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Are you planning to implement an integration platform or an iPaaS solution? To help you navigate the plethora of integration platforms, we’ve created comparisons with the most popular solutions. In this comparison, we’re exploring the difference between two renowned integration platforms, namely the Alumio iPaaS and n8n. We compare their common attributes, platform features, pricing structures, industrial specialization, and overall user-friendliness.

Comparing the Alumio iPaaS with n8n

The n8n platform is a workflow automation tool that’s specifically designed for developers. It provides them the flexibility to build deep data integrations via low-code features and also allows them to use JavaScript or Python for extra customizations. It helps set up triggers for process automation to occur between apps based on time or events. Apart from being available as a cloud service, the n8n tool provides its full source code to users and is self-hostable.

The Alumio integration platform (iPaaS) also provides a low-code integration platform that’s fully cloud-native, and it helps integrate unlimited applications, systems, and data sources, without custom code. It provides no-code, event-driven workflow automation features to make data integrations and process automation simple for non-coding business users. However, it also offers developer-friendly, low-code features for advanced data transformation and customizations. Designed as a scalable solution for businesses of all sizes, the Alumio iPaaS is designed to orchestrate scalable and flexible integrated ecosystems.

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About

The Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) is a cloud-native, low-code integration platform that helps connect multiple systems, SaaS, cloud apps, and data sources, across on-premises and cloud environments. It provides a user-friendly web interface that both developers and business users can collaborate on to create, monitor, and manage integrations and data flows, without the need for custom code. Alumio is known for its customizability and developer-friendly advanced integration features such as mappers, custom transformers, and workflow automation, making it flexible enough to adapt to virtually any use case.

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The n8n platform is a free and source-available low-code, workflow automation tool that is available as a subscription based cloud service, while also being available to install on-premises or as a desktop app. It enables API-based integration, provides native connections with multiple apps, and provides a visual workflow builder to automate processes based on event-based triggers. It provides a plethora of app “nodes” to create, read, and update the data being exchanged.

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Pricing

Task-based pricing model.

Starting at 399€ per month.

Alumio offers full feature access and unlimited connections, users, and workflows across all plans. Costs are incurred only on tasks initiated, starting from upwards of a 100k yearly tasks. Higher capacity plans provide increased storage space and task capabilities, dedicated support functionalities, and data retention options.

  • Subscription-based
  • Free trial
  • Tailored plans for all businesses
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Usage-based pricing model

Starting at 60€ per month

The n8n “Pro” pricing model includes charges based on workflow executions, allowing unlimited steps per workflow. The Pro edition allows 10k workflow executions and 15 active workflows. While the Pro edition doesn’t include environments like the Enterprise edition, it includes a debug editor, global variables, and admin roles.

  • Subscription-based
  • On-premises & desktop versions
  • Tailored plans for large enterprises
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Interface


• Low-code/no-code integrations

• Cloud-native

• Click-and-configure integrations

• Workflow automation

• Advanced data mappers and transformers

• Automated monitoring & logging

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• Low-code workflow automation

• Cloud-based, on-premises, desktop

• Node-based workflow builder

• Customizable error handling

• Shareable workflows

• Work with Javascript & Python

• 600+ templates

• 350+ native integrations

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Features

• Pre-built connectors

• Application integrations

• API integration

• Data integration

• Data management

• Web services

• Multiple data sources

• ETL 

• B2B & EDI integration 

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• Native integrations

• Workflow templates

• 220+ app nodes

• Web services

• Multiple data sources

• API integration

• Data integration

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Additional Features

Integration Management
Reusable API integrations
Webhooks
Reporting & Analytics
Workflow Management
Access Controls/Permissions
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Custom nodes
Automated API authentication
Webhook nodes
Share workflows
Custom API Requests
Merge data
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Security Features

  • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Role-based access
  • Error management
  • Authentication
  • Data security
  • Data encryption
  • Reactivation procedures
  • Data privacy regulation compliance
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  • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Admin roles
  • Encrypted secrets store
  • Authentication
  • Data security
  • Data encryption
  • Self-hostable
  • Data privacy regulation compliance
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Support Options

  • Support community - Alumio Forum
  • Tailored SLA
  • Documentation
  • E-mail/ Help desk
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge base
  • Phone support
  • Chat support
  • In-person training
  • Live online training
  • Webinars
  • Training videos
  • Proof-of-concept workshops
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  • Support community
  • Documentation
  • Dedicated support with SLA
  • n8n community experts
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge base
  • Webinars
  • Training videos
  • Training courses
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Industries & Customers

Industry specialization:

E-commerce
B2B commerce
Manufacturing
Transportation & travel
Higher Education Institutes
Healthcare

Customer specialization:

Individuals
Small businesses
Mid-size businesses
Large enterprises
Agencies & system integrators
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Industry specialization:

IT
Manufacturing
E-commerce
Marketing
Finance
Logistics

Customer specialization:

Individuals
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Agencies & system integrators

Highlights

• Low-code and no-code features

• Cloud-native microservices-based technology

• Application integration

• Hybrid cloud integration

• Workflow automation

• Rich library of SaaS connectors

• B2B & EDI Integrations

• API Management

• Developer-friendly customizability

• Reusable integrations

• Multiple onboarding options

• Full feature-access for all plans

• All customer support options

• Alumio Academy

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• Workflow-based pricing

• Workflow automation

• Full source-code available

• Node-based integration

• AI features

• Developer tools

• Coding options

• For small & medium businesses

The Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) is a cloud-native, low-code integration platform that helps connect multiple systems, SaaS, cloud apps, and data sources, across on-premises and cloud environments. It provides a user-friendly web interface that both developers and business users can collaborate on to create, monitor, and manage integrations and data flows, without the need for custom code. Alumio is known for its customizability and developer-friendly advanced integration features such as mappers, custom transformers, and workflow automation, making it flexible enough to adapt to virtually any use case.

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About

The n8n platform is a free and source-available low-code, workflow automation tool that is available as a subscription based cloud service, while also being available to install on-premises or as a desktop app. It enables API-based integration, provides native connections with multiple apps, and provides a visual workflow builder to automate processes based on event-based triggers. It provides a plethora of app “nodes” to create, read, and update the data being exchanged.

Task-based pricing model.

Starting at 399€ per month.

Alumio offers full feature access and unlimited connections, users, and workflows across all plans. Costs are incurred only on tasks initiated, starting from upwards of a 100k yearly tasks. Higher capacity plans provide increased storage space and task capabilities, dedicated support functionalities, and data retention options.

  • Subscription-based
  • Free trial
  • Tailored plans for all businesses
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Pricing & Plans

Usage-based pricing model

Starting at 60€ per month

The n8n “Pro” pricing model includes charges based on workflow executions, allowing unlimited steps per workflow. The Pro edition allows 10k workflow executions and 15 active workflows. While the Pro edition doesn’t include environments like the Enterprise edition, it includes a debug editor, global variables, and admin roles.

  • Subscription-based
  • On-premises & desktop versions
  • Tailored plans for large enterprises


• Low-code/no-code integrations

• Cloud-native

• Click-and-configure integrations

• Workflow automation

• Advanced data mappers and transformers

• Automated monitoring & logging

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Interface


• Low-code workflow automation

• Cloud-based, on-premises, desktop

• Node-based workflow builder

• Customizable error handling

• Shareable workflows

• Work with Javascript & Python

• 600+ templates

• 350+ native integrations

• Pre-built connectors

• Application integrations

• API integration

• Data integration

• Data management

• Web services

• Multiple data sources

• ETL 

• B2B & EDI integration 

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Features

• Native integrations

• Workflow templates

• 220+ app nodes

• Web services

• Multiple data sources

• API integration

• Data integration

Integration Management
Reusable API integrations
Webhooks
Reporting & Analytics
Workflow Management
Access Controls/Permissions
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Additional Features

Custom nodes
Automated API authentication
Webhook nodes
Share workflows
Custom API Requests
Merge data
  • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Role-based access
  • Error management
  • Authentication
  • Data security
  • Data encryption
  • Reactivation procedures
  • Data privacy regulation compliance
A 2D icon for the extensive security & compliance abilities of Alumio iPaaS

Security Features

  • Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • Admin roles
  • Encrypted secrets store
  • Authentication
  • Data security
  • Data encryption
  • Self-hostable
  • Data privacy regulation compliance
  • Support community - Alumio Forum
  • Tailored SLA
  • Documentation
  • E-mail/ Help desk
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge base
  • Phone support
  • Chat support
  • In-person training
  • Live online training
  • Webinars
  • Training videos
  • Proof-of-concept workshops
A 2D support logo

Support Options

  • Support community
  • Documentation
  • Dedicated support with SLA
  • n8n community experts
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge base
  • Webinars
  • Training videos
  • Training courses

Industry specialization:

E-commerce
B2B commerce
Manufacturing
Transportation & travel
Higher Education Institutes
Healthcare

Customer specialization:

Individuals
Small businesses
Mid-size businesses
Large enterprises
Agencies & system integrators
A 2D icon representing industries and customers in anthracite and vivid purple

Industries & Customers

Industry specialization:

IT
Manufacturing
E-commerce
Marketing
Finance
Logistics

Customer specialization:

Individuals
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Agencies & system integrators

• Low-code and no-code features

• Cloud-native microservices-based technology

• Application integration

• Hybrid cloud integration

• Workflow automation

• Rich library of SaaS connectors

• B2B & EDI Integrations

• API Management

• Developer-friendly customizability

• Reusable integrations

• Multiple onboarding options

• Full feature-access for all plans

• All customer support options

• Alumio Academy

Highlights

• Workflow-based pricing

• Workflow automation

• Full source-code available

• Node-based integration

• AI features

• Developer tools

• Coding options

• For small & medium businesses

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FAQs

What are the differences between the Alumio iPaaS and n8n?

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The Alumio iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) is a cloud-native, low-code integration solution that helps all kinds of businesses integrate multiple systems, SaaS, cloud apps, and data sources without the hassles of custom code. The n8n platform is also a low-code integration platform, but it’s more specifically designed as a visual workflow builder to automate processes between apps. It also enables coding capabilities, allowing developers to use Python and JavaScript capabilities to create complex customizations. On the other hand, the Alumio iPaaS helps customize integrations and workflows flexibly by providing advanced data transformation and mapping abilities.

Both Alumio and n8n enable event-based or time-based automation based on triggers. The Alumio iPaaS specializes in enabling businesses of all sizes to create scalable ecosystems of unlimited integrated applications and data sources, which businesses grow, modify, and automate data exchange in between. The n8n tool enables small and medium businesses to automate thousands of processes, build custom scenarios, and manage bulk operations with painless debugging options. While the Alumio iPaaS provides a rich library of connectors to configure faster and more seamless integrations with the most popular apps, n8n provides 600+ workflow templates over 300 native integrations.

Thus, a key differentiator between Alumio and n8n is that while Alumio offers a scalable integration solution that caters to both developers and business users, n8n offers a solution that’s primarily for developers. Like Alumio, n8n does provide an enterprise edition that has significantly more workflow automation features for larger businesses.

How do the Alumio iPaaS and n8n compare in terms of pricing?

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The Alumio iPaaS provides a task-based pricing model with varying capacities, offering full feature access and unlimited connections to all users. Higher capacity plans provide increased storage spaces, enlarged task capabilities, dedicated support functionalities, and data retention options. Extensive data transformation and enrichment features, reusable connections, and configurable alerting and logging are available to all Alumio users without limitations.

The n8n platform provides a unique pricing model that’s based on the number of workflows implemented, with unlimited steps allowed for free per workflow. While the starter edition is good for individual developers attempting to test the n8n platform, allowing 2.5k workflow executions and five active workflows, the n8N Pro edition is mainly designed for teams and business-critical workflows. The n8n tool also provides a “Startup Plan,” starting at $400 per month, which gives startups access to the features of the “Enterprise Edition,” available only for companies less than three years old and with less than 20 employees.

What makes the Alumio integration solution unique?

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Integration solutions usually focus on providing either data integration or application automation functionalities. The Alumio iPaaS provides both cloud application integration and data integration capabilities, across on-premises and cloud environments. Also, as a cloud-native platform engineered, Alumio leverages the power of clustered microservices technology, enabling exceptional performance, flexibility, and scalability for all kinds of integrations.

As a primarily low-code integration solution, the Alumio integration platform also provides no-code features that makes it easy for both developers and business users to collaboratively create, monitor, and manage integrations with a clear visual overview of all integrations and data flows. However, the platform also offers an extensive repertoire of developer-friendly, data-enriching features, workflow automation options, and diverse customization abilities. Providing extensive monitoring iand logging features, it automates error detection and simplifies troubleshooting. This also empowers users to reuse API integrations for future integration projects.

For more information on how the Alumio iPaaS can benefit your specific use case, please contact us or request a demo.

How long does it take to build integrations with the Alumio iPaaS?

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Usually, integration projects can take multiple weeks or months to fully deploy. With the Alumio iPaaS integration projects can be finished within 2-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the specific project. This means the Alumio integration platform enables 75% quicker integration deployment time.

For more information on how the Alumio iPaaS can benefit your specific use case, please contact us or request a demo.

Is Alumio a no-code integration platform or a low-code integration platform?

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The Alumio iPaaS is a cloud-native, low-code integration platform. It helps businesses create, monitor, and manage integrations between multiple SaaS, systems, apps, or data sources, from one user-friendly web interface, without the need for custom code. It enables real-data exchange, provides a holistic visual overview of all integrated data flows, and provides simple click-and-configure options to build and modify integrations.

Despite having both low-code and no-code features, Alumio defines itself as a low-code integration solution. Alumio makes it easy for developers and non-developers to collaborate on managing integration with no-code features. However, the platform also provides the developer-friendly features and flexibility needed to create advanced, highly customizable integrations. While enabling faster integrations with popular systems via pre-built connectors, Alumio also provides advanced mappers and transformers to flexibly transform data and customize integrations. This high degree of adaptability is designed to help modern digital businesses prepare for unpredictable future integration needs.

For more information on how the Alumio iPaaS can benefit your specific use case, please contact us or request a demo.

How good is the performance of the Alumio iPaaS?

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The Alumio iPaaS provides high-end reliable performance, guarantees great uptime, consists of extensive data security measures, and diverse customization abilities. It also provides reactivation procedures and data caching to ensure business continuity.

For more information on how the Alumio iPaaS can benefit your specific use case, please contact us or request a demo.

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