Companies regularly aim to boost productivity among employees. Employees themselves often look for ways to achieve more in a shorter amount of time, free up time for other activities, and avoid getting bogged down in costly errors and inefficiencies. There’s no shortage of articles advising people on how to become more productive.
One strategy is to rely on automation apps for multitasking.
Automation apps help employees handle a variety of work-related tasks by creating automated processes that make each workflow more smooth and rapid. As employees tackle multiple projects, field phone calls and emails, write up reports, attend meetings, and complete other assignments, an automation app will help them improve their efficiency, use their time wisely, and make their workload easier.
The following are a few examples of these kinds of apps:
Zapier: This can create automated processes between a wide variety of apps (you can use Zapier with hundreds of apps). One example of an automated process is whenever people subscribe to your blog, they automatically get added as contacts to your CRM software; you don’t have to remember to do this and waste time manually transferring the relevant information.
IFTTT: One of the best-known automation apps, this one is also easy to use and involves a variety of time-savers. For instance, you can have texts on an Android phone backed up automatically to a Google spreadsheet and immediately save attachments from your Gmail account in Dropbox. IFTTT works with hundreds of different web services.
Launch Center Pro: This app helps you create shortcuts for tasks you frequently perform – such as emailing certain files to a supervisor or checking particular websites important to your work. Launch Center reduces the number of steps you need to take to complete these tasks.
These are only a few examples of automation apps that can streamline your workflows. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further advice about the kinds of apps that could prove most useful to you and your employees.