OnTime Group Calendar has always been focused around providing the best possible overview of availability and schedules for the users.
Whereas this provides significant value for our users, it has also been a vision of ours to provide a group calendar that would allow users to do skill based searching, overviews and scheduling. With the introduction of Connections, this vision is truly materialising.
Communities in Connections is a defined place for a group of like-minded people to work together on a defined topic.
If you need help in order to answer a question or work on a task in a specific area, it makes sense to look for help from people with whom you share interests or who are part of a community that focuses on your particular or associated topic. To us at OnTime® it therefore makes perfect sense to add additional functionality to the community’s capability to identify like-minded colleagues who could be available to help.
Working from this idea, we have developed two additional OnTime® capabilities for communities. Both OnTime®capabilities share the functionality that members of the community are automatically added to them when joining the community and removed when leaving.
As communities in Connections can have a large number of members, both OnTime® capabilities allow for searching for specific names and filter by who the OnTime® user is connected to or in a network with.
In addition to delivering directory-style information for each user in the organisation, the Connections profiles capability provides valuable information about the skillset of each employee. Levering this information allows organisations to find expertise in much more effective ways than previously possible. The OnTime® for Connections profiles widget adds the awareness of availability and schedule to the profile’s capability.
The OnTime® for Connections Profiles enriches each employee’s Profile in Connections with a view of their personal calendar. Anyone within the organisation, who has been granted access to see details of this employee’s schedule, can now immediately get a clear picture of the user’s availability by day.
This is a complimentary license that is available to all organisations with an OnTime® Group Calendar license with current maintenance.
When on Connections’ communities with OnTime®, you will always be able to get a quick overview of your colleagues’ daily schedules.
The quick view sidebar in the right side of your screen shows the daily appointments and events of the members of the community as well as meeting details. You can easily switch between days which allows you to find an available meeting time with your community within seconds.
Additionally, you can filter the View focusing on the entire community, your network within the community or your “I’m Following”.
With the OnTime Group Calendar, it is always our ambition to provide our users with the best possible overview in a visually appealing style. Therefore, there is obviously also a full-blown OnTime Calendar for your Connections communities. As you would probably expect, the calendar widget allows you to zoom in on a day by clicking the date and to schedule appointments, all day events, and meetings that will be synchronised with your personal calendar in Domino.
Please remember that your community administrator only has to decide to include the calendar in the community – the everyday maintenance in which users are included happens automatically as users join and leave the community.