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Extending AIMS' capabilities with Zapier

Written by AIMS Innovation | Jul 4, 2016 5:00:00 PM

As part of our continuous development of the AIMS platform we constantly provide improvements and new features to make sure you get the very best out of your integration monitoring. This includes the opportunity to connect AIMS to external plugins that further enhances usability and enable you to tailor AIMS to your specific needs. One of the plugins currently available is for Zapier.

Zapier is an online tool that lets you connect your apps (currently there are more than 500 available), and create automated workflows without requiring any coding. Zapier offers a free account for anyone, but as with most services, the free account has some limitations. It includes up to 80 tasks per month, and you can have five Zaps active at any given time. Upgrading to a paid account gives you access to Premium Apps and Autoreplay, which is a failsafe that triggers if a task fails to run.

The AIMS plugin for Zapier lets you integrate events from AIMS with any of the applications in Zapier. For example, if you’re a big user of Slack, you can push alerts into a specific thread in Slack that you share with your co-workers, or you can have it send a direct message to you. This makes it easier for you to have full control over what is going on in your environment from an interface with which you frequently interact. Another example is to connect AIMS to an app that sends an SMS directly to your phone. Anyone involved with maintaining and monitoring a BizTalk environment knows how dangerous it can be to go on vacation, or even just leave the office for the day. As a business-critical integration, any downtime can have severe consequences for business performance. Connecting AIMS to Zapier and pushing alerts to your phone is a good way to lift the burden of BizTalk monitoring off your shoulder, as you know that should anything happen, you will be notified immediately. This means that you can actually enjoy your summer vacation without regularly checking up on your BizTalk.

Create your Zapier account here.

Watch the video below to see how you connect AIMS with Zapier.