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New in Make: Introducing Scenario Inputs, On-Demand Scheduling, and Running Scenarios via API

Nov 23, 2022

Do you call yourself an automation expert?

Are you looking to get more out of your most powerful scenarios, improve your testing, or have the ability to rapidly create unique customer experiences in other applications? 

If this intrigues you, keep reading to learn more about our three latest features: Scenario inputs, on-demand scheduling, and run scenarios via API.

1. Scenario Inputs

What are scenario inputs?

Scenario inputs allow you to define your data structure and identify what inputs are necessary to execute a scenario. 

By adding a few data inputs, any business user can run complex scenarios in seconds!

For example, if a sales rep attended an event, they could add the prospect’s name and email address in the scenario inputs form and easily execute the scenario to update the CRM.

In short, scenario inputs let you:

  • Empower non-technical users: Anyone in your company can customize inputs and execute complex scenarios.

  • Dynamically test scenarios: Test scenario behaviors and optimize based on diverse data sets.

  • Get faster ROI: Increase the usability and flexibility of your existing scenarios.

Scenario inputs are available on the Pro, Teams, and Enterprise plans.

2. On-demand scheduling 

On-demand scheduling is an effective way to manage and run your ad-hoc scenarios.

Place your scenarios “on-demand” so they remain active and conserve operations until triggered via an authorized API call.

If you prefer to immediately fire off a scenario, simply click “Run Once” in Make to instantly run your scenario.

On-demand scheduling is available on all plans.

3. Run scenarios via API

Running your scenarios via the Make API is a flexible, secure, and easy way to execute scheduled scenarios.

With this new feature, you can call any ​scenario​ via an API endpoint to execute via an authorized API. 

The ability to run a scenario via API is available on all paid plans.

Unique features that combine for rapid business updates and a new kind of user experience

You can use a combination of the above features to create updates and user experiences in other applications.

Once you have designed your data structure, unleash your powerful scenarios to business users across your company to increase usability and impact.

For example, your website manager can quickly add a few dynamic inputs such as the number of employees, or the number of customers, and rapidly execute the update via an API. 

Alternatively, imagine that you need your HR team to onboard a few new starters.

HR managers can simply add the new employees' contact details - such as first name, surname, and email address - via scenario inputs, and then run the scenario to create the employee profile in seconds.

These are just a couple of examples of the possibilities to get more out of your complex scenarios and improve the way your team works. 

Getting started is easy

You’ll find scenario inputs under the “Controls” section in Make’s visual builder. 

Here you can start defining your data structure and setting up your scenario inputs.


Scheduling your scenarios “on demand” is just as easy and can be selected under the “Schedule setting” feature.


Want to learn more about the new features? Check out our demo video for an extra dose of inspiration.

Final thoughts 

These exciting new enhancements provide Make users with even more flexibility, reach, and control.

In short, scenario inputs give non-technical users the power to run complex workflows, increasing the value and impact of scenarios across the board.

Testing scenarios has never been easier, as different data sets can be used to optimize the performance and output of scenarios.

To learn more about these new features, check out the demo video and guide we’ve prepared for you in our help center.

Ready to give these features a try? We can’t wait to see what you build next!

Dean Maree profile

Dean Maree

Product Marketing Manager at Make. Passionate about tech and B2B product marketing. A sports enthusiast that also enjoys a run in the forest or a relaxing day out at the beach.

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