http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918 Timeline Activities creating CTAs 2018-10-23T17:57:43Z 2017-10-26T19:42:36Z 7619918 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918 7619918 Timeline Activities creating CTAs 2018-10-23T17:57:43Z 2017-10-26T19:42:36Z Manmeet Dosanjh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9206949 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11189312/Star-Wars-avatar-icon-R2D2_medium.png manmeet_dosanjh Currently, if a CSM is on an account page and say, wants to log a call. Goes to the Timeline to log that call but also wants to create a follow up, so adds a Task while creating the Activity.&nbsp;<br /><br />This then generates a new CTA in Cockpit with the follow up Task. The CTA name pulls in from the Timeline Activity subject line. However, this doesn't seem to be very relevant. The way the CTA logs makes it seem like that the CSM still needs to do this Task which they just logged as completed.&nbsp;<br /><br />I think this would be much more relevant for CSMs if the CTA generated was named after the first Task instead of the Timeline Activity.<br /><br />Not sure if this useful for other users or not but would greatly help our CSMs workflow.&nbsp; idea winter_release2018 winter_release2018 complete 11 11 8 comment http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19052103 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918 19052103 Manmeet Dosanjh responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2017-10-26T21:54:49Z 2017-10-26T21:54:49Z Manmeet Dosanjh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9206949 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11189312/Star-Wars-avatar-icon-R2D2_medium.png manmeet_dosanjh Too add on to this post: If the Timeline Activity has multiple Tasks underneath it, the CSMs would prefer that each Task generates it's own CTA.<br /><br />It doesn't make sense as it is right now, say if the CSM logs a call as "Call with Mike" and has a Task to "Send Mike renewal info". The CTA is going to be called "Call with Mike" even though that already has been completed. Wouldn't it make more sense and be more useful for CSMs to have the CTA be the actual Task that needs to be completed and not what has already been completed? 2 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19052124 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918 19052124 Elaine Cleary responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2017-10-26T22:03:26Z 2017-10-26T22:03:26Z Elaine Cleary http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/7407722 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10477080/Cleary(1)_medium.jpg ecleary_gainsightcom Thank you for posting, Manmeet. I'd also like to see more flexibility in this area. &nbsp;<br /><br />For me, when I have multiple tasks I'm not sure I want the first task as the name of the follow up CTA (I don't want to accidentally do the first one &amp; miss the other tasks). &nbsp;Using your example, I was hoping that either the default could be "Follow ups Call with Mike" or "Action Items Call with Mike" (so precede the meeting name with something simple &amp; descriptive).&nbsp;<br /><br />Another colleague suggested we add a place in Timeline so you could just give the follow up CTA a name instead of using the default Timeline subject entry (which I think many of us agree can be confusing). &nbsp;<br /><br />Are any of these ideas appealing?&nbsp; 3 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19052139 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19052124 19052139 Manmeet Dosanjh responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2017-10-26T22:13:20Z 2017-10-26T22:13:20Z Manmeet Dosanjh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9206949 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11189312/Star-Wars-avatar-icon-R2D2_medium.png manmeet_dosanjh Hi Elaine,<br /><br />Yeah on second thought, I agree that it would be best if each Task under the Activity generated its own CTA since each Task is a future action item for the CSM and would be clear to them when they check in Cockpit.&nbsp;<br /><br />More flexibility here would be very helpful, I don't think the restrictions are that great and reduce chances of adoption by CSMs as Salesforce is honestly much better fleshed out in this regard.&nbsp;<br /><br />Having a place in Timeline to customize the CTA that will be generated is also a great idea! That would work well and minimize any extra clicks by users.&nbsp; 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283028 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19052124 19283028 Manmeet Dosanjh responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-01-31T00:21:01Z 2018-01-31T00:21:01Z Manmeet Dosanjh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9206949 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11189312/Star-Wars-avatar-icon-R2D2_medium.png manmeet_dosanjh Hi Elaine,<br /><br />I just wanted to follow up and see if there was any future plan on implementing these changes?&nbsp;<br /><br />Our CSMs still get confused that the logged call/email becomes the name of the CTA that is generated from Timeline. Even after coaching, it just isn't very intuitive for them.<br /><br />Thanks! 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283048 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19052124 19283048 Kyle S responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-01-31T00:34:50Z 2018-01-31T00:34:50Z Kyle S http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9129858 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11143149/106-1-4_medium.jpg kyle_s_fyqbd6avefa2a Great Idea Manmeet, I'd love to see an ETA for this 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283303 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918 19283303 Dan Ahrens responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-01-31T02:59:32Z 2018-01-31T02:59:32Z Dan Ahrens http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/8169071 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/10797429/dan-ahrens_medium.jpg dan_ahrens An update on this suggestion. With our February release we are changing the way tasks created off of a timeline entry are named. See details below:<br /><br />Timeline task naming convention is changed: Tasks created in the Activity Editor will be created in Cockpit as a CTA Task with the naming convention “To-Do: &lt;&lt;subject of the activity&gt;&gt;”. 3 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19820545 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283303 19820545 Theresa Lucius responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-10-23T15:46:28Z 2018-10-23T15:46:28Z Theresa Lucius http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9603451 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11253059/photo_medium.jpg theresa_lucius_8jhkb9qh4podh Hi Dan,<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />You mentioned above that the task name has been changed to the name of the activity, however, one of my reps reported that they are still seeing the name of the timeline activity, not he name of the task when they view their cockpit. See this gif for what I'm referring to:&nbsp;<a alt="" href="https://cl.ly/df990e9c4af1" name="" rel="nofollow" target="" title="Link httpscllydf990e9c4af1" type="" value="">https://cl.ly/df990e9c4af1</a><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Is this the intended behavior? Ideally the CTA would have the name of the CTA/Task rather than the name of the Timeline activity.<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /> 0 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19820802 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283303 19820802 Manmeet Dosanjh responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-10-23T16:57:24Z 2018-10-23T16:57:24Z Manmeet Dosanjh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9206949 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11189312/Star-Wars-avatar-icon-R2D2_medium.png manmeet_dosanjh Hi Theresa,<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />Yes, that is the expected behavior. Not ideal and not exactly what I wanted but definite improvement from the previous functionality!<br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" /><br alt="" name="" rel="" target="" title="" type="" value="" />So, what happens is that the Timeline Activity subject is generated as the new CTA name with a "To-Do:" in front of the original subject name. The sub-task associated with the CTA is the actual Task created from the Timeline Activity.&nbsp;<br /><br />If you click on the drop down chevron icon on the CTA, you will see the newly created task.&nbsp; 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19820835 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283303 19820835 Theresa Lucius responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-10-23T17:11:08Z 2018-10-23T17:11:08Z Theresa Lucius http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9603451 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11253059/photo_medium.jpg theresa_lucius_8jhkb9qh4podh Thanks Manmeet! I see now when I expand the CTA that the task has the correct name. I will communicate this back to the CSM who gave me this feedback. Appreciate your quick response! 1 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19820994 http://m.getsatisfaction.com/topics/7619918/replies/19283303 19820994 Manmeet Dosanjh responded to "Timeline Activities creating CTAs" 2018-10-23T17:57:43Z 2018-10-23T17:57:43Z Manmeet Dosanjh http://m.getsatisfaction.com/people/9206949 https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/public/uploaded_images/11189312/Star-Wars-avatar-icon-R2D2_medium.png manmeet_dosanjh No problem! Happy to help. For our CSMs, this just required a quick walk through on how the follow up task would be generated from TL --&gt; CTA.&nbsp; 1