Layer2 Cloud Connector vs. Zoho Flow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Layer2 Cloud Connector
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.
$491
per installation
Zoho Flow
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Flow allows the user to integrate business apps to automate a workflow.
$10
per org / month
Pricing
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorZoho Flow
Editions & Modules
Personal Edition
$491.00
per installation
Professional Edition
$1226.00
per installation
Standard
$10.00
per org / month
Professional
$25.00
per org / month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorZoho Flow
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$185 Setup SupportOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorZoho Flow
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorZoho Flow
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Zoho Flow
-
Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
5.5
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Zoho Flow
-
Ratings
Simple transformations4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
6.5
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Zoho Flow
-
Ratings
Integration with data quality tools6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Layer2 Cloud Connector
-
Ratings
Zoho Flow
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorZoho Flow
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Layer2 Cloud ConnectorZoho Flow
Likelihood to Recommend
Layer 2 GmbH
We had a scenario where our clients have thousands of external party vendors/committees who regularly sync SharePoint data. Managing thousands of external parties can never be possible without using a Layer2 cloud connector. We managed the local network sharing and SharePoint integration by using the Layer2 connector. Layer2 is convenient with a large amount of data as the per-user license is high.
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Zoho
Zoho Flow helps us greatly in connecting other Zoho apps. We use Flow to connect Zoho Creator with Zoho Books so an invoice is created when a record is entered into Zoho Creator. We use Zoho Flow when certain fields containing data in Zoho CRM to send that data over to the Zoho Creator record. We use it to add a contact from the Zoho Creator record to a list in Zoho Campaigns. Zoho Flow has proved very worthwhile.
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Pros
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 provides best connectivity with SharePoint
  • It syncs local network shared files to the SharePoint
  • Provides details file history
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Zoho
  • Works with all other Zoho apps to connect them together and share data
  • User interface and dashboard are nice. Gives you a detailed look into flow history and/or audit of your flows
  • The ability to set logic responses and incorporate custom functions makes the app even more powerful
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Cons
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Per User cost is expensive
  • A lot of pre-requisites
  • UI needs to be more user-friendly
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Zoho
  • A deeper resources section, with more "how-to" videos
  • More user functionality to tell you when an app fails, and not just after failing 3 or 5 times in a row.
  • Maybe add some scenario flows connecting two apps with examples of how the flow works and benefits a user.
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Support Rating
Layer 2 GmbH
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I've reached out to the support team several times with assistance requests in Zoho Flow. Each time the team has answered my questions promptly and accurately. And because we are mainly integrating other Zoho apps their teams are perfectly positioned to solve our problems.
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Alternatives Considered
Layer 2 GmbH
We had also used Microsoft One Drive as a syncing tool but it requires Office365 for managing and syncing data across thousands of vendors which was not practically possible to manage users on Office 365. Layer2 resolved this issue by having 3 user licenses and they are enough to periodically sync all external parties' data with our SharePoint online.
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Zoho
I've used Zapier and both programs are similar. Zapier has deeper integrations or more apps to integrate with but considering Flow's association with other Zoho apps this does it for us!
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Return on Investment
Layer 2 GmbH
  • Layer2 resolves the time management issue
  • Resolved data syncing issues across different external vendors
  • LOE optimisation with using Layer2 connector.
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Zoho
  • It's part of our Zoho One package, so it's hard to comment on this one.
  • Assuming we did pay full price, I would say the ROI would be justified. For our example of sending invoices to Books from Creator saves us a great deal of time.
  • It takes a bit of time to configure each Flow but once you get the hang of it the flows really do save time and ensure data quality.
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