It would be extremely helpful to have Wrike sync with our Outlook Calendars.
Since Wrike is a planning tool, if it could acknowledge an existing calendar (and availability) to help schedule tasks this would be beneficial. For example, if an Outlook sync existed and I needed to schedule tasks for my teams, but they have a training already scheduled (marked as busy) for 4 hours on a Tuesday, it would show that time in Wrike as unavailable also, and so it would not consider that time in task assignment.
Most of our task assignments do not take a full day (8 hours). I know that is how Wrike is currently focused, which is makes the system very challenging to use at times. This is also a challenge in scheduling work since not all of our employees work 8 hour days.
You are 100% right. it is very difficult (not make sense) to work with 2 separate calenders and Inefficient as well.
Avoids redundant maintenance of two calendars: the one in Outlook (or another calendar solution) and in Wrike
We would benefit from this capability. It would reduce redundant work updating both calendars and increase reliability when planning work and meetings, etc.
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It would be great if everything could be planned in Wrike, but there are two major limitations. First, the rest of the company and partners use Outlook to schedule events, meetings, training, time off, etc. Second, Wrike tasks do not allow beginning and end date so they can be arranged in a calendar. Other applications have solved the problem sending calendar invitations and updates to Outlook every time a task changes with a link to the task so the user can jump directly to it. Could we have something like that in Wrike?
Hi guys, just wanted to jump in here to say that I don't have any updates to share at the moment, but I'll let you know if/when I have news. Thanks!
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Any updates on this idea already? It would be perfect for our organisation to link the Outlook Calendar with Wrike and vice versa. Sometimes our employees need to get out in the field or they need to go to one of our clients. For now Wrike doesn't not when that is, that way the scheduling in Wrike is not always accurate.
Thanks in advance!
this would help a lot indeed as not all employees are (and need to be) on wrike
any updates yet?
Hey everyone, thank you for all of your feedback here. There is currently another thread on the Community about a possible Outlook Calendar integration. The Product team has given this thread the status of "Backburner", which means that they are interested in this idea, but it is not currently on the short term roadmap. I'd recommend going to the thread through this link and adding an upvote or comment there, so that you'll be notified of any future updates.
Hope this helped! If you have any questions let me know 😊