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Automate Your Workflows With Assembla’s Zapier Integration

Jacek Materna on February 14, 2017

 

Zapier_logo-1.pngWe’re pleased to announce Zapier as our latest addition to the Assembla integration library. Zapier is a web automation app that allows you to automate tasks within your business workflow by building “Zaps,” and is trusted by companies such as BuzzFeed, Spotify, Fox, and Adobe, just to name a few.

By utilizing Zapier, you can send updates from Assembla to other apps that you utilize everyday. Zaps are designed to handle the routine actions that you follow in order to have an organized workspace. By creating Zaps for your routines, you’ll be able to focus on other, more important tasks that might get overlooked.

There are dozens of use cases for the Assembla-Zapier integration. For example, if you have a team of admins that support your clients via Zendesk and your developers are using Assembla for task management, you can create Assembla triggers for events like SVN commits to update Zendesk tickets so your admins always know when your developers are working on a client’s issue.

How To Get Started

Step 1. Create a Zapier Account

You can create a free account at zapier.com if you don’t already have a plan. Their pricing is pretty simple, you can run 1000 tasks for $20 per month.

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Step 2. Accept Zapier Assembla Invitation

Once you've created your account with Zapier, you will need to accept our invitation to join the Beta. Click here to accept invitation.

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Step 3. Make a Zap

On the top right corner of your Zapier dashboard, click on the “Make a Zap” button. From here, you can search for Assembla in Zapier’s app directory.

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 Step 4. Select an Assembla Trigger

 There are six different Assembla triggers you can choose from such as new merge request or ticket updates. For this example, let’s select “SVN commit.”

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zapier6.pngFilters are super powerful apps in Zapier that allow you to create very complex logic workflows. In this example we’ll want to filter the incoming SVN commit and ensure its coming from a specific developer John Kowalski!

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 Step 5. Choose your App  

Once you’ve selected your trigger, you can choose an application to send updates to. For this example, we will select Zendesk. You can inform your admins when code related to a customer ticket is updated by a developer.

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Now you have a fantastic developer to admin workflow setup in less than 5 minutes!

There are hundreds of apps that can be combined to create some really fantastic workflows that will allow you to automate huge swaths of manual and tedious process in your organization, for example:

Which workflows are you wanting to automate? Contact us at support@assembla.com and we'll help you get started.