Introducing Outreach Meetings for Outlook

Posted March 1, 2018

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By Chelsey Feldman

Product Marketing at Outreach

We introduced Outreach Meetings last year with a vision to make your customer-facing teams more efficient and effective. We believe in a world no longer plagued with meeting no-shows or endless wasted hours playing battleship with your prospect’s calendar. Outreach Meetings is our solution to these universal problems, enabling your team to complete all their tasks, from calls to emails to managing calendars, in one place and spend less time on non-selling activities.

Today we’re excited to share that Outreach Meetings for Outlook is now available! With this release, customers using Office 365 and Exchange 2013 will have access to the same great feature set that's currently available for our Gmail users. 

With Meetings for Outlook, you can:

Easily Set Up and Customize Meeting Templates

Save time with pre-written calendar invite templates with information like conference call details, that your whole team can use. Outreach Meetings integrates with your calendar, letting you create reusable templates and personalize your invites with dynamic variables.

Schedule Meetings Quickly and Easily

Include public calendar links so your prospects can easily find a time that works for them or reschedule meetings without additional back and forth. You can even manage multiple schedules with the ability to book meetings on behalf of someone else, and reassign meeting owners without creating a new invitation.

Share availability from anywhere

Insert availability as bookable time blocks directly into your email so your prospects can book meetings with you instantly. You can suggest specific meeting times or share visibility into your whole calendar in just a few clicks, without ever leaving your inbox.

And of course, Outreach Meetings allows you to keep all of your records up to date with our seamless sync to Salesforce, even if the meeting changes.

Outreach customers who have adopted these features in Gmail have already seen amazing time savings and improved efficiency in their teams. For instance, on Jitterbit’s customer success team, where reps manage about 45 meetings per quarter, each rep is saving at least an hour per week since adopting Outreach Meetings’ Calendaring solution.

Outreach Meetings saves a lot of time that is otherwise spent on tasks like setting up meetings and pulling together invites. I would estimate that it saves us an hour or more a week per user. That's over a week of productivity per person we’re getting back over the course of a year!

This release is just a taste of what we have in store for you this year. Throughout the year, we’ll be rolling out:

  • Intelligent automation for perfectly-timed reminders and no-show follow up
  • Features enabling you to follow up on meetings in a timely and actionable way
  • An integrated note taking solution so you can run your meeting with fewer extra tools
  • Analytics and insights on: the meetings you’re booking, holding, and rescheduling; upcoming meetings; and which emails are most successful at helping you book meetings

With the best-in-class features we’re bringing to Outreach Meetings, we’re here to support you before, during, and after the most important part of your day. We’re bringing you an all-in-one solution specially designed to support everyone on your team — from sales reps to account executives to customer success managers, and beyond.

We’re excited to release this update to enable all of our users to transform the way they schedule and manage meetings. Outreach Meetings for Outlook will be automatically enabled for all customers. If you have any questions, contact your Customer Success Manager.


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