What is Celigo?
Celigo is a company on a mission to ‘enable independent best-of-breed applications to work together as one.’ Pretty straight-forward, but I’ll reiterate just the same. Celigo is a company dedicated to the integration of your favorite SaaS applications.
So far, Celigo is doing an excellent job at achieving its mission. They started off in 2010, and since then have done nothing but grow and add to its value offering. Celigo started to achieve its mission with a single, well-designed connector application for the NetSuite platform. In 2023, it has a full integration platform with tiers of integration solutions and extended utility with the most popular enterprise apps.
By now, Celigo has a lot to offer, and any company with SaaS integration plans in their future should do some homework on them.
Why Would You Consider Using Celigo?
- Streamlined processes: Celigo can help automate tasks and processes by connecting different systems and applications, reducing the need for manual data entry and other manual tasks.
- Improved data accuracy: By automating the exchange of data between different systems, Celigo can help reduce the risk of errors and improve the accuracy of information.
- Enhanced visibility: Celigo provides real-time monitoring and alerts, which can help companies get a better understanding of their operations and identify any issues or bottlenecks.
- Increased efficiency: By automating processes and reducing the need for manual tasks, Celigo can help companies save time and resources, allowing them to focus on more value-added activities.
- Enhanced security: Celigo offers a number of security features to protect data, including encryption, authentication, and access controls.
- Customization: Celigo can be customized to fit the specific needs and requirements of a company, allowing for a tailored integration solution.
Celigo Integration Solutions
Celigo’s single connector has grown into a multitude of integration options that scale up and down on a “freemium” scale. Celigo offers two main types of solutions; a “Smart Connector” or access to a complete IPaaS platform.
Celigo Smart Connectors
This is how it all started for Celigo, a single, pre-built solution that connected two SaaS applications. For businesses looking to connect two popular SaaS applications, a Celigo “Smart Connector” can be a solid investment. With popular smart connectors, most of the use-cases have solved, and set-up is nothing more than a series of wizards. You can have a robust integration set-up and tested in days as opposed to weeks or months.
Another benefit of going with a Celigo smart connector over a custom application is the suite of management tools offered to you by Celigo. These tools allow you to keep your integration running smooth and makes minor edits much easier in the future. Scaling is also easier on the Celigo platform as you can add flows with a few more clicks.
Celigo has come a long way since a single smart connector, they now have over 20 out-of-the-box integration applications ready to go.
Celigo Integrator.io IPaaS
In 2016, Celigo launched an IPaaS, Integrator IO. The platform is suited for anyone who needs to connect applications that aren’t mainstream enough to have a smart connector built already. Celigo’s IPaaS gives users the management, security, and best-practices framework of their “smart connectors.” In fact all of Celigo’s smart connectors are now built on top of their IPaaS. So you never feel like you’re starting from scratch, regardless of the applications you’re trying to integrate.
Celigo.io currently comes in 4 editions:
Standard: A good way to get started with the Celigo platform. The Standard Edition comes with 3 Endpoints and 16 flows, Essential Support, and API Management.
Professional: For businesses that are starting to embrace digital transformation in a big way. The Professional Edition comes with 5 Endpoints, 100 Flows, Preferred Support Plan, API management, and a Sandbox account included.
Premium: For businesses that have fully embraced digital transformation. The Premium Edition comes with 10 Endpoints, unlimited flows, Premier Support, API management, a Sandbox, SSO support, and an external FTP site.
Enterprise: For large businesses who want to integrate every department and process. The Enterprise Edition comes with 20 Endpoints, unlimited flows, Premier Support, API management, a Sandbox, SSO support, and 2 external FTP sites.
Celigo IO Marketplace
Possibly the best feature of the Celigo IO platform is the “marketplace.” This is where Celigo allows third-party developers to create smart connectors, templates, and app assistants using Celigo’s framework, and then publish those apps for others users to use.
Templates are pre-built integration flows that usually solve a common and relatively simple business use-case. Depending on the app you’re trying to connect, there could be one or many templates available to jump-start your integration project.
The marketplace is a great way for business processes/use-cases with shifting popularity to get solved without Celigo having to do all the thinking. They simply provide the framework and let the market take care of itself.
The Celigo-NetSuite Connection
As I mentioned earlier, NetSuite was the first “Smart Connector” Celigo ever built. Celigo has been tied strongly to NetSuite ever since. Celigo, now, has since diversified its focus but the niche connection to NetSuite is still clear.
In my opinion, the image above best represents the results of Celigo’s focus on NetSuite and the power of their Marketplace platform. For NetSuite specifically, Celigo has nearly two dozen fully-functioning, out-of-the-box smart connectors, over 50 templates, and 70 app assistants. In 2019, for NetSuite, it might be harder to find an integration use-case Celigo doesn’t have an answer for. If you’re looking to integrate NetSuite, Celigo would probably be your most established niche option.
Celigo Reviews and Adoption
Celigo is currently riding one of the stronger waves of adoption. Their niche focus and solid technology have made them a favorite throughout the sprawling NetSuite community. As NetSuite continues its climb you can probably expect the same for Celigo. By 2019, Celigo now has over 1000 customers and has moved onto to challenge solutions beyond the scope of NetSuite. Who knows where the ceiling is for this young company.
Customer reviews can say a lot about a platform. And when I was skimming reviews for this platform one word came up repeatedly, “Easy.” The word “easy” is all over the 100 reviews from credible sites like Gartner and G2Crowd. You’ll also find a lot of people using the cliche but still timeless phrases you’ll want to hear about an IT solution. Phrases like “simple,” “robust,” “seamless,” and yes, plenty of “greats” to go around.
Other notable highlights include plenty of positive mentions of Celigo’s support system. A project completion time averaging under three months. And it may be worth noting that of the 20 reviews on the new Gartner Peers site, not one of them was below 4 stars.
Developers from eMerge like the little things Celigo offers. Things like letting developers/admins see the forms they are mapping during the field-mapping process or creating fail-safes for when data transfers do not go through. These types of features indicate that Celigo understands the integration process and began to polish the solution.
Celigo Pricing (Updated for 2023)
Celigo’s pricng model has certainly changed throughout the years. Without specific information about particular integration project it would be hard to provide an exact dollar amount.
However, the factors that go into Celigo’s pricing model are as follows:
- Number of endpoints: In the context of Celigo, an endpoint refers to a specific application or system that you want to connect to and integrate with using the Celigo platform. An endpoint can be a software application, a database, a cloud service, or any other system that you want to connect to in order to exchange data or automate processes.
- Number of flows: In the context of Celigo, a flow refers to a specific integration that has been set up using the Celigo platform. A flow typically involves connecting two or more endpoints together in order to exchange data or automate processes between them.
- Advanced features: Some Celigo products and services offer advanced features that may have an additional cost. These advanced features may include additional capabilities or functionality that are not included in the basic product or service.
- Support needs: The level of support and maintenance included with a Celigo product or service can affect the pricing. For example, higher levels of support may be offered at a higher cost. Celigo currently has 3 levels of support, Essential, Preferred, and Premier.
- Complexity of integration: The complexity of integrating a Celigo product or service with other systems can impact the overall cost. Customizations or integrations that require more time and resources may have a higher cost.
We have written an article completely devoted to Celigo Pricing for readers who want to know more about this topic.
In 2023, Celigo has built out its partner ecosystem quite a bit. Celigo partners can be categorized into different types, depending on the nature of their relationship with Celigo and the services they provide.
Here are some examples of different types of Celigo partners:
- Resellers: Resellers are companies that purchase Celigo products and services from Celigo and then resell them to their own customers.
- Consultants: Consultants are companies that provide consulting and advisory services to help businesses implement and use Celigo products and services.
- Systems integrators: Systems integrators are companies that specialize in integrating different systems and technologies, and may work with Celigo products and services to help their clients connect and automate their business processes.
- Technology partners: Technology partners are companies that have developed a technology integration or integration app that works with Celigo products and services.
- OEM partners: OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partners are companies that integrate Celigo products and services into their own products or services, and then resell them to their customers.
We also have written an article completely devoted to Celigo Partners for readers who want to know more about them.
If you take away anything from this article I hope it has something to do with these four things:
- Celigo specializes in SaaS integration and offers “Smart-Connectors” and a full-service IPaaS solution.
- Celigo has a niche focus on NetSuite and has strong support from the NetSuite community.
- Celigo is a young company on the rise with its adoption rate growing exponentially and solid reviews from vetted customers and trusted tech sources.
- Celigo has a “Freemium” pricing model that scales with the number of integration flows you need to have between applications. You get 1 flow for free.
For more information on Celigo, I recommend you read through the reviews on G2Crowd and Gartner Peers as well as check out the Celigo Website. If you’re interested in purchasing the platform after you check out the reviews you can always try the platform for free with their freemium option.
You can also check out this NetSuite-Salesforce integration demo video to see the Celigo platform in action. Please note the video was published in 2017, so the updated version may have changes. To get an updated and personalized Celigo demo please click this link.
Finally, if you’re looking into more options for NetSuite integration, check out our guide on NetSuite Integration Apps in 2023.
Jeremy McCourt is an content producer in the enterprise software industry that focuses on NetSuite and related cloud-based software solutions.
NetSuite, as a leading cloud-based ERP system, has gained immense popularity among businesses worldwide. However, to truly harness its potential, customization is often necessary. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the world of NetSuite…
- Aug 16
- 6 mins read