The challenge to streamline our work lives has been around for a long time. And, in our accelerated economy, it would seem that things should be getting easier.
Okta did a study in 2020 (revised in 2021) and found that the average person uses 88+ apps! Part of the reason for this is the “best of breed” mentality is very prevalent. In the mad effort to streamline specific work, the holistic view is often forgotten.
So, how can we get any meaningful work done if we are drowning in apps?
To that end, some companies are trying to remedy the issue to help streamline the workspace. Notion is one such company. They are looking to simplify the work experience from note-taking to lists, to collaboration.
As part of this strategic effort, Notion recently acquired Automate.io to provide workflow automation capabilities. The Automate.io platform provides over 200 connections to many familiar applications to create automation “bots”. The goal is to “connect your cloud apps and automate work.”
Automation is not just a word to be bandied about. It has a real-world impact on businesses large and small. As an example, Automate.io partnered with Engie to automate internal project processes and save 16 hours each month.
Before you get buried in technical debt, take a hard look at your business apps, their use and effectiveness, and security. Then, simplify your processes and work by consolidating apps that can, in the long run, reduce employee workplace stress.
Notion’s goal is “to break away from today’s tools—and bring back some of the ideas of those early pioneers.
As a first step, we are blending much of your workflow into an all-in-one workspace. Want a task list? A product roadmap? A design repository? They are now all in one place. You can even customize your own workspace from dozens of LEGO-style building blocks.
Solve your problems your way, bounded only by your imagination.”
Automate.io is built with one clear objective – bring the power of workflow automation to non-technical users to unleash productivity and growth across teams in your enterprise.