In this day of app stacks, apps integration, and immediate notification, ZAPIER integration is the hot new topic.
Zapier is out of early adopters and in the front end of general adoption of popular cloud apps with workflow automation.
For most desktop apps an export to an online sheet or form provides the bridge. This means manually exporting to Google sheets, a forms apps, an analogous spreadsheet app, or another practice management and/or project management app.
Some desktop apps use their own online gateway tool to create an integration interface such as QuickBooks Webconnector.
Here is a list of FORMS, some of which are highly encrypted.
For Google Sheets integration Zapier uses a FORMATTER to parse text and data fields.
In addition to Zapier Formatter, there are other formatting tools and workarounds.
My start in this world is through Heather Satterly and Practice Ignition.