Airtable recently released their own set of automation tools, competing with tools such as Zapier and Integromat. While the options are initially limited, they open the door for advanced automations built 100% within Airtable.
Below is a list of useful Automation ideas. Some of these can be achieved through Airtable alone, some of them need additional tools like Zapier or Integromat.
Add Deadlines to Google Calendar
New task with Deadline added to Airtable
Add deadlines to relevant team member calendars
If you’re already using Airtable for project management, it’s easy to automatically integrate your Google Calendar. This is built right into Airtable, and can be used with as many automations as you’d like.
Send alerts to Slack channel
Record meets certain conditions
Team is alerted via an automated message to Slack
If your team is using Slack or some other communication tool, you can use it to monitor certain things in Airtable. Any time a new record is created, or meets a certain set of conditions, you can send a message to one or more slack channels.
Add Ecommerce Sales records to Airtable
New sale or order from website
New record created for each sale and customer
An ecommerce site needs to be able to access their customer and order data in a detailed, flexible format. With Airtable, you can create and automate a database that will automatically fill itself with your site’s sales data.
You’ll need at least one additional tool, such as Integromat, to connect your ecommerce platform to Airtable. Integrations exist for most of the common ecommerce platforms, such as WooCommerce and Shopify.