Zapier Integration: Connect Magpi with Anything
At Magpi, we’re fans of tools that simplify technology and lower barriers to use: for more than 10 years, Magpi has been simplifying mobile data collection and messaging. The online tool Zapier simplifies things, too: it makes integration of online tools (like Magpi) with other systems easy – no programming or technical skills needed!
What’s this Zapier Integration All About?
Zapier is an online “connector” that lets you instantly integrate Magpi with hundreds of other online apps (like Salesforce and Google Docs) – without having to hire programmers. No technical skills are required at all: you just follow a few simple steps.
So starting now, Magpi Enterprise users can connect to all kinds of different online tools, from Google Sheets and email, SMS and Salesforce, PayPal, Dropbox and Hubspot, and more.
How Does it Work?
Using a simple interface at Zapier, a Magpi Enterprise user decides which Magpi “triggers” will produce an action at Zapier. This combination of a trigger and an action, which creates an integration between one app and another, is called a “Zap”.
A typical zap could be that every time Magpi data is submitted, Zapier copies that data into Google Sheets (the Google version of Excel):
Data submitted to Magpi can trigger SMS messages, the creation of calendar events, updates to a Google sheet, a tweet or Facebook post, an update to a Zoho Report or Salesforce account or SQL database, and much more. Here are a few more examples:
Build Sophisticated Workflows Easily
Because Zapier allows you to chain your zaps together, or trigger multiple zaps from one trigger, you can build very sophisticated integrations really easily. In coming weeks, we’ll be showing you examples of how to do exactly that – with no programming required, as users have come to expect from Magpi.
Mobile Data Collection Guide
When it comes to choosing how data collection will be performed in the field, there are several factors to keep in mind – from the type of data you are collecting to the type of data collection technology to level of connectivity available to your teams in the field. Our mobile data collection guide helps you understand the benefits – and avoid the common pitfalls.Download the Guide