September 20, 2020

AUTTO upgrades automation platform to turn Excel spreadsheets into automated databases

AUTTO, the simplified automation provider, has today announced that it has expanded the capabilities of its automation platform to give users a quicker and easier way to build and manage data tables. AUTTO added the new functionality following customer demand – extending the use of the platform from the creation of individual workflows to allow the rapid development of bespoke automated systems. The functionality is available now to new and existing customers.

AUTTO users can now create automated workflows using up to 18 different capabilities or ‘actions’- such as emails, forms and E-Sign. The new addition of data tables enables users to move beyond creating individual workflows to creating interconnecting workflows that update in real-time. Instead of using traditional, static spreadsheet platforms in insolation, users can build and manage data sets within AUTTO. Whenever the data table is updated, AUTTO automatically updates the data set across a user’s workflows in real-time, facilitating a more systematic and complete approach to workflow automation.

“For too long, organisations have been struggling with disparate processes – managing their business on excel spreadsheets, e-mail and ‘cut and paste’ with all the limitations that involves,” said Ian Gosling, CEO and founder of AUTTO.

“The ability to create and manage live data tables within the AUTTO platform is a game changer for our users – providing a more complete solution that extends the power of automation through organisations.”

As automation is shaping up to be one of 2020’s key trends, AUTTO continues to invest in the development of its platform, regularly adding new actions and functionality based on customer feedback and general market trends. However, many SME organisations have yet to embark on their automation journey with a recent report placing the SME adoption rate of automation at a mere 4% in contrast to a 28% adoption rate for enterprises.

“The SME market is already using automation in its marketing and accounting functions, however, automation’s capabilities extend far beyond this,” continued Gosling.

“What we expect for 2020 is a greater understanding of the need to weave automation into the fabric of business. Our work with customers through our AUTTO-mation consultations has shown time and time again that automation saves time, money and reduces the stress involved in managing day-to-day operations.”