GBS Outlook add-in is a custom solution developed by the Gunnebo Business Solutions team in partnership with Diceus.
The main purpose of the GBS add-in is to synchronize Outlook Tasks and Schedule between the users of Outlook profile and the GBS platform. It allows users to optimize time for workflows and ensures optimal comfortable distribution of tasks and events.
Gunnebo Outlook Add-in is supported by all versions of Outlook starting from 2013, Outlook 2016 for Mac, Outlook Web App for Office 365 and the outlook.com service.
Then we improved sync by adding fault tolerance: sync process uses hashes instead of IDs, and each hash could be rewritten and continued. Even if something goes wrong in the middle of the sync, we can return and restart the whole process – nothing will break.
The algorithmic complexity of syncronization is O(n), because we go linearly through two lists, one in Outlook and one in GBS.
There can be several solutions to this challenge. The more advanced one is not to use current status of tasks and events. We can track only their changes, as with version control. This works for events and tasks changes, but since we don’t have them, we use hashes instead of version history control.
Using the GBS Plugin
Install the GBS add-in the Outlook client, then sign in with your GBS account and Microsoft Outlook account:
Thanks to the GBS Outlook add-in, the end user can significantly optimize their workflow and business processes without complex settings and installing any additional programs. They can even enjoy creation of custom work schedules and easy and quick access the information from their e-mail client or within the GBS platform.