Cockpit & Playbooks
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Connecting CTA's to objectives
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.
Delete old CTA Types and Success Plan Types
During Implementation and Testing, we created a few CTA Types and Success Plan Types that we no longer will use. We are not able to delete them as it says they are linked to Cockpit, playbooks, or rules. I have gone through and unlinked the playbooks and rules, but since old CTAs exist it still will not let me delete. Is there a way to archive a type so that CSMs no longer select them?
Email Assist - "Email Template" dropdown menu is cumbersome to use
When adding an Email task to a Playbook, it is currently rather difficult to search for the correct Email Template via the dropdown menu. The drop down menu does not sort templates alphabetically, by date updated, or any seemingly logical manner. I have hundreds of Email Templates located in CoPilot. Even with very organized naming schemes, it is frustrating to locate the Email Template I want to use via the dropdown. Can it be listed alphabetically, by template update (newest > oldest), or even better - include a search option?
Is there a way to create a daily to do list from your cockpit
The CTA's are great, but is there a way to create a daily checklist of tasks that would be due that day from the underlying playbooks in the CTA's. Just to give the CSM a guide of what needs to be done today. this would be especially helpful when you have CTA's with multiple due dates within them. Thoughts?
Need clearer documentation on the Snooze feature
So far in our implementation I've received a number of questions around the Snooze feature. How do I snooze? How do I unsnooze? Is snooze time based on system time or my local timezone? When I set snooze is it THROUGH the defined date, or UNTIL the defined date? It sounds like a simple feature until you go try to use it and then you realize the documentation around it is lacking.
Help. Enable ' Recurring Event ' Function for Already Created CTA Types.
I found this post -[url=https://community.gainsight.com/gainsight/topics/enable-recurring-ctas-for-other-cta-types-not-just-...]https://community.gainsight.com/gainsight/topics/enable-recurring-ctas-for-other-cta-types-not-just-...[/url] However, the CTA Types were already created without this feature being enabled. So, how do I enable this feature for already created CTA Types? I can't seem to figure it out :/ Thank you for your time!
Dynamic CTA Task assignment to a second user based off dynamic CTA Owner User record
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
Success Plans- creating objectives
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.
business review schedule - Calendar view
Our executives would like to be able to see a list of upcoming business reviews that are scheduled. We have a rule that fires the CTA, but there's nowhere to record when, where, and with whom a business review will be held. I've tried using a timeline activity and logging it for a future date, but we don't have a way to pull in the account name in a report of timeline activities, so no help there either. How are others tackling this?
NXT - Call to action - Can we have exact closed date, like -Date + UTC timestamp
Hi Team, As per the recent release, For NXT, we have fixed the closed date field issue with respective to Call to Action object, However, can we show the exact timestamp as well, for the closed date, i.e like exact Date + UTC timestamp, this would be very helpful for invetsgiating issues and also for the customer.
Global Filter for showing/hiding Objective CTAs in Cockpit
I am working with a customer to roll out success plans. They have discovered that the Objective CTAs show up in cockpit inherently. Could we add a global filter to exclude these from Cockpit from the admin section? They are concerned about all of their users having to create custom views to exclude the objective CTAs. Another solution(under consideration - [url=https://community.gainsight.com/gainsight/topics/global-filters-for-cockpit]https://community.gainsight.com/gainsight/topics/global-filters-for-cockpit[/url]) could solve this issue if we allowed Admins to push out views to all users.
Recurring EBR CTA
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!
How are you using tasks within a playbook?
When I initially setup a playbook, I created a series of tasks within it. The tasks are sequences of events that a CSM might do to verify early engagement/adoption. Eventually, I’d like to have our scorecard data be more robust to tell the adoption story, but for current time, I need the team to look across systems to review this. Currently I have a Welcome Playbook that has three tasks. Send Welcome Email Review Usage - Day 7 Review Usage - Day 21 As you can imagine, one happens right away, the others in the weeks that follow. The issue that I’m having is that the ordering in the cockpit is being driven on the playbook completion date, rather than the next task’s due date. From what I can tell, this is not adjustable. Which leads to my question - how are you all using tasks in a playbook, if the CSMs aren’t seeing “today’s tasks” as the top of their Cockpit? Or - has anyone solved for the cockpit sorting issue?
Switch Email versions in Email tasks in playbooks
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 ?
Provide the Admin the rights to remove default filter from "All CTAs" in Cockpit view
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
Notes when manually assigning a CTA to someone
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
Is there a way to refresh the cockpit after completing a few CTAs, without using 'right click > reload'?
What's best practice for refreshing your cockpit after you've completed several CTAs? Should we be using 'right click > reload' or is there a better workflow? Or is best practice to work a CTA from the c360 > cockpit page?
Edit task in playbook
I have a playbook in which I am modifying tasks. In the task there is a Owner component which I want to fill as CSM. However, I get two options for CSM: 1) relationship->CSM, and 2) company->CSM. Could you please advise what is the difference between the two and which one should be chosen?
Create and Close CTAs within Adv. Outreaches
In Gainsight's most recent v5.11 Winter release, we introduced the option to create and close CTAs within Adv. Outreaches. In the 3-min. video below, Abhishek Sivaraman from our product management team explains how to use the new feature. More information is available [url=https://support.gainsight.com/Product_Documentation/CoPilot_and_Automated_Email/Admin_Configuration/Configure_Model_and_Emails_for_Advanced_Outreach]here.[/url] [video]https://player.vimeo.com/video/257995911[/video]
CTA Config: Provide a "none" option in Open/Close Milestone mapping
I want to set the Open and Close Milestone mapping on CTA configuration to none or null, because we do our own milestone mapping via rules. I cannot do that manually so I had to call support to ask them to do it. THis should be an available option to admins. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/gainsight-en/attachment/image001-ce5fabf6-f147-4714-8a68-6033357a4a33-5046065.png[/img]
CTA Tasks: Map the correct status to SFDC
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?
Bug when grouping CTAs by dates
Our CSMs would like to group CTAs by this "next renewal date" field we've implemented into the cockpit view. however, when the grouping is done, it doesn't sort the groups chronologically whatsoever, it groups them correctly but the groups are just all over the place.
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