Workplace automation is the talk of the town right now – but what exactly can you automate? Can you automate yourself at a meeting? Though not yet, there are other cool ways to start automating and saving time in the workplace.
Here’s a list of Millennium Omaha’s 10 favorite tasks to start automating today.
Posting on Social Media
No matter big or small, every business can benefit from an active social media presence. Content management programs like Hootsuite and Loomly enable users to write social media posts in batches and schedule them to post at a certain time automatically. You can plan ahead by a week, months, or even an entire year if you wanted to.
If your business has an active blog, you can also start scheduling your blogs ahead of time. All you need to do is have a batch of blogs on-hand, and be on a blogging site like WordPress. Then, you can just schedule blogs to post automatically and to your preferred schedule.
If you haven’t already, we recommend that you sign up for Google Analytics. This free solution monitors your website for metrics like website traffic, session duration, among other things. Now, what does this have to do with automation? You can set Google Analytics to send a weekly report right to your inbox. This way, you don’t have to set aside time to look at your statistics yourself.
Customer Support Chatbots
Chatbots are one of our favorite tools of automation. Through a process known as natural language processing, these robots can have human-like text conversations designed to help your consumers. Chatbots can interact with your consumers and help them answer frequently asked questions and other inquiries; All without any human involvement on your end!
Customer emails are great, and can be used for a variety of purposes. All of them can be written, and sent ahead of time. This includes milestone emails that go out for a customer’s birthday, business anniversary, or holiday. The information for milestone emails can be pulled from a company database. You can also send automatic follow up emails to customers that may need a nudge before supporting your business.
Every business has to deal with payroll. But, the process can be so much easier. Apps like Gusto enable you and/or your HR team to handle payroll without putting in much effort at all.