Can I Automate My Work

Can I automate my work is one of the most common questions we’re asked now. In this busy modern world we all live in, pretty much everyone works on a computer or a device at some point.

Nearly everyone has at least one manual, repetitive, or boring task which they simply must do, in either our personal or working lives.

And most people would generally prefer to work smarter instead of harder and spend as little time as possible on those manual, boring tasks.

So, manual, boring, repetitive work is our arch-enemy – and it’s pretty unfair, because it’s work that must be done, but it’s tedious and time consuming, it generally gives us nothing back, it doesn’t make our lives better, it doesn’t make us smarter, fitter, happier or more attractive, and it keeps you from doing what you really love. I believe work should be better, more fun, less boring, more rewarding.

After all, you just want to be successful in your job, make a difference, be valued, respected, and finish work on time occasionally!

And that is what “Bots For That” is for. A simple way to build your very own, customised, and powerful Bot, to do those manual, boring tasks for you, but quicker and with no errors.

And the best part, is it’s done for you – DIY might be fun for flat pack furniture, but not for Bots that do your most important tasks for you, and potentially set you free.

To answer the question “can I automate me work?”, in a word yes, you can, because there’s always Bots For That.

How Does “Bots For That” Work?

Well, we’re always creating ready-made Bot Recipes to work with the most common applications (like Xero or LinkedIn) or tasks (like working with spreadsheets) or even industry-specific processes (like Customer Verifications).

All you need do is create your account, you don’t even need to pick a plan or provide any payment details.

Then pick your Bot Recipes and if you can’t find what you need, just tell us about it, and we’ll create it for you anyway.

Then then tell us anything specific you want your Bot to do – such as which files to access, and which actions to take.

If you can provide us a short video recording of your manual task, then this will really help our Bot Creators to get started, which they’ll do asap.

And finally, you show us the applications and data you use, so we can create your ideal Bot.

When it’s ready, we’ll test your Bot with you to make sure it does exactly what you want it to.

And then we simply run your Bot for you, as you want, and when you want. Kiss goodbye to doing the work manually ever again. As one of our creators was quoted as saying, “create your Bot once, enjoy it forever!”.

What are the Benefits of “Bots For That”?

Quite simply, Bots perform your manual, boring tasks, so you don’t have to.

We don’t charge for any initial set-up fees or software licenses – just simple monthly service plans and you only pay for what you use. Whether your Bot runs for 5 minutes a month or 5 hours.

Our Bots are simple, safe and secure.

No task is too simple or complex and no system unsuitable, but if our Bots can’t do it, we’ll tell you and won’t waste your time.

We won’t waste your time trying to convince you to buy something you don’t need either.

And there is no system integration necessary, so your Bot can be ready quickly.

This allows you to make work, less work, leaving you with the job you’ve always wanted, literally expanding time itself, so you can get more done and unleash your true potential at work.

Is it expensive? How Much Does a Bot Cost?

We don’t think so and nor do our customers, but everything is relative to your situation.

With no set-up costs and clear, simple, scalable plans to suit your needs, there’s something to suit every budget. It’s really all about how valuable your time is to you.

We have three simple plans to choose from: Starter, Standard and Premium, based on how many tasks you want to automate and how long your Bots need to run for you. If you’re unsure, the Starter plan is the ideal place to start, and you scale up or down, when and if you’re ready.

Why Might You Need “Bots For That”?

Well, for one thing, your competition might already be taking advantage of Bots to run a more agile and competitive business, and you won’t want to be left behind, do you?

Is your own workforce agile enough to survive in this uncertainty-filled future? A future filled with remote working, cyber security risk, and changing economic demands.

Are you investing in your most valuable resources or providing them reasons to look for jobs elsewhere?

What Tasks are Suitable for Bots?

Any task that a person does manually on a computer system or application today, is a suitable candidate for Bots to work on instead.

Examples include accessing and logging in to applications, accessing and updating folders and files, running macros, executing APIs, extracting, downloading or uploading content/data, sending emails, performing calculations, using spreadsheets, creating reports. The list is endless.

How Long Does it Take?

A customised Bot using one of our Bot Recipes can take anything from a few hours to a few days from start to finish.

A bespoke Bot depends on the scope and complexity of your tasks, but on average 2-3 weeks – it just depends how quickly we can define your exact needs together and access systems.

What are the Alternatives to Bots?

First and easiest, is to keep doing the work manually. But humans were meant for so much more than completing manual, menial tasks.

Next, you could try out some no-code tools or build an app – these are quite limiting and won’t get you very far, and you need the motivation and time to do this yourself.

Lastly, you could employ your own developers – but make sure you’re well prepared for the time and cost of that option.

Are Bots Carbon Neutral?

Yes! You might be surprised by this, but using Bots reduces the amount of time people need to work for, or the amount of travel to offices or to have meetings, and Bots work faster and more accurately, so again less time to review, correct or rework. We also build and run your Bots remotely, again avoiding any need for travel. So yes, Bots are green!

Further Reading

See our FAQs for more information

Watch our explainer video about Bots For That works

See how Customers are making work less work with Bots For That

Read the Payplus payroll Bots story