Tonkean vs Workato

Automation You can actually build

You have taken the first step towards taking ownership of your own process automations.

The next step? Finding a solution that works for YOU and your unique needs. 

Below is a comparison of Tonkean’s no-code business operations platform and Workato’s Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).

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Top five differences between Tonkean and Workato

The main difference between Tonkean and Workato is fundamental in who the platforms are built for and the philosophy behind automation. Here we break down five key differences between the platforms.

Tonkean Workato
Who it's suited for Citizen developers, Ops teams Developers, IT users, Business users with technical background
Integration philosophy Dynamic, human-in-the-loop end-to-end integrations Static, point-to-point, straightforward integrations
Time to automate Days (business users with process knowledge building on their own) Weeks (additional time for requesting and translating business needs to IT/Developers)
Methodology No-code. Human-in-the-loop. No-code for integrations. Low-code for end-to-end automation.
End-to-end automation needs A few modules which you get unlimited access to and no-coding. Dozens of recipes some of which have extra cost, technical knowledge and coding.

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When you would choose Tonkean over Workato

100% no-code for end-to-end automation


Tonkean was built from the ground up to enable business teams to automate processes end-to-end by making typical technical automation features accessible in a 100% no-code builder.


Workato is built for IT, not operations teams. When you’re orchestrating a process end to end, it requires at least a dozen “recipes” in Workato, technical knowledge and most likely code.

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When business logic is more important


Tonkean gives ops teams a key layer on top of integrations to easily plan, manage, and ultimately orchestrate the business logic of a process into automation – for ex, state of a work item, where it needs to go next, decision points, etc.


Workato is great at building integrations. But if your need is to automate a complex processes end-to-end, it is more difficult and time-consuming to encapsulate complex business logic in Workato. 

When you want complete visibility, continuous monitoring and live reporting


Tonkean is the ONLY automation platform with continuous monitoring of every data, person and process. This powers the live Business Reports that lets Ops teams see all business metrics from a central location in real-time. 


Workato’s reports are limited and lack continuous monitoring. Instant visibility into your people, processes and data is a business-critical asset for top-class Operations teams, something Tonkean gives you as a standard feature.

What other citizen developers say about Tonkean

"I have seen first-hand the impact that Tonkean can make in transforming complex processes at enterprise scale, resulting in millions of dollars saved from removing time-consuming manual tasks and eliminating other one-off solutions"

– Mary O'Carroll, Former president of CLOC and head of legal operations at Google.

"We can take risks. We can try things out because it's us doing the no-code behind the scenes. This is really key and impactful and we can see the ROI and benefit right off the bat"

– Frances Pomposo, Senior Director of Legal Operations and Chief of Staff to General Counsel

"If you want a system that can adapt to how your people work instead of the other way around, that’s Tonkean."
– Veronica Yu, Director of Legal Operations, Instacart

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