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A Sway about Meta Management Triggers and Actions Across the Major Codeless Integration Platforms

It would only be a matter of time before the API economy set sights upon itself. See what it means in this Sway.

Screenshot of the Sway
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Adding Workato to my List of Code-Less Integration Platforms

Just started a long-term project with a consulting firm specializing in integrating Salesforce to Sage Intacct Accounting. And they wrote a custom connector on Workato, whose $10,000 annual starter pricing suggests the difference in customer strategy from, say, Zapier.

User interface for the design canvas is crisp, even if the display optional fields part takes some getting used to.

Testing a Workato Recipe– look at all those JSON objects waiting to be Expanded

The dependency visualization is a particularly nice trick and should prove useful in team collaboration contexts beyond 3 or 4 members.

I was perhaps the tiniest bit taken by surprise by the way that all your Recipes are shared with the community unless you explictly opt-out. (Need to see whether there is a global configuration setting to address this).

Still, this is a good development.

My client’s book of business is quite full, so this looks to be a rewarding long-term relationship with some crisp people on top of their game. In the meanwhile here are some screenshots, and one can definitely see the enterprise targeting of their offering through features like lifecycle management with manifests and common data models.

Take a look in the gallery.

More soon when I can say more.

Zapier & Power Automate: My Declarative Integration Portfolio

I’ve had a lot of Zapier and Power Integrate projects of late, and I’ve been enjoying digging deeper into Azure Logic Apps (which share no small portion of their DNA with Power Automate).

So I decided to group like with like and add a new high-level navigation node to this side: Declarative Integration Portfolio.

I’ve got about 5 more sways in the final stages of being readied for publication. So there will be a lot of activity here anon.