Integrating With monday.com (Connect 2.0)

Connect Ziflow and monday.com to automate the syncing of proof progress with monday.com. Enterprise edition only.

Updated over a week ago

Summary: With our monday.com integration, users can extend their Ziflow online proofing operations to monday.com. Users can automatically create, update & assign items in monday.com for new proofs, comments, decisions, and more to keep their team up to date with the tools they're already using.

Click the button below to watch videos showcasing our integration capabilities.

Follow the instructions on how to:


How to connect with monday.com

As a first step when setting up the integration, you will need to install the monday.com plugin to let Ziflow connect with your monday.com board.

Install the monday.com plugin to let Ziflow connect with your monday.com board

To integrate monday.com with Ziflow, open the Connect tab in the Ziflow account and click on the Applications tab on the left. Once inside the Applications menu, select monday.com from the list. You'll be asked to authenticate with monday.com credentials and then authorize Ziflow to access the monday.com account.

Connecting Ziflow with monday.com application

To enable monday.com fields at the proof level, please go ahead and navigate to the connection settings and activate them by selecting the Show option.

Enabling applications field on a review level in Ziflow

After successfully logging into monday.com and granting Ziflow permission to connect with your monday.com account, you can begin configuring automatic actions that link Ziflow and monday.com.


Setting up monday.com automated flows

Once Ziflow and monday.com are connected, you can begin setting up automated flows to send information to monday.com. Start by going to the Connect tab and then Flows. To proceed, please locate and select the "Create Flow" button located at the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Create flow button in Ziflow

Select Ziflow as the Application and choose which Event (new proof/version, decision made, new comment/reply, comment resolved, comment labeled) you want to trigger the integration.

Select Ziflow event type that will trigger the flow

You will be presented with the event details page, which will vary depending on your selected event. There are nine different types of events:

New proof/version

New proof/version event settings in Ziflow
  1. Triggered by - select the type of request that will trigger the Zibot.

  2. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.

  3. Created by - select the user responsible for this flow activation.

  4. Created from - you can also select a source event from which the flow will be triggered: Ziflow, Adobe Creative Cloud, Asana, monday.com, Zibot intake form, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Final Cut Pro.


Proof updated

Proof updated event settings in Ziflow
  1. Triggered by - select the type of request that will trigger the Zibot. Use various events that might trigger the flow: folder change, proof settings updated, custom property edited, integration properties changed.

  2. Modified in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Decision made

Decision made event settings in Ziflow
  1. Triggered by decision made - select on what level a decision needs to be made to activate the flow. We might distinguish three different levels of decision: on proof, on stage, and by reviewer.

  2. Type of decision - choose the type of decision that needs to be made to activate the flow.

  3. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


New comment/reply

New comment/reply event settings in Ziflow
  1. Triggered by new comment / new reply - please select whether a comment or a new reply should trigger the flow.

  2. Made by - choose if a Zibot should be activated by a specific reviewer or anyone who adds a comment/reply.

  3. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Comment resolved

Comment resolved event settings in Ziflow
  1. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Comment labeled

Comment labeled event settings in Ziflow
  1. Trigger by label made - please determine whether this event should prompt action based on adding labels to comments, replies, or both.

  2. Comment is labeled as - select which label(s) should trigger a Zibot.

  3. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Stage updated

Stage updated event settings in Ziflow
  1. Triggered by - select which type of the stage updated event should trigger the Zibot. There are three types of stage update events: reviewer added, reviewer removed, stage locked, and deadline changed.

  2. Modified in - choose the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Stage started

Stage started event settings in Ziflow
  1. Triggered by - select which type of the stage updated event should trigger the Zibot.

  2. Modified in - choose the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Comment reaction

Comment reaction event settings
  1. Triggered by - choose to start a flow based on reactions added to comments, replies, or both.

  2. Comment reacted with - select what type of reaction should trigger a flow.

  3. Created in - select the Ziflow folder that this flow will monitor.


Setting up monday.com Zibot action

After saving the event flow triggers, choose a monday.com Zibot action that will pass the information set in the previous step directly to monday.com:

Setting up monday.com Zibot actions

Use the following Zibots:

  1. Obtain monday.com items details - this Zibot is capable of collecting monday.com items details. These details can be useful when configuring the next actions in your flow.

    Obtain monday.com items details Zibot
  2. Create monday.com item - adds a new item inside the selected board and group. Item name field can be entered using our built-in token selector.

    Create monday.com item Zibot configuration
  3. Update monday.com item column - lets users update needed column based on board & column ID. You can either look for a column to be updated by selecting it from your board column list or use the result of the Search monday.com column on board action.

    Update monday.com item column Zibot configuration
  4. Search monday.com board - you easily search through monday.com boards. Once you enter the board name, you can collect important details to be used in future Zibots.

    Search monday.com board Zibot configuration
  5. Search monday.com group - with this Zibot you can search through monday.com groups if you need to find the item ID or item name:

    Search monday.com group Zibot configuration
  6. Update monday.com item group - let's update the monday.com group item with data from Ziflow.

    Update monday.com item group Zibot configuration
  7. Search monday.com item - To find a particular item on monday.com, simply enter its name in the search field. Additionally, you have the option to use a token selector to refine your search with some data from Ziflow e.g. proof name.

    Search monday.com item Zibot configuration
  8. Write update to monday.com item - lets you send an update to a particular monday.com item.

    Write update to monday.com item Zibot configuration
  9. Create monday.com subitem - adds a subitem under the chosen item in monday.com.

    Create monday.com subitem Zibot configuration
  10. Update monday.com item date column - it's useful when updating some date column on a specific item in monday.com.

    Update monday.com item date column Zibot configuration
  11. Search monday.com column on a board - with this Zibot, you can easily search for column IDs. This allows the creation of flows that could update columns on different boards.

Combining various actions with the events described earlier allows you to create flows capable of handling multiple integration use cases. Using events and actions (also known as Zibots) will facilitate the sending or updating of data within the designated monday.com account. Also, at the end of this article, you can find a few examples of flows that can show how we use our flows functionality.


Connect Ziflow proofs with monday.com tasks

Once you've connected monday.com to Ziflow, you can start linking proofs with the monday.com items from the Integrations tab while creating proofs or editing proof details.

It's important to keep in mind that to use integration fields while configuring or editing proofs, you must enable them in the application settings.

Connecting proofs with integration items is very quick and straightforward. During the proof configuration, open an integrations tab and select the monday.com item details (board and item).

Connecting Ziflow proof with monday.com item

monday.com flow examples

Automatically create monday.com items when the proof is generated and seamlessly populate application fields.

Before you start configuring the flow, please make sure to read the Ziflow internal Zibots article. This step is necessary because you need to connect Ziflow as an internal application in order to use it to update proofs.

  1. Start creating a flow by selecting an event trigger which will be a New proof/version.

    Start creating a flow by selecting an event trigger which will be a New proof/version.

  2. Choose the Create monday.com item from the Zibot list:

    Choose the Create monday.com item from Zibot list:

  3. Fill out all necessary data in the Zibot configuration. In my example, I want to add a new item with a name of a newly added proof in Ziflow. I want to add this item to the Ziflow proofs board and inside the Proofs in progress group. Please note that you can use various tokens from the list (I went with a PROOF.NAME).

    Fill out all necessary data in the Zibot configuration

  4. Please add two additional Zibots to the workflow. These Zibots should be internal Ziflow Zibots (Add proof integration property), and their purpose is to populate the application fields of a newly created proof with information sourced from monday.com.

    Please add another Zibot to the workflow.

    The first of them will be populating the board ID into proof integration details.

    The second one is responsible for filling out the monday.com item ID into Ziflow proof.

    Fill out the Add proof integration property Zibot configuration.

  5. If you want the item to have a specific status, simply add another Zibot (Update monday.com item) and configure it accordingly. In my example, I decided that newly added items should be updated with the in-progress status on the monday.com side.

    Update monday.com item
  6. Create a proof that will trigger the automation and check if it created the item on the monday.com side, and then filled in application fields on a proof level.

    Create a proof that will trigger the automation


Update the monday.com item status and move it to a different group when a proof decision is calculated.

1. Start creating a flow by selecting an event trigger which will be a Decision made. I selected an Accepted decision made on a proof level as a trigger for the whole flow.

1. Start creating a flow by selecting an event trigger which will be a New proof/version.

2. Choose the Search monday.com item from the Zibot list:

3. Fill in the Zibot configuration details. I selected my main board, which is the Ziflow proof board, and used a token selector to select a proof name for the search query.

Fill in the Zibot configuration details

4. Add the next Zibot to Update monday.com item column.

 Update monday.com item colum

5. Fill in all necessary fields at the Zibot configuration. I wanted the column to be updated with the Accepted value from the monday.com status field.

Fill in all necessary fields at the Zibot configuration

6. To complete our task, we need to update the item group on monday.com. Simply select Zibot from the list and customize it to suit your requirements.

7. Test if the flow works correctly by submitting a proof decision. The flow should be started, and the monday.com item should be moved to the new group.

Test if the flow works correctly by submitting a proof decision

Update monday.com item version and deadline fields when a new proof version is uploaded in Ziflow.

In this flow example, we will guide you through the process of updating item fields in monday.com. The process involves using the Search monday.com column on a board to collect the unique column ID. This ID can then be used in later steps to update specific items based on Ziflow events.

  1. Start by creating a flow with New proof/version selected as an event. Inside the event configuration, please make sure to select only the new version setting.

    New proof version event selected
  2. Add your first action to the flow, which will be Search monday.com on a board Zibot. This Zibot will be responsible for collecting the monday.com version column ID. In order to pick the board ID, as shown in the GIF below, you need to have monday.com application fields populated to Ziflow proofs, as in this flow example.

    Search monday.com on a board configuration
  3. The next action will be to update the monday.com item version field with the value collected from Ziflow. Select Update monday.com item column Zibot and configure it accordingly.

    Update monday.com item column configuration
  4. Your last flow action is Update monday.com item date column Zibot. This action will be responsible for updating the deadline field in the monday.com item.

    Update monday.com item date column

  5. Test your flow by uploading a new proof version. Please note that this process only works for proofs where Ziflow and monday.com application fields have already been linked.

    Test flow scenario


Additional information:

Supporting Material:

Did this answer your question?