Automation - Software Development

Software - SAS Bot

August 2021 - Ongoing
Introduction

About Project

Internal tasks become repetitive quite often in some cases. Most of the tasks that are relevant to the company’s welfare require a lot of manual work that most employees would prefer to skip. The solution comes with automating the tasks with a bot, this is how SasBot was created. Fully integrated with our tools like Slack, Jira, Confluence, GDrive, Gmail, it is able to provide automatisation to tasks like creating meetings for example.

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Client - Us

Developing tools for internal use is a priority, as these type of tools is what helps us move forward with different projects for clients and boosts our productivity off the charts.

How did we proceed?

Being an internal project we were free to prioritise the functionalities and create from scratch a project planning without any external.

Tool Integration
Clocking Service
Sprints Initializer
Tools integration - We had to integrate our app with the tools and generate API-keys and clients for all of them.
Clocking Service - To find a way to keep track of our flexible work schedule we implemented a system in slack with a few commands that let us communicate for example when we will start working today, check-in/check-out and export this data.
Sprints Initializer - Creating meetings for sprints has proved to be a very repetitive process, therefore we have had our integrations do most of the job for us. For example the tasks for the meeting agenda are taken from the relevant Jira projects and their status and a few other indicators are used to validate their insertion in the meeting agenda. The people invited are the ones participating in the project and so on.
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The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Conclusion

Sasbot proved to be a much needed and appreciated tool inside the company. Automatising tasks is always welcome and after a bit of testing Sasbot increased the overall productivity and general welfare of the company, as the time invested in tasks that required repeatable actions has been cut down leaving that time to be invested in different tasks.