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Day 3, automating tasks with Zapier

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Ilir Alii
·May 14, 2022·

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Day 3, automating tasks with Zapier

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • What is Zapier?
  • Zapier advantages
  • Pricing plans
  • What did I create?
  • My experience with Zapier

Introduction

🧑‍💼 We all have everyday tasks that can be boring and tedious. If you are wondering if there is a way to reduce the efforts, save time and resources, that’s what automation is for. One of such tools is Zapier.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is a no-code automation tool that you can use to integrate with over 4,000 applications and automate different tasks. This will in turn save you time, resources and you can focus on more important aspects of your business.

Zapier advantages

  1. Easy integration
  2. Huge number of integrations(+4,000)
  3. Multi-step automation
  4. Conditional logic
  5. Data formatting

Pricing plans

Zapier has 5 pricing models as follows:

  • Free

$0

100 tasks/month

5 zaps

15 min update time

Single-step Zaps

  • Starter

$19.99/month

750 tasks/month

20 zaps

15 min update time

Multi-step Zaps

Filters

Formatters

Connections via Webhook

  • Professional

$49/month

2k tasks/month

Unlimited Zaps

2 min update time

Everything from previous plan, plus:

Custom logic-paths

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  • Team

$299/month

50k tasks/month

Unlimited Zaps

1 min update time

Everything from previous plan, plus:

Unlimited users

Folder permissions

Premier support

Shared app connections

Shared workspace

  • Company

$599/month

100k tasks/month

Unlimited Zaps

1 min update time

Everything from previous plan, plus:

Advanced admin permissions

User provisioning (SCIM)

Apps restrictions

SAML single sign on (SSO)

Custom data retention

What did I create?

🤖 I automated the process of job applications. I created a form in Bubble to submit job applications and Zapier does the rest of the trick. For every job application submitted, I send a welcome email thanking the applicant and then create a task in Trello so that someone from human resources department can check the job application information. Here is how that works in practice:

Zapier zap.png Zapier automation

Form submission.png Job form submission

Welcoming email.png Welcoming email

Trello tasks.png Trello task management

My experience with Zapier

  • Onboarding 5/5

  • Ease of use 4/5

  • Community info 4/5

  • Functionalities 5/5

  • Code required: none

What is your opinion on automation tools, let me know in the comments! 💭

 
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