Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier – Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

Xero is one of the most popular cloud-based accounting management software systems in the market. Xero enables small and medium businesses to manage their budget and automate the process of handling bank transactions and online bills. Xero’s solutions are easily configurable and user-friendly and require no specialized hardware or training. With Route4Me, you can establish a connection between your Xero and Route4Me accounts via Zapier for contact synchronization. Zapier is a powerful integration platform that works as a translator between different APIs, allowing you to bridge the gap between various web applications and automate tasks across them. Once you established a connection and automated contact synchronization between your Route4Me and Xero accounts, whenever you create a new Xero contact, this contact will be automatically copied into your Route4Me Synced Address Book with the same contact details and even custom data.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Thus, you can seamlessly synchronize and use your Xero contacts for planning optimized routes, inserting your Xero contacts into the best already planned routes, etc., without having to manually copy the details of each contact and jumping from one software to another. 

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

To integrate your Xero account with your Route4Me account using Zapier, first, log into your Zapier account accordingly. Next, you need to create a Zap that will establish a connection between your Xero and Route4Me accounts. To do so, you can start by selecting Xero and Route4Me in the “What apps do you want to connect today?” section in the Dashboard. Alternatively, click on the “Make a Zap!” button from any screen.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Setting Up the Xero Trigger Event

To integrate your Xero account with your Route4Me account so that every time a new contact is created on your Xero account a new contact with the same details is automatically created in your Route4Me Synced Address Book, you need to set up the corresponding Xero Trigger Event and Route4Me Action Event. To set up the Xero trigger event, first, search for and select Xero at the “When this happens …” integration stage at the “Choose App & Event” integration sub-stage. You can also name your Zap in the top left corner of the screen before proceeding.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Next, select “New Contact” from the “Choose Trigger Event” drop-down list and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

After selecting the preferred trigger event, sign into your Xero account by clicking on the “Sign in to Xero” button. Next, select the Xero account (organization) you want to link to this Zap from the list or sign into another Xero account and then click on the “Continue” button to proceed.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

After logging in, click “Continue” and then click “Test & Continue” to proceed.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Setting Up the Route4Me Synced Address Book Action Event

After setting up the preferred Xero trigger event (“New Contact”), you need to set up the corresponding action event for your Route4Me Synced Address Book so that every time a new contact is created on your Xero account, a new contact with the same details is automatically created in your Route4Me Synced Address Book. To do so, first, search for and select Route4Me at the “Do this …” integration stage at the “Choose App & Event” integration sub-stage.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Next, select “Create an Address” from the “Choose Action Event” drop-down list and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

After selecting the preferred Route4Me action event, sign into your Route4Me account (Primary Route4Me Account) by clicking on the “Sign in to Route4Me” button. Next, input your Route4Me API key into the corresponding field and then click on the “Yes, Continue” button to proceed.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

To find and copy your Route4Me API key, first, log into the Route4Me account that you want to integrate with your Xero account. Next, go to “My Account” from the navigation menu and then select “API” from the list (learn more). After that, you can copy your Route4Me API key accordingly.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Specifying Contact Synchronization Data

After establishing a connection between your Xero and Route4Me accounts, you need to specify what data will be synchronized from the new Xero contacts you create (trigger event) into the corresponding automatically created Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts (action event). NOTE: For your convenience, make sure that you have previously created at least one contact on your Xero account so that Zapier can use the data from this contact as an example of what data will be pulled from each new Xero contact you create and copied into the corresponding automatically created Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts. For example, when selecting what “Address” data will be copied from a new Xero contact (trigger event) into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contact (action event), the right placeholder value to select for this field will be the value that shows the address of your last created Xero contact (in this example, “Postal Address”).

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Each field at the “Customize Address” integration sub-stage should contain the data (placeholder(s)) that will be copied from the corresponding fields in your newly created Xero contacts and inserted into the corresponding fields in your automatically created Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts. To automate the synchronization process and make sure that the right data is dynamically pulled from each new Xero contact and copied into the right fields of the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts, use placeholders. For your convenience, you can use the data from the last created Xero contact as an example of what data will be dynamically pulled from each new Xero contact you create and copied into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

In the “Address Group” field, you can specify a custom group ID that will be assigned to all contacts that are created on your Xero account and synchronized into your Route4Me Synced Address Book. Thus, when you have hundreds of thousands of contacts in your Route4Me Synced Address Book, you can effortlessly sort all contacts synced from your Xero account by their custom group ID. To learn more about group-coding addresses and using Route4Me’s Advanced Search Groups, visit this page.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

The data fields from your Xero contacts that don’t fit into Route4Me’s reserved attributes/fields (i.e., Skype User Name, etc.) can be copied from your Xero contacts (trigger event) and inserted into your Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts (action event) as Custom Data. In the “Address Custom Data” section, add one or multiple custom data fields, name these fields and then insert the placeholders that you want to be dynamically copied from your new Xero contacts (trigger event) into your Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts (action event) as custom data. After setting up custom data → Click “Continue” → Review all added data fields → Click on the “Test & Continue” button to finish creating the Zap.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Once the Zap is created and enabled, Zapier will automatically test the new Zap and create a new Route4Me Synced Address Book contact to test the established connection and data synchronization. The created Route4Me Synced Address Book contact must contain the same details as in the examples of the placeholders that were inserted into the corresponding fields of the Zap at the “Customize Address” integration stage. After creating the Zap, you can enable and disable it at any time, as well as edit its functionality and fields to your preference:

  1. To learn more about managing your Zaps, visit this Zapier Support Page.
  2. To learn more about troubleshooting your Zaps, visit this Zapier Support Page.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Using the Created Zap (Xero Trigger Event + Route4Me Action Event)

After creating and enabling the Zap, you can start using it for synchronizing your new Xero contacts with your Route4Me Synced Address Book. To create a new contact on your Xero account, first, go to “Contacts” from the navigation menu at the top and then click on the “Add Contact” button in the top right corner. After that, fill out the contact’s details and then click on the “Save” button to save this contact accordingly (learn more).

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Once you create a new contact on your Xero account, Zapier will automatically copy data from this Xero contact and create the corresponding contact in your Route4Me Synced Address Book based on your Zap’s settings and specified fields with placeholders and custom text.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

To check how and what data was dynamically synchronized from the new Xero contact into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Bok contact, open them side-by-side and compare their details.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

In the Custom Data Editor, you can view what custom data was copied from the created Xero contact into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contact.

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

In the “Group” field of the contact synchronized into your Route4Me Synced Address Book from your Xero account, you can view the predefined group ID assigned to this contact by Zapier. Thus, when you have hundreds of thousands of contacts in your Route4Me Synced Address Book, you can effortlessly sort all contacts synced from your Xero account by their custom group ID and hundreds of other parameters using Route4Me’s Advanced Search Groups (learn more).

Xero Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Xero Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

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