If no man is an island, why should your apps be? Accessible on one page, Zoho Connect’s integrations make the plethora of applications you use at work a part of the main. And adding them doesn’t take a compass; all it takes is a few clicks. Here are nine ways Connect’s integrations make it easier for everyone in your team to get work done.
1. Task and project management that contains the chaos.
Asana helps you easily manage your tasks, assign them, and track your team’s progress. Adding the integration to any of your groups on Connect lets you accomplish more in less time because Asana combines updates from the same task.
By using lists and cards to organize tasks and projects, Trello gives you an overall perspective of your team’s work. Add Trello to your Connect group and be briefed, for example, when someone adds a new list or card in Trello, when the due date has been changed, or when a card has been archived. You can even tweak the integration to receive only the most important updates.
2. One step closer to cracking that code.
GitHub is an online repository service for developers to store their files and their code. Without opening your GitHub account, know about comments and changes your colleagues have added in your documents by going to your Connect group. All you have to do is set up an alert inside Connect for a specific GitHub repository, and you’ll get updates about changes to your files in real time.
3. Keep a handy schedule.
You won’t miss any more meetings or team lunches. Add events from Connect to your Zoho Calendar, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, or Outlook Windows, and set reminders. It works the other way around, too: Make your team’s Google Calendar or Zoho Calendar schedule available within a Connect group.
4. So everyone gets the message.
With integrations with Zoho Campaigns and MailChimp, involve the entire team, not just the lead marketer, to improve your email marketing campaigns. Everyone gets automatic updates about how a campaign is going. If you use either Zoho Campaigns, MailChimp, or both, every team member can track a campaign’s performance.
5. Stay ahead of the industry.
The RSS integration posts periodic updates from your favorite blogs or news websites in your Connect group, giving everyone in your team the news of what’s going on in the industry, all on a single page.
6. Don’t change what already works.
If Google Drive is your team’s primary cloud storage provider, then add the integration to your Connect group to know immediately when colleagues have made changes to the documents in any of your folders. When you add your Google Drive account to Zoho Connect, you can set up an alert for the folders you want to stay informed about.
7. Use any application without leaving Connect.
Webhooks track multiple applications and keep teams posted with the right information. By configuring a webhook, you can use your Connect group as a platform to post messages or updates for specific activities from any of your additional applications.
8. Zap your way through 750 web apps.
With Zapier, a web-based service that allows end users to integrate the web applications they use, you can link a host of apps to your Connect group. When you add the integration, use your Connect group to send and receive messages for certain events or activities to and from any of your apps in Zapier. For example, you can use the integration to post your brand’s Twitter mentions directly in a Connect group.
9. Chart out the details together.
Create concept flow charts by using the Lucidchart integration. For example, if your team is working on re-branding your website, start a group brainstorming session and create a site map of all the new pages you’ll need.
Give our integrations a try, and share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Or drop us a line at email@example.com. We’d also love to hear your suggestions on applications or services that you’d like to be able to work with in Zoho Connect.