Pega Platform vs. Zapier

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pega Platform
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Pega Platform is a combined business process management and robotic process automation (RPA) platform with advanced workforce analytics from Pegasystems.
$35
per month per user* (or $0.45 per case**)
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
Pega PlatformZapier
Editions & Modules
Low-code Factory Edition
$35
per month per user* (or $0.45 per case**)
Standard Edition
$90
per month per user* (or $0.80 per case**)
Enterprise Edition
Custom Quote
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
Company
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pega PlatformZapier
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*500 named user minimum. Additional users available in blocks of 100. Billed annually. Based on a 3-year term. **350,000 cases / year minimum. Additional cases available in blocks of 150,000.33% discount for annual pricing.
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Features
Pega PlatformZapier
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
8.7
62 Ratings
7% above category average
Zapier
-
Ratings
Dashboards9.061 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.661 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.660 Ratings00 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
8.7
64 Ratings
4% above category average
Zapier
-
Ratings
Process designer9.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Process simulation9.655 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules engine9.663 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA support7.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Process player9.447 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for modeling languages5.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Form builder9.658 Ratings00 Ratings
Model execution9.854 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
8.0
49 Ratings
0% above category average
Zapier
-
Ratings
Social collaboration tools8.049 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
4.4
9 Ratings
58% below category average
Zapier
-
Ratings
Content management4.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Pega Platform
-
Ratings
Zapier
7.8
100 Ratings
6% below category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings8.297 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings8.585 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings9.086 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings7.266 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings7.365 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings6.874 Ratings
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User Ratings
Pega PlatformZapier
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(72 ratings)
6.9
(105 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(7 ratings)
9.2
(9 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pega PlatformZapier
Likelihood to Recommend
Pegasystems
Pega Platform has introduced the low code feature, using app studio seasonal and professional developer can develop application easily and quickly. The initial application can be build by Business analyst and product owner who has less knowledge of Pega Platform, further application can be enhanced/extended by professional developer. We can develop end to end application and promote to higher environment. Easily we can perform parallel development using branch.
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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
Pegasystems
  • Quick development time. Much of the Pega "rules" are easy to configure and implement.
  • Visually friendly and modern. Much of the UI/UX elements in the system are continuously supported and updated, giving a nice feel to the apps.
  • Many of the configurations and rules Pega gives to the developers can also be delegated to business users. The organization and structure of the client's business can easily be adapted in the Pega platform.
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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
Pegasystems
  • Need more learning materials. For Beginners who have previous programming experience with another language takes more time to learn.
  • If the developer is met with an issue in pega platform , they have to rely on Pega supporting team to fix it.
  • Customization is available but is not encouraged. Pega does not support faults that occur in customized solutions.
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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
Pegasystems
Pegasystems has continued to demonstrate a strong partnership with our organization and investment in their product that aligns with our overall vision and need. Pegasystems has engaged us at every level, with the assistance of minor defects to the overall roadmap planning and alignment of our goals
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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
Pegasystems
Pega Platform is enhancing its product and launching new features day by day which help to achieve customers needs. If I talk about the earlier version of Pega Platform (i.e. pega v5 and 6.3) there were many numbers of limitations in Pega Platform and if we need to do some customization then needed to write custom java and jave scripts to achieve the functionally. Now I can say Pega Platform is running with market trends and demand. Pega Platform is giving all the options which support the current technologies like decisioning capabilities, real time processing, mashup, process fabrics etc..
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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
Pegasystems
It’s very slow sometimes, but that may be our servers. Also the Knowledge Library needs some work - again, not sure if it’s our setup or what- but I’m unable to search the body of an article for content, so I have to be very intentional with tagging, but it’s not ideal.
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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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Online Training
Pegasystems
The online training is an excellent one, but still it is missing hands on development.
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Zapier
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Pegasystems
Implementation is totally depend up on the requirement
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Zapier
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Pegasystems
We did evaluate multiple products offerings with Pega Platform capabilities and observed that Pega PRPC rules engine and case management capabilities are better over so many BPM Tools. We also conducted a detailed study with developers to identify the best products out of Suite of BPM products. It's observed that Rules engines integration is very streamlined with forms in Pega whereas other tools multiple have powerful data model capabilities but lacks the ease of creating business rules.
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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
Pegasystems
  • For one of the applications we worked on, we were able to reduce the processing time on a case from 2 days to 20 minutes by utilizing Pega
  • We were able to resolve the issue of the routing of cases to users based on a specific algorithm by use of Pega
  • Pega case management feature was extensively used in one of the application to establish a parent-child relationship which was very helpful for all the business users
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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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