Freshservice Dev Team needs to work faster into integrating its product into the complete suite of Microsoft Office 365 products.
1.- Much needed integration with Microsoft Teams (Zendesk already did it)
2.- Integration with Microsoft Flow (Freshdesk has already been integrated)
3.- Integration with PowerBI or at least publish a SQL type data export or an API where we can pull reporting info.
4.- Freshservice has already made available a Office 365 Integration which syncs freshservice tasks to O365, however those tasks are added to O365 Calendar as events. The ideal solution would be to sync those freshservice tasks to O365 Tasks (NOT AS CALENDAR EVENTS).
I believe that Office 365 is becoming a standard for most companies and Freshservice has to work faster into integrating its solution, such as Zendesk is doing.
What I am stumped on is that this is already available for FreshDesk.I can go added the bot in teams right now. So why does it take so much longer to make it available in freshservice?
"In terms of the target release date, we are aiming to make the app public in the marketplace before June 2019."
It's June 3rd, 2019 and I don't see this available yet. Any updates?
Hi everybody, wanted to provide a quick update regarding MS Teams app for Freshservice. It is in development right now and is being targeted to roll out by early to mid July. The delay is due to certain unforeseen challenges, which the team is working on now.
Hi Matt, Freshdesk and Freshservice are different products, targeting different usage scenarios. Even though they are on the same platform, solving for the same use case in both the tools might differ. In this case, for the MS Teams integration, in addition to the agent notifications and quick actions that are available in Freshdesk, we are also solving for use cases around Team notifications, service request approval fulfillment and bots for context fetch to help collaborate and resolve issues faster in Freshservice.
I know we are looking at a month's delay here, but we have considered every detail involved and are working on the blockers to get the app out ASAP. Thanks for your continued patience on this one.
Thanks for the more detailed update Sudipta, that does give us some confidence that progress is being made. The reasons you provide do make sense as to why there is a delay due to the different needs of FreshService users.
Part of me feels that you have quite a dedicated set of users here who would be able to provide useful input into the development of the integration. Perhaps you should consider some form of Agile approach where you can release betas to opt-in users to ensure you deliver the right features in the right way to the people clamouring for them (myself included). Even screencasts showing the current state of the integration would allow us to give useful feedback to your dev team. A feature suggestion/voting platform would help ensure your dev teams focusses efforts where there is the biggest reward. Just saw you are doing this via the thread in the Roadmap.