LABS GALLERY: Liaise Leverages Outlook for Project, Task Management

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 of 7

LABS GALLERY: Liaise Leverages Outlook for Project, Task Management

By Jim Rapoza

2 of 7

Text Scan

As a user types an e-mail message in a Liaise-enabled Outlook system, Liaise scans the text in the e-mail to detect the KeyPoint (whether the e-mail is intended to take action or handle an issue), who the participants are (the sender and the recipients), if there is a due date associated with the task, and the priority or importance of the task.

3 of 7

Automatic Categorization

Liaise attempts to automatically categorize data points for the e-mail (for example, the use of words like "urgent" increases the priority of the message), but users can also click on the individual Liaise data points to manually edit them.

4 of 7

Customization

Users of Liaise can carry out some very basic and limited customization and settings configuration for Liaise.

5 of 7

Basic Info

Basic information on Liaise is accessible from the Liaise manager window.

6 of 7

Status

The Liaise manager window also lets users view all of their Liaise tasks and issues, as well as their status. Users can change status here or in the e-mail itself. Also, a Liaise toolbar at the bottom of the screen offers information on highlighted e-mail messages.

7 of 7

Getting the Message

If a user sends a Liaise-enabled message to another Liaise user, both will be full participants in a task. If a user sends a Liaise-enabled message to a user who doesn't use Liaise, the latter user will receive a normal message with some Liaise artificats intact.

Top White Papers and Webcasts