Remote work is spreading. In our case, too, we are experiencing it. And to better weather this transition, we have decided to analyze which remote work tools are used by large companies in the sector related to process automation.
The idea is this: Companies like Zapier or Automation are designed to automate and optimize processes… Let’s see what they themselves use internally to optimize their processes when working remotely. We will see that they are not few, and that many are really useful / to take into account.
The tools Buffer uses
Buffer employees work in 15 different countries, so they have implemented a lot of tools to improve their remote work:
Trello: for managing tasks.
Speak.io: for calls and video conferences.
Wunderlist: for personal to-do lists
Hackpad: because it enables real-time collaboration between workers.
Dropbox: for file sharing.
Zenefits: essential tool for the HR department.
Cloud App: allows effective screen sharing with the team.
Calendly: for scheduling meetings.
Notion: all information on company Wikis can be found here.
Timestatic: to manage employees’ free time.
HeyTaco: for the employee recognition program.
The tools used at Automation
Automation has more than 850 employees in 74 countries, which is saying a lot. Their structure is configured entirely remotely, so they use a large number of tools to optimize their work processes.
Slack: one of the most advanced group chat management tools available.
Wikis: They have guides created for all the company’s processes in the form of Wikis that can be consulted.
Notion: They manage all documents and departments in an advanced tool such as Notion.
Zoom: this is the tool they have chosen to use for videoconferences.
Happy Schedule: allows them to manage team schedules.
The tools they use in Zapier
Zapier employees are distributed in 27 countries. This process automation company also has a large number of useful tools that we can incorporate into our processes to improve remote work:
Google Docs: a classic for working together.Google Calendar: another classic option for scheduling meetings.
Zapier: they use their own tool to link everything that happens with Slack.
Slack: effectively, they use Slack as group management / chat.
Hackpad: for documentation.
Zoom: they do video conferencing with Zoom.
GitHub: to manage code-related projects.
Quip: internal wiki
Screenflow: for quality screencast recording
RecordIT: for GIFs
1Password: for improving password security.
The tools we use, Getwith
For some time now, with the creation of Rviewer and the optimization of recruiting processes, we have decided to optimize our internal processes as well. In addition, due to the pandemic situation, our team works remotely, so this optimization is necessary. These are the main tools we use to manage our remote team:
Zapier: to automate processes of our websites at marketing level.
Google Meet: for meetings.
Google Drive: here we host our files.
Slack: group chat management
Miro: to elaborate projects on shared boards.
Notion: where our documents and wiki are located.
Factorial: for human resources management
As we can see, there are many online tools used by large specialized companies. Many of them save recursion and work for departments that no longer have a physical location. Remote work can therefore be optimized by implementing some of these examples. We invite you to discover all the tools we have mentioned and to optimize your remote work processes!