With a Microsoft Teams (a leading communication service used by millions of companies all around the world) integration configured and connected to your workspace, LobbyFox will default to delivering notifications on the chosen platform to hosts that receive a visitor.
What's even cooler: we provide hosts three different "canned responses" right inside of Teams that they can use to instantly text their visitor's things like "Be right there!" or "Give me 5 minutes." If those don't work, send your visitor a custom text message, right inside Teams! Further, Teams is treated just like any other communication delivery method, meaning custom notifications can be set up with any event trigger, just like LobbyFox users can already configure with texts and emails.
With our October update comes the introduction to the "Integrations" page inside of the LobbyFox Admin Dashboard. Connecting LobbyFox to a Microsoft Teams workspace requires a Microsoft 365 Business Basic or higher account, as well as Teams administrator access.
Once you are ready to set up the integration, there are a few steps to follow:
Step 1: Download the app package from the LobbyFox integrations page.
Step 2: Upload app package into the Teams Directory. This requires Teams admin-level permissions.
In the Teams admin center, go to “Teams apps” and then to “Manage apps.”
Click “Upload new app” button.
Select the app zip file downloaded in step 1.
Ensure that Teams app permission policies are set to allow 3rd party apps.
If a Hosts email address matches the email address in their Teams account, the user will be notified on Teams when a visitor checks in to see them (if Teams notifications are not disabled for that particular visitor type).
If the Teams integration is installed at a LF location, toggles will conditionally render that allow Teams notifications to be turned on or off for each visitor type:
Additionally, if the Teams integration is installed, a toggle will conditionally render inside the custom notification builder that allows Teams to be used as another notification delivery method.
When you are notified on Teams that a visitor has arrived to see you, the notification can look something like this:
Teams notifications come with a few canned responses, buttons that you can click at the bottom of the notification that will text your visitor things like "Be right there!" (Or a custom message).
We want you to get the most from your LobbyFox system, and the many features that we offer. We are more than happy to bring you back to the basics, explain new updates, and introduce your new employees to our product. Book a meeting below or give us a call.
We hope you and your visitors enjoy these new features as much as we enjoyed building them. With a rapidly expanding team, you can rest assured that we will continue to deliver the best possible visitor management platform to our customers!