Zammad & Skyvia

Maximize Customer Support through Data Integration

In our fast-paced, hyper-connected world, the bar for customer service is constantly being raised. Customers want their support issues resolved quickly and efficiently, regardless of the channel they choose to communicate through. Meeting these expectations poses a challenge for many businesses. That's where the power of data integration shines. In this article, we'll explore how combining the capabilities of Zammad and Skyvia can significantly enhance the customer experience.

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What this post is about

  • Understanding customer data integration
  • Recognizing benefits for customer support
  • Using the helpdesk as a data collection point
  • Enhancing Customer Support with Zammad and Skyvia
  • Integrating Skyvia with Zammad
  • Exploring Skyvia Integration Solutions

Have you ever wondered how certain companies excel in customer experience? A key factor is their acknowledgment of the crucial role data integration plays in providing outstanding customer service. When data is dispersed across different departments or fragmented across multiple applications within the same team, valuable insights about customers can easily be missed. Data integration serves as a vital connector in this scenario, seamlessly bridging these gaps.

What Is Customer Data Integration?

Customer Data Integration (CDI) is the process of consolidating customer data. This involves collecting data from various touchpoints such as CRM systems, marketing platforms, sales databases and customer service interactions and integrating it into a central database or repository.

This process usually requires creating connections between the applications that collect customer data. These connections enable a seamless flow of data between different systems and ensure that the information is up-to-date and consistent.

6 Benefits of Data Integration in Customer Support

Each interaction with customers serves as an opportunity to build connections, delight them, and ultimately strengthen their loyalty and advocacy. As the most frequent touchpoints, support teams hold a unique position to understand and address customers' needs effectively.

By providing support teams with real-time access to crucial customer details, companies can fully optimize their support operations, ensuring that every interaction contributes to enhancing customer relationships and satisfaction.

  • Identify Customer Needs:
    Having all the relevant information right in the helpdesk software, support agents can anticipate needs, allowing them to provide proactive assistance before customers even realize they need it.

  • Offer Self-Service:
    Knowing common customer issues, support teams can create resources that help customers resolve those issues themselves.

  • Personalize Support Experience:
    By leveraging integrated customer data, support representatives can personalize their interactions with customers, addressing their specific needs and preferences to deliver a tailored support experience.

  • Enhance Efficiency and Responsiveness:
    By making customer data accessible, support team can swiftly address inquiries and resolve issues, leading to improved efficiency and responsiveness.

  • Include Personalized Recommendations:
    Based on each customer's unique needs and past interactions, Support operatives can make personalized recommendations for additional products or services.

  • Seek for Input at the Right Time:
    Timing is everything - once support teams have gained a clear understanding of the customer's situation through the information provided in the helpdesk, they can choose the perfect moment to request feedback.

Your Helpdesk as Main Customer Data Point

A notable advantage of Zammad's helpdesk solution for customer service is its ability to securely store every customer interaction directly on the platform, all while adhering to data protection regulations. With a comprehensive suite features encompassing ticket management, automation, knowledge base and reporting tools, Zammad empowers support teams to seamlessly handle customer queries across multiple channels. This combination of functionalities within Zammad not only facilitates efficient customer support, but also provides a wealth of insight essential to understanding and effectively serving customers.

While Zammad itself may not be a dedicated data integration tool, it offers several options for data exchange with other systems through APIs, data import/export functionalities, and support for third-party integrations. The Skyvia connector makes the entire technical setup a piece of cake. It ensures smooth integration between Zammad and other platforms without the need for technical know-how.

Enhancing Customer Support with Zammad and Skyvia

When addressing tickets in Zammad, it's essential to have all relevant customer data readily available. However, if this information is scattered across multiple solutions, the time spent searching for it becomes a significant pain point. Skyvia offers a solution by seamlessly integrating and syncing data between different sources and Zammad. This ensures that agents have all pertinent information within Zammad itself, eliminating the need to navigate through various systems. By leveraging Skyvia's integration capabilities, Zammad's customer support effectiveness can be significantly enhanced

  • Real-time data synchronization between Zammad and other data sources ensures that support agents have access to the latest customer information, reducing response times and increasing accuracy.

  • The ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) process enables the transformation and enrichment of data as it moves between Zammad and other systems. Consequently, integrated data is not only cleaned but also enriched, thereby improving the quality of support interactions.

  • Bi-directional Data Sync allows data changes made in Zammad to be reflected in other systems and vice versa. This ensures consistency across all customer touchpoints and eliminates data silos.

An illustrative use case:
In an online shop scenario, when an order is placed, an associated ticket containing all related information is automatically generated in Zammad through synchronization from ERP/CRM data. This ticket serves as the primary means of contact for customers, providing direct access to the service team. This setup streamlines after-sales and product support processes across the entire IT architecture.

Integrating Skyvia with Zammad

Consolidating customer data from multiple sources into a single platform can be a daunting task, but with the combined power of Zammad and Skyvia, it's easier than you think:

  1. Define Attributes: Begin by creating individual attributes in Zammad's object manager in formats corresponding to those of the related third-party systems. Refer to Zammad's attribute formats documentation for guidance.
  2. Create Technical User: Establish a technical user in Zammad and generate an API Token for authentication purposes.
  3. Connect Platforms: Apply the API token user to establish a connection between Zammad and the Skyvia platform.
  4. Choose Connection Method: In Skyvia, select the appropriate connection method based on your integration needs, such as replicating data, importing/exporting, or enriching data flows.
  5. Select Zammad Endpoints: Identify and select the endpoints in Zammad from which data will be extracted or to which data will be pushed.
  6. Choose Third-Party Endpoints: Similarly, select the corresponding endpoints in the third-party tool that will be involved in the data exchange.
  7. Mapping: Map the data fields between Zammad and the third-party tool to ensure seamless data transfer and alignment.
  8. Enjoy Synced Data: Once the mapping is complete, initiate the data synchronization process and start leveraging the synchronized data for improved customer support.

Exploring Skyvia Integration Solutions

Skyvia is a cloud SaaS platform designed for seamless data integration, workflow automation, backup, and query functionalities. Its intuitive no-code interface sets it apart, enabling users to execute all data-related tasks effortlessly across a vast array of over 180 data sources in mere minutes.

The platform offers the following products:

  • Data Integration. Offering a range of scenarios for data import, export, synchronization, and replication, this feature empowers users with robust data mapping and transformation capabilities to build complex data integration pipelines.
  • Automation. With built-in triggers that automatically apply predefined actions on the destination side in response to specific events occurring on the source side, enhancing workflow efficiency and automation.
  • Query. Serving as an online SQL client, it allows users to execute SQL queries against both cloud-based and relational data sources, facilitating seamless data retrieval and analysis.
  • Backup. Enabling users to automate the backup process, allowing for the scheduled or manual backup of data from supported cloud resources, ensuring data security and integrity.
  • Connect. Offering an API-server-as-a-service solution, it enables the swift creation of web API endpoints, providing seamless access to data from any location.


Data integration may seem like a Hercules' task, but the benefits far outweigh the initial investment of time and resources. A holistic view of customer data enables businesses to deliver personalized and efficient support services, resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction and loyalty. Through the synergistic capabilities of Zammad and Skyvia, teams can shed the burdens of data management, enabling them to prioritize delivering exceptional customer experiences.

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  1. What Is Customer Data Integration?
  2. 6 Benefits of Data Integration in Customer Support
  3. Your Helpdesk as Main Customer Data Point
  4. Enhancing Customer Support with Zammad and Skyvia
  5. Integrating Skyvia with Zammad
  6. Exploring Skyvia Integration Solutions
  7. Summary
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