Automate it! - Recipes to upskill your business

Put your life on autopilot and make your business processes efficient with the magic and power of Python!
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Automate it! - Recipes to upskill your business

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Put your life on autopilot and make your business processes efficient with the magic and power of Python!
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Book Details

ISBN 139781786460516
Paperback392 pages

Book Description

This book gives you a great selection of recipes to automate your business processes with Python, and provides a platform for you to understand how Python is useful to make time consuming and repetitive business tasks more efficient. Python is a mature high level language, has object-oriented programming features, powers various apps, has a huge set of modules, and great community support. Python is extremely easy to use, can help you get complex tasks done efficiently and is an apt choice for our needs.

With a classic problem-solution based approach and real-world examples, you will delve into things that automate your business processes. You will begin by learning about the Python modules to work with Web, Worksheets, Presentations and PDFs. You’ll leverage Python recipes to automate processes in HR, Finance and making them efficient and reliable. For instance, company payroll — an integral process in HR will be automated with Python recipes.

A few chapters of this book will also help you gain knowledge on working with bots and computer vision. You will learn how to build bots for automating business use cases by integrating artificial intelligence. You’ll also understand how Python is helpful in face detection and building a scanner of your own. You will see how to effectively and easily use Python code to manage SMS and voice notifications, opening a world of possibilities using cloud telephony to solve your business needs. Moving forward, you will learn to work with APIs, Webhooks and Emails to automate Marketing and Customer Support processes. Finally, using the various Python libraries, this book will arm you with knowledge to customize data solutions and generate reports to meet your business needs.

This book will help you up-skill and make your business processes efficient with the various Python recipes covered in this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Working with the Web
Introduction
Making HTTP requests
A brief look at web scraping
Parsing and extracting web content
Downloading content from the Web
Working with third-party REST APIs
Asynchronous HTTP server in Python
Web automation with selenium bindings
Automating lead generation with web scraping
Chapter 2: Working with CSV and Excel Worksheets
Introduction
Reading CSV files with reader objects
Writing data into CSV files
Developing your own CSV dialects
Managing employee information in an automated way
Reading Excel sheets
Writing data into worksheets
Formatting Excel cells
Playing with Excel formulae
Building charts within Excel sheets
Automating the comparison of company financials
Chapter 3: Getting Creative with PDF Files and Documents
Introduction
Extracting data from PDF files
Creating and copying PDF documents
Manipulating PDFs (adding header/footer, merge, split, delete)
Automating generation of payslips for finance department
Reading Word documents
Writing data into Word documents (adding headings, images, tables)
Generating personalized new hire orientation for HR team in an automated way
Chapter 4: Playing with SMS and Voice Notifications
Introduction
Registering with a cloud telephony provider
Sending text messages
Receiving SMS messages
SMS workflows for Domino's
Sending voice messages
Receiving voice calls
Building your own customer service software
Chapter 5: Fun with E-mails
Introduction
Sending e-mail messages
E-mail encryption
Beautifying e-mail messages with MIME
E-mail messages with attachments
Connecting to your inbox
Fetching and reading e-mail messages
Marking e-mail messages
Clearing up e-mail messages from your inbox
Automating customer support flows with with e-mail responses
Chapter 6: Presentations and More
Introduction
Reading PowerPoint presentations
Creating and updating presentations, and adding slides
Playing with layouts, placeholders, and textboxes
Working with different shapes and adding tables
Visual treat with pictures and charts
Automating weekly sales reports
Chapter 7: Power of APIs
Introduction
Designing your own REST APIs
Automating social media marketing with Twitter APIs
An introduction to Webhooks
Implementing Webhooks
Automating lead management with Webhooks
Chapter 8: Talking to Bots
Introduction
Building a moody Telegram bot
Different types of bots
A smart bot with artificial intelligence
Automating business processes with bots
Chapter 9: Imagining Images
Introduction
Converting images
Resizing, cropping, and generating thumbnails
Copy-pasting and watermarking images
Image differences and comparison
Face detection
Imaging as a business process
Chapter 10: Data Analysis and Visualizations
Introduction
Reading, selecting, and interpreting data with visualizations
Generating insights using data filtering and aggregation
Automating social media analysis for businesses
Chapter 11: Time in the Zone
Introduction
Working with time, date, and calendar
Comparing and combining the date and time objects, and date arithmetic
Formatting and parsing dates
Dealing with time zone calculations
Automating invoicing based on user time zone

What You Will Learn

  • Implement file deduplication and how to parse HTML content in Python.
  • Study an example application that will enable you to work with spreadsheets
  • Get acquainted with the Python modules used to work with e-mails
  • Manipulate images using Pillow and schedule tasks with respect to time zones
  • Use XML or JSON as a message format across distributed systems
  • Develop a Python application with logging and see an example of debugging
  • Integrate Python with Mongo and Redis databases
  • Generate reports using Pandas

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Working with the Web
Introduction
Making HTTP requests
A brief look at web scraping
Parsing and extracting web content
Downloading content from the Web
Working with third-party REST APIs
Asynchronous HTTP server in Python
Web automation with selenium bindings
Automating lead generation with web scraping
Chapter 2: Working with CSV and Excel Worksheets
Introduction
Reading CSV files with reader objects
Writing data into CSV files
Developing your own CSV dialects
Managing employee information in an automated way
Reading Excel sheets
Writing data into worksheets
Formatting Excel cells
Playing with Excel formulae
Building charts within Excel sheets
Automating the comparison of company financials
Chapter 3: Getting Creative with PDF Files and Documents
Introduction
Extracting data from PDF files
Creating and copying PDF documents
Manipulating PDFs (adding header/footer, merge, split, delete)
Automating generation of payslips for finance department
Reading Word documents
Writing data into Word documents (adding headings, images, tables)
Generating personalized new hire orientation for HR team in an automated way
Chapter 4: Playing with SMS and Voice Notifications
Introduction
Registering with a cloud telephony provider
Sending text messages
Receiving SMS messages
SMS workflows for Domino's
Sending voice messages
Receiving voice calls
Building your own customer service software
Chapter 5: Fun with E-mails
Introduction
Sending e-mail messages
E-mail encryption
Beautifying e-mail messages with MIME
E-mail messages with attachments
Connecting to your inbox
Fetching and reading e-mail messages
Marking e-mail messages
Clearing up e-mail messages from your inbox
Automating customer support flows with with e-mail responses
Chapter 6: Presentations and More
Introduction
Reading PowerPoint presentations
Creating and updating presentations, and adding slides
Playing with layouts, placeholders, and textboxes
Working with different shapes and adding tables
Visual treat with pictures and charts
Automating weekly sales reports
Chapter 7: Power of APIs
Introduction
Designing your own REST APIs
Automating social media marketing with Twitter APIs
An introduction to Webhooks
Implementing Webhooks
Automating lead management with Webhooks
Chapter 8: Talking to Bots
Introduction
Building a moody Telegram bot
Different types of bots
A smart bot with artificial intelligence
Automating business processes with bots
Chapter 9: Imagining Images
Introduction
Converting images
Resizing, cropping, and generating thumbnails
Copy-pasting and watermarking images
Image differences and comparison
Face detection
Imaging as a business process
Chapter 10: Data Analysis and Visualizations
Introduction
Reading, selecting, and interpreting data with visualizations
Generating insights using data filtering and aggregation
Automating social media analysis for businesses
Chapter 11: Time in the Zone
Introduction
Working with time, date, and calendar
Comparing and combining the date and time objects, and date arithmetic
Formatting and parsing dates
Dealing with time zone calculations
Automating invoicing based on user time zone

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Paperback392 pages
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