Leave Management Bot is a chat software that assists in leave management. For those who are unaware of what leave management is, it is management surrounding the processes and policies that deal with employee time-off requests.
Though time-off requests are necessary and certainly unavoidable, a stack of time-off paperwork or emails titled “Request for Vacation Time” can quickly build up and become unmanageable. With Leave Management Bot, you can make them manageable.
Set up reminders as to when an employee will be taking their time off, receive alerts for pending leave requests, and even set up meeting alerts and birthday and anniversary reminders!
But what good is Leave Management Bot without a team to start accruing those time-off requests with? If you use Microsoft Teams, then you don’t have to go far to find one. You already belong to one! Because Microsoft Teams supports Leave Management Bot, you can fully integrate the software and start using it in conjunction with the Team software.
Why Choose a Bot?
Bots have become a powerful customer service and work management solution in the modern era. They offer automated services and can provide customers with instant answers with fewer errors. With a bot, you also don’t have to be concerned about an employee’s patience growing thin, as bots are technically programmed with unlimited stamina for a customer’s inquiries.
In the case of employee-end workflow, bots free up employees to focus on their work goals. They are not meant to replace employees, but rather assist them in daily activities. Leave Management Bot, therefore, is not replacing the administrator who is in charge of leave management, but rather helping them perform their job more efficiently by gathering information.
Integrating Leave Bot With Teams
Integration isn’t a big process. All it takes is a few simple steps.
Download the Leave Bot integration from the Microsoft app store.
- You must have an account with both Leave Management Bot and Microsoft Teams.
- From the Microsoft Teams application, go to Apps. You can find Apps on the bottom lefthand corner of the screen.
- Search and select the Leave Management Bot icon.
- Click Add.
That was easy!
Pros & Cons of Integration
With the Leave Management Bot integration added, you can do pretty much anything on Teams the standalone application can do, including:
- View how much leave time an employee has left
- Create leave reports from the chatbot
- View public holidays to better prepare for time-off requests
- Send information via the Internet
Though these features alone may entice you into downloading the app, there are some important factors to consider, the biggest ones being privacy and functionality. Leave Management Bot may occasionally share your personal information (names, addresses, etc.) with a third-party.
It cannot access the other contents of your mailbox. Most users who left reviews claimed that the integration did not function properly or that it was too basic of a leave management solution. Still, Leave Management Bot is holding steady at 3 out of 5 stars.
About Leave Bot and Techno Brain
Leave Management Bot is developed and owned by Techno Brain Group, located out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Techno Brain Group was the first company in the area to introduce a Microsoft Certification and became a Microsoft partner in 2000.
Leave Management Bot is one of a few of the company’s chatbots, as they place emphasis on creating efficient automated solutions to business workflow problems. Because of this, Leave Bot comes with 24/7 customer service assistance, a promise to increase team productivity, data insights, and data encryption.
You can request a demo of the application before committing to Leave Management Bot.
Among Techno Brain’s other chatbots are:
- Business Registration Bot: registers new businesses with ease.
- Book Slot Box: answers examination questions in a customer’s native language.
- Insurance Bot: can perform motor vehicle claims, policy status inquiries, and deals with general insurance issues.
- Bot Auditor: keeps track of businesses’ and individual’s finances, from incomes to expenses. It also generates financial analytic reports.
As of now, Leave Management Bot is the only available integration for Microsoft Teams.
Even during times of social distancing and telecommuting, employees will still need time off. Microsoft Teams already does a fantastic job of keeping remote workers connected. Adding Leave Bot to the mix will only bolster employee communication and allow you to manage your team more efficiently.