Setup a two-way sync between ActiveCampaign and Salesforce (and other apps) using PieSync

It’s a wonderful time to be a digital marketer. Open APIs and an unprecedented emphasis on integration have made it so we can combine our favorite apps to create a super platform.

We might use Gmail to communicate with our clients, SalesForce to manage our sales process, and ActiveCampaign for our email marketing and marketing automation. We can patch together “best of breed” tools to build our ideal workflow.

This is great, but contact record keeping has become a nightmare.

Our contact’s information is spread across platforms with specialized purposes so keeping them in sync has either not happened (leading to all kinds of mistakes and missed opportunities) or we go through a tedious process of manually updating however many platforms (an expensive waste of time).

 

Enter PieSync…

PieSync was created specifically to handle this problem. With PieSync, you could add a contact to your Google Contacts and have them automatically added to an ActiveCampaign list. Or, you could change their email address in SalesForce and have it automatically updated in ActiveCampaign.

PieSync does one-way syncing, two-way syncing, and you can customize the syncing (for instance, you can specify that only a certain group of contacts should be synced to ActiveCampaign). It will do big syncs (like adding groups of contacts to another platform) and little syncs (like changing the spelling of a contact’s last name). It does all this instantly while running in the background.

You wouldn’t know it was doing anything except that it produces beautiful charts to prove the work it has done for you.

Piesync syncs contacts

 

This means your contacts information will always be up-to-date. You’ll spend more time on productive sales and marketing tasks and less time editing the same data over and over. You’ll make fewer mistakes because you’ll only have to do an update once and it will instantly, automatically propagate throughout your ecosystem of tools.

ActiveCampaign is the most recent PieSync integration to be released. They are releasing new integrations with some of the most popular apps all the time. Currently they support:

  • Pipedrive
  • Bigcontacts
  • Follow Up Boss
  • Podio
  • OnePageCRM
  • Workbooks
  • Capsule Crm
  • Salesforce
  • Nimble
  • Highrise
  • Google Contacts

If you’ve struggled with keeping your contact’s data in sync across platforms, give PieSync a shot… they offer a two-week free trial and a $15 a month plan that includes five users, five connections, and a premium integration with ActiveCampaign.

A trial is worth a thousand words.
Get started today, no credit card required.

 
 
  • Awesome. Game changer.

  • I have used Piesync and Nimble had had issues with Google Contacts. while I had only 8,000 Google contacts after the sync, Google started showing over 25K contacts and exceeded Google Contact limit. I contacted Google Support many times and they told me that PieSync and Nimble changed the Google Contact file structure and messed up my contact data. It has been over 3 weeks they are still trying to fix it. I use Google For Work paid version. Just FYI> I would be very careful to use any kind of 3rd. party sync system.

    • Hi Yavuz, This is Ewout (Founder of PieSync). Thank you for sharing this. This should definitely not happen. We’ve never heard of such issue before. I’ll ask our support team to reach out to you to investigate this.

      • Lewis Yildirimturk

        Hi Ewout, thanks for following up. We use Google Google Apps (for Work paid version) Google Support claims that PieSync messed up my Google contact data base. See Google support email below:

        “As of the Contacts discrepancy, I was checking the .PST files, seems like your Netquire account has some PieSync entries, whereas the Affordablewebdesign.com has PieSync and also Nimble entries and both modified your account’s Contacts CSV file….”

        We had to delete everything at Google Contacts to rebuild the contact fields properly.

  • Great to hear Aya! Did you have the chance to play around with PieSync?