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Pros
"It has different type of interfaces that can integrate with companies.""Technical support is good."

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"We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier, they're able to then just provide the connection details and hook it up."

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Cons
"It is not easy to deploy. It requires someone with a high level of knowledge in the solution to deploy it, not just anyone can do it.""The installation of containers could be simplified, as it currently requires a senior-level installer."

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"System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to system-to-user, where Zapier is helping to communicate to a user, that's a one-way communication. If that user has to perform some action on that notification, the action isn't handled by Zapier. So there's no way to orchestrate that and it's very cumbersome."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is very expensive if we want to scale.""The price could be better."

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"It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number of notifications or Zaps, as they call it, that you can program."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The pricing could be better. Licensing is on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: This solution is used as the integration hub between the internal application of any enterprise.
Top Answer: We find it effortless to set up. We really don't have to do anything other than finding the application in the Zapier catalog. And as long as the application has been re-integrated into Zapier… more »
Top Answer: It's very straightforward licensing. There's only one cost you have to pay, and if you want a relevant pricing plan, I think you have two or three different models or packages which include the number… more »
Top Answer: The only thing that we find that could be better is system-to-user task automation. That's actually where we come in and what gives us work. System-to-system is fine, but when it comes to… more »
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IBM Cast Iron
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Overview

Rapidly connect public clouds, private clouds and on-premises application

App Connect Professional is IBM’s cloud integration offering which delivers an integration solution
• With ease-of-use, flexibility and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
• Provides the powerful combination of a ‘simple integration experience’ for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a ‘configuration based integration’ approach for IT.
• App Connect Professional is for the teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling for integration scenarios

Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps.

An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.

Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.

Zaps are very lightweight and easy to set up. Zaps do not import or export old data (they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled). Zaps are also not kept in sync ("two way syncing") after the Zap is triggered.

Zaps are deceivingly simple if you're used to dealing with complex and difficult integrations. Their simplicity is what enables anyone to create them.


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Sample Customers
United Way of Allegheny County, Saint-Gobain CPS, Ricoh, SunTrust Banks Inc.
BuzzFeed, Groupon, Spotify, Columbia University, FOX
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company7%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Marketing Services Firm29%
Recruiting/Hr Firm29%
Leisure / Travel Company14%
Real Estate/Law Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
Insurance Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business71%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise8%
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IBM App Connect is ranked 11th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews while Zapier is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 1 review. IBM App Connect is rated 9.6, while Zapier is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM App Connect writes "Can integrate using different interfaces". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zapier writes "Streamlines our system-to-system task automation at the scale we need". IBM App Connect is most compared with IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, Mule Anypoint Platform, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, TIBCO BusinessWorks and SnapLogic, whereas Zapier is most compared with Workato, AWS AppSync, Coupler.io, Mule Anypoint Platform and Matillion ETL.

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