The Basics

What's Integration? Integration is a powerful integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that enables you to automate tasks by connecting apps and services, such as Marketo, Salesforce, Evernote, and Gmail. It lets your favorite apps exchange data and talk to each other seamlessly, and eliminates the need to hire expensive developers to build your favorite integrations.

Use Integration for faster business implementation of SaaS applications, to lower the TCO by eliminating maintenance and upgrade projects, and for self-service integration where expertise is not required.

What's a workflow?

To get started with Integration, you first need to create a workflow. Workflow is a connection between two or more web apps or services. It’s like a set of steps required to perform a task. You define these steps once and Integration will automate the execution for you, every time.

In simple words, creating a workflow is like defining your conditions: When an event occurs in ‘Service A’, do something in ‘Service B’, and (optionally) pass on the data to ‘Service C’, ‘Service D’, and ‘Service E. Integration offers hundreds of web services for workflows. With the help of these, you can create custom workflows by defining triggers and actions, and automate almost every aspect of your work life.


Let’s look at an example to understand it a little better.

Once you define this, Integration will take care of the rest.

For the first scenario, Integration will keep checking your Evernote account regularly. As soon as a new note is created, it will extract the body text and convert it to Spanish using Google Translate Text. The translated text will then be sent to your Gmail account. All this will be done automatically, within seconds.

If 10 notes are created in your Evernote account, Integration will repeat the same process 10 times, while you sit and watch the magic happen.

This is an example of a simple workflow. You can create more complex workflows by using many operations in a single workflow.

Now that you know what Integration is, let’s learn how to create your first workflow.