Tonkean vs Workato

Automation you can ACTUALLY build

You have taken the first step towards automating your processes, people & technology by coming here. Great job! 

The next step? Finding a solution that works for YOU and your unique needs as a non-technical business leader. 

Here, you will find a comparison of Tonkean’s no-code business operations platform and Workato’s Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).

What is Workato?

Workato’s low-code/no-code platform enables both business and IT teams to build integrations at five times the speed of typical integration platforms

What is Tonkean?

Tonkean is an enterprise no-code platform that empowers operations teams to compose natural workflow experiences that drive efficiency and adaptability faster. Unlike other low-code/no-code automation platforms, Tonkean is the only platform that enables ops teams to solve complex operational challenges in a truly no-code environment.

Workato is for IT users

Workato is a powerful and effective integration/automation tool best-suited for IT users & developers to automate processes in a straightforward, unchanging way. 

Tonkean is for non-technical ops users

Tonkean is a no-code business operations platforms best suited for non-IT users to build powerful  integration/automation of dynamic, people-centric processes. 


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Top five differences between Tonkean and Workato

Want a list of features to compare? Keep scrolling down. 

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.

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

"The combination of being able to implement changes right away without devs and the security of the platform made us want to choose Tonkean."
– Tim Dougherty, Special Projects & Strategy

Why choose Tonkean over Workato

True 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.

Tonkean Integrations

When business logic is more important


Tonkean gives ops teams a key layer on top of integrations to 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 complex processes, it is very difficult and time-consuming to encapsulate complex business logic in Workato. 

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 business reports are limited by the fact that there is no continuous monitoring. Hence, getting instant visibility into your people, process and data – a crucial asset for top-class Operations teams – isn’t possible. 

But frankly, users love both of us

"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

"And what I found was that while Workato was easier to use and more of a low-code platform, it was surprisingly powerful."

Karl Mosgofian, CIO, Gainsight

Tonkean vs iPaaS

Workato is a low-code/no-code Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) tool while Tonkean is a no-code automation platform for business operations. 

How do they compare at a feature level? Find out below. 

Integration PlatformsTonkean Platform
API Integrations with SaaS/Custom Apps
Data Actions on Multiple Systems
No-Code Task Automation
No-Code Process Orchestration
Alerting in Communication Platforms
Automation on Unstructured Data (NLP/OCR)
Complex & Dynamic Business Logic
Active Monitoring of Process Context
Stateful Real-Time Business Reports
Define & Monitor Custom Business KPIs
AI-Powered People Coordination
Enterprise-Wide Security & Compliance
Composable Enterprise Model
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