Product Update - October 2023

Related products: Calendly (Product)

We’re stoked to have another month under our belts here in the Calendly Community, and with another month comes another Product Update. 

If you’re new here… Welcome! 🎊 Our Product Update is a monthly crier where we update you on some of what we’ve been up to here at Calendly. With Spooky Season coming to a close, let’s talk about some scary cool things that happened this month 🎃


AI is Coming Soon… 

AI is changing the productivity game, and we’d like to invite you to join our waitlist and become one of the first to know when AI comes to Calendly.

Our vision for AI and Calendly will allow us to go beyond correlating activity with success, and to focus on the quality of productivity. The goal is for AI not to replace, but to enable and enhance human relationships. 

For more information on how AI is transforming what we think about productivity, feel free to check out this Blog post


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We're Stoked to announce that we are now an official partner with Gong Engage! With the Gong browser integration, you add the power of Calendly to your sales platform. 

By enabling this integration from your browser extension, a Calendly button is added to Gong’s email compose window. Instead of navigating across applications, you can easily access your events and share your availability while writing an email!

NOTE: You need to have access to Gong Engage and a Calendly browser extension downloaded to enable this integration. For more information about Gong Engage, click here.


Forrester study: Calendly provided a 318% ROI

We commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study evaluating the costs and benefits of Calendly. 

The report paints a picture of the kind of financial impact a company can expect to see with Calendly— namely, an ROI of 318%. To read more and download the study, feel free to check out this Blog post


Notable Quotable:

"Prior to using Calendly, employees in customer-facing and recruiting departments spent considerable amounts of time scheduling external meetings. This limited their ability to focus on customer interactions and other strategic work. … Back-and-forth scheduling emails made for poor customer and employee experiences.

After the investment in Calendly, the interviewees’ organizations observed improved productivity and better customer and employee experiences. Key results from the investment included an increased customer renewal rate, shorter recruiting cycle, and increased external meeting booking efficiency."

– The Total Economic Impact™ Of Calendly: Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Calendly


We’re so excited for all of this and more to come 👀. Let us know— what would you like to see from us next? 


TL;DR? - More like “PL;DR” (Perfect Length; Definitely Read) - lmao. Great article, Sam!