Awesome Application Award Program
2016 Winners

Product Details


Integration, iPaaS

9555 votes, 4th place



Workato is the most powerful, yet one of the simplest integration platforms for integrating QuickBooks Online, Xero, FreshBooks, TSheets, NetSuite, Intacct, with 70+ other cloud applications to automate businesses.

With Workato, consultants, accountants and bookkeepers can help manage businesses by connecting accounting with other other apps and functions like CRM, ERP, HR, expenses, time tracking and project management - in a simple, quick and inexpensive way.

It eliminates duplicative data entry, cuts down on data errors, gives better visibility across apps, and accelerates business processes through real-time data sync. Workato will save your customers and you a lot of time and money while eliminating boring and error prone manual data entry.

Workato powers your managed services consulting practice by letting you stay on top of your clients projects. Workato’s consulting offering:

  • Lets you create and deliver integration projects.
  • Includes an admin console and dashboard that makes it easy to monitor and support all your client projects in one place
  • Provides notification of data or other errors in your clients integration, to be able to proactively troubleshoot and minimize down time for your customers.
  • Have complete control of your business model with your customers.

Use Workato to drive additional revenues and to deliver an ongoing value of staying on top of customers’ projects. Workato helps you scale your managed services business by helping make your integration projects more productive, efficient and organized.

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Key Product Features

On the Workato platform, you can build robust yet flexible integration flows, also known as recipes. Recipes are a set of steps that describe how your apps work with each other. Each recipe contains a 'trigger' (defines when the recipe starts) and a set of 'actions' (executes when the trigger is fired). 

(For example, when there’s a new customer is in QuickBooks [trigger], create a new account in Salesforce [action]. Recipes are often, more complex than this. For instance, you may check for duplicates or check for valid data so you are not propagating data errors from one app to others.)

When a recipe is active, data is moved automatically whenever the trigger event is detected. It runs in the background until you manually stop your recipe.


  • PRIVATE RECIPES: Create recipes for your customers and Workato provides you the ability to resell them to multiple customers easily
  • ADMIN CONSOLE: Workato provides a dashboard where you can monitor and support customers’ recipes all in one place
  • DASHBOARD AND PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get an overview of all your customers’ recipes and be alerted when errors arise

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  • BUSINESS LOGIC: Create complex logic, conditional actions and multi-step workflows across multiple apps - all in one recipe
  • MANAGES ERRORS AND EXCEPTIONS: We make it easy to add validation logic for incoming data or catch exceptions in data flows
  • PREVENTS DATA DUPLICATION: Workato recipes allow for conditional actions, which easily solves the age-old problem of data duplication across apps
  • MAINTAINS SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF DATA: Workato is the only self-service integration product that has successfully completed SOC 2 security audit by the AICPA. 



  • SUPPORTS COMPLEX DATA STRUCTURES: Different apps have different data structures. You can easily build recipes that iterate through these data structures, especially multi-level lists of lists
  • HANDLES POWERFUL DATA MAPPING: Recipes allow you to create functions to modify data to ensure consistent data mapping across apps
  • CONTAINS INTUITIVE ERROR LOGS TO PREVENT BAD DATA: Workato’s intuitive error logs sends you pro-active notifications of data errors to prevent bad data transfer across your apps



  • SUPPORTS CUSTOM OBJECTS: Some apps are highly customizable. Workato is designed to work with custom data models
  • FLEXIBILITY TO CREATE/EDIT INTEGRATION LOGIC: Recipes are easy to build, through a visual drag-and-drop tool. You can get going with complex integration flows under an hour. You or your client can simply start and stop the recipes with a click of a button
  • LESS COST, MORE SPEED: Workato costs at least 10X less than tools with similar capabilities. Also, integrations with Workato is at least 10X faster!

Direct customer pricing:















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Pricing for partners:

As a partner you can either resell discounted Workato to your customers or refer Workato to your customers and receive a referral fee.


Reseller model: Partner will receive a 50% discount off the current price for Workato Premium and Pro, as published at Partner may resell Workato at a higher price (up to the list price) or include it part of their offering to their customers.

Referral model: If the partner chooses to refer their customer to Workato, Workato will pay partner a referral fee of 25% of the first year annual contract value.


Workato Industry Solutions

1. Retail
Xero, Salesforce, Deputy, Vend, BambooHR, Shopify

2. Restaurant
Xero, Salesforce, Deputy, Revel Systems, BambooHR, Hubspot

3. Field Service
QuickBooks, Zoho CRM, ADP, Replicon, Prontoforms, ServiceMax

4. Real Estate 
QuickBooks, Salesforce, DocuSign, Prontoforms, Showpad, Big Tin Can

5. Non-Profit
QuickBooks, Salesforce, ADP, Eventbrite, Box, MailChimp

6. Health and Beauty
FreshBooks, Zoho CRM, Replicon, BambooHR, MailChimp, MindBody


Works with:

QuickBooks Online, FreshBooks, Xero, TSheets, Replicon, ADP, Expensify, Concur,, Vend, Revel, Intacct, NetSuite

Program Information

At The Sleeter Group, we believe that success in small business relies heavily on developing efficient business processes. Successful business owners are constantly seeking better accounting software, and accountants are always striving to keep up with the latest solutions in the marketplace so they can make the best recommendations. So each year, The Sleeter Group's Awesome Application Program recognizes the highest quality software solutions available in the SMB accounting software marketplace.

For 2016, we've added the newly developed Savvy Startup Award to our Awesome Awards program. This new award recognizes companies that provide awesome value, but have been in business for four years or less. Our Awesome Application Award remains an industry standard in showcasing companies that have been in business 5 years or more and provide the most productive and effective technologies and meet the highest standards of design, ease-of-use and conformance with appropriate accounting standards.

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Voting Period: July 20, 2015 - October 2, 2015




The 2016 Awesome Application Winners will be announced at SleeterCon 2015, Bellagio Las Vegas