Zapier is a great automation tool that handles simple, repetitive tasks so you can focus on the more important aspects of your job. The program connects all of the apps you use throughout the day and can respond to specific triggers you tell it to. 

Automation might sound scary at first. Sure, there are plenty of movies out there about robots taking over the world, but workflow automation in the real world is great. There are a ton of repetitive, simple tasks that you do throughout the day that eat into your time and your bottom line. That’s why, for this installment of Apps We Love, we want to talk about Zapier. 

It’s a bit hard to wrap your head around at first, but we’re here to break down all the benefits of automating with Zapier

It Helps Eliminate Tedious Tasks

Let’s face it, email is not a great choice regarding workflow and document storage. That’s where Zapier comes in. When you receive an email with an attachment, downloading it and finding a place to store it can slow you down. But if you set up email attachments to trigger a specific action, such as saving that attachment to a specific folder, the work will be taken care of for you! And that’s just one of many ways you can use Zapier… 

You Can Use It For A Lot of Things

Because Zapier is built to act on specific triggers, the world is a Zapier client’s oyster. You can use Zapier for internal communication, external communications, marketing… and the list goes on and on. Imagine, for example, that you want to add new leads to your email list. Zapier can be programmed to take in lead information, automatically enroll leads in your email list, and notify your team about it. 

Zapier Can Save You Money On Subscriptions

A lot of apps require you to pay for pricey subscriptions in order to enjoy just one of the benefits an app like Zapier can provide. Automation typically comes at a higher price point with CRMs, for example. Instead of paying extra for all of the apps you use, you can use Zapier to make those apps communicate with one another. 

It’s A Budget-Friendly Choice

Now, for the information you’ve really been waiting for: how much is it? The good news is that you might not need to spend a dime on Zapier. Depending on how many tasks you’re wanting to automate, the free tier of Zapier might be enough for your business. With Zapier’s free plan, you get 100 tasks a month! If you need a little more work automated than that, their other plans range from $19.99 a month to $599 a month. If you aren’t sure what plan is right for you, you’re in luck. When you sign up for Zapier, you’ll get to try their Professional Plan free for 14 days. 

At Aero, we’re all about finding solutions to everyday workflow problems in accounting firms. We love to work smarter, not harder, and we love using technology to do just that. Zapier is a great tool for taking a lot of the busy work out of your day.