Your wishlist needed: Vacation management, out of office and auto responder integrations

  • 27 October 2022
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What happens when you go on vacation but all your collaboration tools keep running and expect input from you? How do you escape from the stress of notification floods? We feel that there’s a lot to do in terms of integrating productivity applications to shut them down or silence them when we decide that we need to rest. And it’s not just about the notifications, but about having simple processes that can deflect work to a colleague or warn customers that you can’t answer in time, just this one time.

Which productivity apps would you like to put behind an Out of Office assistant? Task managers like Asana, trello, or Marketing and sales platforms like HubSpot or Salesforce? We’re actively collecting feedback to understand this pain point better and help the Zapier community.

About me

Hi there! I’m the product owner for Out of Office Assistant for Jira cloud. It’s a plugin that allows to A) automatically reassign work away from users who are out of the office to colleagues who are on duty and B) warn customers and colleagues that you are or are going to be on leave.

We have just published two actions in Zapier so that these rules can be activated when users block time off in their calendars (Google Calendar, Outlook) or when they have time off requests approved in their HR systems (for example Personio, BambooHR, Factorial). But we’d like to help many more Zapier users!

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