Cockpit & Playbooks
Share your questions and best practices on Cockpit, CTAs, and Playbooks for Gainsight CS here.
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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?
The CTA detail view is highly customizable. Admins can add Account/Customer Info fields to the detail view to display and collect information from their CSMs directly in Cockpit, without having to navigate out to the SFDC Account page. And using linked objects, you can link other objects (such as Case, SFDC Opportunity, Milestones, etc.) to the CTA, and create miniature forms. These forms can help save your CSM's time! For some ideas to help you get started creating CTA forms, check out these new resources: [list] [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Training_and_Videos/Training_Videos/Create_CTA_Forms_Using_Linked_Objects_(video)]Create CTA Forms Using Linked Objects[/url] (5 min. video) [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Product_Documentation/CTAS_Tasks_and_Playbooks/Examples_and_Tutorials/Create_CTA_Forms_Using_Linked_Objects]Create CTA Forms Using Linked Objects[/url] (written instructions) [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Product_Documentation/CTAS_Tasks_and_Playbooks/Ad
For customers who are new(er) to Gainsight's CTA configuration options, you'll want to refer to this new [url=https://support.gainsight.com/Product_Documentation/CTAS_Tasks_and_Playbooks/Admin_Configuration/Intro_to_Cockpit_and_CTA_Configuration?mt-learningpath=configurecockpit]How to Configure Cockpit and CTAs path[/url] on Gainsight Go. It contains a series of articles that will walk you through the process of configuring Cockpit's list view, CTA and task detail views, CTA types, linked objects, etc. We've created a handful of documentation paths, which you can find by searching for "path", and/or by keeping an eye out for these docs path tabs throughout our product documentation: [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/gainsight-en/attachment/24132-byd9ye_inline.png[/img] We welcome your feedback!
It seems as though something was overlooked when Global/Account/Relationship CTA configurations were rolled out. We are unable to configure the Relationship layout for Global CTA types. So, if I have a relationship rule set up to create a global type CTA, I cannot configure the Relationship layout for these CTAs. So the Relationship layout for these CTAs are frozen in time to what they were prior to the roll out of Global/Account/Relationship CTA configurations.
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?
Hi, Since all assets like rules, reports, etc. (except playbooks) can be accessed from administration, we are thinking of moving playbook page too inside administration tab. The functionality will not change but only users having admin access will be able to access playbooks. Please let us know if this works for you or if you think this change will add challenges in your current process. Thanks, Nitisha
When creating a Timeline activity from a CTA on the cockpit and adding external contacts, Gainsight pulls in ALL contacts from your Salesforce database in the returned dynamic search. When this is done on the Timeline tab, the dynamic search is limited to the company for which the Timeline Activity is being created. The behavior on the CTA cockpit timeline activity creation seems like a bug.
We're using email assist to send a recap email after an EBR and then attaching the EBR. We're running into problems with the size limit which is limiting the ability of our CSMs to be able to use the email assist task. Is it possible to increase the size limit at all? The template alone is about 3MB and could be more depending on how much data we are presenting.
Hi - We would like to create a series of templates for CSMs to use with their clients as needed. Right now, creating a series of playbooks that contain the templates looks like the best option. However, there are a few challenges: 1) Playbooks need to be associated with a specific account. One recommendation to work around this is to create a generic account and associate the template with this account. The challenge is ensuring that the emails are associated with the right account in our reporting. 2) You can only fire an email once from the playbook. So, each time an email is used, another CTA would have to be created with the playbook or the playbook would have to be replaced in order to use it again. Has anyone else built this out in an effective way and addressed these challenges? Thanks, Elizabeth
Hey All, I've got a customer that would like the ability to track each time a CTA due date is changed. Basically, they change the due date frequently and just want to be able to see how many times it has been done already so that they don't kick a CTA to the wayside too many times. I understand that this might be a Salesforce limitation, but I'm wondering if anyone is aware of any way to accomplish this? Thanks, -Tom
Looking at the upcoming release at Test, Nick and Leslie from CA Technologies said that they won't be pushing the latest release until the behavior of every detailed CTA view opening on the Timeline tab by default, specifically as the team isn't using Timeline right now and it's going to add a lot of clicks for the CSMs
I'm testing out the new timeline CTA integration, and the tasks section on the Timeline activity doesn't seem to want to load consistently. I get a Something Went Wrong error message. Attached a screenshot. Ideally, I'd like to be able to create a task at the same time as I create the activity, but I can't tell if that's possible. It also doesn't look like I can associate activities to a CTA from the Timeline view. I can only do it within the CTA. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/gainsight-en/attachment/RackMultipart20170510-20359-19jiokg-Timeline_Screenshot.png_inline.jpg[/img]
Generally speaking, I would like to see more options in views and exports. If this is already available and I am not finding it, great! Point me in the right direction. - any field on the CTA/objective should be available to add to a view or export. I currently cannot add contact name to the view or export. - If we add a custom field, will it be available in views and exports? - Please let me add more than 2 columns to the view and/or let me remove columns - Would be good to be able to reorder columns. I have added Parent Account name but cannot sort by it or move it. - With columns not being resizable, I cannot see most of the content in each column. I have other feature requests around viewing tasks in the cockpit, linking activities to tasks and exporting activities.
Looking to refresh your Survey program, or update your customer health scoring model? How about gaining efficiencies in your automated email or tech touch program? We've organized the latest enhancements to help those of you who might want to catch-up, one program at a time. Check out these new "catch-up" articles: [list] [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Release_Notes/Recent_Release_Notes_by_Theme/Catch-up_on_Surveys_Enhancements]Survey Enhancements[/url] [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Release_Notes/Recent_Release_Notes_by_Theme/Catch-up_on_CoPilot_Enhancements]CoPilot Automated Email Enhancements[/url] [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Release_Notes/Recent_Release_Notes_by_Theme/Catch-up_on_Cockpit_Enhancements]Cockpit UI & CTA/Task Configuration Enhancements[/url] [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/Release_Notes/Recent_Release_Notes_by_Theme/Catch-up_on_Scorecards_Enhancements]Customer Health Scorecards Enhancements[/url] [*][url=https://support.gainsight.com/
Currently, the ability to set CTA as recurring is limited to event/lifecycle CTAs. Many Gainsight customers use custom CTA types, and would like the ability to create other types of recurring CTAs (for example, Activity is often used for internal activities) Can you add the option to enable other CTAs to be recurring? This should be a setting set by the admin
Gainsight looks at the standard account field for Co-pilot , CTA's etc. Every Salesforce instance implementation is different and with our current account structure in Salesforce(2 account views) it is challenging to use Co-Pilot , contacts within CTA. This applies to all the functionality which uses contact and account related to the contact.
We are currently going through the process of creating success plans for new CS owned customers. Our CSM's would like for some of the objectives in success plans to trigger a playbook that feeds them appropriate tasks. Is the only way to do this through a cockpit CTA? That seems redundant that we'd have to go in two separate areas to solve a long term objective that could be aided by a playbook.
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