Joan vs. envoy

Choose a smooth user experience for every corner of your office

Hybrid workplaces make employees more efficient, productive, and happier at work. However, implementing a flexible workplace requires careful planning and choosing the right solution for your business.


Joan is an all-in-one workplace management system that streamlines the processes of room management, desk booking, and visitor registration. It eliminates complexity and friction in the flexible workspace and enhances employees’ experience.


Envoy is a cloud-based solution that streamlines visitor management, desk booking, and room scheduling. The software specializes in creating a welcoming environment that fosters productivity.

Comparing Joan and Envoy

We have created a list of solutions and features that clearly demonstrate the advantages of each platform.

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Room booking

Simple room booking options that update in real-time.

Localized Interface

User interface is available in multiple local languages.



Custom branding

Customizable branding that promotes the company’s image.

Runs on any tablet

A scheduling platform that’s compatible with any tablet.

Reserve on spot

Reserve available rooms on-the-spot from the display or app.

Connect to calendars

Seamlessly synchronizes with in-house calendars.

Room amenities info

Configurable room information regarding room amenities: monitors, speakers, microphones, etc.

Abandoned meeting protection

A feature that marks a room as available for no-shows and “ghosted” meetings.

Advanced analytics

Analytics to show a room’s performance, usage, and other statistics.

Room finder

Select a type of room you need and see what is available.


Pricing per month starts

$5.99 / device

$18 / device

Proprietary device

Meeting room displays that show room availability and support on-the-spot reservations.

Battery powered

Battery-powered displays that don’t require a continuous power supply.

Single-charge battery life

Devices that last months to a year before needing to be recharged.

up to 12 months


Wireless mount

Mounted without cables and drilling, zero installation costs.


Sustainable, ultra-low-power e-paper room booking displays.


PoE dock / adapter

Optional POE doc for wired internet connection and a power source.

Desk booking

Frictionless desk booking that supports on-the-fly reservations.

Equipment / Asset reservation

Make any company asset reservable through the scheduling software.

Parking space reservation

Support for parking space reservations and other transportation amenities.

Predefined timeslots

Desks can be reserved only at times that the office admin specifies.


Abandoned desk reservation protection

The desk is automatically released if the user doesn’t check in.

Health screening

Optional health screening questionnaire for employees and visitors.

Custom amenities

Reserve a desk that has extra amenities.

Custom floor plan

Fully-customizable floor plans to support wayfinding and reservations.

Reservation reminders

Reliable reminders regarding upcoming reservations.

Export analytics data

Ability to export data regarding scheduling and usage analytics.

Reservation rules for individuals, teams, and departments

Configurable rules, groupings, and parameters for each desk.

Check peers presence

Overview of who will be in the office during the work week.

Easy map booking

Desk booking is available via the customizable in-app floor plan.

In-app analytics

Usage and booking analytics for the solution’s app.

Digital wayfinding

In-app wayfinding that shows rooms, desks, and additional information.

Active Directory

Single sign-on and multi-factor authentication for secure, simplified access to applications and systems.

Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin

Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, Google Workspaces

Pricing per month starts

$2.49 / user

$3 / desk

Visitor management

Capacity for visitor check-in and check-out.

Arrival notifications

Automatically sends notifications to specific individuals when guests arrive.

Guest pre-registration

Guests can pre-register online before even arriving at the office.

Guest register upon arrival

Guests can register easily upon arrival from their mobile devices.

Contact tracing

Can collect analytics that supports contact tracing within the office.

Health screening

Optional health screening questionnaire for employees and visitors.

QR code check-in

A contactless visitor check-in experience via a QR code.

Works without check-in device

Works without a designated device for visitor check-in.

Custom document prompts

Set up different documents that a visitor needs to read and sign before entering the site.

Office visit types

Guests can select from a customizable list of “visit types” to document their intent.


Office visit types

Guests can select from a customizable list of “visit types” to document their intent.

Office visit types

Guests can select from a customizable list of “visit types” to document their intent.


Pricing per month starts


Freemium $99 / location

3rd party integrations

Support for third-party integrations to further customize the booking experience.



Single sign-on

Single-sign-on authentication to enhance security.


Developers can develop third-party apps to extend the solution’s capabilities.

Mobile app

A native mobile app that supports office scheduling and wayfinding.

Joan: One place for all your workplace reservation needs

Joan offers comprehensive scheduling solutions as well as state-of-the-art displays that enhance the overall workplace experience for employees and visitors alike, giving it a competitive edge over Envoy.

  • We wanted to make a platform where everybody could come in and see if there’s a room open that they can schedule and work out of.
  • I can just press ‘Occupied’ and Google Calendar gets synced and everybody’s happy because then you know, okay, this space is occupied.
  • Deploying Joan Desk Booking App allowed us to optimize our office space and gather statistics. We love how easy it is to add floors and buildings.
  • Without Joan, we would need to employ someone to manage meeting rooms and help with wayfinding.
  • Joan Desk Booking solution doesn’t even have a learning curve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best alternative to Envoy workplace platform?

Joan is a good alternative to Envoy for several reasons. Joan produces proprietary room schedulers which consume very little power. They can be easily mounted on any surface without drilling, wiring, or additional installation costs.

Joan simplifies the process of booking company assets such as desks, parking spaces, and equipment, making it hassle-free for employees. They can book what they need from their computers or the mobile app, ensuring an efficient day at work.

With Joan visitors’ registration is completely digital and hassle-free.

Joan is an all-in-one workplace management system that integrates into every office environment without changing the way the company works.

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