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How Flowgear Powers Integration and Automation – No Coding Knowledge Required

Integration and automation are strong buzz words in the IT world, but that hype is totally justified.

Integration saves time by allowing one interface to pull information from several databases and bring it all together in one location. Automation means no more chasing down data and copying or moving it when an action is performed.

Imagine posting on Facebook and having all the information on that post automatically go to every other social media platform you have. That’s the power of integration. If that post triggers another post on the same topic to be pushed three hours later, that’s automation in action. Those things are great if you can simply upload that first and second post then walk away.

Imagine how that might be put to work in a large business.

Say you have QuickBooks®, Shopify, Excel spreadsheets, and Salesforce, and you need all the information to come together when anyone edits anything in any of those places. Flowgear lets you click, drag, and drop your integration designations into a workflow by simply signing into your various accounts and allowing access from one to the other. If you need to trigger an action based on something being updated, you can also design an automation workflow the same way and even set qualifying parameters.

Click. Drag. Drop.

A customer visits your Shopify site, adds a product to their cart, and checks out, and everything after that is automated: A shipping label and packing list are printed in the shipping department, an invoice marked paid is added to QuickBooks®, your email marketing list is updated, and your inventory is automatically adjusted.

How much easier could it be?

There’s a vast list of connectors to choose from, and Flowgear even has shared workflow templates if you need a little help getting started.

But Flowgear takes it one step further by allowing you to create custom integrations. If you happen to have a programmer who is Microsoft (.NET) savvy, they can take existing software your company is using and create a Flowgear integration, so your preferred software works with all your other programs. Developers can even use Flowgear’s SDK and test harness to easily build, test, and publish connectors. Find out more about that here.

Even CloudQ uses Flowgear when providing integrations for customers. It’s one investment you won’t be sorry you made.

To learn more about how Flowgear can help your business, read more here.

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Jo Michaels

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