As you may be aware, Notion acquired Automate.io last September. Automate.io and Notion have a similar mission and complementary products. We came together to accelerate our shared vision – enabling software toolmaking for everyone.
We’ve made great strides together over the past few months, and this experience has led us to realize we need a greater focus on a single product across our teams to achieve our vision. We have now decided to focus our efforts on building Notion’s platform together, and will be closing down the Automate product on October 31, 2022.
Our team has become integral to Notion, and the future of Notion’s platform efforts, as we build together. A big part of what we are building is connecting Notion with every other tool and system you use, so you can streamline, automate, and centralize your work. Together, we’ve built new platform features and launched new integrations to tools our customers use every day (like Jira, GitHub, Figma, and Zoom).
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How will this affect Automate.io customers?
We know that switching from a trusted integration provider can be difficult, and want to make your transition as easy as possible. To that end, we’ll continue to run the product for an additional 6 months (until October 31, 2022) to give our customers adequate time to exit the platform.
Starting 3rd May 2022, we will not be taking new customers or customer upgrades. Free and Monthly customers can continue in their subscription, though we ask that these customers offboard before October 31st. We ask that annual customers with renewal dates prior to the product shutdown switch to a monthly plan if they wish to stay on the platform past renewal. Please reach out to support if you need any help.
Moving to another automation tool: Zapier’s offer
We’re mindful that customers want to continue using these workflows and want to make this migration experience a smooth one.
Zapier is partnering with us to offer 12 months free on their paid plan subscriptions to eligible customers (i.e those who have a paid Automate.io account). They support automation across 4k+ apps, including a Notion integration, and have community and expert network resources to make onboarding that much easier.
Learn more about your eligibility for Zapier’s offer here.
Check out Notion’s Integration Gallery for other verified partner integrations.
Since Automate.io’s founding in 2016, we’ve had an amazing run thanks to all of you – a wide variety of customers who have trusted us to make their businesses more efficient. We’re grateful for your patronage, trust, and understanding.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why are we discontinuing the Automate.io product?
We are partnering with Notion to create a product that enables people to easily build their own software that works for them. Rather than splitting our focus between two products, we are shutting down the Automate product so that our team can focus on bringing our expertise in integrations to the Notion platform to quickly build the best product that enables our vision.
- Can we continue using the product past the sunset deadline?
We are continuing the product for 6 months (to October 31st) to give customers enough time to off-board. We are unable to extend the product past this point.
- What are alternative products that you recommend? Are there partnerships that will help customers transition?
We’ve partnered with Zapier to provide our paid customers 12 months free on their paid plans to ease the transition away from Automate – learn more here. Notion also supports verified integrations with other automation tools. Check out Notion’s Integration Gallery for more information.
- How will current accounts be affected?
We encourage all existing customers to off-board in advance of October 31st, and will not take customer upgrades moving forward. Additionally, annual customers up for renewal before October 31st should switch to a monthly plan if they want to continue with Automate up until the product shuts down.
- I am on a yearly plan – until what date can I continue to use the Automate.io platform?
All the accounts will be terminated on the sunset date which is October 31, 2022. Any cost of unused duration will be refunded automatically. We recommend you to move all your automations to another platform ahead of the sunset so that you have enough time to test the new service.