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Zapier – integrate apps with drag and drop

Posted 4 years ago in Platform by Ronan Quirke
Posted by Ronan Quirke
Zapier Add-on Partner

Zapier lets you make hundreds of different connections between different cloud services. Right now there are over 160 different services Zapier can talk to. Some of the popular ones being used with Xero are Wufoo, Google Docs, Paypal, Dropbox, Evernote, Zoho and Zendesk. It is easy to create your own connections without any knowledge of the code or APIs behind it.

There are two main ways you might use Zapier and Xero:

  • To connect your apps
    If you are using a bunch of different cloud applications to run your business and want them to talk to each other but there is not always a direct connection – or maybe you want to customise exactly how that connection works – that is where Zapier comes in.
  • To build your own mini app
    For example, if you want to feed new invoices into a Google docs spreadsheet so staff can manage dispatches, or sync contacts to Google contacts so you have all your customer details where you need them.

How Zapier works with Xero
Zapier can fire triggers (events) when a receipt, invoice or contact is created in Xero. Also, if a trigger happens in another app, it can create an action in Xero – a new contact or new invoice.

Where you can use Zapier
Zapier is available anywhere, pricing is in US dollars.

Check it out
You can use the free 14 day trial to check out Zapier and get those apps talking to Xero.

2 comments

Jerry Zhao
February 5, 2013 at 12.30 pm

Woohoo!!! Great idea!

Sean O'Rourke
February 6, 2013 at 12.13 pm

Interesting, I’m sure this is going to save a lot of time and transcription errors.

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