can also help your company save time and money, instead of dedicating internal resources to building integrations, we can get the job done quickly and efficiently while allowing your internal teams to focus on their core work while still benefiting from the advantages of an integrated system. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.