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Jun 28, 2023

5 business automation tools to save time and scale faster

Business automation tools to save you money

Business automation is transforming the way companies operate, allowing them to do more with less and scale in ways never before possible. In theory, this means business size shouldn’t matter. Automation can actually be advantageous to smaller companies because they can react to trends faster than their larger rivals. 

⁠Here are 5 business automation tools to consider implementing into your operations:

⁠⁠1.
Zapier

This simple automation platform saves your business time and money while boosting productivity. With Zapier, you can set up thousands of automations that cut out repetitive manual tasks: Need to automatically save email attachments to Google Drive? Or add blog posts to Twitter as soon as you publish? Maybe you want to save new Google docs to OneDrive and back them up in Dropbox? Zapier does all of that, so you can spend time on more profitable actions.

Hootsuite

⁠2.
Hootsuite

This suite of social media tools is built to simplify your marketing, accelerate your sales, and streamline your customer service. Hootsuite takes the pain out of managing social media campaigns across multiple platforms. It helps create, schedule and publish content, monitors feedback for you, manages your paid ads, and even uses data analytics to help you grow your business brand. 

⁠3.
Grammarly

This desktop app lets you compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with automated AI power. Like your high school English teacher but without the red pen, Grammarly suggests vocabulary, corrects sentence structure, and edits your writing, helping you craft error-free emails, blog posts and social campaigns with ease. Grammarly saves you from grammar and spelling mistakes (there vs their vs they’re) that could potentially put off customers, and instead makes your communications shine.

Calendly

⁠4.
Calendly

This scheduling automation platform eliminates back-and-forth emails and phone calls to find the perfect time to meet. Calendly lets you set your availability preferences (date, time, duration of meeting) and embed a link in your email invitation or on your site. Customers, co-workers, and vendors choose from available time slots to book an appointment on your calendar. You can set up Calendly to send reminders and follow-ups, and connect to your CRM, video conferencing, and even billing platforms!

Monday.com

⁠5.
Monday.com

This Work OS platform streamlines and boosts your team’s alignment, efficiency, and productivity. Monday.com helps you combine project management with collaboration and CRM tools to build, run, and scale workflows. You can centralize all your projects, create customized boards to organize how your team works best together, and stay in the loop with easy-to-use automations and real-time notifications. BONUS: You can get a discount on Monday.com through our Benefits program!

Business automation tools are your future

If you haven’t already, it’s time to consider fine-tuning your business operations with automation tools. Businesses everywhere are taking advantage of smart platforms to scale faster and make crucial pivots when needed. Finding the right solutions for your business can be a game-changer. 

Interested in learning more about the software, automation tools, and savings programs our Collective members love to use? With 40,000+ members, we’re able to negotiate discounts and offer affordable solutions through our Benefits program. Check it out here.

⁠You can learn more about our group purchasing organization (GPO) and how we save smarter together here.


AUTHOR

Michelle Keller

UX writer, content editor, small business storyteller.