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Is your Zap keep on pausing or switching off? Here is what you need to know!

June 2022
Zap in Zapier switching off? Find the solution here
Does it often happen to you that you work in Zapier and suddenly your zap is pausing or switching off? Find the solution now!
Zap in Zapier switching off? Find the solution here

Is your Zap keep on pausing or switching off? Here is what you need to know!

When your Zap isn't working properly and keeps on switching, then it means some issues are going on. Here is what you need to look for:

When There Are Repeated Errors in Your Zap

If your Zap is facing the same issue over and over again, then Zapier will switch it off.
However, the good thing is that Zapier keeps you updated with emails. You can switch on the alert from here so that next time, whenever there is a problem as such, you are informed.
Also, now that you know that a zap is having a problem viewing the history page of that zap to see what's wrong. You will get your solution for the error there, too, if you get lucky!

When there is an authentication issue in one of your apps

Another reason why your zap keeps on switching off or pausing is when the zap encounters an authentication issue. This happens when an app is disconnected from the zap or has temporary connection issues. As a result, Zapier turns off the zap.
In order to fix this issue, you need to go to My Page on Zapier and reconnect the app on the zap again. Now there are two scenarios; you zap either start working on it, or else you have to manually get started.

Zap in Zapier switching off? Find the solution here

Still problems?

That’s it for “how to fix your Zap when it keeps on switching off or pauses.” Do let us know if you face any further issues. We will happily extend our services! You can also book a free consultation with us, makeitfuture, right now!

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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What does Cloud Integration mean?

What does Cloud Integration mean?


  • Is available in real time
  • Can be accessed from almost anywhere
  • Reduce potential sources of error by entering the same data multiple times
  • Require less installation and maintenance
  • Can optimize business processes

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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.

IPaaS, SaaS, BPA, ABC – who can still see through it?

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.

Here the short version, again:
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Cloud integration cannot be done without SaaS, iPaaS and BPA

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.

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We advise you independently and offer our expertise.