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From Zapier to Make (Integromat): The Migration Towards a More Robust Automation Solution


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Introduction

As automation becomes increasingly important for businesses to stay competitive in the digital age, tools like Zapier and Make formerly Integromat have gained popularity. These tools allow users to connect different apps and automate workflows, saving time and reducing errors. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive comparison of Make and Zapier, including their features, ease of use, and pricing.


First, let's take a closer look at Zapier. Founded in 2011, Zapier has become one of the most popular automation tools due to its extensive library of integrations and ease of use. It supports over 2,000 apps and allows users to create simple workflows called "Zaps" that connect apps. Zapier also offers multi-step Zaps that can connect multiple apps and automate complex workflows. However, its limitations include a lack of advanced customization and support for certain types of apps.


Now, let's move on to Make(Integromat). Founded in 2016, Make has gained popularity in recent years for its advanced set of features and customizability. It supports over 1000+ apps and offers a No-code visual builder that enables users to create complex workflows with multiple steps and conditions. Make also allows users to create custom functions using JavaScript, which can be useful for more advanced workflows. Additionally, Make(Integromat) offers more granular control over workflow execution, enabling users to fine-tune their automation.


Currently, the trend seems to be shifting towards Make as users are preferring it over Zapier. This is because Make offers more advanced features and customizability, which can be beneficial for businesses with complex workflows. Make's visual builder also makes it easier for users to create complex workflows, and its custom JavaScript functions allow users to create more advanced workflows than what Zapier offers.

More Flexible and Cost-Effective Pricing

Make's pricing is more flexible and cost-effective than Zapier's. Make offers a free plan, which allows businesses to try out the platform before committing to a paid plan. Paid plans are also more affordable than Zapier's plans, which can help businesses scale their automation efforts more efficiently. Additionally, Make offers pay-as-you-go pricing, which allows businesses to pay only for what they use. For example, if a business only needs to use Make for a few hours a week, they can purchase the necessary credits and only pay for that usage.


Zapier pricing chart


Make formerly Integromat price chart.


More Intuitive User Interface

Make's user interface is more intuitive and user-friendly than Zapier's. Make uses a visual approach to workflow building, which makes it easier to understand and navigate. This is especially helpful for businesses that don't have a lot of technical expertise. For instance, Make's drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to create complex workflows by simply dragging and dropping actions and integrations onto a canvas.


Additionally, Make's interface is customizable, which allows businesses to create workflows that fit their specific needs and processes. For example, suppose a business wants to create a workflow that involves integrating data from multiple sources into a single report. With Make's customizable interface, they can easily create a report that displays the necessary data in a format that makes sense for their business.



Zapier's Interface

Zapier's Interface



Make's Interface

Make formerly Integromat's Interface


Responsive Customer Support and Resources

Make's customer support team is more responsive and helpful than Zapier's. They offer email support, phone support, and a community forum. Additionally, Make offers a knowledge base, video tutorials, and a Make Academy, which is a great resource for businesses that want to learn more about workflow automation. Make's support team is known for going above and beyond to help businesses troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly.



Features of Make (Integromat)


Make offers Triggers, Actions, and multi-step integrations like Zapier, but it goes well beyond these basic features.


Data manipulation

Test functions in make

If you're looking to perform calculations on the data you're automating, Make offers a range of data manipulation features that allow you to do things like format dates, extract numbers from strings, and more. This is the exact kind of advanced feature you need. Although there is a bit of a learning curve in figuring out how to set up the functions, you'll pick it up quickly if you've spent any amount of time writing formulas in Excel.



Visual Routing

Visual routing

Make's Visual routing feature offers various options for routing, including branching steps, incorporating asynchronous delays, and data storage to retain integration outcomes for later use.



Detailed information about each execution

Demonstration of Make's module output

Make's automation comprises multiple execution steps, and each step provides a breakdown of its associated properties in a format similar to JSON. Mapping of variables is very easy and user-friendly.



Flow control and Data manipulation tool

flow control in make

Tools in Make

Make has a wide variety of flow control and other tools which helps in the user-friendly manipulation of data, whereas in Zapier the user has to code using Python or Javascript. For example, Make provides a switch function as native module unlike in Zapier



HTTP

Make's http module

Make offers HTTP integrations that allow you to connect to any application which provides its own API, download files from a URL, process HTTP requests and responses, and even make OAuth2.0 requests. These types of requests are typically executed by backend applications, and it's impressive to be able to perform them without having to write and test your own code.



Make is packed with an array of impressive and innovative features that are sure to enhance your automation experience.

automation experience


Conclusion

In summary, Make stands out as the top choice for workflow automation compared to Zapier. With its extensive range of advanced features, broad selection of integrations, and intuitive user interface, Make provides a seamless and efficient automation experience. Furthermore, Make's flexible pricing plans offer greater affordability and scalability compared to Zapier, and the company's responsive customer support team is available to address any questions or issues that may arise. For businesses seeking to streamline their workflows and maximize their efficiency, Make represents the ideal solution.


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