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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:
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:
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.
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.
Love this - more automations are necessary for our workflows.
I just hit 50 automations today, so a big yes to this!
Has anyone heard anything from Airtable regarding this?