Overall Satisfaction with Zapier
Zapier is used for our most simple integrations and specifically for those were configuring for clients. Being in charge of all software/tools means that we’re often required to integrate the platforms we provide with the client's existing tech stack. A majority of these use cases are very simple configurations (I.e. converting a chatbot contact submission to a lead in CRM), which Zapier is perfect for. We are easily able to set the client upon a low-cost Zapier plan, make the simple configuration and know it will work.
Zapier is the perfect, affordable tool for simple integrations and triggers.
- Low cost
- Easy configuration
- Tons of native integrations
- Lack of customization options within integrations
- Limited ability to execute outside of the core functionality
- Inability to run large-volume integrations at a competitive price point
- Positive impact on setting up isolated client accounts/integrations at scale
- Positive impact on the time-savings internally on the configuration of straightforward solutions
- Negative impact on our ability to complete more advanced integrations for clients
We actually utilize both Integromat and Zapier at our company, for all the reasons detailed in this review. Though Zapier is excellent for simple client integrations, we often run into internal use cases that require complexity that Zapier cannot provide. Specifically working with API calls (not just webhooks), complex multi-step integrations with Routing/parsing/etc, and large volume integrations. Integromat is perfect for these use cases, but doesn’t provide the simplicity and account scalability that Zapier offers.
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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.