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An API so we can use Zapier and IFTTT

Status: Available in Act! v18
by Bronze Super Contributor benhamilton on ‎01-24-2013 10:36 PM

If Sage ACT! had an API, then you could use a web service like Zapier (or IFTTT) to create integrations with Evernote and a whole host of other apps. I work with both Sage ACT! and SugarCRM and one of the wonderful things about SugarCRM is that you can use Zapier to automate the creations of leads (JotForm/WuFoo/unbounce/mail chimp/constant contact), create tasks (from evernote note), contacts from google docs, calendar entries or go the other way and create a facebook entry from a SugarCRM entry and whole lot more.

 

I would love for ACT! to have an API that we could utilise with Zapier or IFTTT. It would extend the abilities of ACT! well beyond the mere scope of a contact manager/customer relationship management piece of software.

Status: Available in Act! v18

The Act! Web API is now available as of Act! v18

Act!'s web APIs make building Act! integrations a seamless experience. Act!'s web APIs are JSON-based REST APIs, which are simple and easy to use. Additionally, they support open standards, like OData, for powerful querying.

Integration with Zapier is easily set up though Act! Connect and Act! Connect Link.

 

For more info see - https://developer.act.com

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by Copper Super Contributor dflood
on ‎01-24-2013 10:48 PM

There is a whole world of possibilities that open up if ACT! gets a genuine API. 

 

It seems that these days everything integrates with everything - except ACT!.

 

There is so much value that could be added to ACT! if there were more integration options available. 

by
on ‎01-25-2013 02:36 PM

How are you defining API as opposed to SDK?

 

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by Bronze Super Contributor benhamilton
on ‎01-28-2013 03:22 PM

You build something with an SDK and you use or consume something with an API.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/834763/api-vs-sdk 

 

Specifically, I want to use tools such as IFTTT and Zapier so that I can have integrations specific to my clients and their workflow, rather than having to write VB or C code to accomplish the task. 
A point and click solution.

by Bronze Elite Contributor
on ‎02-13-2013 05:32 PM

I would say that the ACT! SDK is more akin to an API if you consider the Framework model. What ACT! needs is a REST based API as well. The development budget for building this may be cost and time prohibitive I suspect.

by
on ‎02-14-2013 08:10 PM

There is a REST based API for ACT!, its called XData and our customers are using it for web portals and live database-to-database connections... as we speak  :-)   

by Nickel Super Contributor scotta
on ‎05-19-2016 01:17 PM

LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE THIS IN v18.1 !  WAY TO GO BEN!

by Bronze Super Contributor benhamilton
on ‎05-22-2016 08:15 PM

Thanks Scott, I'm sure we've all got a few pet issues, it's sure nice to see some being incorporated into the product.

by Administrator
on ‎09-01-2016 02:14 AM
Status changed to: Available in Act! v18

The Act! Web API is now available as of Act! v18

Act!'s web APIs make building Act! integrations a seamless experience. Act!'s web APIs are JSON-based REST APIs, which are simple and easy to use. Additionally, they support open standards, like OData, for powerful querying.

Integration with Zapier is easily set up though Act! Connect and Act! Connect Link.

 

For more info see - https://developer.act.com

by Bronze Super Contributor benhamilton
on ‎09-04-2016 05:27 PM

Thanks Gary for updating this post.

We've been playing with the new API and am looking forward to seeing our clients use this further.

Ben.

by Nickel Super Contributor scotta
on ‎09-05-2016 06:50 AM

Any chance ACT! will setup a link with Microsoft Flow?

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/getting-started/

 

Scott Abboud

 

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