How-to Video: Integrate BarCloud and Gmail

Watch this step-by-step video on how to integrate your inventory management or asset tracking system with Gmail in a just a few minutes.




 

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“In this video, I am going to show you how to set up a Zap, or data connection, in the Zapier automation platform to integrate BarCloud with an email application, specifically Gmail. Keep in mind: it only needs to be done once, and if you need any assistance along the way, feel free to visit us at www.barcloud.net.


To get started, you’ll need three things: A BarCloud account, a Zapier account, and a Gmail account.


After you login to your Zapier account, click on “Make a Zap!” in the main menu.


The first thing you want to do is find BarCloud under the “Trigger” apps, and then select “New Asset Check Out Record” as the trigger for this example.


Then, you are going to find the app to move the data into, called the “Action” app. Select Gmail, and in the dropdown choose “Send Email.”


With this Zap in place, whenever an asset has been checked out of BarCloud, a triggered email will automatically be created and sent from Gmail.


Click “Continue” and then you’ll need to connect BarCloud to Zapier. You can follow the instructions here to find your customer key. It’s very easy to do, and only needs to be done once.


Click “Continue,” and when you see that the account is working, you will connect the action app, which is Gmail. Enter your credentials and click continue, It may ask you to enter your credentials again before prompting you to allow access to Zapier.


After you see that both accounts are working, you arrive at the custom filter step here. Here you can see several options, but you won’t need to use them for this example, so click continue.


In this step you match the particular BarCloud asset data to the fields inside the email template. You can choose which fields you want to populate. The required email fields are “To”, which lets you insert the email recipients.


“Subject,” which will be the title of the messag…and “Plain Body.” In this example you want the recipient to know the Asset ID of the checked out item, which you find in the “Insert fields” drop down as “Asset Number,” the person who has the asset, which is “Person Move to”… and when the asset is due to be returned, so you find “Due Date” in the drop down options.


Feel free to include additional text and fields that pertain to your asset tracking system, and then click continue.


Once you’ve done that, can begin testing the Zap. You can see the triggered information that is coming from BarCloud. As well as the action information you’ve chosen to bring over from BarCloud to include in your emails.


After you see that the test was a success, you click continue so you can name the Zap. Then click “Turn the Zap on” to make it official. From here on out, every time a BarCloud user has checked out an asset, Gmail will automatically send the information you have connected through Zapier.


And once again, this process only needs to be done once. For more information about BarCloud, please contact us at www.barcloud.net.”

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