Cockpit & Playbooks
Share your questions and best practices on Cockpit, CTAs, and Playbooks for Gainsight CS here.
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Is it possible to report on Timeline Activities that are tied to a specific CTA? For example, for an Implementation CTA, it would be cool if we could see all the Timeline Activities that are created from that CTA and then do stuff like sum duration of time.
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 :)
What workflow(s) does your company have in place for when a client escalates to the CSM's Manager? We are re-imagining the process in Gainsight, and would love to hear how other companies leveredge the tools in Gainsight to answer these user stories. Thanks for any help.
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?
We have the use case for an account that has product X, create an event CTA every second monday of the month that fires the playbook "account health check". When I went through support they explained I could manually add an event to an account and schedule it recurring but this has some drawbacks. 1. All of the recurring CTA's are fired all at once, this really clutters the cockpit with CTA's. 2. You can't assign a playbook, and so you would have to manually add tasks to all of those CTA's 3. You can't automate the assignment, so as new customers sign up you are creating the recurring CTA/tasks manually. I understand ideally your account health checks would be risk CTA's that fire on conditions. It would be useful for people starting out in success, new product offerings where data integration to gainsight hasn't happened but the product is being sold, or where the data for risk CTA's isn't available to Gainsight but in another system; this may be a good stop gap as you b
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
Has anyone developed a CTA 'escalation' process within the Gainsight Cockpit, whereby if a CTA goes un-touched or un-completed for a given amount of time, a process kicks off to involve the CSM's Manager? I'm in discussions with a line of business regarding this, and they want a CSM's Manager to somehow be informed if a CTA of a certain Type and Reason is not attended to for a given timeframe. Perhaps the CTA is re-assigned to the CSM's Manager. Or a new Task is added to the existing CTA that is to the CSM's Manager so it appears in the CSM Manager's Cockpit as well. I'm thinking now that Bionic Rules' "Call To Action" actions won't be enough to accomplish this, as they deal primarily in creating and closing CTAs, but not modifying existing CTAs. I have a hunch that "Load to SFDC" might work because CTAs and Tasks are SFDC objects under the covers, but before I invest in that work, I'm seeking ideas from
When building out playbook tasks, we could choose to have a task for “Schedule customer call” or “Hold customer call” -- the former being checked off as complete when scheduled, the latter being checked off when the call is completed. We don’t want to have both “schedule call” and “hold call” tasks to avoid task annoyance, but I keep going back and forth on which one is better to include in a playbook. Scheduling a call is outside of my control as a CSM, as we use Calendly. If the customer books directly through Calendly, I think it would be annoying to check that task off myself. On the other hand, a CSM is already logging a call that they have in Timeline, so checking off a task of holding a call seems redundant. Thoughts?
Hi there, what's the Best Practice to trigger a CTA when Health Score dropped by 10 (for instance)? The CSM who is in charge of the respective account should be assigned to this CTA. I tried to build a rule, but didn't get it so far. Another thing I realized: When creating a Report with ReportBuilder I can instantly see a change in health score in current and previous score field, but in Rules Engine Previous and Current Score remain the same score over all accounts. What am I doing wrong? Thanks and greetings from Berlin! Martin
I’m creating aJourney Orchestrator to send a CSAT post onboarding to our customers. At the end of the journey, I’ve created a CTA to let onboarding managers to send manually the CSAT if customers did not respond. I’ve an issue with the owner field of the CTA: nothing is populated. I can’t select anything. Can you help me with this? Thank you
Is it possible to have new CTAs trigger an email notification (real time, daily, weekly)? In our org, our renewals team gets a lower volume of CTAs, so they're not in the habit of logging into the tool everyday. I would like to be able to trigger a notification (or daily digest) for this group of users only.
We are making some changes to our statuses, and as I was trying to inactivate some of the current ones, I noticed that there's a limitation that it can't be in use on a CTA. I think this makes sense for any statuses that don't close the CTA, but for ones that do, I'm not sure that should be a limitation. Ideally, I wouldn't have to move the CTAs in the closed status that I want to deactivate because I want to still be able to report on that status historically. With a process change, it's not longer a valid option for the CSM moving forward, but it was valid prior to the process change, and I'd like the data to reflect that.
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 ?
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!
I'm working on a Success Plan - the thought is in the Objectives CSMs will enter the over-arching goal, and post the specific steps to get there in the 'timeline' section of each objective. That way a record is kept in timeline (under a specific activity type), and they to-do's will also show up in the CSM's cockpit. However, while the timeline entries are created, the tasks don't show up in Cockpit. Has anyone else experienced this?
Hi everyone - I would like to move our at-risk meeting process into Gainsight. The main goal is to review the red/yellows and ensure that we understand why they are red/yellow, there is "next step" in place, there is an owner of that next step and that we know if it's been completed. I assume that most people use the Cockpit and CTAs to run these review meetings? Do you have any insights you can share? How does the Timeline factor into this or does it?
Really stuck on this one and have not been able to find the right answer anywhere! Right now we have our Gainsight CTA Tasks syncing to SFDC as an open activity. Once closed in Gainsight, the task status in SFDC is showing as an old status we no longer use: “CC Declined”. I want the status to show as “Completed” since that is a closed tasks status in SFDC. I’m not sure why it shows as CC Declined, it is not a default anywhere. How do I ensure that when a Gainsight task syncs to SFDC that it shows the status I want?
Hi! I have this issue that arises on some automated CTAs, where the pre-populated comment section repeats itself until the text field runs out of space. I'm not sure how to correct this. It occurs with normal text that I have typed in during the rule creation, happens with tokenized fields as well. See screenshots: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/gainsight-en/attachment/ctacomments-643d5937-cf7e-464d-99ea-bb6289fae093-1469757121.png[/img] Is this a bug? Or did I do something wrong with my rule setup?
Apparently the NXT instance of Gainsight allows you to create a [url=https://support.gainsight.com/Gainsight_NXT/04Cockpit_and_Playbooks/02User_Guides/Create_Manual_Calls_to_Action_(CTAs)_and_Tasks#Create_Recurring_Event_CTAs]"Recurring" type of CTA[/url]. Can we get this into the SFDC instance as well? It's pretty annoying since at the last Gainsight conference, it was said there would be feature parity between the two instances but there is one that is clearly benefitting from better feature implemenation.
On behalf of customer, on success plan object, there are several rich text fields that are editable by end users. Ability to increase the Max Character Length of some of Success Plan fields (which were set at 200 characters).
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