Tray.io vs Prismatic for Embedded iPaaS?

Tray.io vs Prismatic for Embedded iPaaS?

Both Tray.io and Prismatic offer an embedded iPaaS (embedded integration platform) for B2B SaaS companies. In this post, we'll compare the platforms and give you some tips on picking the embedded iPaaS that's right for your product. And, we'll draw upon the latest information from G2 to show how Tray.io and Prismatic rank when evaluated by real users.

What is embedded iPaaS?

An embedded iPaaS, or embedded integation platform, is a set of tools that enables a SaaS company to quickly build reusable, configurable integrations to any app in any software category and deliver them to its customers as a seamless part of its product.

Tray.io

Tray.io was founded in 2012. Since then, it has focused primarily on internal integration and workflow automation for businesses. Tray.io began offering an embedded iPaaS in 2020 by adding functionality onto its existing enterprise iPaaS platform. Screenshot of Tray.io home page

Today, the company continues to focus on its enterprise iPaaS and only offers its embedded iPaaS as an add-on bundle for its Enterprise iPaaS package. This means that customers who only need the embedded iPaaS must first purchase the enterprise iPaaS. Screenshot of Tray.io embedded bundle

The embedded iPaaS bundle relies on its low-code/lightweight connector approach to building integrations. Users can take advantage of a large library of app connectors to build integrations using a drag-and-drop integration designer. Tray.io offers a config wizard, and a simple integration marketplace, but customers must build detailed marketplace functionality themselves.

Prismatic

Prismatic was founded in 2019. Since then, it has focused solely on embedded iPaaS. As a result, its embedded iPaaS offering was built from scratch for B2B SaaS companies that need to create native integrations to their customers' other apps.

Screenshot of Prismatic home page

Prismatic's embedded iPaaS incorporates a graphical low-code integration builder for use by non-devs and also has a fully integrated dev environment that can be used to write and deploy custom TypeScript code as needed. Prismatic also includes many API connectors and other pre-built logic, helper, and trigger components that can be used to assemble integrations. And devs can build any custom component needed to connect to vertical-specific apps. Prismatic's white-label integration marketplace lets customers' users select, configure and activate integrations. The platform has an embedded integration designer that end users can use to build their own integrations. And support staff stay on top of everything with the built-in customer management console.

How to choose the best embedded iPaaS for your business

The best embedded iPaaS has the features and functions that support the way you need to build and deploy integrations. Let's look at the essential features of an embedded iPaaS, followed by some helpful evaluation questions.

Essential features for an embedded iPaaS

At minimum, an embedded iPaaS should include the following:

  • Integration designer
  • Built-in connectors
  • Custom connectors
  • Embedded integration marketplace
  • Embedded integration designer for end users
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Deployment and support tooling

Questions for choosing an embedded iPaaS

In addition to the features listed above, here are some questions that you should ask yourself and your team:

  • What roles should your non-developers have with integrations? Will you be using non-devs to build, deploy and support your integrations? Does the embedded iPaaS provide the tools necessary for your non-devs to perform those roles?
  • How do your devs view and interact with the platform? How flexible is the platform with regard to development? Whether working in a low-code graphical designer or writing custom connectors, will the devs be happy with the embedded iPaaS functionality?
  • What is the vendor's commitment to embedded iPaaS? Is the vendor focused only on embedded iPaaS, or is its focus distributed over several products? Does the vendor have plans for its embedded iPaaS, and is it willing to share them? Is it actively interested in understanding and addressing your integration use cases?

Tray.io vs Prismatic

So, how does Tray.io stand up to Prismatic in a direct comparison? Check out the following chart for a comparison of Tray.io and Prismatic on several features and capabilities:

PrismaticPrismatic
Tray.io
Low-code integration designer
Embedded integration marketplace
Pre-built connector library
Custom connector SDKFull Node.js environmentHTTP-only low-code custom connector builder
Embedded integration designer for end users
Granular versioning control of integrations and their connectors
Complete customer management console environment
100% of application functionality available through API
Designed to fit into existing CI/CD workflows
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Dev-friendly docs with code examples (GitHub repo)
Self-service support tools in marketplace (logging/alerting)
Flexible cloud deploymentsMulti-region, private cloud

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what G2's latest quarterly Grid Report for Embedded Integration Platforms has to say about Tray.io vs Prismatic.

G2 is a trusted business software review site with over 2.1 million verified user reviews that help buyers compare solutions and find the best fit for them. G2's quarterly Grid® Reports identify top products in each software category based on which products have the most satisfied customers and largest market presence.

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Conclusion

For a B2B SaaS company, the question of who you will partner with implement a platform for your product integrations is a critical one. Selecting the right embedded iPaaS can supercharge your native integrations, while selecting the wrong embedded iPaaS can waste time and money and destroy product momentum.

Tray.io's embedded iPaaS is a B2B SaaS integration platform that is best suited for SaaS products needing straightforward integrations that can be assembled from the platform's available connectors. Prismatic's embedded iPaaS is a purpose-built, cloud based B2B SaaS integration platform that is best suited for SaaS teams that need to create highly configurable, reusable integrations for the full range of real-world integration complexity.


About Prismatic

Prismatic is the integration platform for B2B software companies. It's the quickest way to build integrations to the other apps your customers use and to add a native integration marketplace to your product. A complete embedded iPaaS solution that empowers your whole organization, Prismatic encompasses an intuitive integration designer, embedded integration marketplace, integration deployment and support, and a purpose-built cloud infrastructure. Prismatic was built in a way developers love and provides the tools to make it perfectly fit the way you build software.

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