As you search for a Salesforce integration solution, you’ll notice that there are many different tools on the market. Popular tools such as Jitterbit, MuleSoft and Talend offer many benefits; however, they just aren’t the right fit for every organization. App4API offers something different–a way to efficiently leverage older Salesforce integrations and reuse the relevant information for new projects. Keep reading to learn more about App4API and why it might be the best integration tool for your org.  


Jitterbit is a tool that offers pre-built Salesforce integration templates. To set up your Salesforce integration solution with Jitterbit, some scripting knowledge is required. What’s more, you will need to complete the initial data load with Jitterbit’s Salesforce Data Loader. While the Jitterbit Data Loader is simple to use, it is rather laborious, requiring users to define relationships and do manual field mapping. Because Jitterbit requires users to open their org to a third-party platform, security is immediately compromised. Furthermore, some users complain about inadequate documentation, server downtime and regular upgrades which require manual implementation. 

Jitterbit: Pricing

Jitterbit provides three subscription plans: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Current pricing is not disclosed before an initial consultation. However, some users report that the Standard plan can start at about $1000 per month and only increase from there. Furthermore, pricing can be affected by the number of connectors that your org needs. 

Jitterbit: Limitations

  • Scripting knowledge required
  • Must use data loader for initial load
  • No real-time synchronization 
  • Vulnerable to security threats 


MuleSoft is an integration tool that was acquired by Salesforce in 2018. It offers Salesforce integration solutions that involve a lot of complexity and many endpoints. Though it is a very efficient tool, it does have several downsides–especially for smaller orgs. First, MuleSoft requires a high level of expertise to set up and maintain. Furthermore, coding knowledge is required. MuleSoft does provide customer support via email and telephone; however, the amount of support is determined by your pricing plan.

MuleSoft: Pricing

Because MuleSoft is targeted to help companies on the enterprise level, this tool can be quite expensive for smaller companies. In fact, pricing starts at approximately $80,000 per year. What’s more, this fee can quickly go up depending on the complexity of the integration, customer support needs and other details. 

MuleSoft: Limitations

  • Requires a high level of expertise to set up and maintain
  • Coding knowledge required
  • Less accessible for smaller orgs with fewer endpoints 


Talend is an integration platform that uses a free open source ETL tool to perform integrations. However, some coding knowledge is required to fully maximize Talend as a Salesforce integration solution. Though Talend offers some free services, any kind of dedicated customer service requires users to sign up for a paying subscription. Some users note that there is not much training documentation and that there are issues when trying to handle large amounts of data. What’s more, as Talend requires users to open their org to a third-party platform, there is an increased risk of security threats. 

Talend: Pricing 

Talend’s most basic data integration plan starts at about $1000 per month. However, Talend’s open source ETL tool is completely free. 

Talend: Limitations

  • Coding knowledge required 
  • No real-time synchronization
  • No customer support for free version
  • Vulnerable to security threats 

App4API: Efficient, Secure and Affordable

Though MuleSoft, Jitterbit and Talend are good choices for some orgs, we believe that App4API offers something unique. Our tool performs a bi-directional sync which enables real-time integration. In addition, we prioritize security and efficiency at an affordable price point.

Reuse Integrations for Different Projects

If your org only has 2 or 3 endpoints or integration areas, an integration solution like MuleSoft is going to be unnecessary. App4API is more than sufficient to support your integration. Furthermore, with App4API everything is in the Metadata. This means that a consultant can manage the whole configuration of App4API in their DevOps tool source repository such as GitHub. As a result, it is simple to copy and reuse the source for different projects.

Stay Secure with App4API

App4API is native on the Salesforce platform–meaning it’s built within the Salesforce framework itself. When working with third-party platforms such as Talend or Jitterbit, data is always at risk. This is because such third-party platforms are often more vulnerable to potential data breaches. 

Data Volume Processing with App4API

App4API has the capacity for large data volume processing which offers lots of functionality for orgs. For example, if you need to integrate Salesforce with a legacy system, there is no need to use a data loader. Integration tools like Jitterbit and Talend require data loaders to complete the initial load. This is a very tedious process that requires defining relationships and data mapping. 

Unlike Jitterbit and Talend, App4API does all the relationship work natively. In fact, App4API always configures the initial load from the beginning of the integration. This frees up valuable time and resources. 

App4API: Pricing

App4API is affordable, offering three different levels depending on your needs. Our most basic Spring package is $600 per month and gives you the ability to connect Salesforce to your favorite tools and services. If you need support with other systems and services like legacy and ERP systems, our Brook package is $1200 per month. For one on one assistance with our experts, choose our Brook package at $2400 per month. 

App4API: Strengths 

  • No coding knowledge required
  • Less expensive than similar tools
  • Easy to set up and maintain
  • Dedicated customer support available for every package
  • Native on the Salesforce platform
  • Extremely secure – no need to use third-party platform data loader
  • Ability to leverage existing Salesforce integrations for new projects rather than start from scratch
  • Easily and efficiently processes large batches of data