What are webhooks and cloud integrations?

Webhooks and cloud integrations are a powerful way to automatically import documents and send your parsed data to where you need it. For example, you can use webhooks and cloud integrations to automatically import your documents from a cloud storage provider, copy your parsed data to a Google Spreadsheet, a database, your CRM, or to your own API. 

Docparser comes with a variety of different integration options out of the box. Below you'll find our current list of integrations grouped by their type.

Direct integrations with third-party products

Our direct integrations are very easy to set up. All you need to do is to create a new integration inside your parser, choose the application to which you want to send the data and connect your account. Once set up, we'll either automatically import your documents or send the parsed data to the app you connected.

Integration Platforms

Our integration platform partners are basically like swiss army knives for sending data from A to B. The integration platforms listed below allow you to send your parsed data to literally hundreds of different apps. Furthermore, you can also use them to import your documents from various sources. This gives you endless possibilities to automate your data flow. Each integration platform has its advantages and we suggest to compare their capabilities on the pages linked below.

  • Zapier - Easy to get started and supports hundreds of apps.
  • Microsoft Flow - Great if you already use Microsoft products
  • Claris Connect - A low-code platform that allows you to generate entire apps
  • Workato - An enterprise-ready integration platform

Custom Webhooks

Webhooks are a special form of cloud integration and they are more targeted to developers. A webhook is basically a custom HTTP request which is triggered each time we parse a new document. The request is sent to a specific HTTP endpoint which you can define in a format matching your needs.

Webhooks are triggered immediately after we parsed your document. This means that they are a perfect fit if you need to receive your parsed data in real-time and if you want a fully automated workflow.

Simple Webhooks let you define a target URL to which we send the parsed data and you can choose in which format the data is sent (Form Data, JSON, XML).   Advanced Webhooks go a step further and give you 100% control over the HTTP request by providing a template editor for custom payloads.

All requests sent for one document (webhooks and cloud integrations) can be inspected in the app by clicking on a document in `Imported Documents` and then navigating to `Webhooks`. A request is marked as 'failed' when the target servers did not respond with an `HTTP CODE 2XX`.
If you need to monitor the integration activity, you can set email alerts in the settings of your Document Parser.
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