Connecting to Basecamp

    Summary: With our Basecamp integration, users can extend their Ziflow online proofing operations to Basecamp. Users can automatically create, complete to-do's/lists, and update tasks in Basecamp for new proofs, comments, decisions, and more to keep their team up to date in the tools they're already using.

     

    How to connect with Basecamp:

    To integrate Basecamp with Ziflow, open the Connect tab in Ziflow account and then click on the Applications tab on the left. Once inside the Applications menu click on the "Connect Application" button and select Basecamp from the list. 

    Once you authenticate in Basecamp and authorize Ziflow to connect with Basecamp account, you can start setting up automated actions between Ziflow and Monday.com

     

    Setting up Basecamp automated flows

    Once Ziflow and Basecamp are connected, you can begin setting up automated flows to send information to Basecamp. Start by going to the Connect tab and by clicking on a Create Flow button in the right upper corner of the screen.

    Select "Ziflow" as the Application and choose which Event (new proof/version, decision made, new comment/reply, comment resolved, comment labeled) you want to trigger the integration.

    You will be presented with the event details page, which will vary depending on which event you selected:

    1. Triggered by - select the type of request that will trigger the Zibot.
    2. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that will be monitored by this flow.
    3. Created by - select the user that will be responsible for this flow activation.

    1. Triggered by - select the type of request that will trigger the Zibot
    2. Modified in - select the Ziflow folder that will be monitored by this flow 

    1. Triggered by decision made - select what level decision needs to be made in order to activate the flow.
    2. Type of decision - choose the type of decision that needs to be made in order to activate the flow.
    3. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

    1. Triggered by new comment / new reply - choose which option should activate the flow.
    2. Made by - choose if a Zibot should be activated by a specific reviewer or by anyone that adds a comment/reply.
    3. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

    1. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

    1. Comment is labelled as - select which label(s) should trigger a Zibot.
    2. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

    1. Triggered by - select which type of the proof updated event should trigger the Zibot
    2. Modified in - choose the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

    1. Triggered by - select which type of the stage updated event should trigger the Zibot
    2. Modified in - choose the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

    1. Triggered by - select which type of the stage updated event should trigger the Zibot
    2. Modified in - choose the Ziflow folder that is going to be monitored by this flow.

     

    Setting up Basecamp Zibot action

    After saving the event flow triggers, choose a Basecamp Zibot action that will pass information set in the previous step directly to Basecamp:

    Use following Zibots 

    1. Create Basecamp todo list - adds a new item inside selected board and group. Item name field can be entered using our built-in token selector
    2. Add Basecamp todo - lets users update the needed column based on board & column ID from the previously added item in the same flow:
    3. Search Basecamp project - with this Zibot users can search through Basecamp projects to find item ID or item name:
    4. Complete Basecamp todo - with this Zibot users can complete the required todo in Basecamp:

    And, you're done! Ziflow will now send or update data in your designated Basecamp account.

     

    Basecamp flow examples:

    Add a new item and update the column

    1. Select the needed event trigger. In most cases, it will be a New Proof/Version event. This event will trigger once the new proof is created:

    2. Choose Add Basecamp todo from Zibot list:

    3. Fill out all necessary data in Zibot configuration. In my example, I want to add a new todo which is going to be a proof name of a newly added proof in Ziflow. I want to add Ziflow proof review todo to Ziflow team project. Please note that you can use a variety of different tokens from the list (I went with a PROOF.NAME and PROPERTIES.[PROOF.DETAILS].[DESCRIPTION] as a proof description).

    4. Create a proof that will trigger the automation and check if the todo was added correctly in Basecamp

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