Cockpit & Playbooks
Share your questions and best practices on Cockpit, CTAs, and Playbooks for Gainsight CS here.
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Hello!In re-envisioning a process that our CSMs currently, I came across the article “Create CTA Forms Using Linked Objects”. Reading it….this would answer a lot of our questions, and address some issues. However, while I figured out how to create the new Custom Object in SF - I can’t seem to figure out how to get GS to see it as an option to Link my CTA Type to. Is there another document/guide that I’m missing to fully see this setup? Thank you all!
Hi Team, Cutomer has set mandatory fields upon close under the CTA Type. The issue we are seeing is if the CTA is created manually and the status is put into Closed during the creation process it doesn't generate the error message that these fields are required. Thanks,Abhishek
Hello GS Admins,Anyone have any luck/success with automating Calendly (or similar booking software) appointments to create CTAs or log to Timeline in Gainsight? Goal is to surface this info somewhere in Gainsight. BlackLine’s Accounting and Finance conference Beyond the Black is coming up in Mid-November and the team is leveraging Calendly — without admin consultation — to book potentially 500+ appointments with CSMs/AMs over the 3 day conference. Any suggestions welcomed on how to get data online using basically email addresses (assuming they are a contact) & date (to set due date or token in comment) for each event. Trying to figure out how to land this plane that is already cruising at 30,000 ft. Happy Thursday & Thanks in advance. PS- Feel like this may become an Idea as well for a very useful integration use case :)
Hi everyone, Keen to hear your thoughts please on this use case and how best to handle it? We use Journey Orchestrator to manage our low-touch renewals, sending several letters to customers when they are due in X days. Majority of these are low touch/low value so we don’t want to allocate resources unless at risk or need to take action should they fail to renew. Currently we have one risk CTA automatically flagged 2 weeks prior to the renewal date if the customer still hasn’t renewed - this is giving us heads up (and feeds into the health score), but at this point there may not be any action. I’d like to extend this by 2 further tasks/actions when the following happens:customer fails to renew and now they are overdue - 30 day termination notice served internal notice to start suspending serviceIndeed I could have three CTAs handling this process but is there a way to include these 3 actions in just one CTA? I would envisage this would need to work like this:Customer is due in 2 weeks
Our team has a pretty solid risk CTA process in place. The one area we’d like to fine-tune is the use of high/medium/low priorities. We’d like to have some consistency with how these priorities are used for better insight/understanding of workload at the management level and to streamline how these risks are handled following CSM transitions. Does anyone have detailed definitions as to what criteria a Risk CTA should have to fall into each priority level? Are these defined for your teams, or are they really a personal ‘feel’ based on the individual CSM? Any examples/input are appreciated!
Scenario is as follows. CTA is created with user 1 as the owner All tasks are assigned to user 1 except for 1 task which is assigned to user 2 User 2 completes their assigned task in the CTAExpected: User 2 should no longer see the CTA in their cockpit view since their task was completedActual: The CTA still shows as an open CTA for user 2 in cockpit even though they are not the owner and the only task they were assigned has been completed.I’ve tried using filters to remove this from view but it seems that if you have a task in the CTA, you have some form of ownership in the CTA. Is there anyway to remove CTAs you don’t own where your tasks are completed tasks assigned to you from the Cockpit view?
Hi everyone! I am currently investigating if we can create Playbooks that appear differently depending on the selection. An example could look like this: Playbook: New Business Owner Type of Business Owner → IT / Communication → Based on this information different tasks are included in the playbook. I would be happy to explain further if my query is unclear :)
Has anyone been able to setup an import of webinar/meeting attendees from WebEx, On24, etc… where you create a CTA with the Contact attached? I am being asked on the possibility of auto generating CTAs for accounts that have attended specific events for follow-up - But cannot think about how to get the contacts (they will be valid contacts on the account) auto-attached to the CTA. Thought I would toss it out here if anyone has good resources or suggestions. Thanks! DB
I’ve noticed this weird issue after the recent upgrade to Gainsight NXT I’m unable to paste any plain text from the clipboard to the rich-text fields in Gainsight NXT. It will allow me to paste any pre-formatted text but does not allow “Paste as plain text” or Paste any text copied from a notepad (i.e. plain-text format) Also a Ctrl+Z does not work to Undo any activity within the rich-text box. What changed? how can this be fixed?
Hi Team, We have custom implementation related to tasks and timeline. One of my customer would like to create a new activity type called opportunity and display the list of the related opportunities of an account in a drop down, when creating the task. Here, we want to associate with a salesforce opportunity when we sync the task to salesforce. Is it possible? Best, Hardik
We are creating modular playbooks and all of them start with 2 or 3 of the same tasks. We would like to create one CTA with these tasks (assess situation) and then decide which CTA we should fire based on that assessment. Not all possible CTA/Playbooks will be fired, only the ones associated with a close task. For example: one task could be called “Perform workspace audit” and when closed, we fire that specific CTA/Playbook. Another task could be called “Implement Access Policies”. we have about 5 scenarios, which would mean we would have 5 different tasks that could be closed and 5 different CTAs/Playbook would fire. Is that possible and how? Or maybe someone has a different way of implementing such a use case... Thanks! Lyne
Hey, We recently enabled the GS to SFDC task sync, which works well, but we’d actually like to limit tye type of tasks that sync into SFDC, to only have renewal-related tasks synced. Is that something that can be done? Because I don’t see an option to apply a filter to the sync but perhaps I’m missing something. Thanks!
We are trying to keep our objectives higher level and longer term- as designed. However, many of the CTAs that result are directly related to the objectives. Is there a way to tie them somehow? It would be helpful for presenting to the customer the activities that were completed over the past quarter for each objective as well as the result.
I’ve added couple of editable rich text areas on my CTA layout and I would like them to be made mandatory at closure. However, when CSMs create a new CTA, the boxes are presented with a pre-filled word “undefined” (see image below). This destroys the whole purpose of making this mandatory at closure, because users can close the CTA without even attempting to edit those rich text areas. How can we solve this?
I was just testing the new Google Calendar integration for cockpit. It seems like you can only manually add CTA's to your calendar when an automatic sync is configured. If I switch the automatic sync off, I no longer get the option to manually sync a CTA. Is that correct or am I missing something?
In the ‘email assist’ tokenization of a CTA task, we can pull through a number of valuable fields based on records related to the ‘Call to Action → Assignee’. For example, ‘Call to Action → Assignees Manager (Formula: JBCXM__Assignee__r.user_manager)’ allows us to pull through the name of the manager of the user assigned to the CTA. This type of lookup is not available at the Task Owner assignment configuration and we’d love to see this happen. Task Owner options - does not include ‘Call to Action → Assignee’ options, only this ‘CTA Owner’ option: Background: To bring in additional fields to use during email assist we have a number of lookup fields from the User Profile of the Assignee of the Call to Action. This is great because we can pull through and tokenize things like the Assignee’s first name, their manager, and that user’s custom booking link. Call to Action → Assignee Call to Action → Assignee First Name (JBCXM__Assignee__r.FirstName) Call to Action → Assignee Manager (J
Hi everyone: I’m interested in learning how some of you came up with your Success Plan objectives. By way of background: we’re an on-prem fintech company with zero in the way of telemetry of our client’s product usage. Think accounting and trade order management software for asset managers and like. I’m looking to launch Success Plans for a group of long time Tier 1 clients. The reasons aside from the obvious tie to enhanced ‘white glove’ type service, deeper client understanding and hopeful support of tough renewal conversations to defend our solutions’ ROI. I’ve done a fair amt of reading online as well as via Gainsight about Customer outcomes tracking. It’s all very conceptual vs concrete. Onboarding is obviously not a ‘thing’ for this group of active clients. Instead I’d like to identify a list of annual objectives jointly created with our CSM and the client that have some level of measureable outcome which would help solidify customer success as well as hopeful referenceability.
Hello Gainsight Admin Community! A common use case we encounter with customers is how to trigger a CTA for accounts that haven’t had a Timeline Activity in the last 30 days.This post will help you with a step by step guide to create a rule for the same.Configure these simple 6 steps and your rule is ready to schedule! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This rule helps to trigger CTA if there is No Timeline Activity in the last 30 days or if there is No Timeline Activity at all for any accounts. To start building your rule, navigate to Administration -> Rules Engine -> +Rule ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STEP 1: STEP 2: Fetch all the account details having activities in the last 30 days. You’ll want to ensure you have included the Account ID (SFDC or GSID depending on your Gainsight version). The
Since this is such a common use case, I believe there has to be a better way to accomplish this. I’m building out an Executive Business Review CTA. We want the CTA to trigger 6 months from the original customer date and then continue every 6 months thereafter. The logic I have in place looks like: 6 months after Customer date OR 12 months after Customer date OR 18 months after Customer date and so on I see this setup as inefficient since more OR arguments will have to be added as our customers become more mature. Would love ideas on how to restructure the logic in a better way!
Hi Team, Currently when an email is sent via the playbook using CTA, We don’t have the option to switch the versions of the email template. The email template is using the default version and there is no option to switch the versions. Is there any plan in the future to implement this option ?
When manually assiging a CTA or Task to someone, it would be very useful if we could leave a note for the person. This would allow us to explain why we’re assigning it to them and to provide additional info if needed. Currently, to accomplish this, it would be a tedious 8-step process of leaving an ‘’Update’’ activity in the Customer’s Timeline. Example: From Cockpit, click on the CTA. On the right-hand-side CTA menu, click on the Timeline tab. Click on + and select the Update activity type. Enter notes and include a Subject. Click on Log to finish. Click the Assignee photo Choose the new assignee Assign all tasks
Hello, The “All CTAs” name is very misleading as it actually shows only All Open CTAs due to the default configured filter: Open = TRUE. Default filter : Is Open = true is not necessary in the "All CTAs" Cockpit view. Is there any way the admins can have the permissions to remove/disable it? When I try, a custom view gets created which I don't want. Rather, the filter should be removed for all users always. Is it possible to configure it? Thanks, -Sarthak
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