Schedule meetings with ease with FindTime, Outlook’s new add-in for Office 365 users.

How much of your day is spent simply coordinating meeting times that work for you and associates, both inside your company as well as externally? This process of sending multiple emails back and forth between a group of individuals is incredibly inefficient and wasteful. Think about the other things that you could be doing that would be so much more productive.

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Well, thanks to FindTime from Microsoft, there is finally an answer to the age old problem of finding a suitable meeting time for a large group of associates.

What is FindTime?

FindTime is an Outlook add-in that interfaces directly with Office 365 to find what days and times work best for you and other meeting attendees, based on free/busy data from everyone’s calendars.

Once selected times have been found, all attendees are able to vote and quickly come to a consensus on an optimal meeting time.

After a a gathering is scheduled, FindTime sends out an invite to every attendee and the process is complete, without all the hassle and email exchanges.

Why use this tool?

It may seem obvious, but below are several reasons why companies are beginning to use it within their organizations:

Saves Time

By using a voting system, FindTime cuts down on the significant number of emails that typically shoot back and forth when scheduling a meeting.

Platform Agnostic

While meeting organizers are required to be on Office 365, anyone can receive an invite, regardless of email provider.

No software to install

With FindTime, there is no software to install. Your colleagues and friends only need an email address and an internet connection to be able to receive an invite.

How can I begin using FindTime?

Getting started with FindTime is incredibly easy. Simply install it in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, or Outlook Web Access (OWA). Once installed, you’ll be able to organize meetings and invite anyone with an email address, even if they’re not on Office 365.

Say hello to FindTime today!

If you’re thinking that it would be great to easily find meeting times without the constant emails pinging associates, it’s time to give FindTime a try. If you’re already on Office 365, you’re missing out if you’re not taking advantage of this versatile tool.

To learn more about FindTime, as well as other Microsoft tools that are meant to boost productivity in the workplace, feel free to reach out to us.

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