New Feature – Slack Integration

Slack is one of those companies doing everything right at the moment. Everything from their brand interactions to their release notes tells us that the company believes in doing things a little different.

So , when they announced that they were making it easier for third parties such as ourselves to integrate with their product, via one click button interaction we just had to add it to Deckchair.

So how does it work?

Under the new ‘integrations’ section you can find a button for Slack.

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Once you’ve successfully authenticated against your Slack, the next step is to simply update your team profiles to add your Slack usernames. Each user on the team will need to do this to receive a Slack message.

N.B Admin users won’t get sent a message as they already know a holiday is approved.

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Create a holiday request from a team user, and approve it from an admin user. That’s all there is to it. If you request holiday leave and it gets denied or approved, we’ll now instantly notify you instantly via direct message within Slack. Here’s what a request will look like once you’ve integrated:

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Pretty neat, huh? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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