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Microsoft Outlook® is a popular email and calendaring solution, but it has its limitations. A Microsoft Outlook® add-on adds new features to Outlook® or modifies its existing functionality, streamlining tasks and saving users time.
It’s advantageous to use add-ons that lend extra functionality to a familiar environment like Outlook® rather than buy new software to replace Outlook®. Little training is required since users are already familiar with Outlook®. It is also easier for an IT department to provide users with support since they already have experience with Outlook®. Furthermore, add-ons are more likely to achieve effective user adoption since users are already comfortable with Outlook® and don’t have to get accustomed to a new program.
Add-ons, also known as add-ins, plug-ins, or extensions, are small pieces of software that add new features or functionality to a primary program. An add-on is essentially a program that runs within, and augments, another program. Add-ons can augment software with new or updated features that increase productivity. A third-party or the open-source community develops most add-ons, which are created individually for specific programs. Add-ons require limited memory and tend to have a highly specific function that enhances a certain area of a software program. They are installed separately but cannot run on their own.
You can add features to Microsoft Outlook® with an Outlook® add-on
As your company’s needs evolve and times change, you will require increasingly sophisticated software to assist you in completing everyday tasks. Rather than having to start from scratch again and invest in a completely new IT system, you can increase the capabilities of your current system with add-ons. An add-on complements the basic functionality offered by a software program.
There is little point in investing in new software with many features you don’t even need. An alternative is to mix and match different add-ons to ensure that you’re only getting the added features you require. Moreover, add-ons save you time because they allow you to continue working within the same system. You’re not obligated to learn how to use a new system or work in multiple programs to perform specific tasks.
You can for instance use an outlook® add-on to get an overview of multiple calendars as well as planning tools
Outlook® is an amazing tool, but it lacks certain features, particularly when it comes to team collaboration and meeting scheduling. There are many excellent add-ons available for Outlook®. If there’s a task you can’t perform in Outlook®, there’s a good chance an add-on exists that will get the job done.
Add-On Products offers a complete range of add-on solutions that integrate with Microsoft Outlook®, including meeting room booking software, a group calendar, web-based group calendar, and email signature software. Contact us for more information about our add-ons for Outlook®.