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Nowadays, we have highly specialized tools to work with. This has undeniable pros and the power of this tools make our work stronger, but this myriad of solutions may add some delay to our decisions by switching between tabs, software or just by transferring insights from one app to another.

A business application is a collection of components that provides a business functionality that you can use internally, externally, or with other business applications. These business applications are used to increase or measure productivity and to perform other business functions accurately.

Thanks to LLodi we can create a business data-driven application, that allows you to increase the productivity of your team, by combining operational, integration and analytic capabilities in just one window.

As a proof of concept, we will show you our LLodi Pizza application, that we took to the Innovation Showcase at Qlik Qonnections 2018 celebrated in Orlando.

The use case is creating a sales application that allows the user to create an order based on the previous orders then receiving a confirmation email and being mentioned on Twitter.

We decide to use Salesforce as data source and as the CRM where we will create the orders and Workato as integration tool.

This business application will be located in Qlik Sense, using Qlik analytic capabilities to make our decisions, LLodi to turn decisions into actions and the integration power of Workato to run our workflow.

From the Qlik dashboard the user can design his order, taking decisions based on the previous orders stored in Salesforce. These days instinct is not enough, data-driven decision making help you to get advantage from your competitors. Data leads to insights that you can turn into decisions that improve your business.

Once you made your decisions turn it into actions couldn´t be easier with LLodi. Thank to our forms you can define your actions and get the required data directly from your Qlik app, you can also define some data entry fields to complete your insights with the user experience.

Using hidden fields, we can send to Salesforce all the information about the selected toppings and dough in our pizza and relate them to the applicable price book, we can also retrieve all the required personal data to create order, send the email and the Tweet.

There is no need to copy the information to one tab to another or even leave your Qlik dashboard; Directly from Qlik, working smarter and saving time (and money) in the process.

In this case we are using Workato to run our workflow, automating tasks and getting the work done faster.

But that´s not all, after doing your actions the extension can reload your data. “Close the circle” thank to our write-back capabilities and work always with updated data.

As you can see build a business application in Qlik with LLodi is easy, and provides you a boost in productivity and quickness, allowing your team to take advantage of new opportunities and improve the company’s efficiency.

Qlik Sense Gmail: LLodi gives you the power to integrate Gmail with your Qlik Insights.

Let’s say that you are analyzing the clients you haven’t seen in the last three months and you wished to send an email in order to request a follow-up meeting or you are analyzing the clients that have not asked for support in the last week regarding a certain aspect and you wished to invite them to a training session.

Design your first Gmail Action creating your own Custom Form on LLodi Product and Workflow with a few clicks on Zapier.

Create a LLodi Free Account.

Zapier “Connect Your Apps and Automate Workflows” www.zapier.com

Zapier is one of the leading applications to automate easy-to-use cross-application workflows for both business and IT users. Ideal for developing simple processes (Zaps) with more than 750 applications.

Zapier offers a free trial for 14 days, which allows you to create any process without limits of steps or applications. https://zapier.com/signup

After creating the account, you have access to the platform in order to create your first Zap. In the Explore option, all possible applications that can be used are displayed. If you select Gmail, you will see some pre-configured zaps and if we keep scrolling down, a box appears with the different actions that this connector allows.

 

A Zap can take several steps. If you create a Zap to be integrated into a LLodi form, in the first step you will always have to select the “Webhooks by Zapier” app.

In the “Choose Trigger” section mark the “Catch Hook” option – Continue
Set up Webhooks by Zapier Hook – Continue
The following screen appears, with the address “webhook url”. When you press OK, Zapier will wait for a test.

The address “Webhook URL” should be copied in the URL field of the Custom Forms that we are going to create. Add the name, the type, in this case Zapier and click on the insert button

If you know the fields to create the action, you can click on the gear and enter “Show form Fields” to add and configure the different fields that will later be used in the form and sent to Zapier.

If you do not know the fields, access the Zap in Zapier and select App in the second step, choose Gmail and all available actions appear. Tag “Send Email”, click on the continue button (Zapier will ask you to connect your Gmail account) and later a screen with all fields that you need in Gmail will appear to create the mail.

Cool, now you have all the information to create the form. It’s been quite easy, hasn’t it?

After creating the fields in LLodi, return to the Custom Forms screen and click again on the gear, on this occasion you will have to access the “Test Form” option of the gear to run the test. This process will connect LLodi and Zapier, and in the previous screen, you will be able to join each Gmail field with a field of LLodi.

More help “Creating a Zap” in Zapier.

it’s time to add the extension on your Qlik platform and configure the new worflow.