Zapier is a robust integration platform which lets you bridge the gap between web applications and easily automate tasks across applications.
It is a web app automation service that gives you the power to integrate Vtiger CRM with hundreds of other apps to automate the tedious task in your workflow.
With Zapier Integration, you can sync or move data from other web apps into Vtiger CRM or vice versa.
For example, Create a Contact in Vtiger (action) when there’s a new contact created in Google Contact (trigger). The Contact in Vtiger is the action that Zapier automatically does for you and the new contact in Google Contact is what triggers the action to happen.
Note! This feature is available in all editions of Vtiger CRM.
Note! You need to have an account to create a zap!
Zap is a connection between two API’s that helps to automate the task.
Consider an example of creating a Connection between two different apps, i.e., Vtiger and Google Contacts using Zapier.
How do you create a zap between Vtiger and Google Contact using Zapier?
To create a zap, you need to login to your Zapier account.
Click on Make a Zap button on the dashboard to create a Zap.
In this process, you’ve to set up two steps Trigger and Action.
Trigger and Action are simple events that could be a “new email” or a “new contact”.
Choose Trigger App
Lets us choose Google Contact as the trigger app and New or Updated Contact as the trigger.
So every time there is new contact created in Google Account, Zapier triggers action to create a contact in Vtiger.
Click on Save+Continue button.
Click on Connect to your Google contact account that you would like to connect with Zapier. You have to log in and authorize the connection and also accept the terms & conditions to proceed.
Setup Google contacts group by choosing the available groups or use a custom value and pull the contact fields to Zapier. Click on Continue to proceed.
Test Google Contacts
After you choose the group, Zapier automatically tests the Google Contacts.
To re-test the Google Contacts, click on the rotate icon.
Verify the details and click on Fetch and Continue button.
Once the test is successful, click on Continue button.
Choose Action App and Action
Choose Vtiger CRM as the Action app and Create contact as the action.
Click on Save+Continue button.
Connect Vtiger Account
Click on Connect to Vtiger account to connect with Zapier.
In the pop-up, provide the Domain Name, Username and Access key of your Vtiger instance. You can fetch these details in the My Preferences page.
Click on Yes, Continue.
Mapping a Google Contacts fields to Vtiger contacts
To decide what information from Google Contacts gets populated to Vtiger contacts you need to click on the Insert field next to each column field to map the fields.
After you enter all the information, click on Continue.
Test the Zap
Click on the Google Contact trigger button to check whether the zap that you created is working fine. You can have a look at the sample by clicking on the Test Zap with the sample button.
Click on Continue.
Name and turn the zap ON
Give a name to your zap and click on Turn Zap On button to activate the zap.
After you create a Google Contact, run the Zap. To populate the contact created from Google contact to Vtiger contact click on Run option.
You can update only Contact, Lead, and Opportunity records using a Zap. Also, you can create Zap to update records in CRM or from CRM to other applications.
Consider an example to update a contact from Google Sheets based on primary email.
1. Choose trigger app: Google Sheets
Select trigger: New or Updated Spreadsheet Row
Select Google Account
Set up Google Spreadsheet row
Test the step.
Choose an Action app: Vtiger
Select Vtiger CRM action:
Select Vtiger CRM account
Set up Vtiger CRM contact
Select Search field: Primary Email
Name your Zap and turn it on.
When this Zap is triggered, the CRM updates a record if the conditions match else a new record gets created.
Zapier doesn’t import or export pre-existing items, and Zapier doesn’t do two-way syncing.
To know more about features and benefits of this integration, please check Zapier + Vtiger CRM