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YellowAnt is a Slackbot that allows you to automate processes at work. Using interactive notifications and commands, you can take actions on all your work-related applications right from your Slack window. You can use YellowAnt to create workflows to allow seamless flow of information for a faster, more efficient and transparent work culture!

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Vishwa Krishnakumar
Vishwa KrishnakumarMakerHiring@vishwakk · Co-Founder at YellowAnt
Hello Product Hunters! I am Vishwa Krishnakumar and together with @ankurrawal1987, @nitinc, @Rohanrath, @Abhinav_Rana, @Jaya_Jain, we are building YellowAnt - an advanced ChatOps platform for Slack to automate work. We built the YellowAnt Slack bot as a way to not just talk to all our work apps and services and get critical real-time work updates from a single Slack window, but also to automate processes in an easy and simple way. YellowAnt helps us spend much lesser time dealing with our work apps, and more time focussing on building products that delight our users. Some quick notes about YellowAnt: 1) YellowAnt integrates with 40+ apps and services. Each app has commands(actions) and notifications(triggers) 2) YellowAnt comprises of two modules - the Slack bot and the Workflow engine. The YellowAnt Slack bot takes commands from Slack and gets actionable notifications within Slack. The workflow engine lets you set rules and actions whenever a trigger event occurs. A workflow can also be triggered by a Slack command. Think of YellowAnt as Hubot+IFTTT. 3) YellowAnt uses Slack’s beautiful dialogs and dropdowns for getting user commands. It’s super simple and you do not have to remember a single command or syntax 4) YellowAnt enforces user-level access control to keep everyone’s work safe As someone managing product, development and sales, I use YellowAnt every day for a bunch of things: 1) DevOps - I exclusively use YellowAnt to track changes in my code repos, trigger CI jobs in Jenkins, push to prod and monitor build statuses and fetch build and server logs all from within Slack channels. I stopped using the Jenkins Web UI a long time back. 2) Incident management - I hooked up our Sentry Error monitoring, Pagerduty incident management, AWS Cloudwatch alarms, and Jira to YellowAnt. Now whenever we have any production issues, YellowAnt pings the Sentry error logs to our Slack channel, creates an incident in Pagerduty, creates an issue in Jira, dumps all the logs in the ticket, and pings the on-call engineer and the owner of the affected service. This workflow makes sure we respond to incidents with lightning speed. 3) User queries and support -With our Freshdesk integration, YellowAnt automatically creates a ticket in our CRM system and alerts our team in our Slack support channel whenever a user raises a support request. 4) Daily offline standups - One of my YellowAnt workflows fetches all outstanding tasks from Asana for each of my team members and notifies them at 10am and 6pm every day. That way our team can just mark their tasks as ‘Done’ at the end of the day. 5) Sales management - We log all our enterprise sales data in Hubspot and whenever there is an update in any deal, or a new lead comes in, our sales team gets an update in a Slack channel. Anyone in the channel can drill down on the user’s company and assign tasks from Slack. It also automatically qualifies the lead and auto assigns the lead to someone in our sales team depending on the company type and size. YellowAnt comes with 40+ app integrations(and 100 more by Jan ‘19) and a bunch of workflow templates for you to try, build and share. You can also build your own integrations using our APIs and SDKs in Ruby, Python .Net and NodeJS. We are extremely thankful for your support and as a token of gratitude, we are giving $100 in YellowAnt credits to the users who sign up within the next 48 hours. We aim to make YellowAnt as flexible and adaptable as possible so that teams around the world can plug and play. Try it out and give us your valuable feedback!
Charles Jo
Charles Jo@charlesjo · Creator, Startup Study Group (SSG)
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Jaya Jain
Jaya JainMakerHiring@jaya_jain · Growth Strategist at YellowAnt
Hi! I manage growth and content for YellowAnt for Slack . In my experience of listening to demands from developers and other teams, the number one hassle to productivity is keeping track of work across multiple applications. People spend countless productive hours switching between applications and copying data from one app to another. While many Slackbots exist today, their main limitation is that they work in silos and can only fetch information from the just one application they are built for. Another limitation is that they often don’t support custom commands and actions via Slack- so while you can fetch an incident (or issue), you can’t necessarily create one or take actions on them from Slack. Similarly, while many tools exist to allow automated flow of information between different applications, they are not always combined with a bot interface to allow easy access and commands on Slack. We built YellowAnt to allow teams to take complete control over their work right from their Slack window. This means that information, context and people can be brought together with the help of YellowAnt to solve problems faster and more efficiently. Teams no longer need to spend time switching between apps, or transferring information from one platform to another- freeing up their time to create amazing solutions for their customers. As a marketer, I use YellowAnt’s workflows to fetch twitter feeds of our competitors, to schedule and update my tasks and to keep an eye on all the information from the various topics I follow. YellowAnt’s custom-command and event triggered workflows are true productivity accelerators. With conditional operations, actionable notifications and seamless communication between multiple apps, YellowAnt is the ultimate collaboration and automation tool for highly efficient Slack teams!
Ankur Rawal
Ankur RawalMakerHiring@ankurrawal1987 · Co-Founder at YellowAnt
Hello Product Hunters! I am the co-founder and CTO for YellowAnt. YellowAnt is an advanced Slack bot that automates your work in three ways : By taking commands for all your workplace apps from Slack through a simple and easy interface By getting real-time notifications from all your workplace apps into Slack(both personal DM and Channels) and allowing actions on them right from your chat window By letting you create cross-application workflows in our workflow builder, that can be triggered by a background application event or by your custom command right from Slack The main focus for our team while building YellowAnt was to keep it as flexible as possible- that is why it allows for custom integrations for internal apps to be built in Python, JavaScript, Ruby and Asp.Net. Another aspect we wanted to focus on was security and privacy. All authentication and actions are performed at a user (and not global or team) level to help secure your information. YellowAnt is the ultimate collaboration accelerator for Slack teams. It brings actionable alerts and context to the right people in the right format. It alerts you whenever something important happens and automates most of the grunt-work while you and your team focus on making the world a better place.
Rohan Rath
Rohan RathMakerHiring@rohanrath · Product Manager, YellowAnt
Hey everyone, I am a Product Manager at YellowAnt. Over a year back, we built the YellowAnt platform to make ChatOps accessible to teams in every business domain. We have always focused on making our platform flexible and easily adopt-able by individuals and teams. With YellowAnt, teams can achieve better collaboration, transparency, and efficiency. As someone managing the product, I use YellowAnt every day for a bunch of things: Daily offline stand-ups - One of my YellowAnt workflows fetches all outstanding tasks from Asana for each of my team members and notifies them at 2 pm every day. Sales management - We log all our enterprise sales data in Hubspot and whenever there is an update in any deal, or a new lead comes in, our sales team gets an update in a Slack channel. Anyone in the channel can drill down on the user’s company and assign tasks from Slack. It also automatically qualifies the lead and auto assigns the lead to someone in our sales team depending on the company type and size. Competitor research - We follow our competitors, a few other companies like Slack and Microsoft Teams and Bots, AI and ML closely. The best way to do this is by following their Twitter handles. I setup a YellowAnt workflow which fetches the latest popular tweets of our competitors and other topics and puts them into a Slack channel at 6 pm everyday, where anyone in my team can favorite, retweet, reply etc. Calendar - YellowAnt pings me at 11 am everyday with a list of all the meetings I have for the day, making sure upcoming meetings are always in the back of my mind User queries and support - I integrated YellowAnt with Freshdesk, so that whenever any of you come to our website and submit a query to our customer support widget, YellowAnt automatically creates a ticket in our CRM system and alerts our team Give it a try and change the way you work and collaborate with your team members!