10 Mar 2021

Introducing integration with Microsoft Active Directory for easier user management

Starting last week, we rolled out a completely new integration with Microsoft Active Directory. It has been a highly requested feature for larger businesses and we’re happy that it’s live. With the integration, you’re able to automatically provision users and assign their roles. 

Let’s explore the benefits and features of this newly added integration. 

Why Active Directory? The answer to the ongoing problem of onboarding new tech

New SaaS products are being released daily. We tried to fit them on a map but it’d take us at least a month. Instead, let’s just take a look at the most popular startups for workplace collaboration in 2020. 

workplace collaboration startups

Source: @merci 

And this list doesn’t even include all the products that aren’t in a startup phase anymore. Let’s take Microsoft, for example. Their Office 365 product alone offers 16 different tools for collaboration and building projects. While the choice and abundance might seem great at first, the reality is there’s a learning curve and time needed to onboard all employees. 

In large companies, this means hours wasted on onboarding hundreds of people to new tools and apps.   

A customer-centric solution – onboard users in a few clicks

We, at Joan, are aware of the challenges the new technology brings. Thus, we don’t want to be just another solution that needs hours to get onboarded. Instead, we focused on bringing clarity and simplicity to any workplace. As always, we based our solution on customer interviews, taking into account their wishes for our product. 

We are proud to introduce the option of adding new users at scale to our Joan Desk Booking solution. 

Add new users at scale

As mentioned above, user management for any solution, including  Joan Desk Booking app and Joan mobile app can be challenging when it comes to larger businesses. Manually adding hundreds of users and updating their roles can be a daunting, time-consuming process. 

With the new integration in place, users can be updated in just a few clicks. What we’ve seen with our clients lately, is that they manage and store information about their users centrally – in the Active Directory. The same directory can now be synced in Joan Desk Booking app for automatic provisioning of users. 

How to integrate Active Directory with Joan Desk Booking app

This integration is already available for every Joan user. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to implement it.

In case you need additional help or have any questions, make sure to reach out to our support team at support@getjoan.com