Salesforce Dashboards

Salesforce Dashboards can provide easy to understand, quantifiable data on Marketing Cloud email sends and Cvent events - among other things. When used in combination with other information and your own criteria of success, it will help paint a more complete picture of your outreach efforts.

The different Business Unit Dashboards that are available on the Salesforce homepage build on one another by viewing similar email data at varying angles. To date we've released two sets of Dashboards to help address:

  • How are my Business Unit's emails performing?
  • When are my Business Unit's emails performing?

March 2021 Release | When are my Business Unit's emails performing?

  • Can you identify any trends in the day of the week or time of day that your audience seems to engage differently?
  • Can you identify any trends in your sending habits?
  • Are there opportunities to test how an email sent on a different day would be received?

Presentation

July 2020 Release | How are my Business Unit's emails performing?

  • How many emails do you send and what's the average open/click rate?
  • Are there any trends in your sending habits?
    • Are there any outliers? If yes, how can you explain them?
  • Are there any trends in how your messages are received?

Deep Dive Presentation

Filter Homepage Dashboards

The dashboards available on the Salesforce Homepage are able to be filtered to showcase email information specific to a campus or business unit during a particular timeframe. It's the fastest and most efficient means of getting a pulse on your campus'/units' work and how it compares to others.

  • Login to Salesforce
  • On the left are Dashboards for all of eComm. On the right-side, you'll see a block labeled as Business Unit Dashboards.
    • Available Business Unit Dashboards are broken down by the question it will help you address. Current options include:
      • How are emails performing?
      • When are emails performing?
  • Select your campus Dashboard

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  • In the new tab, filter the Dashboard by Business Unit and/or Date Sent timeframe (it will automatically refresh - give it a minute)

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Access Other Dashboards

  1. Login to Salesforce
  2. Select Dashboards in the top navigation
    • Dashboards you recently viewed will automatically display
  3. Click All Dashboards listed on the left of the screen
  4. Select the Dashboard Name to view it

REFRESH Once your Dashboard is open, you might need to click Refresh in the top right corner to get the most up-to-date data.

Don't have any Dashboards? eComm specialists build Dashboards based on requests from users. Once created, the Dashboard will be shared with you to view.

Subscribe to Dashboards

Subscribing to Dashboards (up to five) delivers dashboard information to your inbox at a cadence you choose. Follow these steps to subscribe yourself:

  1. Navigate to the Dashboard to which you wish to subscribe (instructions above)
  2. In the top right corner, click Subscribe
  3. A popup will allow you to schedule your subscription:
    • Frequency: Daily/Weekly/Monthly
    • Day(s): Any day of the week
    • Time: Any time of day, on the hour
  4. Click the blue Save button in the bottom right of the pop-up

Subscribe to a Dashboard

NON-SALESFORCE USERS Do you have a member of your team who is interested in the information on a Dashboard but is NOT a Salesforce user? Subscribe yourself and set up an Outlook forwarding rule to send it along.

LIMITATION The Subscription email in your inbox will include all visual components of the Dashboard. It will reflect all the data, not a filtered version of the Dashboard. In other words, the email will not show data for your specific Business Unit.

Favorite Dashboards

If you find yourself consistently navigating back to the same dashboards, using the favorite feature can save you clicks (and time). 

  • Login to Salesforce
  • Click Dashboards in the top navigation
  • Select All Dashboards listed down the left
  • Search for the name of the Dashboard (in this example, 'filter')
  • Once you see the name of the dashboard you wish to favorite, click the down arrow in the last column.
    • You may have to scroll the the left to see the last column.
  • Click Favorite in the dropdown.

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Now you can easily navigate to you favorites in two different ways:

  • Select the My Favorites dropdown in the top-right corner of Salesforce.
  • All favorites will be listed below.

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  • Select the dropdown arrow to the right of Dashboards in the top navigation.
  • Your favorite Dashboards will be pinned to the top.

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Limitations

Upvote This Idea We fully understand the desire to have a Dashboard emailed to you with the filter applied. Unfortunately, Salesforce functionality does not currently support this. Upvote this idea in the Salesforce Community and you will be notified if it's prioritized. 

As you subscribe to dashboards, take note of these limitations:

  • You can subscribe to filtered dashboards, but dashboard filters are never applied to emailed dashboards. When you open the email, the dashboard is displayed unfiltered.
  • Each user can set up subscriptions for up to 5 dashboards.