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Airtable Automation Instance (Not Runs) Limit Increase to More than 50

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6 - Interface Innovator
6 - Interface Innovator
Status: New Ideas

We have identified a critical need in the Airtable community for more flexibility when it comes to automation and instance limits. Many users, especially those on the Pro plan, are struggling with these limitations, resulting in bottlenecks and hampering their workflows. We propose an ad-hoc automation and instance limit enhancement to address these concerns.

What is the proposed idea/solution?

Our proposed idea is to introduce ad-hoc automation and instance limit enhancements for Pro users. This solution would allow users to purchase additional automations and instances as needed, without having to upgrade to the Enterprise plan. Users can maintain their current subscription level while still accessing the increased automation capacity they require for their workflows.

How does it solve users' problems?

By offering ad-hoc automation and instance limit enhancements, users can:

  1. Overcome the 50 automation limit that is currently causing bottlenecks in their workflows.
  2. Customize their automation capacity according to their specific needs, providing more flexibility and scalability.
  3. Avoid building their own software or switching to other platforms, as they can continue using Airtable with increased automation capabilities.
  4. Save costs by not having to upgrade to the Enterprise plan when they only require additional automations and instances.

How was this validated?

This need was validated through direct user feedback and community discussions, where many users have expressed their struggles with the current automation and instance limits. The demand for increased flexibility in automation capacity is evident, with users on the Pro plan actively seeking creative solutions to bypass these limitations.

Who is the target audience?

The target audience for this product enhancement includes:

  1. Pro users who have reached or are nearing their automation and instance limits and require additional capacity for their workflows.
  2. Businesses with unique automation requirements that might not necessarily require the full features of the Enterprise plan.
  3. Users who are considering building their own software or switching platforms due to the current automation limitations in Airtable.

Conclusion: Introducing ad-hoc automation and instance limit enhancements for Pro users addresses a critical need in the Airtable community. This product idea not only provides increased flexibility and scalability for users but also ensures that they can continue using Airtable without the need to upgrade to a higher subscription tier or seek alternative solutions.

18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

I totally agree. We’ve been asking Airtable for years to let us purchase more automations (along with more automation runs and more records). This is precisely why nearly all of my clients use Make for their Airtable automations… Make is infinitely more powerful than Airtable’s automations, it offers an unlimited amount of automations, and it offers the ability to purchase an unlimited amount of runs. Without Make, many of my clients would’ve left Airtable already for FileMaker.

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

Love this - more automations are necessary for our workflows. 

4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I just hit 50 automations today, so a big yes to this!

Has anyone heard anything from Airtable regarding this?

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Definitely in need of this as well.