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Tray.io vs. Zapier 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?

âś‹ Most important consideration

  • Tray.io and Zapier are lightweight, low-code integration tools focussed on line of business users and modern stack integration scenarios. Neither is suitable for the broader set of integration use cases considered by most enterprises.

🤔 Strongly consider Tray.io over Zapier if

  • You want to embed integrations into your product. Tray.io provides an embedded offering that helps you manage integrations in one place.
  • You want a good development workflow for integration developers, and software engineers.
  • You’re building APIs on the platform and want to leverage the API developer portal provided by the iPaaS vendor.

🤔 Strongly consider Zapier over Tray.io if

  • You’re an API provider that wants to publish your APIs to their marketplace.
  • You are looking to process files while integrating your systems.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Zapier is easier to use.
  • Tray.io has a much better management console in comparison to Zapier, providing greater visibility into the integrations running.
  • Zapier has better tooling for cataloging integrations and APIs.

Tray.io

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.

Zapier

Zapier is a no-code automation platform that allows users to create "Zaps", or automations, using a straightforward trigger-to-action flow. These automations are also easy to manage, reducing the need for continuous monitoring or manual intervention. Zapier is particularly popular for marketing and customer relationship management (CRM)-related use cases, providing non-technical users with the ability to automate repetitive tasks, streamline workflows, and improve data connectivity across various applications and services.

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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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