StratNavApp.com provides tools to help you plan and execute the many meetings required by most strategy development and execution programmes. But you probably run your own schedule using a calendar programme like Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar (or a Google Suites calendar) or any of a number of other applications.
StratNavApp.com can help you stay in sync.
The first step is to select the type of calendar integration that is right for you. You can do this on the Account Settings page.
StratNavApp.com offers 4 types of integrations:
- Google Calendar (API)
- Google Calendar (URL)
- Microsoft Outlook
For all calendar integrations, you will find a button at the bottom of the Meeting page for each meeting which looks like this: . Clicking on that button will add the Meeting from StratNavApp.com into your external calendar application. For the two Google Calendar integrations, this will happen within your browser. For the Microsoft Outlook and iCal integrations, it will download a small file to your computer; simply click on the file once it is downloaded to open it in your calendar application.
Whenever StratNavApp.com adds a meeting to your external calendar program, it will include a link so that you can navigate from your external calendar program back to the appropriate project and meeting in StratNavApp.com with a single mouse click.
In addition, the Google Calendar (API) integration can read your Google Calendar or Google Suite Calendar and give you the option to copy meetings from there to StratNavApp.com. When it is activated, each time you visit your Project Calendar or Personal Calendar page, StratNavApp.com will check your Google Calendar for any new meetings and give you the option to
- Copy and link them to StratNavApp.com as a new meeting,
- Ignore them, or
- Link them to an existing meeting in StratNavApp.com.
The first time it does so, Google will ask you if you are happy to allow StratNavApp.com to read from and write to your calendar. The Google Calendar (API) integration will look at all future meetings, as well as meetings up to one week in the past.
For meetings created in your StratNavApp.com calendar using the Google Calendar (API) integration, you will find an icon at the bottom of the meeting page which will navigate you directly to that meeting in your Google Calendar. It looks like this: