Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your Zap worked perfectly fine when you created and tested it, but now it's not responding?
Well, to give you a sigh of relief, you are not the only one who has faced it because this can happen. The real deal is how to fix it.
Here is what you can do to get out of the situation:
In very often cases, the connection between the Zapier and the apps is broken. Although Zapier does inform its users about it, in some cases, it doesn't.
So, the first step should be seeing the connection. For this, you have to go to My Apps and look for the status for each of the apps. If it says disconnected, follow the given steps to reconnect it.
Furthermore, you can click on the eclipse to run the connection manually; if it reports being broken, you can fix it.
You know how sometimes our phone is not responding and the only way to fix it is by restarting it? Yes, exactly, that’s what can make Zapier start working again.
There are two types of app triggering. The first one is instant, which the name implies tells that it’s going to happen right away. The second one is known as polling triggers which take a while to happen. For polling triggers, Zapier checks the data every 1, 2, or 15 minutes as per your plan level. The delay could be because of this; hence wait and see if this is why your Zap is not triggering.
If you are triggering your Zap with a webhook step, then there has to be an additional process part that you have to complete in order for your Zap to complete the trigger. Under this step, you are supposed to add the URL provided by the Zapier app correctly inside the app, or else it won't trigger.
Still, can you figure out why your zap is not triggering? Don't worry; we have got you covered! Get in contact with makeitfuture now and let us help you!
Cloud Integration, iPaaS, SaaS, BPA… Ough, hard to keep track of all these terms. They are currently used frequently (and increasingly) in the context of automation, and it is sometimes difficult to make a clear distinction and distinction. We have already written blog posts on the terms iPaaS, SaaS and BPA, but we’ll take them up again here to make the difference.
But let’s start with cloud integration, because that’s the central umbrella term in which we embed all the other technologies in this blog post.
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To illustrate these advantages, an example is suitable that we know well from our everyday work as an automation agency:
The central data to be used here is the data of a major customer. This can be the simplest information, such as the address. This address is required in numerous but completely different processes in the company: on the one hand, for correct invoicing in accounting. On the other hand, in the CRM system, where all the data of the large customer is also stored. But the address is also important in sales, for example, when employees go to the sales meeting on site.
Now the customer announces that the address of the company has changed after a move. This information will reach you by e-mail. There are now two options:
01. The e-mail is forwarded to all affected departments, accounting, sales, customer service, marketing… All persons open their corresponding program, CRM, accounting software, marketing tools (such as newsletter marketing) and change the data already stored there of the customer. This means that in multiple applications, different people do exactly the same thing: change one address.
02. But there is also an alternative: By connecting your applications, thus by integrizing them, the customer’s e-mail, or rather the information it contains about the address change, is automatically passed on to all affected applications: CRM, accounting, marketing, ERP. This does not require any clicks, because the cloud integration detects a trigger, i.e. address change, and thus automatically starts the process.
What sounds unimpressive in a single process becomes more effective when such a process occurs several times a day or weekly. Because there is a lot of data that is available in different applications and should always be correct. If these applications are cloud applications they are suitable for cloud integration.
But cloud integration doesn’t just happen. There are now a variety of applications that enable and implement this. Such tools usually allow us to link the relevant cloud applications on a central platform and define clear rules on when, how, where, how much data should be passed on and what happens to them.
To realize cloud integration, there are various applications and technologies that are sometimes used interchangeably.
We have made a first distinction between iPaaS and BPA here.
We explain the term SaaS in more detail here.
Cloud integration is rather an umbrella term that includes numerous technologies, such as SaaS, iPaaS and BPA, and this is also absolutely necessary. Cloud integration is a concept that is made possible by appropriate technologies.
However, all terms share the commonality that they are cloud-based and thus offer enormous potential for growth and scaling. In addition, they are often cheaper to implement and maintain because changed requirements are easy to implement.
As an independent automation agency, we implement cloud integration according to your requirements. We use a variety of SaaS tools and iPaas (strictly speaking BPA) software. Together we find individual solutions that are flexible and scalable.