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Manage, automate, and scale your processes on top of Google Sheets!
Listing updated:January 25, 2023
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Overview
Layer is an add-on that equips you with the tools to increase efficiency and data quality in your processes on top of Google Sheets!

Share parts of your Google Sheets, monitor, review and approve changes, and sync data from different sources – all within seconds.

Using Layer, you can:

- Share Parts Of Your Sheet: Define individual access and editing permissions for your Google Sheets down to the cell level, eliminating error-prone email-driven aggregation processes while protecting your data.

- Request and Collect Data: Save time by automating repetitive data aggregation tasks, set deadlines, and monitor progress. New inputs from the shared sheets will be synced with your master file. No need to chase people for input!

- Monitor and Approve Changes: Keep track of inputs and proposed changes by collaborators and manually accept or reject them, adding an extra layer of auditing before merging with the main spreadsheet and avoiding human error.

- Automate The Process: When you share data, Layer creates a connected file that only holds the data you share and then syncs changes in that sheet live with your master file. You can share as many connected files as you want with as many collaborators as you need while keeping full control over your master file!

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FEATURES

** Share & Collaborate **

Centralize your data collection and validation by setting up different granular sharing permissions for relevant stakeholders, giving you more control and trust in your data.

- Manage Data Access: Control the visibility of your data by defining individual access and editing permissions down to the cell level, eliminating error-prone email-driven aggregation processes while protecting your data.

- See Who Changed What: Easily monitor new edits with comprehensive records, giving you a quick overview of data updates and increasing transparency and accountability.

- Merge With Confidence: Keep track of inputs and proposed changes by collaborators and manually accept or reject them, adding an extra layer of auditing before merging with the main spreadsheet and avoiding human error.

** Automate & Schedule **

Eliminate repetitive work by scheduling recurring data consolidation and distribution tasks, giving you more time to focus on what matters—understanding your business and driving growth.

- Schedule and Forget: Save time by automating repetitive, labor-intensive data distribution and aggregation tasks, such as monthly reporting or rolling forecasts, ensuring data is received by stakeholders and updated when needed.

- Never Miss a Deadline: Define recurring due dates for your tasks and workflows, and Layer will notify and remind all your collaborators for you. No need to chase people for updates!

- Stay On Top of Submissions: Monitor progress and evaluate results by maintaining an overview of your shared files as well as the status of each individual task and collaborator, making it effortless to keep track of all the moving parts.

** Integrate & Sync **

Blend and sync all your scattered numbers and metrics in one place by connecting your spreadsheet to your tech stack, giving you a timely, holistic view of your data.

- Blend Data From Multiple Sources: Retrieve data from your favorite tools directly into your sheets and to make sense of your data. No more copying and pasting!

- Automate Data Pulling: Schedule data transfers and manage your live data in one place at all times, without the need to provide collaborators with access to the different tools.

- Double-Check Your Data: Improve and gain confidence in data quality with customized checks that compare pulled data with line items in your spreadsheet and highlight unexpected or noteworthy changes.

Layer offers multiple integrations to import your data into Google Sheets from tools, including HubSpot, Salesforce, BambooHR, Xero, Personio, Bob (HiBob), and QuickBooks.

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USE CASES

Layer helps all teams and individuals running processes on top of Google Sheets. It covers countless use cases over different functions, including:

- Finance: Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting, FP&A, Portfolio Reporting, Investor Reporting, Financial Analysis.
- Sales: Sales Compensation, Sales Performance, CRM Management, Sales Forecasting, Lead Tracking, Invoice Management, Payment Scheduling.
- Marketing: Campaign Management, Performance Tracking, Lead Scoring, KPI Tracking, Social Media Scheduling, Website Traffic and SEO Analytics Reporting.
- HR (Human Resources): - Payroll Reporting, Time Tracking, Headcount Planning, Candidate Screening, Employee Evaluation, Recruiting, Training, Attendance Tracking, Vacation Scheduling.
- Project Management: Planning, Project Reporting, Expense Tracking, OKR Tracking, Gathering Requirements, Procurement.

and more!

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Need help getting started?

Schedule a quick onboarding call, and we will guide you through the add-on installation process, as well as set up your first connections and integrations.

www.golayer.io/book-a-demo

For more information, visit golayer.io.
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