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Optimizing Communication in Education: AI-Powered Email Automation Makes the Grade
Last updated: June 02,
3 min read
Our client, a well-established educational institution, faced a substantial challenge. They received numerous emails daily to their shared office email account from diverse stakeholders such as parents, students, teachers, and administrative staff. The high volume of these emails led to critical communications needing to be noticed, impacting their efficiency and overall productivity. The burden of manual updates to spreadsheets and trackers further increased their workload. For an educational institution like Bright Future Academy, where timely responses and effective operations are critical, an intelligent, automated solution was the need of the hour.
We employed a potent mix of GPT3.5 AI (Artificial Intelligence), Microsoft Power Apps, Power Automate, and the Outlook API to address this challenge of creating an AI-powered Email Automation App. The app was linked to their shared email inbox, facilitating real-time email management. It allowed them to define email categories in simple language and assign actions to each category, such as setting 'auto-response' for student inquiries or 'creating a task' for administrative tasks.
Upon implementing our AI-powered solution, Bright Future Academy saw a transformative shift in its email management efficiency. Before our solution, team members spent an average of 2 hours daily on email management. This time was reduced by 70% after the resolution, saving each team member approximately 1.4 hours per day. With a 15-member team, this equated to a substantial 105 hours (about 4 and a half days) saved per week.
Missed emails were virtually eliminated, ensuring vital communications were always addressed. The automation also resulted in a 60% faster response time to inquiries, positively impacting the satisfaction of parents, students, and staff. Automation of data updates increased the accuracy of their spreadsheets and trackers by up to 40%, leading to more efficient and informed decision-making.
Our AI-powered email automation solution significantly enhanced Bright Future Academy's efficiency, responsiveness, and data accuracy, bolstering its operations in the critical educational sector.
5: An advanced AI model from OpenAI used to understand and categorize emails.
Microsoft Power Apps: A Microsoft suite tool used to develop the Email Automation App.
Microsoft Power Automate: Another Microsoft tool used for creating automated workflows.
Outlook API: Application Programming Interface of Microsoft Outlook used for accessing and managing the shared email inbox.
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