Salesforce Spring ’20 – The Top Features

The Spring ’20 release of Salesforce is coming in mid-February 2020. Here are some of the new features that will make life easier for users, admins, and developers who use Salesforce on a daily basis.

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Opportunity Scores from Einstein

All Sales Cloud Users will have free access to Einstein Opportunity Scores which uses AI to help sales reps and managers to prioritize opportunities and close more deals. Einstein Opportunity Scoring gives each opportunity a score, from 1 to 99, which is available on opportunity records, list views, the forecasts page, and reports. This feature will be available on a rolling basis starting in 2020 – at no additional cost.

Einstein Opportunity Scoring
Einstein Opportunity Scoring

Assign Tasks to Queues

Finally, tasks will be able to be assigned to a queue instead of multiple tasks being created when added to a group of users. This allows all team members to help out without the task being assigned to a single user or being manually delegated or reassigned. Assign the task to a queue and give the users access to the queue and they can access and complete these tasks from the list view.

Assign Tasks to Queues
Assign Tasks to Queues

Email Threading

The activity timeline will now relate emails to a single thread so you can see the full discussion as a single conversation, instead of a disjointed series of messages.

Email Threads
Email Threads

Schedule Emails in Salesforce

Users of the Salesforce Inbox or the High-Velocity Sales licenses can schedule emails for delivery in the future. This allows the email to be received at the optimal time for it to be read and the response rates should be higher. Remember that mid-morning and early afternoon are the optimal times for delivery.

Scheduling emails for future delivery
Scheduling emails for future delivery

With the Send Email Later – Pending List component you can reschedule, edit or delete an email message that you have already scheduled.

Schedule E-mails

Opportunity Contact Roles

In Salesforce Spring ’20 release, you can use the automation tools including Process Builder, Flow Builder or Workflow Rules to automate adding Opportunity Contact Roles to every new Opportunity. You can also automate notifying Opportunity Owners when Opportunity Contact Roles are created or updated.

Process Builder

Workflow Rules Setup

Case Management Enhancements

In Salesforce Spring ‘20 release you can allow users to merge cases without the users needing to have modified all permissions on cases. The merged cases are added to the new Merged Cases related list. If the user does have to modify all-access then the merged cases are deleted (same behavior as before).

Merging Cases
Merging Cases

Merged Cases

Hovering over the case subject now provides a more detailed compact preview of the case including the description and latest update to the case. You don’t need to add these two fields to the compact layout, they are added automatically.

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When a case has been escalated, it will now display the small red arrow icon next to the case subject when viewing the highlights panel, list view, and compact preview:

Escalated Case Icon
Escalated Case Icon

Clone objects in Salesforce and their Related Records

New action to Clone Objects with Related records makes it easy to clone an object with all its related records. Note: Your admin needs to add this action to the page layouts for the required objects.

Clone with related records

Survey Enhancements

There are a number of changes to Surveys to make them more functional and more visually attractive. These include:Adding images to question, welcome and thank you pages:

Adding Images to questions

A color-coded scale added for the Net promoter Score:

Net promoter Score

Additional logic is available for questions:

Page branching Logic

There are also changes to the opacity of the content card, button width, improved visibility of pages and branding tabs, the background color of surveys is changed to white and the color of the ranking item buttons changes according to the color of the answer choice buttons:

Background Image

Disable Report Previews

If you have a report with a large number of records you will really appreciate this Spring ‘20 time-saving feature. You will now be able to edit reports faster without waiting for the preview to refresh with the Update Preview Automatically feature. Turn this off until your report changes are complete, then click refresh to see the changes in the preview window.

Disable Report Previews

Report Subscriptions Attachment

In Spring ’20 release, you can opt to receive the results of a report subscription as a formatted spreadsheet. Note: this is a beta function so you will need to enable it and remember it’s not production-ready yet so test it carefully with a small group of users first.

Edit Subscription

Salesforce Flow Enhancements

There are several improvements to the Salesforce Flow Builder as its functionality is improved further. Eventually, the flow will replace Process Builder but it is still quite some time away yet. Salesforce is gradually moving to match the functionality of Process Builder in flow and in the future, we will only have one automation tool, instead of several. This movement excites our Salesforce consultants as they find Salesforce flows to be one of the more versatile and useful automation tools.

Before-save updates inflow are up to 10 times faster than the equivalent in Process Builder:

Edit Start

Edit a flow from the App Builder:

Edit a flow from the App Builder

Deactivating a flow from within the flow is another Spring ‘20 feature:

Deactivating a flow

Trailblazer.Me

With your Trailblazer.Me login in Salesforce Spring ’20 release, you will be able to access multiple Salesforce sites with a single login and manage your profile and settings in one place. No more multiple login accounts for all these sites.

Trailblazer.Me

Salesforce Data Mask for Sandboxes

Finally, a great feature for those testing in sandboxes and complying with the multitude of privacy laws. Salesforce Data Mask is a managed package that your admin can install to “mask” (or obfuscate) sensitive data in full or partial copy sandboxes. You will then be able to work with copies of your production data safely while respecting the privacy of the data.

Remember these features are not available until the Salesforce Spring ‘20 release is delivered in mid-February 2020. More details are in the release notes available here.

Blog Source: KeyNode Solutions Blog.

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