Learn how to connect your Salesforce data to Crossbeam.
In this article:
Watch this video or keep reading to learn how to connect Salesforce:
Connecting your Data Source
Click on Data in the left navigation bar, then select Data Sources.
Scroll to the Salesforce tile and click on Salesforce.
You'll have an option to Connect to Sandbox or Connect to Salesforce to go straight to production.
To complete the Salesforce connection, a Salesforce admin is required to authorize the data integration.
A Salesforce admin with the following permissions can set up the initial Oauth:
View Setup and Configuration
View all users
Read access to Lead, Account, Contact, and Opportunity objects
Once the Salesforce admin has completed the authorization, you will be prompted to sync data in Crossbeam.
Syncing Data Options
❗️ REMINDER: No data is being shared at this point. This step is simply syncing your selected data points to Crossbeam. Later, you will be able to decide what to share (or not share).
Once Salesforce is connected to Crossbeam, you will be prompted to select from three sync options:
Required: the limited amount of fields you are allowed to sync
Recommended: the best option to maximize the full value of Crossbeam features
Custom: customize how much or how little data you want to sync
After selecting your syncing option, you will be prompted to review the fields. You can click Sync Now or Customize further within all three options.
How to Customize Sync Fields
From the Review Fields pop up, click Customize
On the Customize Fields pop up, expand any of the tables under All Data by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the table name, or use the search bar to find fields. Under Data Presets, you can also explore suggested fields base on your business focus.
Select or deselect any of the fields to customize your data. You can also click the Toggle button to turn entire tables on or off.
Click Review fields and select Sync Now to complete the data connection.
Or click Go Back to edit your changes before completing the sync.
Data Presets allow you to quickly add data that corresponds to direct use cases and Crossbeam functionality. After clicking the Customize button, Data Presets are located on the left side, highlighted in blue. Select from the following preset data field options:
Compare your data with partners to identify overlapping prospects, opportunities, and customers
Accelerate opportunities and forecast revenue more accurately with more visibility into your partner's pipeline
Target overlapping prospects, opportunities, and customers for your better together stories and integration outreach
Use your partner ecosystem to surface pre-vetted overlapping accounts that can shorten sales cycles and increase opportunity sizes
Give and get warm introductions into your target accounts with insights into partner overlaps
Hover over the options to see the list of fields required. When ready, simply click the option you want and Crossbeam will do the rest.
Back on the Data Sources page, the Salesforce row will display Setting up while the sync is in process for a few minutes. Once the sync is complete, you will see Salesforce listed as Active.
You'll also get email confirmation when the sync is complete. You can then move on to creating your dynamic Standard Populations.
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