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Taking Advantage of Technology: The Role of Automation in the Modern Workplace

  Humans have used technology to outsource labor since the Roman water grains in 1BC. However, The term automation has been in practice since the mid-40s when a manager at the US Ford car manufacturing plant used the word to describe its mechanized production line. Fast forward almost 80 years, and we have self-driving cars and robots that can perform surgery. Digital technologies in the modern workplace are some of the most meaningful and impactful types of automation. Many of these advances are so seamless that they almost go unnoticed. Yet, if we switched back to manual, workplace productivity and employee satisfaction would take a nosedive. As we move toward what Gartner calls the era of Hyperautomation , it is time to look at how automation has and continues to transform the workplace by streamlining various business processes.  Image by on Freepik Benefits of automation Before we explore the digital technology that is transforming the world of work, we should highlig

8 Reasons to Automate Your Sales Demo Process

  Sales demos have always been a big part of the SaaS customer acquisition process. Live one-to-one demonstrations are a powerful way to show prospects what a product can do. Indeed, many SaaS teams love this way of connecting with potential customers because it has average conversion rates of 5% to 15%. However, live demos aren't the perfect solution for SaaS brands. They take a lot of time to schedule and complete, they can draw out the sales cycle, and they're impossible to scale. As SaaS operations are becoming more cost-effective, efficient, and streamlined, live demos can seem like a relic from the past. And yet, despite these drawbacks, the live sales demo endures because of its power to educate your prospect and give them first-hand experience of how your product can provide them with value.  But what if there was a way to get all the positives of a live sales demo without the negatives? Thankfully there is. Welcome to the world of sales demo automation. What is sales d

Make + Usetiful = A Powerful Automation Combo

  As you might know, Usetiful now integrates with Zapier . That is great news for teams that want to use webhooks or build complex automation workflows incorporating third-party apps. Using Zapier to connect user onboarding software like Usetiful with other applications opens up a new world of possibilities. However, Zapier is not for everyone. One of the drawbacks of the popular no-code tool is that it's pretty expensive. So, what are the other options for teams that want the benefits of workflow automation and third-party app integration? One option is a cost-effective no-code tool called Make. Image by wayhomestudio on Freepik What is Make? Make is a visual no-code tool that allows you to build workflow automation. If you're familiar with Zapier, you'll know the drill. Instead of writing code, you can use a drag-and-drop interface to connect two apps so an event in one triggers an action in another. Make website So, for example, if a prospect fills out their details in

No Code Tools: How They're Changing the Game

  No-code tools are opening up the world of software development to everyone. Instead of relying on coding ability, teams can build applications using simple drag-and-drop or point-and-click interfaces. Some of the things you can build with no-code tools are: Websites Mobile and web apps Interactive product demos Task automation Databases Chatbots eCommerce stores Onboarding walkthrough The area is snowballing because no-code tools make development quicker, cheaper, and more accessible. Why are no-code tools important? No-code tools are vital because they do what any good product should do: solve paint points and problems. Let's explore some of the significant issues that no-code addresses. Developer shortages The world of coding moves quickly as new coding languages come in and out of fashion. However, one problem resulting from this high pace of change is that developers struggle to keep up. This situation adds to the fact that development is hard to learn. It takes a specific ty