One of our customers also inquired about this a few months back
Authentication: Frappe, at the moment doesn’t support any of the
four authentication schemes Zapier supports. However, The HTTP Basic
auth would be reasonable scheme for Frappe to have. (on our list)
Triggers: We’ve a REST API (it is also available for frappecloud
users) and implementing triggers using the polling method should be
possible out of the box. Polling would be expensive for both Zapier
and us ( as it’ll be nagging every few seconds to check if something
changed) but for a first implementation, it should be okay. Best case
would be that we introduce webhooks but cannot promise anything on
that. For a very specific use case, a custom frappe app can be
Actions: Actions seem straight forward to implement in theory.
If you’re planning on getting this integration developed from a
freelancer, we’ll be happy to help on the forum, as always.
The actual end application I want to hook to is Zoho CRM – which has webhooks … so developing webhooks would completely solve my issue (I mostly want to keep customer’s synced and send in sales orders)
I think this should be revisited. Zapier connects to many different popular apps, this would solve alot of integration requests at once. The savings to future requests could make it worth it. Also, there’s a few items in ERPNext that might be better served using integration than trying to maintain seperate ERPNext only versions of. A few of the apps I have seen:
There are hundreds of apps on here. Granted, I don’t know much about it, I’ve only just discovered Zapier today. But, if Zapier could be used for Blogging, Messaging, File Management, and KanBan, it might be useful to streamline development within ERPNext. Thoughts?
(I’m not suggesting we should do this, I don’t know enough about Zapier. I’m suggesting that this should be looked into.)
at present I only have stakes in Kanban … I think it’s really needed and should be integrated into the core project management system (including scrum tools should be added on a second step [not being mandatory to use those though]).
Generally I don’t really have technical knowledge about how an integration practically works but I think the point about an ERP system is to have everything in one system. And as a project management exists, a kanban view belongs inside of that (in my view)