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What is the difference between PieSync and Zapier?
Discover how to connect applications with this Zapier alternative.

PieSync is the best alternative to Zapier


Can you fully sync the data between two apps?
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Currently Zapier doesn't offer two-way syncing features like version merging or version conflict resolution. Most supported apps don't have triggers for updated data.

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Yes, in both directions. Conflicting data is merged in a controlled way – fields will never be overwritten.

If I update information in one app, will that change be reflected in the other app?
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Not in most cases. However, some supported apps have updating capabilities, which will be stated in the trigger or action descriptions.

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Yes, PieSync constantly monitors the records in both web apps, and when it detects changes, it updates the data in the other app too, keeping everything in sync.

What about my historical data. Would it be in sync?
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The data created before your Zap was turned On will not be acted upon.

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Yes, during the initial sync we match the existing, historical data between the two systems.

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Synchronizing apps

PieSync focuses on bringing apps together by fully syncing data between apps and automagically allowing you work with the same data in different apps. It is designed to synchronize contacts in both directions, in real time.

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Pushing data to apps

Zapier is more about ‘zapping’ data from one app into another, automatically adding information to help you automate tedious tasks. It works with many apps but only offers one-directional triggers. That’s why PieSync is not only one of the best Zapier alternatives, but it can also be used in combination with Zapier.

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When to choose PieSync?

  • When you want to work with the same, correct and updated information in different apps and devices simultaneously. It’s ideal to work in teams, remotely or on mobile.
  • When you need duplicate prevention, controlled data merging and updates on both sides.

For 2-way real time sync, PieSync is the way to go.

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When to choose Zapier?

  • When you need an if-this-then-that scenario, like a message appearing in the company chat every time somebody signs up for your newsletter.
  • When you don’t need the apps to talk to each other in both directions.

For 1-way, one time actions, Zapier is great.

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Because it's easier to use than Zapier, and it is a two-way sync, rather than a "zap one way" and then "another zap the other way.

I’ve been using PieSync for the last year and it has improved my data integrity and made data entry more efficient between the multiple cloud apps used by my business and many of my current customers. My company is growing fast, with new customers every month. All their data is captured in Nimble Social CRM, Quickbooks Online, Constant Contact and other cloud apps. Before PieSync, we had hours of work getting rid of duplicates and we also discovered that data entry errors were much higher than expected. Thanks to PieSync, these pressing issues have been reduced to less than 1% of all contacts entered. The time saved is exponentially growing because PieSync acts as our automated contact data sharing expert that saves us on average 10 hours per week!

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