5 Tools for Fast Workflow Automation

Zapier

Zapier simplifies automation between web applications, so that users can focus on other important tasks.

Use Cases
This solution is especially good for businesses that seek to integrate automated workflows into their environments with little to no coding experience required.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros: You can integrate a lot of different existing workflows with this tool, and can pretty simply create new automated workflows if needed.
  • Cons: It’s not the cheapest option currently available (particularly if you have a diverse workflow toolset).

Further Info and Pricing
Each automated widget in Zapier is called a “Zap.” Their pricing model is very incremental, and takes into account how many Zaps you need to use.

Although this can be very useful if you know exactly what you need, and your needs aren’t projected to fluctuate too radically, it can cause budgeting issues if you are trying to scale and it’s hard to anticipate drastic changes in workflow. Nonetheless, their “free forever” version is good for individual beginners. Then, after getting used to it, you can decide how to scale it up for your team.

Zapier has two main pricing tiers: Individual and for teams/companies. The former starts with the Free Forever option allows for 5 Zaps, while the Starter option allows for 20, the Professional option allows for 50 and the Professional Plus option allows for 125 (with monthly fees of $20, $50 and $125, respectively).

In the Teams and Companies tier, the Teams option has all the features of the Professional option but enhanced for collaborative use (including useful tools like team folders and beyond).

Website: zapier.com

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