Callable recipes to be Workato competitive advantage

Callable recipes are a part of the standard functionality of the Workato integration platform. It helps to refer to existing flows without creating new ones.

Boston SoftDesign as a Workato gold partner, explains why callable recipes are a powerful differentiator of the platform.

From the customer’s perspective, Workato is a tool to build workflows that provide automation, autonomy, and scalability enabled for business growth. 

These are the advantages we consider to be exceptional when building integrations of any complexity for any scale: 

Reusability

Any repetitive actions are potential callables. Let’s say it is the creation of a new Jira task or retrieving account information from NetSuite. There are lots of basic business processes that may equally need repeatable actions to be performed automatically. In that cases using callables may be extremely handy. Prebuilt custom REST API pipelines is an extension to reusability. More experienced SMEs can prebuild the connections to  the custom applications with request-response protocol using methods PUT, POST, GET, PATCH, and DELETE with practically one click. Those pre-built callable recipes can be reused by less experienced teams.

Orchestration

It is a common thing today to have multiple applications involved in many processes. The onboarding process to be a great example.  Every new hire goes through necessary procedures such as accounts creation, training assignments, and provisioning.

Callable recipes used within onboarding process automation

Gathering data from various sources into the Datahub and feeding it to numerous consumer apps is another example of how callable recipes may speed up and simplify massive workloads.

Callable recipes help companies to run such flows in an async or parallel manner if an immediate response is not required. This feature is particularly helpful with updating, logging, and interacting with the systems intolerant for batch queries.

Flow optimization

Callable recipes help to make flows more transparent and readable. Think of it as the class or procedure in object-oriented programming. You can add collables as pre-built blocks while developing new complex recipes. It helps to significantly decrease time to value and  focus on improving the business flow and efficiency rather on technical development. 

Bandwidth allocation

It’s important to consider source/target applications Limits and Quotas on API Requests while building integrations for proper scalability and especially for the high load setups. Bandwidth and orchestration can be handled within different async callable recipes to get results eliminating system overloads.