Re: Automations limit too low

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8 - Airtable Astronomer
8 - Airtable Astronomer

I just want to comment that the 25 automation limit per base even at pro and above level is pretty weak. I was initially excited to roll some glue factory (Zapier) automations to Airtable, but quickly realized how limited this could be. With a pro account with Zapier, automations are unlimited. This helps when you just want to do little things like you might in Airtable (simply updating field or sending confirmation emails.

I think @Bill.French had some good points about this in another string. Pricing and usage limits for automations

I know automations are new so maybe you want to tweak first and that is great, but we need this lifted soon if you want more adoption.


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I’m a very small operation (2 users) and I just ran out of automations! It was quite a shock (it took some digging to find out that the problem is that EVERYONE is limited to 25, what?!!!). I have no idea how you big companies can find this sustainable! :weary:
I was hoping I’d come here and discover they will be rolling out higher limits any minute now but I guess I’m wrong, alas.

Yeah, it’s pretty strange that they would have such a low limit for automations. I hope they increase this limit soon, but in the meantime, we need to turn to external tools for low-code automations. The two automation platforms that I have used are and Make is significantly more powerful & customizable than Zapier, but it is extremely difficult to learn and has almost zero technical support.

I gave Make a quick whirl last night but it was so confusing I decided trying to learn would take too long, so instead I’m going back and trying to stack my current automations into long strings of conditionals (I’m not doing great at that either, somehow!). :weary: :weary: :weary:

Zapier is easier to use than Make, although it is more limited and more expensive.

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator

Just ran into this today. VERY VERY frustrating. Like everyone said…it’s so arbitrary and is hidden EVERYWHERE. I wouldn’t have purchased this product had I saw that in their billing breakdown (the detailed one, the same one that didn’t list the amount of automations per base).

Now instead of choosing another product because of this weakness, I’ve invested more than 2 months of time that I don’t have.

SImply increasing the amount of automations from 25 and increase them based on the plans. Give pro at least 100 and enterprise more.

I can’t believe there are other companies that offer way more for less… and no one from this company has responded.

I love the product but I’m beginning to wonder if this has all been a waste of time. That would be heart breaking for me.

Yeah, be sure to email about this. In the meantime, your only option is to use an external automation tool like Zapier or Make is cheaper and more powerful than Zapier.

Great timing for this thread… automations were just increased to 50 automations per base today!! :grinning_face_with_big_eyes: :raised_hands: :star:

No kidding. I was about to pull my hair out. It made yesterday super stressful. Glad they listened to us! Maybe communicating with us on here would be a liiiiitle bit better but I’m glad it’s done.

I was posting on the forums and was about to email them haha.

Now, one year later, running into the 50 automation limit and wishing we could buy more, LOL!

Can't even get more with Enterprise.