All possible data integrations with Orbit
This doc will walk you through all the ways you can integrate data with Orbit. With this, you should be able to find a solution to integrate any data source you have in mind.
These are integrations that we directly support in the Orbit app. The current list of first-class integrations includes:
You can find these integrations by going to the Integrations tab in your Orbit workspace.
Here are additional resources to help you set up these integrations:
- : setup docsIntegrations
- : details of what’s included in each integration.What activities are tracked by each integration?
Orbit supports a variety of no-code automation tools that you can use to set up other integrations. Here are the no-code tools we support, the integrations you can set up with them, and how to get started:
Ease of use: No coding required More integrations
Airtable, Calendly, ConvertKit, Drift, Drip, Eventbrite, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Hopin, Hubspot forms, Luma, Medium, Netlify, Pipedrive, Segment, SurveyMonkey, Twilio, Typeform, Zoom, etc.
Price: free open source version and reasonably priced hosted version Flexibility: more customization for technical users
similar to Zapier, but does not include Calendly, Drip, Eventbrite, Hopin, Luma, SurveyMonkey, Pipedrive, Typeform (Medium??)
aiming to be a more intuitive no-code automation platform
similar to Zapier but does not include Hopin, Luma (Medium??)
Check if your team has access to any of these no-code tools and find out if this could be a viable solution to connecting your needed data sources.
If you need help walking through a specific Zapier integration, we’ve created a few additional guides below:
Reverse ETL integrations
If you have data stored in a data warehouse and you want to bring this into Orbit, you have the option of doing this via a reverse ETL tool.
What is a reverse ETL tool? “ETL” stands for “extract, transform, and load.” This is the standard process for taking data from a source, structuring it, and then sending it to a data warehouse.
Reverse ETL sends data in the opposite direction. It sends data from a data warehouse to a business application, like Orbit.
Check out these docs to learn how to use these with Orbit:
In some cases, the data source you want to bring into Orbit is not compatible with no-code solutions (or it’s too expensive to use them!)
If your team has technical expertise, the Orbit API is a powerful tool that allows you to send data to your Orbit workspace from other apps or even from your own product.
With the API, you’ll be able to:
- Add new members.
- Create activities that get added to members.
- Add content, notes, and tags to members.
Some common use cases of the API include:
- Add product milestones to Orbit, allowing you to see product and community data in a single place (common events include account creation, docs views, and conversion to paid plans).
- Bulk import historical data from your data warehouse or a similar source.
- Pull data out of Orbit for further query in tools like BigQuery or Snowflake (yes, this post is about getting data in to Orbit, but we thought we’d include this idea for folks interested in the API).
To get started with the API, we have the following resources:
In some cases, part of your community data may live in spreadsheets (ex. for tracking event attendees, people you talked to at a conference, ambassadors, etc). You can bring this data into Orbit via our CSV import, which allows you to add members and activities in bulk.
The doc below walks you through how to use the CSV import tool:
Still got questions? Talk to us and see if we have any other ideas! Just join the Discord - we’d love to chat.