my customer is missing a shared address book (global space on PBX / familiar from his old PBX) to share QUICKLY and EASY contacts. And I agree his opinion!
Of course you can distribute a xml or connect a LDAP source. But this have three disadvantages:
- less contact fields
- delayed update on other phones
- contacts not editable
If you like to share a contact with your colleague, you can’t add the contact directly to your phone (GXP or DP) for immediatelly accessing for other users after saving. Perhaps you have already shutdown the PC to change or add the contact in your CRM or Outlook address book.
A user friendly phone book in my eyes is:
The phone collects the complete contact list from all three sources:
- local contacts (on phone)
- shared contacts (from PBX)
- additional XML or LDAP source
All contacts are merging and can view in source groups or as linear list (I like only to find the number independed of source).
Nice would be, if you can manage your shared contacts also with PBX web interface and GSAffinity.
And why it is’nt possible to change r/w LDAP source directly on phone??
Who also find this is a necessary feature?