Apigee Edge vs. Zapier

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apigee Edge
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Apigee Edge is an API management platform now owned and offered by Google, since Google acquired Apigee in 2016.N/A
Zapier
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
The Zapier Automation Platform designed to integrate data between web apps. It is scaled for small to mid-sized businesses, with a functional but limited free version of the program.
$29.99
per month 750 tasks per month
Pricing
Apigee EdgeZapier
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$29.99
per month 750 tasks per month
Professional
$73.50
per month 2k tasks per month
Team
$103.50
per month 2k tasks per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apigee EdgeZapier
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details33% discount for annual pricing.
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Features
Apigee EdgeZapier
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
9.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
Zapier
-
Ratings
API access control9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
-
Ratings
Zapier
7.3
101 Ratings
11% below category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings6.798 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings7.186 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings9.186 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings7.166 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings7.565 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings6.574 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apigee EdgeZapier
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
4.3
(106 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apigee EdgeZapier
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Few scenarios 1. For viewing API analytics, I think it is best in the market 2. For earning money via API monetization 3. Securing API 4. Onboarding legacy APIs to provide modern REST endpoints
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Zapier
Zapier is perfect for simple integrations and setting up generally low-volume accounts that require very little configuration and maintenance. For a distributed structure where a client/outside party is responsible for billing, it’s easy to create an account, put them on a low-cost plan, configure a simple integration and teach them how to alter the setup. Its webhook-based setup is perfect for many simple use cases and there’s no reason to use a more complex or expensive solution.
However, if you have integrations that are increasingly complex (involve parsing, multiple non-linear steps, the integration of non-native APIs), significant in overall volume/data or require additional features (time delays for API limits), Zapier likely isn’t your best choice. Other integration platforms offer higher levels of customization and capability, though they’re typically significantly more complex and expensive.
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Pros
Google
  • Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions.
  • Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy.
  • Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling.
  • A very very easy to use console.
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Zapier
  • Ease of use - multiple people in the organization can set up and run Zaps per their specific use cases without much training.
  • Connectivity - Zapier is able to connect to multiple applications we use on a regular basis.
  • Functionality - Zapier provides embedded functionality within the app itself (email, data conversion), but also appropriate triggers and actions for apps it connects to.
  • Versatile - Zapier can execute complicated and simple tasks and thus has many use cases.
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Cons
Google
  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
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Zapier
  • Being able to turn off one leg of a Zap without having to delete it or turn the whole Zap off
  • Not all fields populate when using certain aspects of Salesforce, but that could be an SF issue
  • Communication when support is actually needed basically doesn't happen
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
I am not the one deciding whether to use apigee or not really. But personally, I would recommend the use of it as developing APIs on it is easy. And as a mediator between backend servers, we could easily modify request and responses in it without touching any backend code while having a centralize gateway to access our backend APIs too.
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Zapier
Zapier is now very much an integral part of our business and we could not operate without it!
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Usability
Google
Support has helped us to resolved all the queries and community support was also good.
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Zapier
Zapier is very user-friendly. They walk you through each step of the zap-building process in an orderly and easy to understand way. Each step of the zap is tested before moving onto the next step. For simple zaps, you can have them up and running within minutes. For more complicated zaps, it may take some experimentation, but Zapier is there to help you troubleshoot.
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Support Rating
Google
Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers. But general concerns, they would schedule a call to you for them to get a whole picture of your concern. Albeit in my experience, bad really as they haven't replied about the progress, but otherwise seems to have been fixed.
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Zapier
Before we purchased Zapier, I contacted support and asked them if Zapier could support my intended workflow (this is actually a selection on their support form - awesome). Within 2 hours, I was contacted by a support team member who seemed sure it would work, but granted me premium access for 2 weeks to try it out for myself. Sure enough, it did! Ever since then, support has replied rapidly to any problems I have experienced and answered my questions within a few sentences.
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Alternatives Considered
Google
Apigee is the best in the market in terms of API Analytics Apigee is having wonderful Documentation with short videos Security is a major concern and Apigee provides an easily configurable policy to secure API Quota and rate-limit is again very easy to configure on every API basis It provides various policies to transform the response from one form to another form e.g. JSON to XML or XML to JSON
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Zapier
  • Zapier is a much more mature platform with much more software that you can integrate into and they add to their portfolio every month
  • Zapier has more functions for each software they connect
  • Zapier has their own services that are very useful
  • They have so many existing work flows that you can easily add
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Return on Investment
Google
  • As a public entity it is hard to say how much ROI we can have. We have yet to create a billing and ROI plan. We are thinking of other ways to create ROI, possibly through data/service barter.
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Zapier
  • It saves us hours of time every week being able to connect services automatically.
  • It enables automations to happen that would not otherwise be possible at all.
  • It allows us to choose other software for specific purposes without the limitations of only the built-in connectivity.
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