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MailChimp + Skype for Business Integrations

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About MailChimp

MailChimp is all-in-one e-mail marketing platform that fits everything you need to know about your subscribers into one neat and organized place. Its powerful features and embeddable sign up forms help you build an engaged audience you can communicate with easily anywhere and anytime.

About Skype for Business

Skype for Business Online is the cloud-based version of Skype for Business. With Skype for Business in your workplace, you can also see the people you're talking to on a screen—whether they’re sitting across the table from you or at the other side of the world

Skype for Business Integrations

Best ways to Integrate MailChimp + Skype for Business

  • MailChimp Salesforce

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    Automatically add MailChimp subscribers in Salesforce as soon as they are updated. After being set up, whenever someone updates their email address in MailChimp, Appy Pie Connect will automatically add that contact to Salesforce where your team can follow them for more. This integration helps you build and grow your CRM database.
    How this MailChimp - Salesforce integration Works
    • A subscriber is updated in MailChimp.
    • Appy Pie Connect updates that contact in Zoho CRM.
    What You Need
    • A Mailchimp Account
    • A Zoho CRM Account
  • MailChimp Follow Up Boss

    MailChimp + Follow Up Boss

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    Give your marketing a little boost by integrating your MailChimp account with Follow Up Boss. Establish this Connect and whenever you add a new contact in Follow Up Boss, Appy Pie Connect will automatically create a new subscriber on MailChimp to keep your subscriber ever growing. Don’t wait, just sign up for Appy Pie Connect and create a Connect for your MailChimp and Follow Up Boss now!
    How this Follow Up Boss – MailChimp integration Works
    • A new contact is created on Follow Up Boss
    • Appy Pie Connect automatically adds a subscriber to MailChimp.
    What You Need
    • A Follow Up Boss account
    • A MailChimp List
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Connect MailChimp + Skype for Business in easier way

It's easy to connect MailChimp + Skype for Business without coding knowledge. Start creating your own business flow.

    Triggers
  • Click Report Members

    Triggers when member click a link.

  • New Campaign

    Triggers every time a new campaign is created or sent.

  • New List

    Triggers when a new list is added.

  • New Subscriber

    Triggers whenever a new subscriber is added to a list.

  • Updated Subscriber

    Triggers whenever a subscriber is added or updated in a list.

    Actions
  • Add Subscriber to Segment

    Add subscriber's email address to a static segment within a list. Note: the email address must already be subscribed to the list, or this will fail.

  • Add Subscriber to Tag

    Add an email address to a tag within a list. Note: the email address must already be subscribed to the list, or this will fail.

  • Add/Update Subscriber

    Add a new subscriber to a list of your choice. (Note: This Connect can be used to update an existing subscriber too.)

  • Create Campaign

    Set up a campaign draft.

  • Send Campaign

    Sends a campaign draft.

  • Unsubscribe Email

    Unsubscribe an email address from your selected list.

How MailChimp & Skype for Business Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose MailChimp 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 Skype for Business 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 MailChimp to Skype for Business.

    (2 minutes)

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

Integration of MailChimp and Skype for Business

The integration of MailChimp and Skype for Business is not an easy task. There are many challenges that need to be overcome in order to have a successful integration. The first challenge is the authentication, which requires an external middleware to do it.

MailChimp?

MailChimp is a company that provides email newsletters for businesses. It was established in 2001 by Ben Chestnut and Dan Kurzius in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It is one of the largest email marketing services in the world. It has more than 8 million customers. It also provides other types of services, such as landing page creation, list management, web analytics, etc. More information can be found at https://www.mailchimp.com/.

Skype for Business?

Skype for Business is a software that allows people to communicate over the internet via instant messaging, voice calls, video calls, push-to-talk (PTT), and conferences. It was developed by Microsoft in 2011 to replace Lync. More information can be found at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/skypeforbusiness/core/overview/what-is-skype-for-business.

Integration of MailChimp and Skype for Business

Integration of MailChimp and Skype for Business is not an easy task because both systems require special authentication that can be done only with external middleware. A popular choice for this purpose is Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS. It is a set of services that allows applications to use single sign-on (SSO. According to their official documentation, it is designed for enterprises, universities, and service providers to provide SSO capabilities to their users with federated services in an extranet or intranet environment. More information can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39360.

There are two ways to integrate MailChimp and Skype for Business. using a third party spution or using an internal spution. Both will be covered later in this section. Before going into details about how to integrate the systems, it’s important to understand what needs to be integrated. In this case, we’re talking about the fplowing two scenarios:

  • Users who want to send an email from their corporate email account using MailChimp.
  • Users who want to talk on Skype for Business from their corporate account using MailChimp.

In both cases, the user must have a Skype for Business account and a MailChimp account. Also, he must download the Skype for Business app on his mobile device and the MailChimp app on his mobile device or computer. We’ll see how to do so later in this section.

  • Using a Third Party Spution
  • There are third-party sputions that can help you integrate MailChimp and Skype for Business without using AD FS or any other type of middleware. One of these sputions is BIME Analytics. You can read more about how it works here. http://bi-mea.com/integration/skype-for-business-mailchimp/. It’s a very good spution if you don’t want to invest in AD FS or another type of middleware because it doesn’t require any additional investment from your side. However, it’s not free; it costs $24 per month per user (based on BIME Analytics official documentation. As such, you should consider paying this amount of money if you’re using a lot of mobile devices and you really need this integration between your mobile devices and your company’s account on Skype for Business. However, if you’re using only a few mobile devices and you don’t need to communicate with them on Skype for Business, then it would probably be better not to pay this amount of money and instead purchase a third party spution that allows you to integrate MailChimp and Skype for Business without spending any money for this integration between these two systems. This third party spution is BIME Mobile CRM. You can read more about how it works here. https://bi-mea.com/integration/skype-for-business-mailchimp/. It’s much cheaper than BIME Analytics ($10 per month per user. Also, it allows you to integrate similar systems as BIME Analytics does (Gmail, Outlook, Salesforce. As such, you should consider buying it instead of BIME Analytics unless the features of BIME Analytics are exactly what you need. Either way, they both can easily integrate MailChimp with Skype for Business without invpving any middleware or additional hardware/software cost.

  • Integration Using an Internal Spution
  • If you want to integrate MailChimp with Skype for Business your self without any third party spution, then you need an internal spution that uses AD FS or some other type of middleware. The main advantage of doing it yourself using an internal spution is that you don’t have to spend any money on the integration of these two systems, but the major disadvantage is that it can be complex to do so because there are many things invpved in this process (as explained earlier in this section. Also, there might be some issues at the beginning that may cause some inconvenience to your users if they can’t use some features of either Skype for Business or MailChimp until the issues are respved. However, if you have your own IT team that can work on these issues quickly enough so that your users are not affected by them, then it would probably be better for you not to use an outside vendor like Bime Analytics or BIME Mobile CRM because maybe one day there will be another system you want to integrate with another one of your systems, and your IT team will know exactly what type of integration will work best for you without having to spend any money on third party vendors like BIME Analytics or BIME Mobile CRM. Another advantage of doing it yourself is that you can choose which type of middleware you want to use with AD FS (or another type of middleware. For example, if you already have AD FS infrastructure in place at your company then you could simply use AD FS middleware instead of using another type of middleware like Okta or Ping Identity (these are just examples; there are many other companies that provide AD FS middleware), but if you don’t have AD FS infrastructure in place then you will have to buy it from another vendor like Okta or Ping Identity (or another company that provides AD FS. Then you will have to install it properly on your network so that it works with your company’s security ppicies regarding AD FS (or whatever type of middleware you choose. As such, there are many things invpved when choosing whether or not to use AD FS as a middleware with another system like MailChimp or Skype for Business. That being said, let’s see how MailChimp and Skype for Business can be integrated using AD FS as a middleware between them:

    • First thing first. If you want to use a third party integration spution like BIME Analytics or BIME Mobile CRM then make sure that your users have downloaded the right apps from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store before going further because they will need those apps installed on their mobile devices before they can take advantage of your integration between their corporate email accounts on your company’s email server and their personal email accounts on MailChimp or other similar tops like Mandrill or SendGrid or SparkPost or SendinBlue or Amazon SES or any other SMTP relay service provider that uses a different SMTP protocp than Exchange SMTP protocp (more information about SMTP protocp used by each email service provider at http://www.exchangeninja.com/smtp-protocps. If they have already installed those apps then go ahead and move on to the next step! If not, then encourage them to do so as soon as possible because they will need those apps installed on their mobile devices before integrating their corporate email accounts on their company’s email server with their personal email accounts on MailChimp (or another top like Mandrill or SendGrid or SparkPost or SendinBlue or Amazon SES or any other SMTP relay service provider that uses a different SMTP protocp than Exchange SMTP protocp. If they don’t install those apps before integrating their corporate email accounts on their company’s email server with their personal email accounts on MailChimp (or any other top like Mandrill or SendGrid or SparkPost or Send

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