January 19, 2016
Many might be familiar with Assistant.to, a free Gmail extension that allows users to book meetings simply with one email, with nothing else being required. For those who are not, it is important to highlight that this extension does not require any forms to be filled out, any sign ups or clunky interfaces, and no back and forth at all.
Assistant.to has now been acquired by Cirruspath, the makers of Cirrus Insight – an app that integrates Gmail and Outlook with Salesforce. Ryan Huff, CEO of Cirrus Insight, commented on this acquisition by saying:
“We are laser-focused on solving big problems for sales people. Assistant.to takes the hassle out of scheduling meetings for sales development reps, account executives, and customer success teams. It takes the problem of scheduling a call and makes it a one-step process.”
When using Assistant.to, the recipient of an email only needs to click on a time inside the email and the meeting is instantly scheduled. The service then keeps track of the organizer's availability, in order to prevent double-bookings, and it automatically detects and converts time zones. All calendar invites work with any calendar system, on any device.
On its turn, Cirrus Insight makes updating Salesforce as easy as email by bringing some of its key features into Gmail and Outlook inbox, being used by more than 100,000 salespeople. Cirrus Insight also includes email open tracking, link tracking, mail merge with Salesforce templates, as well as calendar sync.
With the acquisition of Assistant.to, Cirruspath can make Cirrus Insight even better, by adding Assistant.to's functionalities to its own roster of features. The company has plans to ramp up development of Assistant.to on two fronts: on mobile, the service's quick scheduling experience will be integrated into Cirrus Insight's iOS and Android mobile apps. On the web, users will be treated to Shared Calendars giving them calendar visibility and booking capabilities for colleagues, and Assistant.to will launch an Outlook web application.
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