Zapier is an online tool which acts as middleware, allowing users to map data from one application to another with an easy to use mapping tool.
The Salpo Zapier integration enables Salpo to be linked to thousands of popular business apps around the web and sync data seamlessly between them.
How it works
Zapier is designed to sync data from one app to another and is made up of three stages; a Trigger, processing and an Action.
Zapier refers to when these three stages happen as a 'Zap'.
Most apps registered on Zapier provide both Triggers and Actions, which in the case for Salpo, means data is copied FROM Salpo when something new is added to Salpo (the Trigger) or copy data TO Salpo when something new happens in another app (the Action).
Triggers work by recognising when something new has been added, such as a new line in a spreadsheet or a new Contact in Salpo. Users can choose from a list of apps and decide what it is that the Trigger will look for before it begins the Zap.
When a Trigger is notified (or recognises) something new has happened, it collects all of the information about this new item, and, based on how the sync has been mapped, moves the data across to the desired Action.
An Action is the app where the data will be sent and what will happen to the data inside the app. This could be to update an Office365 spreadsheet or create a new Contact in Salpo.
Users can map the data between a Trigger and Action, using a simple mapping tool. The mapping tool pulls some example data from the Trigger, which can be used to link to a field in the Action. A typical example would be if a new web form has been sent, the email field in the form can be mapped to the email field of a new Individual in Salpo.
As part of the Zapier integration, Salpo has created 10 example templates, showcasing how Salpo can be used with other popular business apps.