What is the Calendar Sync and how to use it
The calendar sync is a way to pull across information from within the breathe absence calendar to an external calendar.
You can manage calendar subscriptions under Configure > Settings > Calendar Subscriptions
There are two ways you can use the breathe calendar sync:
If you elect to manage your calendar subscriptions centrally, it is NOT necessary to have the internal calendar switched on and therefore means the HR user is in control of the calendar, this is generally used to import all holiday for the entire company into one main calendar or into a departmental calendar.
Allowing employees to manage their own calendars
However, if you want to enable employees to sync their own calendars with breathe, you will need to ensure that the calendar is switched on within your breathe account. This is because the URL for syncing such calendars can only be accessed by employees from the calendar view itself.
To switch on the internal calendar, go to Configure > Settings > Change what employees can see and do > tick 'calendar':
Calendar Syncing with Outlook
Once the URL has been generated and copied open Outlook 365
right click by 'my calendars'
select open calendar
paste the URL into the internet calendar box
Calendar Syncing with Google Calendar
Once the calendar URL is generated and copied open your google calendar
Select add by URL
Paste in the URL
If this doesn't work the first time try again as there could be a problem with the google sync. Just to note, the sync can take up to 24 hours.
Calendar Syncing with iCal
Once the calendar URL is generated and copied open your iCal.
Go to your iPhone settings > calendars > click Accounts > Add Account > click other > Add Subscribed Calendar > paste link in to Server > click Next and it will automatically save!