Post by: Adelyn Zhou | Venture Beat | Published on 10/20/2016
The average work week has been increasing for the past decade. According to Gallup, U.S. adults report working an average of 47 hours per week. As a result, office workers are looking to bots to automate workplace tasks to save themselves a few precious moments. Here are some workplace bots employees are embracing.
Statsbot is an analytical Slack bot that integrates with tools such as Google Analytics, Mixpanel, and Salesforce to showcase data. It makes data more accessible by allowing users to ask data questions in natural language format.
Polly is a very simple polling and voting tool in Slack. Users can create simple polls such as “Who wants to grab lunch?” or “What did you think of the last meeting?” It also automates data collection and provides in-depth ongoing analytics with recurring polls.
CareerLark builds Slack apps to help companies with performance reviews and employee engagement. The bot asks questions, creates polls, and surveys employees. Its initial focus is as a lightweight employee feedback bot.
4. Coach Otto
Coach Otto is an enterprise bot that helps professionals improve their communications skills. It allows users to practice difficult workplace conversations with the bot before facing the real-life situation. The bot also provides actionable feedback to improve word choice and communication techniques.
Warren is a bot for freelancers to manage and automate business tasks such as creating proposals, contracts and invoices on the go. While mainly based on Facebook Messenger, it also links to a web GUI for other inputs.
Zoom.ai is an “automated executive assistant” that can schedule meetings, make travel arrangements, source warm introductions through mutual contacts, and more. It boasts of relaying more than 250,000 messages on its system and saving executive hundreds of hours.
Bites is a Messenger-native platform for publishers to create interactive daily digests. It can take a publisher’s traditional email newsletter and break it into digestible bot-sized content to better facilitate user responses and comments.
Intro is a Slack bot that allows you to learn more about your team members, connect to potential customers, and discover new opportunities. The bot has been so popular that it has temporarily stopped onboarding new teams! You can still sign up on the waitlist.
9. Peaceful Habit
Peaceful Habit is a Facebook Messenger bot as well as an Alexa Skill. It allows users to set daily meditation reminders to add mindfulness into their day. We all have crazy schedules and obligations; Peaceful Habit helps bring a moment of peace into our lives.
GrowthBot is a chatbot for marketing and sales professionals. It connects to a variety of marketing systems (like HubSpot, Google Analytics, and others) and gives users quick, easy access to information and services.
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Reference Article: http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/20/10-top-bots-for-the-office-worker/