Tray.io vs. Workato Comparison

Which is the best iPaaS provider for you?

November 17, 2022

Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • Despite both being in the iPaaS category, Tray.io and Workato are primarily focused on automating tasks in various business functions, like HR, sales, and marketing. If that’s not your focus, you’ll have to look elsewhere for a solution.

🤔 Slightly consider Tray.io over Workato if

  • You need to embed integrations into your own product, potentially with a white-labeled solution like Tray.io. However, Workato also has an embedded option although it's a bit less mature.

🤔 Strongly consider Workato over Tray.io if

  • You want an API gateway and some kind of API administration in front of your APIs.
  • You better version control over your integrations.
  • You want to easily detect data redundancies or inconsistencies with a master reference store.
  • You want to share integration assets across different teams.

📝 Other Notes

  • Workato has better runtime administration features.
  • Workato has great AI or chatbot-assisted integration development.
  • Tray.io does not support on-premises deployment whereas Workato does by providing an on-premises agent (OPA).
  • Both Tray.io and Workato are tools built for the integration needs of modern stacks.


Tray.io comes with two key offerings: Tray Platform and Tray Embedded. A significant feature of Tray.io is its collaborative, low-code user interface, which appeals to "citizen developers" or line of business users. This platform finds its primary adopters among business users who appreciate an easy-to-use tool equipped with a broad set of pre-built solutions. This user-friendly, low-code approach empowers business users to create, manage, and integrate their own applications and workflows without needing extensive coding knowledge.


Workato offers the Workato Enterprise Suite, Workato OEM, and Workbot for iPaaS. It provides a range of low-code integration tools aimed at the smaller enterprise segment, while the Workato Enterprise Suite caters to the needs of larger enterprises. This range of solutions allows businesses of all sizes to benefit from simplified, efficient integration processes, enabling better data flow, improved collaboration, and operational efficiency.

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  • Tray.io doesn’t support legacy integrations (i.e., not part of what’s considered a modern stack).

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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