You manage everything, so you have to consider every aspect of an API integration like monitoring, error management, APIs breaking changes, switch of services, server management, etc... The time you have available to do it or to have it, will determine everything.
Here is a representation of the integrations you need to manage/maintain with your API or the native integration available between your applications.
Meta-API is a low code API integration platform, which offers companies a unique solution to create their workflows with the ability to manage authentication, maintenance and performance of their integrations. Get real-time visibility and control of your integrations from a single interface!
You can easily connect all applications together and integrate your system with everything, much faster!
But many partial APIs and private APIs are difficult to use
Possibility to import your own APIs
480+ APIs fully implemented
Limited to available connectors with simple data manipulation. Allows manual bridges to external services. Good trigger system.
The code editor allows you to process virtually anything, from the simplest
formatting to the most complex algorithms. Additional features designed for technical teams
From 27€ per month, can quickly rise to several hundred depending on the volume
From 29€ per month including a very large 199€ plan with pro support and
Strong: the code is yours and it's standard. Runner system to execute your code on its own servers
Emerging but taking advantage of the JS community
Very easy, no coding skills required
Technical, knowing how to code in JS is a prerequisite
Zapier is the ideal solution to start automating some services and APIs. The interface is very accessible and you are guided from start to finish.
This simplicity has a cost: it will be difficult to use APIs outside of the official ones and your processes will be more and more difficult to implement.
Meta-API offers a no code alternative (against tools like Make, Zapier with this freedom in the choice of APIs and in its power to make more complex algorithms, at the price of a reduced simplicity. However, your automations will have no trouble evolving over time.
Tip, you can use Meta-API in your Zap via the use of an HTTP connector: this will allow you to smoothly migrate your automations and outsource the most complex tasks to Meta-API.