Integration software automates workflows across separate software applications. For example, an integration software can connect a SurveyMonkey account with a Gmail account to automatically send thank-you emails when a survey is completed. This software can be an incredible time-saver for small businesses that spend significant time every day completing manual tasks.
This article compares two popular integration platforms, Integrately and Zapier. There will be comparisons between the platforms’ features, pricing, and usability. Towards the end of the article, we’ll include our expert recommendations to help you pick the best software for you.
Our recommendations are based upon extensive research, discussions with small businesses, and dozens of hours spent hand-testing the leading integration software platforms. Learn more about our research process here.
Integrately & Zapier Comparison Summary
Integrately received a lower rating because, while it’s significantly cheaper, it includes integrations with far fewer applications and is not significantly easier to use than Zapier. On the other hand, Zapier is the leader in the space with over 3,000 apps. It does, however, come at an incredibly high price.
Here’s a breakdown of our review criteria and how Integrately and Zapier stacked up in each category.
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Integrately is a mid-tier integration software with around 475 applications available to connect. Its main value proposition is the one-click system, which lets customers set up workflows almost instantly. It’s much cheaper than Zapier, with plans from $19.99 to $299 per month.
Zapier is the best integration software on the market today, and is a better tool overall than Integrately. It has a wide library of pre-completed workflows, more than 3,000 applications, and though it’s advanced, it’s still easy to use. The main drawback is that it’s extremely expensive.
Here are a few quick points to summarize who we recommend each tool for:
- You want one-click integrations for the ultimate ease of use
- You want to pay far less than you would pay with Zapier
- You don’t need more than the 475 applications Integrately offers
- You have a large budget for your integration software
- You want access to more than 3,000 applications
- You’d prefer to implement the best integration tool available
Table of Contents
- Integrately & Zapier Comparison Summary
- Who Should Purchase Integrately?
- Who Should Purchase Zapier?
- Integrately & Zapier Price Comparison
- Integrately & Zapier Feature Comparison
- Bottom Line
Who Should Purchase Integrately?
If you want a reliable and intuitive integration software for a reasonable price, Integrately should be in the running for consideration alongside Integromat and Automate.io. It has around 475 applications available to create workflows across. Their one-click integrations make the platform quick and easy to manage.
While Integrately is a reliable mid-tier option, it’s neither as advanced as Zapier nor as powerful as Integromat. However, these discrepancies are reflected in the fact that Integrately is just a fraction of the price of Zapier.
Who Should Purchase Zapier?
Choose Zapier for the most choice and highest level of power. Zapier has a library of more than 3,000 applications and enables you to create varied and powerful workflows.
As we mentioned before, Zapier is extremely expensive – the price is likely going to stop many small businesses from choosing this platform. If you’re a nonprofit or startup, however, you can take advantage of discounts that the company offers.
Integrately & Zapier Price Comparison
Zapier is the most expensive integration software for small businesses, while Integrately falls somewhere in the middle of the pack.
Integrately Pricing Details
Integrately pricing starts at $19.99 per month and the most expensive plan tops out at $299 per month. There’s also a free plan that customers can perform basic actions with.
Zapier Pricing Details
Zapier can cost up to $898.50 per month, making Zapier the highest-priced integration software for small businesses.
Integrately & Zapier Feature Comparison
While the two tools have similar features, Zapier is more advanced and has a wider library of available applications. In terms of the ease of use, Integrately is slightly easier to use, though they are not significantly different in this category.
Integrately's Top Features
Integrately includes one-click workflow installations and helpful how-to videos to walk customers through the process of using the platform. Building workflows in Integrately is quite easy.
For a more in-depth look at Integrately’s features, read our full Integrately review.
Automations With 475+ Applications
To create workflows across applications, Integrately customers can simply choose their desired applications, then choose the triggers and outcomes. This process is about as easy as it is in Zapier, though there are more tips and tricks embedded in Integrately’s dashboard.
As you can see below, there’s a vast library of pre-built one-click integrations that customers can take advantage of. Installation is quite literally as easy as the click of a button.
Integrately has how-to videos embedded in the workflow builders, which will show a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to connect all your applications. Especially if you are not technically advanced and are not familiar with how APIs work, this is very helpful.
Zapier's Top Features
Zapier has more than 3,000 applications, an easy-to-follow workflow builder, and a wide library of pre-built workflows. Though it’s advanced, it’s still easy enough for the average business owner to utilize to the fullest extent.
Read the full Zapier review for a more in-depth overview about Zapier’s features.
Zapier has the most applications available out of any integration tool for small businesses. Zapier’s library of applications spans some of the most popular tools for small businesses, including:
As you’ll see below, Zapier’s dashboard provides a digestible overview of your applications, workflows, and task limits. You’ll also be able to build workflows right from here with a side-by-side builder.
Zapier is overall the better integration software, but its high price will make it cost-prohibitive for many small businesses. Your decision will ultimately come down to your required applications and your budget.
If you don’t want to pay Zapier’s sky-high pricing, Integrately is still a reliable software. If Integrately does not have the applications you need to integrate with, opt for Zapier.
- Integrately is a more affordable software that provides easy one-click integrations.
- Zapier is the top integration software that offers the most flexibility and value for those who can afford it.