Streamline your business one Zap at a time
WOW WOW WOW what an amazing tool this one is, and I’ve only just started scraping the surface of what it can do. If you are looking to streamline some of your business processes so they just happen in the background, then Zapier is a must have.
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Zapier allows you to set up “Zaps” that integrate processes between apps and web platforms. A Zap is a connection, or integration, between two or more apps that automates your task. A Zap is made of a “trigger” (ex.: When I receive a new email in Gmail…) and an “action” (ex.: …send me an SMS message). Zaps run automatically to move and manage data without any work on your part.
Who is it for?
Yes this a great business tool but I also think I could streamline my personal life pretty well using Zapier too. Small, medium and large businesses, entrepreneurs, solo operators and organisations will benefit greatly from using this app, it also has plenty to offer for personal use.
What is free?
Zapier’s FREE plan is enough to get you started and possibly all some people may ever need. This is what you get for FREE:
- 5 Zaps
- Zaps run every 15 Minutes
- 100 Tasks/month
Paid options (correct at time of publication, subject to change):
Here are the full range of plans, correct at time of publication. Go to the Zapier Website to see any updates.
Zapier – Key Features and How it Works:
Zapier integrates with 500+ apps, here are but a few examples:
Go to the Zapbook for the full list
What’s a Zap?
A Zap is a connection, or integration, between two or more apps that automates your task. A Zap is made of a “trigger” (ex.: When I receive a new email in Gmail…) and an “action” (ex.: …send me an SMS message). Zaps run automatically to move and manage data without any work on your part. Only “On” Zaps count against your limit.
What are Tasks?
A Task is counted every time we move a piece of data or take an action on your behalf. Filtered items are not counted against your Task limit.
What are Apps?
An App is a web service or application, such as Google Docs, Evernote or Salesforce. Zapier offers integrations for over 500 apps, letting you easily move data between them to automate repetitive tasks.
How do you use Zapier ?
Zapier have an excellent learning centre, packed full of courses to help you streamline your life with Zapier:
More learning guides can be found in their Learning Centre
They also have a very extensive range of Video Guides for many of the individual app integrations.
Do yourself a favour and take a little time to save a lot of time by checking out this unbelievable tool right now. No, I’m not getting paid a cent to say that, I’m just super excited about this tool and what it can do to save you and me time.
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