Automation has been around in business for so long.
Creating automation means creating a rule that your computer and smartphone apps can use to perform a task or a series of them over and over again. It’s like writing a recipe for getting something done in computer language. And the “no-code” part means you don’t need to be a programmer (a.k.a. speak “computer language”) to create these recipes.
Automation reduces time, effort, and cost, whilst reducing manual errors, giving your business more time to focus on your primary objectives.
Repetitive tasks can be completed faster. Automating processes ensure high-quality results as each task is performed identically, without human error.
Wondering which is the best automation platform to automate your business?
This article gives you a detailed comparison between Pabbly Connect and Zapier.
The key difference between these two platforms is not much actually because both automation tools are a lot similar in functionalities.
This post will help you pick the right choice for your own needs and resources.
What is Pabbly Connect?
Pabbly Connect is a cloud-based tool that provides you the ability to integrate multiple applications by managing the data workflow smoothly for online businesses.
You can connect two or more applications and get the repetitive task done through automation and that too without depending on developers and any coding work.
- API Integration (Polling)
- Spreadsheet Formulas
- Extract Text By Patterns
- Number Extractor
- Date Time Formatter
- URL Encode/Decode
- Text Formatter
- Math Operations
- Text Parser
- JSON Extractor
- Email Parser
- Data Transformer
- Currency Formatter
- Automatic Counters
- Number Formatter
- Phone Number Formatter
- Encryption/Decryption Operations
Pabbly connect integrates with a large suite of tools and platforms.
Currently, their library has over 800 tools you can integrate with, including a lot of popular apps like Google Sheets, Shopify, WooCommerce, UpViral, Manychat, Clickfunnels, and ActiveCampaign, Klaviyo, Convertkit, and many more.
You can find yours here: https://www.pabbly.com/connect/integrations/
If you have known Pabbly before reading this article then you may already know that Pabbly Connect is far cheaper in comparison with Zapier, Make (formally Integromat), and other expensive automation tools available in the market.
It offers one forever free plan with limited features and 3 pain plans with different limits.
Here’s the most exciting part: If you are ready to buy Pabbly for a year or even more, you get a 30-50% discount on every plan.
One month pricing
One year pricing – 30% off
two year pricing – 40% off
3 year pricing – 50% off
That three-year subscription is a great bargain if you’re able to test your automation with their trial. Massive savings 🙂
- No live chat support
- No autosave in workflows
- No auto-retry for failed tasks
- No carry forward of unused tasks
What is Zapier?
Zapier is a software tool that connects your apps to automate certain tasks. It lets you build workflows without writing code or forcing you to depend on developers for integration. Zapier is the most famous online workflow automation software available from all available in the market.
If you find yourself repeatedly updating your spreadsheets with new information from your sales-related apps, Zapier lets you create a connection between these two channels for greater convenience.
Zapier app integration library has 4000+ super powerful integrations which are growing very fast and currently have over 3 million users.
Similar to Pabbly, In terms of the Zaps themselves, Zapier provides advanced features so users can only allow actions when specific criteria are met.
For example, their Path option allows different steps for different rules. If you have a weather app connected to a Zap, for example, a freezing temperature weather report might trigger one action while a warmer temperature might trigger a completely different action.
You can also set up a Filter setting so that actions only occur when specific conditions are met in the trigger. You can even pause actions for a certain amount of time through the Delay function. This is helpful if you have time and date stamps. For example, if you generate a new lead on Facebook and want to send a follow-up email 24-hours after the lead originates.
Zapier has a huge library of apps it can connect with. The number is over 4000+. Whatever tool you use, Zapier probably got you covered. You can search for your tool here – https://zapier.com/apps
Zapier has one free forever plan with a limited number of tasks and features. And 4 different paid plans named as starter, professional, team, and company. The basic and starting of zapier pricing you can check below-
And here’s where it gets bad. Zapier is one of the most expensive tools in the market and way more expensive than pabbly. Tools like make.com are way cheaper than zapier and are providing way better integrations and advanced features.
- Internal tasks are not free
- Unused tasks won’t carry forward next month
- Super expensive pricing plans
- Fewer tutorials
This is the complete comparison between zapier and pabbly connect to help you select the best platform for your business.
Zapier has more than 5x integrations in comparison with pabbly connect but keep in mind that pabbly connect is much cheaper and super affordable in comparison with zapier.
They both almost have the same features. I’ll say if Pabbly offers integration with the tools you use, you could save a lot of money but choose pabbly over zapier.
And based on my experience using pabbly connect, I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a web-based automation software with killer pricing.
You could: Save a lot of money every month, Super engaging forum of users and experts, a Tutorial library of 1000+ videos, All internal tasks are completely free, and the most popular apps are already integrated.
So that’s my take on it.