Zapier Integration for MindManager Enterprise ONLY, no plans for the rest of us

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Zapier Integration allows for connecting mind map topics and tasks with a variety of different web services, like Trello, Basecamp, etc. However, you must have Enterprise (minimum 10 users) otherwise you're just left out in the cold. Mindjet Plus for individual and small businesses would benefit from integration with online services; yet, Mindjet seems disinterested with the little guy.
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Skye Stout

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Skye,

Thank you for your response. I am providing feedback to our product team on different non-enterprise use cases. Can you provide me your use-case how you envision using it as an individual or with your  team? We do care about all of our users and we’re listening to your and others feedback to help use drive our portfolio decisions. We will certainly take your reply into account. 

Best Regards
David 
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Skye Stout

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One way would be to send new Evernote notes with certain tags to an inbox map in Mindmanager for processing and for sending to project maps.

Another would be to display projects in Mindmanager on Trello Boards with tasks for review with Agile methodology and sharing with team members who are familiar with Agile and Trello but not comfortable with Mindmanager.

Additionally, those who prefer to stay away from Microsoft products (such as Outlook) would stand to benefit from Emails (like Gmail) being routed to certain maps for processing and linking with tasks sent to project maps.

We're talking about Zapier here, right? Aren't the possibilities endless?

One of the biggest and most impactful improvements Mindjet could make would be to integrate their services/products with web services. That is the single best opportunity to take Mindmanager to a wider audience. Leveraging Zapier is the easiest way to do that, as that is the gateway to the world of web integration.

Isn't Mindjet interested in gaining a wider user base? Target marketing for consumers and small businesses would be a great way to take Mindjet to the next level.

What is the opinion of the key stakeholders? Have they truly covered all there bases, leveraging all key growth strategies?
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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In Europe the use of Zapier integration with MindManager will start with individual users.
When and if it is succesful... we - the Mindmanager powerusers - may convince system administrators at large customers.
Starting with the few companies that adopt BYOD.
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David Walsh - you can talk all you want about caring for all your users (even the single users and small teams), but your response to the voluminous and repeated requests by these users for Office365 integration for over 5 years now shows that you really don't.  It's still Enterprise only - the rest of your be damned.  Just read this thread to see this plainly: https://community.mindjet.com/mindjet/topics/connect_to_sharepoint_online_through_office_365-qdeb9

I wouldn't expect much better from you on this topic, even though if you would simply open up MindManager (non-Enterprise) integration with Zapier, which would enable integration with countless other apps, you could possibly keep your many individual users and small teams on your side.

I've been a faithful MM user for 8 years, but your approach to your small users is honestly repugnant (on Office365 and this topic as well). 

There's no way we can afford to upgrade to Enterprise, but you still refuse to open up simple integrations (which you have already built) to us. 

Your actions show that you're greedy and don't care about your users if they're not big corporations.

Words won't change this fact - only action will.  You best have the CEO give us all an apology for this disgusting customers service and open these integrations quickly, or you're going to lose thousands of users in short order.

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The second point in the so-called "preview" listing of the key new features in MM2017 implies that Zapier integration will be extended to non-Enterprise versions. It doesn't say this specifically but if Zapier integration was still restricted to the Enterprise version it is hard to see how it could be described as new.

This is something that Mindjet needs to clarify. Hopefully there will be an improvement in communication by Mindjet under their new owners, Corel.

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Hi Alex, the preview was an overview of the new release. It wasn't intended to be a detailed description of all capabilities. That being said, the feature will be new to all MindManager users and it is also enhanced with new capabilities for all MindManager Enterprise users (as well as MindManager users). 
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Thanks Michael for clarifying this. If I understand you correctly, Zapier's integration will in fact be extended to all users and also expanded with new capabilities, which is great. What is still a little unclear however is whether these Zapier integration capabilities will be identical for Enterprise and non-Enterprise users; ie, will both groups of users get the same feature set in respect of Zapier integration and if not what are the differences?
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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I have been testing a bit with the MindManager - Zapier Integration. -on a single MM2016 license-

Zapier offers a basic free facility and with that you can send MindManager information to a limited nummber of connected apps.
The paid option allows for filtering and workflow. options that should fit together beautifully with MindManager flowcharting options.

I informed MIndjet that the success of this Application integration will come from the single user business consultants who are capable to demonstrate the benefits to larger organizations- their customers.

After several months working with it, I am convinced even more that this zapier integration will start with those single consultants who may find this an attractive way to provide more consultancy to larger customers.

Now in MM2017, the MMenterprise-only limit will be gone. I love that.

The most probable way to get the most out of it is to design a complete integrated application consisting of MindManager and some other apps.

Any business area suggestions?
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