Workplace services

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Supported Plans

  • Basic
  • Pro
  • Premier

With meeting services, you can add support requests for things like catering, facilities, and A\V + tech using the Robin dashboard. More versions of this feature will be available soon.

 

Heads up

For the ideal experience, we recommended using the latest version of the event composer. If you prefer the legacy composer, not much will change -- service requests will continue to be added to events as an invitee and will appear in the body of the email.  

 

Configuring workplace services

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Robin Administrators can enable meeting services by navigating to Manage in the top ribbon >Workplace Services in the left panel.
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There are 4 different types of meeting services:
  • A/V & Tech = Equipment & Audio/Visual
  • Catering = Food & drink 
  • Facilities = Building management & maintenance
  • Office Admin 

Admins can customize the available service options for their organization, campus, location, level, and/or space based on permissions. This allows admins to identify which spaces support which type of services, and/or which users have permission to request services.

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Select configure next to the service you'd like to add.  

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This opens a modal where you can:
  • Customize the available service options to correlate with specific locations (campus, building level, space).

  • Add the corresponding email address for the type of service. This routes the request to the person or team providing the service. (Only 1 email can be entered. Group emails are supported)

  • Add custom instructions. For example, you may want to add "Contactxxx@domain.com for any requests less than 24 hours in advance." as catering instructions.  

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Select save. To add multiple service addresses for a particular type of service based on location, simply select "Add another".  

Manage who can request workplace services

By default, all members have permission to add workplace services to their event. Admins can edit these permissions to manage which users can add meeting services to their events with custom roles & permissions. Learn more about configuring custom permissions here

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How it works

Adding a service request to your event

If you have permission and the space supports services, you can add event services using the Robin dashboard.  More versions of this feature will be coming soon. 

 

Pro Tips: 

  • Not all spaces are configured the same. If you're not seeing the service you need, try another space or reach out to an admin for assistance. 
  • Workplace services are not supported on events marked "All day". If you need to create an event that spans over the course of the day,  select the specific hours of the event, like 9am to 6pm, to access a service. 
  • To add a service to a recurring event, first create the recurring event and then you can go back to any individual event within the series to add a service request.
  • Workplace services are not supported on events with more than one space attached.
  • If you're reserving a "Request only" space that also requires a service request, be sure to add the service request in the initial meeting approval submission. This is important because once the meeting is approved, you won't be able to edit or add workplace services, like catering, to your event. 
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Create an event 
Using the Robin dashboard, search for a space and select the room and time that works best for your event. Or use the "Create event" button in the top left corner. This will open the event composer where you can add your event details. 

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Once a room is selected,  a service request box will populate in the bottom right corner. Click in the box to view the available service(s) for that space; catering, A/V + tech, facilities, or office admin. Note, selecting a space is required before you can add a workplace service. 
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When adding meeting services to your event there a few things to keep in mind:

  • Not all spaces will have the same services. If you're not seeing the service you need, try another space or reach out to an admin for assistance. 
  • You can add more than one service type to your event, e.g. catering & facilities.
  • If an event requires multiple touch points from one service, bundle the requests into one.
    • For example, morning beverage service and catering at lunch, or set up and break down services from facilities. 
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After selecting the service, enter a description to include directions & desired time. For example, you can create an hour long meeting from 4-5pm and request that facilities set up the room at 3:30pm. Or create a day-long event and request lunch at 12:30pm.
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Click Save and fill in any remaining event details > select "Book now". 

 

What to expect as the organizer of the event

  1. Robin sends the service request to the service email address configured for the event location and service type, which will include; meeting organizer, location, requested service, requested time and date of service. Information regarding the agenda of the event and attendees are not included in the service request.  
  2. The invitees or attendees will not see the service request details in the event invitation. 
  3. As the organizer of the event you can review your meeting service request on the event details page. Captured in the image below.

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The image above is from the event organizers view point.

 "Need to edit your event?"

If you've booked the event as yourself (user calendar account connected + "Allow personal booking" is enabled for your office), then you're able to make edits to the event, including the meeting services. 

    • If you need to change the room, first delete the meeting service request and then choose a different space.  Note: you will not be able to make edits to the event, like changing the room, if you've reserved a "request only" space.
    • If any edits are made to the event the invitees/attendees will receive a notification regarding the change.
    • If any edits are made to the logistics of the event, like the time, then the service provider (e.g. A/V+ tech team) will be notified via email.   

 

 

What to expect as the service provider

  • The service provider will receive an email notification that will include the following details; meeting organizer (with a contact link), location, requested service, requested time and date of service.
  • If the event organizer makes any edits to the logistics of the event, the service provider will be notified via email.

 Email notification will look something like this:

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Reviewing events with meeting services

If you're an admin power scheduler or manage catering for the office, you can view any upcoming events that include a service request from the Schedule view page

Navigate to your office schedule view tab and select Workplace services requested from the "highlight events" filter. This will highlight any upcoming event with a service request. Click on the event to view the details. 

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