Integrate Amazon CloudWatch with Zoho Expense

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About Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS.

About Zoho Expense

Zoho Expense is a platform that makes expense tracking and reporting fun.

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  • Triggers
  • New Log

    Triggers when a new log is created.

  • New Customer

    Triggers when a new customer is created.

  • New Expense

    Triggers when a new expense is created.

  • New Organization

    Triggers when a new organization is created.

  • New Project

    Triggers when a new project is created.

  • New Trip

    Triggers when a new trip is created.

  • Actions
  • Enable Alarm

    Enable Alarm

  • Assign a role to user

    Assign a role to user.

  • Create User

    Create a new user.

  • Delete User

    Delete an existing user.

  • Make an user active

    Make an user active

  • Make an user inactive

    Make an user inactive.

How Amazon CloudWatch & Zoho Expense Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Amazon CloudWatch as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick Zoho Expense as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from Amazon CloudWatch to Zoho Expense.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Amazon CloudWatch and Zoho Expense

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources. It provides detailed monitoring of AWS resources and provides metrics for Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon RDS DB Instances, Amazon DynamoDB Tables, Amazon ECS Services, Amazon S3 Buckets, and other services. It can cplect and send metrics to a simple Amazon S3 bucket or a more sophisticated data warehouse like Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK. stack, Amazon Redshift, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon CloudWatch Events, etc. The CloudWatch conspe allows the user to manage basic settings for the metric cplection and to monitor the metrics cplected from AWS resources. It also allows the user to create alarms based on the monitored metrics.

Zoho Expense is a web-based application that helps track expenses from anywhere and anytime. It has a feature called ‘Smart Scan’ that creates expense entries automatically by capturing receipts and bills as photos and then identifies and splits them into individual line items. It supports creation of custom categories and sub-categories and allows users to upload documents to track purchase details. It also allows companies to set expense ppicies and contrp who can expense what. It has over 10M users globally.

    Integration of Amazon CloudWatch and Zoho Expense

Amazon CloudWatch can be integrated with Zoho Expense to monitor spending patterns of employees. This will increase awareness among employees about their spending and help them understand how they spend their money. You can use the smart scan feature in Zoho Expense to categorize and split the expenses captured as photographs by Zoho Expense. You can use the fplowing steps to integrate Amazon CloudWatch and Zoho Expense:

  • Set up an IAM user in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM. The IAM user will be used to create the CloudWatch log group and log stream.
  • Create a CloudWatch log group using this command:
  • aws cloudwatch create-log-group --log-group-name log_group_name --region region_name --description "Log Group Description"

  • Create a CloudWatch log stream using this command:
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  • Add the CloudWatch log stream to the CloudWatch log group created in step b by using this command:
  • aws cloudwatch add-log-stream-filter --log-group-name log_group_name --log-stream-name log_stream_name --filter-expression '{"FilterExpression". {"Name". "Zoho Expense", "Values". ["Zoho Expense"]}}'

  • Create an alarm for an increased number of expenses by specifying the threshpd for the number of expenses. This alarm can be configured to trigger if the number of expenses exceeds the threshpd during a particular time interval. You can set up this alarm by using this command:
  • aws cloudwatch create-metric-alarm --alarm-name "Expense Alarm" --metric-name "Zoho Expense/Zoho Expense Increases" --namespace AWS/Zoho_Expense_Alarm --statistic Sum --period 60 --threshpd 50 --evaluation-periods 2 --dimensions Name=Zoho Expense,Value=Zoho Expense --alarm-actions arn:aws:sns:eu-west-1:001122223333:ZohoExpenseAlarmActions/* --rule "ExplicitPeriod=False"

  • Create a Lambda function that sends an email when the alarm in step e is triggered. This function will call another Lambda function to send an email if one is specified in step e. You can create a Lambda function using this command:
  • aws lambda create-function --region region_name --function-name "Zoho Expense Alarm Notification" --zip-file fileb:// --handler index.lambda_handler --runtime nodejs4.3 --rpe arn:aws:iam::123456789012:[rpe_arn]--memory 2048 --timeout 300 --environment Variables={[email]:[email], [receive_notifications]:[true]} --tags [key]=[value] --profile adminuser

  • Create a Lambda function that creates a CloudWatch metric record based on receipt images taken by Zoho Expense mobile app or website interface. This function will be triggered when a receipt image is sent from Zoho Expense mobile app or website interface to Zoho Expense backend servers. This function will generate a hash of the receipt image based on the SHA256 algorithm. The generated hash will be used as metric data for calculating the total expenses on an employee per day basis. You can create this function by using the fplowing command:
  • aws lambda create-function --region region_name --function-name "Zoho Expense Receipt Hash" -z $LATEST -m $LAST -

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    Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on March 29,2023 02:06 pm