Which applications does GoAnywhere connect with and why?

by | Jul 29, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments

Updated July 2019: HelpSystems have recently added ten additional GoAnywhere cloud connectors and have two others in development. The full list can be viewed at the bottom of this article.

HelpSystems have recently added ten additional GoAnywhere cloud connectors and have two others in development. The full list can be viewed at the bottom of this top tip.

There is no doubt that the Cloud is here to stay. As business and enterprises adopt new cost-effective models, Gartner forecasts Public Cloud Revenues to grow 21.4% in 2018 and for this to nearly double by 2021. The cloud brings many benefits with access to services like Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). But these benefits also bring new Secure Cloud Iconchallenges.

Many enterprises are moving to SaaS-based models to onboard core and key resources, such as Office 365, Salesforce, Jira & Zendesk. But there is not a standard way to access the data stored in these ‘islands in the cloud’. Most established cloud providers will offer a web-based portal to access the service and a set of open or paid APIs (Application Programming Interface), which software developers can use to integrate separated systems and services.

The appealing world of cloud connectivity and automation offers a simpler, quicker and more cost effective alternative, saving hours of developer time and removing reliance on niche expertise. This is an area that GoAnywhere from HelpSystems has been building on since version 5.7.0. You can purchase pre-developed Cloud Connectors already integrated with the MFT application. At the time of writing there are over 20 popular Cloud Connectors for GoAnywhere with more planned by the end of 2018. As an example these include:

Salesforce

One, if not, the most popular cloud-based CRM software. Its vastness has spun out a mini-industry of businesses and teams used to integrate and develop bespoke processes. With the GoAnywhere Cloud Connector you can add, update, delete, get and set account, case, contact, lead and opportunity information, along with some other key functions.

A common example might be a sales team who are passed a large list of contacts from the marketing department. They need to import these into Salesforce. GoAnywhere MFT can be used to automate the collection of a csv file, separate out the records and insert these into Salesforce.

SharePoint online

This is a Microsoft cloud-based service that helps organisations share and collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers. The uptake of Office 365 services by enterprises has been immense. Business processes and requirements may grow beyond the service functions provided. The GoAnywhere Cloud Connector can integrate MFT functionality for the movement and management of documents.

An example here might be a business needing a GDPR-compliant process for an automated transfer of personally identifiable information held in Sharepoint. GoAnywhere can read removal requests from a database or flat file and then connect to SharePoint to remove the identifying file/s.

Zendesk

This cloud-based help desk solution is used by more than 200,000 organisations worldwide. It helps them connect to their customers and staff via a number of support channels. The GoAnywhere Cloud Connector for Zendesk allows for the automation of tickets by creating, listing, deleting and merging.

An example might be to work alongside an existing GoAnywhere workflow that collects data from an external trade partner. If the GoAnywhere MFT server is unable to collect the external data – due to a remote server or connectivity issue – the Zendesk Cloud Connector could be used within the workflow error process to raise a helpdesk ticket with the internal or external Zendesk team.

GoAnywhere Cloud Connectors

The full list of available GoAnywhere Cloud Connectors, updated July 2019, is as follows:

Free HelpSystems Cloud Connectors

Standard Cloud
Connector

Premium Cloud Connector

Automate Enterprise Cloud Connector
GoAnywhere Command Cloud Connector
JAMS Cloud Connector
Webdocs Cloud Connector

Amazon CloudTrail Cloud Connector
Amazon CloudWatch Cloud Connector
Amazon EC2 Cloud Connector
Amazon ECS Cloud Connector
Amazon Lambda Cloud Connector
Amazon MWS Cloud Connector
Amazon RDS Cloud Connector
Amazon SNS Cloud Connector
Amazon SQS Cloud Connector
Atlassian Confluence Cloud Connector
AWS Cloud Watch Cloud Connector
AWS Lambda Cloud Connector
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1 Connector
Box Cloud Connector
Dropbox Cloud Connector
Egnyte Cloud Connector

GateScanner CDR Cloud Connector
Google Cloud Storage Connector
Google Drive Connector
Google Translate Cloud Connector
Jenkins Cloud Connector
Microsoft OneDrive Connector
Microsoft SharePoint Online Cloud Connector
OPSWAT MetaDefender Cloud Connector
Panda Security Cloud Connector
SAP Ariba Cloud Connector
SAP HANA Cloud Connector
SAP SOP Cloud Connector
SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Connector
ServiceNow Cloud Connector
ShareFile Cloud Connector
Trello Cloud Connector
Votiro Cloud Connector

Atlassian Jira Cloud Connector
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Connector
Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP Cloud Connector
Salesforce Cloud Connector
Zendesk Cloud Connector
Veeva CRM Cloud Connector

The following GoAnywhere Cloud Connectors are in development: Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 Connector (Aug 2019) and Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS) Cloud Connector.

Next steps

Please get in touch with your account manager – or call 0333 123 1240 – to add cloud connectors to your GoAnywhere infrastructure. And if there is a connector you need that is not on the list, get in touch. We can build connectors for you using the web interface.

Pro2col have delivered over 800 file transfer solutions to businesses inside and outside of the UK.  Specialising in GoAnywhere (previously Linoma software) since 2014, we are Platinum Partners. Pro2col technical consultants have identified, delivered and supported solutions for companies from a wide range of industries. Our pre-sales and post-sales teams have achieved the highest level of certification.