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Release Notes Version 6.16 July 2020

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Gainsight CS Release Notes Version 6.16 contains the following subsections:

  • Announcements section describes important changes to the application that are implemented now or will be in the near future.
  • New Features in Gainsight which may require the Admin to set up new processes or re-think existing processes.
  • Enhancements (per module) describe improvements made in the existing product capabilities.
  • New Components which are introduced and modified in every release.                           
  • Permission Sets section contains the list of the updated Gainsight and SFDC permission sets for several features in a release.
  • Issues Addressed contains issues that were reported by customers and are fixed in this release.


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Surveys 1.0 Feature Retirement Plan

We are removing the ability to create new surveys using Survey 1.0 with the September SFDC customer release. Gainsight recommends customers manually review their existing 1.0 surveys, and migrate them to Surveys 2.0, as well as create any new surveys using Survey 2.0.

IMPORTANT: Customers can continue to view, edit and use 1.0 surveys after the September release. For more information, refer to the Survey 1.0 Retirement FAQs article.

Survey 2.0

The Survey 2.0 list page is now enhanced with the Horizon Experience UI, so users can navigate through their Surveys list with ease. For more information about the list of improvements implemented to the Surveys List page, refer to the Enhanced Survey 2.0 List page section in this Release Notes.

General Administration Navigation Reorganization

We’re super excited to announce that we have reorganized the Gainsight Navigation Menu to simplify the experience. We’ve streamlined General Admin navigation by grouping items based on their functionality, as well as alphabetically, so that it’s easier to find what you’re looking for quickly. For example, Success Snapshots has moved from the Analytics section to the External Sharing section. Single navigation items such as Scorecard, Adoption Explorer, etc., will no longer be under a sub-group, so that users can find them faster from the navigation pane.

Note: We are currently developing a new Admin Home page showing all of the sub-pages per navigation menu organization. This page will help you click and navigate to the required sub-page.

New Features

CX Center (Beta)

IMPORTANT: Customer Experience Center is available as a paid add-on in our Customer Success platform. For more information on how to license this feature, please contact your Gainsight account manager. 

Customer Experience Center (a.k.a CX Center) makes it easier for users to collect and analyse textual feedback / response data from sources like Surveys and Timeline. Once the data is collected, the CX Center (Beta) automatically provides advanced analytics, including sentiment assessment, to help improve your customer experience, predict market trends, identify potential churn, and also recommend necessary steps to increase product usability. 

After the Gainsight admin enables the CX Center (Beta), they can configure data sources, topics and keywords, to capture and provide better analytics on a particular topic. Then, Gainsight users can view all of the analytics on the CX Center (Beta) Dashboard page and can create/modify dashboards with available widgets and can also add global filters as required.

To access CX Center, navigate to Administration > CX Center (Beta). For more information on CX Center (Beta), refer to the CX Center Overview article.


Segments can be created to fetch a sub-group of customers, relationships, and contacts that meet your selected criteria using source objects. These Segments can later be used as one of the Source types, to add participants in Programs. 

Business Use Case

Programs: Customers want a simple and intuitive way to query a source where they can get the data from one object and quickly join it with standard objects like Company, Relationship or Person, without performing heavy merge or transformation operations.

Below are the following example use cases:

  • Get the list of all customers who have logged a support ticket in the last 30 days and send surveys to the admins of these customers.
  • Get the list of all customers who have added the annual conference and send emails to all contacts of these customers.
  • Send emails to all admins of enterprise customers.
  • Send NPS® surveys to all customers renewing next quarter.

You can view the Segments List View page by navigating to Administration > Segments. The list view displays all of the segments that are created and they can also be searched by Segments Name.

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For more information on Segments, refer to the Segments article.


Adoption Explorer

Adoption Explorer helps manage your customer’s usage data in the Gainsight environment, and quickly surface the most relevant view of usage data across your customer base. Adoption Explorer offers powerful segmentation capabilities to manage multiple product lines, more robust control of aggregations and calculations, and totally re-imagined visualizations to surface deep insights. Customer’s usage data at Company and/or Person level can be stored at both daily and weekly level along with their entitlements. Using the ingested data, admins can define new derived fields without the need of Rules Engine.

Enable Instance while bringing data from PX

Until now, while pulling data from PX, Adoption Explorer could only map a single account in Gainsight PX to a single account in Gainsight CS (where one PX USER belongs to one PX Account only), i.e one PX Account to one Company record in CS. But, you (as an Enterprise Company) might need to map multiple accounts on PX to one single Company record in Gainsight CS. So, to extend our support to all such use cases, Adoption Explorer is now enhanced to enable Instance level data, while pulling data from PX.

You may come across the following possible business scenarios while pulling data from Gainsight PX to Gainsight CS with multiple PX Accounts.

Business Use Case: For instance, you might have a customer named ABC who has a single record in Gainsight CS, but has multiple accounts in PX named ABC Systems, ABC Electric, etc. (where one PX USER belongs to one PX Account only). Now, in Gainsight CS, you can enable the Instance level checkbox in the Adoption Explorer project to consider all these PX accounts as instances.

Note: Typically, one PX user belongs to one PX account as explained above. But, if you come across a situation where 1 PX user belongs to multiple PX accounts, use the Company Level usage data (using the Product Key at Company Level) for accurate insights. 

For more information on how to enable Instance while bringing data from PX, refer to the Enable Gainsight PX Data in Adoption Explorer article.


Before you enable PX data in an Adoption Explorer project, you must first establish a connection between Gainsight PX and Gainsight CS, using the PX Connector. For detailed instructions, refer to the Configure PX Connector article.

For these use cases, ensure that you map the following in the PX Connector settings:

  • Map the PX:Parent Group ID to Company:PX Account ID in the Company job in the connector.
  • Map PX:Parent Group ID to the CompanyPerson:Company ID field in the PX User job.

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Renewal Center

Renewal Center helps Sales and Customer Success teams reduce churn, identify late renewals, and upsell existing accounts. By enriching Sales opportunities with Customer Success insights, Renewal Center enables teams to run their forecast reviews more effectively. The data science-based renewal likelihood score helps identify renewals most likely to churn based on customer health and engagement. Update forecasts and takes immediate action so that your team can win every renewal on time.

Relationship Support

Users can now work with the Relationship Scorecard and Timeline in Renewal Center. The Likelihood to Renew Score also incorporates Relationship data.

A new Relationship field is available for users to select the Relationship they want to work with. If no Relationship is associated with the opportunity, the Company level Scorecard and Timeline will be shown. Admins must first configure the Relationship field to appear in the Detail and Table Views. 

To add the Relationship field to the Detail and Table Views:

  1. Navigate to Renewal Center Configuration > Forecast Section > Detail View.
  2. Drag and drop the Relationship field to the layout.
    Note: The same steps apply to Table View as well.
  3. Click Save.

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Configuring Data Science to Include Relationship data

You can now include Relationship data to compute the DS Likelihood Score. Data Science algorithms look at the data from the account as well as all the relationships for the account when computing the score for an opportunity. For account, and all relationships, three variables - Health score, ARR Segment, and engagement score are used.
Note: All the opportunities for an account will have the same score, irrespective of the relationship mapped to the opportunity.

To configure Data Source:

  1. Navigate to Renewal Center Configuration > General settings.
  2. From the Data Source options, select Company and Relationship.
  3. Click Save

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Pre-Assigning Relationships to GS Opportunities

Admins can use Rules to pre-assign Relationships to Opportunities so that users can work on the Relationship Scorecard and Timeline without having to select the Relationship. 

  • If your data has SFDC relationship Id, you need to perform derived mapping to map the SFDC Relationship Id field and GS Opportunity Relationship field and then run the rule. For more information on derived mapping, refer to the Salesforce Connector Jobs article.

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  • If you are working with Gainsight MDA Relationship GSID, you can perform field mapping to sync Relationship data from MDA Relationship objects. For more information, refer to the Load to GS Opportunity article.

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Gainsight has introduced a Potentially Late Renewals Action Card to highlight renewals from accounts recently late. This Action Card enables users to take proactive steps to bring the renewals on time or set proper expectations.

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Listed are open renewal opportunities along with the number of days for the account that was late.

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More Efficient Forecasting

Gainsight introduces the following enhancements to make forecasting even more efficient:

Totals for Currency Fields in Forecast Table View

You can now see the Grand Total for currency fields in the Forecast view. For multi-currency deployments, the Grand Total is converted to the user's preferred currency.

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Mouse over Cells to See the Full content

You can now view the ‘hover over text’ that shows the entire field input, on all fields in Renewal Center.

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Additional Usability Enhancements

The following enhancements are now available to improve your forecasting experience:

  • You can now view the Opportunity Details window by clicking anywhere on the opportunity row in the table view. 
  • The Save button is now placed on the right-hand side for easy accessibility.

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Admin Flexibility to Hide Add Opportunity

Gainsight now gives admins the flexibility to hide the Add Opportunity option for users. Previously, all users were able to create opportunities. You can use this enhancement if you want users to work with only opportunities synced from your CRM and not create opportunities in Renewal Center. 

To configure this enhancement:

  1. Navigate to Renewal Center Configuration > General settings.
  2. From the Add Opportunity options, select Show or Hide as required.
  3. Click Save

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DS Scores Recalculation Triggers

Admins can now trigger the recalculation of Data Science scores after making any data updates. Previously Gainsight performed a scheduled job to recalculate DS scores once a week, With this enhancement, you can run the Reanalyze Data job to recalculate the historical data that supports the DS Likelihood score and Forecast instantly as required.
Note: You need to use this configuration if you have changed the source data that supports any of the required fields. 

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Dependency-Check for Deletion of Field in GS Opportunity Object

Gainsight now performs a dependency check when you delete the custom fields in GS Opportunity. Previously there was no dependency check while deleting the custom fields.

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Gain deep customer insight with Reports and Dashboards. Gainsight’s ability to blend together multiple data sources provides a structured, holistic picture of the customer across all types of vendor/customer interactions. Using an intuitive interface and compelling visualizations, each of your customer-facing functions can build their own strategic view to get actionable insights, fast.

Improved Field Selection in Reporting

Previously, when you reported on an object with several fields or lookups, you may have faced performance issues in selecting a field. Now, the performance of the field tree selection is improved and much faster than before. If you are reporting on an object that has several fields/lookups, now when you click + on the field tree, the report loads the first 50 fields and displays the total count of the unopened fields at the end of the field tree. When you click the number (count), the report loads another 50 fields, and so on.

Important: This performance improvement is not enabled for all customers because it’s most beneficial for customers who are reporting on objects with a lot of fields/lookups. If you are reporting on objects that have several fields/lookups, and facing a performance issue with the field tree selection, please contact Gainsight Support to enable this option.

Create Cross Datasource Global Filters

Earlier, in Dashboard Global Filters, when Company Name/User Name was selected as a reference field, you could only map the fields that look-up to the Company/User Name. For example, if you selected a Name (String) field as a reference field from the Company object, in the Map Field dropdown, you could only see or select the field that is mapped to the Company Name field (for Gainsight Reports), and if there are any SFDC reports selected in the Global Filter, you cannot see any of the String fields available in those reports. Because of this problem, you had to create multiple Global Filters across data sources. With this enhancement, you can now map to any string field when Company Name or User Name is selected as a reference field. For example, you could create a cross datasource Global Filter with Company Name for Gainsight reports and Account Name for SFDC reports.


With Survey 2.0, you can create highly customized surveys that capture customer insights and transform them into actionable next steps for your organization. You can easily create multi-page surveys with a variety of question types, including multiple choice, matrix, and a standard NPS® question type. Survey 2.0 gives admins the ability to design and distribute surveys in Gainsight without a dependency on SFDC sites or features.

Enhanced Survey 2.0 List page

The Surveys list page is now enhanced with the Horizon Experience UI, so users can navigate through their Surveys list with ease. We made the following improvements to the Surveys List page:

  • On the list page, you can see the Survey Name, Entity, Status, Questions, Responses and Date.
  • Clicking the Survey Name navigates you to the Properties page of that specific survey.
  • You can either select all survey sources or a specific survey source (if you have integrated external survey source(s) such as Gainsight PX or SurveyMonkey with Gainsight Surveys) to view the list of surveys from the selected source(s). 

For more information on the Survey 2.0 Listing page, refer to the Survey 2.0 Overview article.

You can perform the following operations from the survey list page:

  • Create a New Survey.
  • Import Surveys from External Sources.
  • View the existing Surveys details.
  • Search Surveys by Name or filter them by Entity and/or Status.
  • Sort the Surveys by Survey Name and Responses.
  • View Number of Questions and Responses of specific Survey.
  • Edit, Clone, Analyze, Delete and many more actions.
  • Navigate to Design or Analyze page by clicking on the number of Questions or Responses respectively.
  • Navigate through different pages and view multiple Surveys by using the pagination tool.

Ability to Add and Perform Text Editing in Survey Section

In the Survey Design tab, Users can add text in the Section Content separately, and apply Rich Text Editing as required. As a Survey Designer, if you want to call out information or instructions with special formatting for the survey participants, this enhanced Section construct is available. 
Note: This functionality is also applicable to the Translated section content.

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To use this enhancement while adding or configuring the Section:

  1. Navigate to Survey 2.0 > Survey List > New/Existing Survey > Design.
  2. Click the + icon.
  3. Click Section.
  4. Enter the required Section name in the Section Label text box.
  5. Enter the required Description/Content in the Section Content text box.
    Note: You can also perform Rich Text Editing on the text you have entered.
  6. Click the  icon to Save.

To use this enhancement while translating the Section:

  1. Navigate to Survey 2.0 > Survey List > New/Existing Survey > Design.
  2. Select the required Section.
  3. Click Translate. Question Translation page appears.
  4. Select the required Section from the Select Question dropdown.
  5. Select the required Language to Translate from the Select Language dropdown.
  6. Enter the translation text in Enter translation for section text box.

Gainsight as Primary Source for Survey Languages

In Gainsight, the languages created by admins from the Languages page are stored in both Salesforce and Gainsight (MDA). Until now, the Primary source of data storage for all these Languages was Salesforce, but with this release we are changing the Primary source of data storage to MDA as all the ingested languages (records) are stored in MDA. 

Business Use Case: For instance, you might have collected survey responses in different languages from external sources like SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, etc. These languages are created in MDA, and are never synced back to the SFDC Languages collection. To address this issue, Gainsight has changed the Primary Source for Survey Languages to MDA.

Functionality in Survey 1.0: While creating a Survey from the Survey languages(s) dropdown, admins can select the languages that are configured in the Languages page.
Note: While creating a Survey, you won’t see  Languages that are created as part of ingestion from external sources.

Functionality in Survey 2.0: While creating a Survey from the Languages dropdown, admins can select the languages that are configured in the Languages page, along with the languages created while ingesting surveys from external sources like SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, etc.
Note: While Ingesting External Surveys, language records are created automatically which may include unsupported languages. These unsupported languages will be marked as Inactive and cannot be used anywhere. For example, a multilingual survey response collected in Arabic language, which is not supported in Gainsight, is marked as inactive and displayed in read only mode. You cannot delete these inactive language records as these were ingested from external systems.

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Rules Engine

Rules Engine is designed to improve your underlying customer data to produce superior customer outcomes. It can perform powerful multi-step, in-memory data transformations for large datasets in Gainsight within one rule. Transformations include aggregations, multi-dataset merges, formulas and time-series calculations; helping your team to better identify meaningful data signals.

Community Icon.pngImproved Rules Engine Formula Functions

Gainsight introduces new Number Formulas to the Formula Fields in Rules Engine. These enable you to perform powerful calculations in your Transformation Tasks while setting up a rule. 

The following number formulas are available:

  • Abs: The Abs formula returns the absolute value of a number. You can provide your input in the formula field as a positive or negative integer, but the output is always a 7.3890561positive integer. For more information on using the Abs formula, refer to the ABS function article.
  • Ceiling: The Ceiling formula maps a number to the least integer greater than or equal to the number. For more information on using the Ceiling formula, refer to the Ceiling function article.
  • Exp: The Exp formula returns Euler's number, e (~2.718) raised to a power.
    Example: EXP(1) = Approximate value of e = 2.71828183
                    ​​​​EXP(2) = Base of the natural logarithm e raised to the power of 2 = 7.3890561
  • Floor: The Floor formula maps a number to the greatest integer less than or equal to the number.  For more information on using the Floor formula, refer to the Floor Function article.
  • Log: The Log formula returns the logarithm of a number given a base. For more information on using the Log formula, refer to the Log Function article.
  • Sqrt: The Sqrt formula returns the positive square root of a positive number.
  • In: The ln formula returns the natural logarithm of a number, base e (Euler's number).
    For more information on using the ln formula, refer to the LN function article.

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Note: For Sqrt, Log, and ln formulas require positive integers as input values. However, the rule runs successfully and no error message is thrown for negative input.

If you enter negative values, these formulas return the following values:

Formula Value
Sqrt zero
In zero
Log null

Community Icon.pngFields in Rules Add/Subtract Date Formula Fields 

The Add/Subtract Date Formula field in the Date Formulas of Transformation Tasks now accepts dynamic fields. Previously, this field accepted only static numeric values as input. With this enhancement, the number of days you add to or subtract from a date dynamically changes with the value of the selected field. 
Note: You can select the unit of the field as Days only. The Weeks option is not available.

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For more information on the usage of Date Formulas, refer to the Formula Fields in Bionic Rules article.

Sightline Vault

Gainsight’s Sightline Vault provides access to pre-configured solutions built by Gainsight and the broader Gainsight community that help you effectively utilize Gainsight features and incorporate best practices into your Gainsight instance with the click of a button. This not only allows you to see value faster, but significantly reduces the amount of time and effort your team spends setting up/configuring Gainsight.

Submit a Solution Idea to Sightline

Admins can now submit a solution idea to Gainsight. You can also submit an idea to enhance any existing Solution available in the Gainsight Sightline Vault. You can view this new feature in Administration > Sightline Vault. For more information, refer to the Submit a Solution Idea article.

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New Solutions are added in Sightline Vault

Seven new solutions are now added under Customer OnboardingDashboard and the Renewal (newly added) Solution Type in Sightline Vault. Following are the solutions added for each Solution Type:

  1. Customer Onboarding:
  • New Customer Welcome: Admins can now install this solution created by Gainsight to standardize the process of welcoming a customer which is crucial for consistent customer experience. Assets (4) included in this solution are CTA (1), Email Template (1), Playbook (1), and Rule (1).
  • Onboarding Kickoff: Admins can install this solution created by Gainsight to make a strong impression with a well-executed onboarding kickoff discussion. You can standardize the onboarding Kickoff plan to establish a consistent customer experience. Assets (4) included in this solution are CTA (1), Success Plan (1), Playbook (1), and Rule (1).
  • Onboarding Success Plan for New Customers: Admins can now install this solution created by Mavenlink to build an effective Onboarding Success Plan for new customers to capture their key success criteria, and assist them in achieving their targets successfully. It provides a structure for you and your team to take a long-term strategic look at how you want to guide and grow your customers. It helps in aligning teams on the customer’s priorities and ensures a smooth transition from one stage to another. Assets (11) included in this solution are Success Plan, Survey, Email Templates (3), and Playbooks (6). 

     For more information, refer to the Overview of Sightline Vault article. 

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  1. Dashboard:
  • CSM Dashboard: Admins can install this solution created by Gainsight to create a structured agenda for CSMs 1:1 meetings. It enables CSMs to focus on execution of operations and customer outcomes. You can quickly review a customer portfolio to create a plan for the day. You can take action on customer risk, as revealed through health scores, new NPS® survey responses, and risk CTAs. Assets (10) included in this solution are Dashboards (1) and Reports (9).
  • Executive Dashboard: Admins can install this solution created by Gainsight to review the KPIs for the overall performance of your customer success program, including total number of customers, customer stage and ARR. The dashboard supports execs in understanding and comparing the performance of individual teams, and monitoring trends in risk indicators such as health scores and NPS®. You can eliminate inefficiencies in key team operations by closely monitoring key motions. Assets (16) included in this solution are Dashboards (1) and Reports (15).
  • CSM Management Dashboard: Admins can install this solution created by Gainsight to review their team’s CTAs, Timeline activities, and renewals to identify the areas of improvement and work on them. You can easily identify the accounts which need your attention if they’re at risk or coming up for renewal. You can ensure that the team meets revenue and renewal goals by tracking the number of customers, ARR, and renewals this quarter for each CSM. You can quickly match up new or unassigned accounts to CSMs with the lowest account load. Assets (12) included in this solution are Dashboards (1) and Reports (11).

     For more information, refer to the Overview of Sightline Vault article.

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  1. Renewal (newly added):
  • Renewal Process: Admins can now install this solution created by Gainsight to ease the process of renewals of accounts with Gainsight. A well-constructed renewals process provides visibility and predictability, helps you build reliable forecasts, and ensures a scalable and consistent approach in the renewal process. For more information, refer to the Overview of Sightline Vault article. Assets (8) included in this solution are CTA (1), Timeline (1), Email Template (3), Playbook (1), and Rules (2).

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Journey Orchestrator is your center for automated communications. It leverages the power of automation to make your job easier as you communicate with customers at scale. Gainsight enables customer success teams to launch automated emails based on customer attributes such as health score, product usage, survey results and lifecycle stage. Through automation, you can scale customer touches and engage with a growing list of customers often and effectively. 

Use Segment Source in Programs

Segments can be created to fetch a sub-group of customers, relationships, and contacts that meet your selected criteria using source objects. Once the segment is created, Gainsight now allows admins to use it as one of the Source types, to add participants in Programs. For more information on how to create Segments, refer to the Segments article.

Note: Admins can add up to five Segments per program.

Participants can be added from Segments in one of the following two ways:

  • Statically: Where all members of the list at the time of selection are added as participants to the Program.
  • Dynamically: Where new members who later meet the criteria of the Segment are also added as participants. If the dynamic option is selected, you have access to the scheduler feature to decide when the Segment is queried for new participants. The Scheduler can be configured on a Daily, Weekly, or Monthly schedule, with a Start Date, End Date, and a Preferred Time to run the query. This schedule can also be edited after the Program is published. When the schedule runs, it runs the Segment query for new contacts to be added as participants. Each scheduling options has different selections available:
    • DAILY: The Daily option allows you to select either every week day, or every day.
    • WEEKLY: The Weekly option allows you to select which day of the week you would like to run the query.
    • MONTHLY: The Monthly option allows you to select a specific day within the month to run the query (1st - 31st as well as the Last day of the month). You can also choose to run the query on a timed day of the week such as the 1st Sunday, or 3rd Tuesday of the month.


  • Segment is refreshed only based on the schedule configured while creating a Segment. It is not refreshed while syncing the segment source.
  • Admins cannot add Segments as a source type if the User option is selected as a Program Type while creating a new Program.
  • Segment records are filtered based on the relationship type selected in the program.

New Location for Email Validator

Previously, the Email Validator page was a separate tab under Administration > Email Configuration, along with the Compliance and Inbound Emails tabs. As part of our redesign, Gainsight created a separate page for the Email Validator to help customers find the right configuration easily. The existing design and functionality of the Email Validator page remains unchanged. 

The new navigation path for the Email Validator page is: Administration > Email Validator.

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People Management

Capture your contacts in an organizational chart to understand the roles and relationships of the people you do business with across your customer base. Explore the org chart to understand who influences whom within a company and drill-into a person for deeper insights.

Enhanced UI to Build People Maps

CSMs can now drag and drop a person from the new Add People To Map field’s search results to the Person card, to add the person as Manager, Direct Report or Influencer in the map.

You can now search for a person in the newly added View Hierarchy of field to view the person’s hierarchy in the map. Previously, there was only one field to search for a Person. You can view this change in C360 > Person page.

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Add a Person by drag and drop method

To add a person to map by drag and drop method:

  1. Navigate to the C360 > Person page.
  2. Enter the name of the required person in the Add People To Map field.
  3. Drag and drop the person from the search results to the required Person’s widget in the map. Add <<Person name>> to map as a window is displayed.
  4. Select any one of the below options:
  • (Default) Direct Report: Select this option to add the person as a Direct Report to the Person in the map.
    • Add “<<Person name>>” as a Direct Report to: You can change the Manager of the person to be added in the map. You can enter the new Manager’s Name in the search field, and then select the Manager from the search results.
  • Influencer: Select this option to add the person as an Influencer to the Person in the map. Enter the following information:
    • Name: You can change the name of the Influencer, if needed.
    • Sentiment: Select the sentiment of the Influencer.
    • Notes: You can add any additional information about the Influencer such as contact information, working hours of Influencer, etc.
      Note: You can’t add a Gainsight User as an Influencer by the drag and drop method. However, you can add a Gainsight User by the existing method. 
  • Manager: Select this option to add the person as a Manager to the Person in the map.
    Note: This option is disabled when a person in the map already has a manager.

For more information, refer to the Build People Maps article.

View Hierarchy of a Person

To view the hierarchy of a person:

  1. Navigate to the C360 > Person page.
  2. Enter the name of the required person in the View Hierarchy of field.
  3. Select the relevant person from the results to view hierarchy.

Note: You can click the Person Map icon on the top to view the default hierarchy. 

Data Designer

Data Designer makes it easier for you to discover richer, more meaningful insights from your customer data. It provides a simple, easy-to-use solution to merge and transform your data, then make it accessible across the Gainsight platform for further analysis and exploration.

Community Icon.pngIntroducing Advanced Scheduler in Data Designer

Earlier, the minimum time period between Data Space refresh was 24 hours (Daily), but Data Designer is introducing an Advanced Scheduler which uses Cron Expressions to refresh the Data Space. This enables you to refresh the data more frequently, compared to the existing (Basic) scheduler. And, Advanced Scheduler also addresses some of the advanced use cases including refreshing the Data Spaces as frequently as every two hours, or on a less frequent basis to match business processes, such as on the 1st and 15th of the month.
Note: The minimum time period between data space runs is two hours.

To use this enhancement:

Important: The functionality of this enhancement is explained below assuming that you have already created a Dataset in Data Designer and saved it as universally available. For information on how to create a Dataset, refer to the Create Datasets in Data Designer article.

  1. Navigate to Administration > Data Designer. You can see the existing list of designs, click the design you wish to set up the Advanced Scheduler.
  2. Navigate to the Configure tab and enable Do you want to refresh this Dataspace at regular interval? toggle button.
  3. From the Schedule Type dropdown list, select Advanced.
  4. Input the cron expression in the Enter Cron Expression text box. For information on how to input the cron expression, refer to the Cron Expression for Advanced Scheduler in Data Designer article.
    Cron Expression: This is a string comprising 6 or 7 fields that are separated by spaces and defines the details of a schedule. Each field represents a sub-expression and allows only specific values. These values combined with special characters define the schedule. 
  5. Select the Start Date and End Date.
  6. Set the required Time Zone from the Select Time Zone dropdown list.

Map SFDC Picklist to Gainsight’s Dropdown List in Data Designer

Previously, while pulling data from Salesforce to Gainsight, Data Designer always converted the data in Picklist to String. However, because of this conversion, the Picklist behavior was lost in Filters and Global Filters, and every time a user wanted to apply a global filter, users had to remember the value and search for it. To address this issue, Data Designer is now enhanced to identify the Picklist data coming from Salesforce, and allow users to map this Picklist data to the Dropdown List in Gainsight. 
Note: This enhancement is applicable to both Picklist and Multi-select Picklist data.

To use this enhancement:

Prerequisite: Before you map the Salesforce Picklist to Gainsight’s Dropdown list, ensure that you have already created an equivalent Dropdown list in Gainsight. If you have not created an equivalent MDA Dropdown in Gainsight and mapped to the required Salesforce Picklist, the values are shown as null. For more information on how to create a Dropdown/Multi-select Dropdown list, refer to the Dropdown List and Multi Select Dropdown List article.

Important: The functionality of this enhancement is explained below assuming that you have already created a Dataset in Data Designer, using Salesforce as the Data Source. For information on how to create a Dataset, refer to the Create Datasets in Data Designer article.

  1. Navigate to Administration > Data Designer. You can see the existing list of designs, click the design you wish to set-up the Salesforce Picklist in Data Designer. 
  2. Navigate to the Preparation tab. For more information on the Preparation details, refer to the Preparation Details in Data Designer article.
  3. Click the Edit icon (or) click Options, and then click Edit to edit a dataset. You will be landed on the page where you can see Fields, Filters and Summary tabs.
  4. If the Salesforce Picklist field you wish to set-up has already been added to the dataset, click the Settings icon in the right corner. For more information on how to add fields to a dataset, refer to the Preparation Details in Data Designer article.
  5. Enable the Convert to Picklist toggle button.
  6. Select the required dropdown list from the Map to MDA Dropdown List. 
    Note: If you have not created an equivalent MDA Dropdown in Gainsight and mapped to the required Salesforce Picklist, the values are shown as null.
  7. Click Save.

Once the setup is complete, users can now see the Picklists in Gainsight’s Filters and Global Filters.

User Management

User Management is an administration feature which allows a Gainsight Admin to add users to the Gainsight User object and grant Sally access to the required users. Admins can perform these actions from Administration > User Management.

Community Icon.png Add Profile Picture for Gainsight Users

Admins can now add profile pictures while adding users manually from the User Management page. Admins can also update or remove the existing picture of any user from this page.

For Admins to make changes, navigate to Administration > User Management > Add Users Manually page and update profile picture, as required. The same action can be performed by editing an existing user profile.

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For more information, refer to the User Management article.


  • You can see the updated Profile Picture for a user in the User List and Edit User page only but Gainsight applications (Example: Cockpit, Timeline, etc.) are not supported to display the picture of each user. This support will be available through future release.
  • Support of syncing profile pictures for Salesforce users to Gainsight users through Salesforce Connector is not available now but will be supported through future release.

User License Provisioning

Admins can now view user license type (Full, Viewer, and Unlicensed) in the User Management page. For existing users, licenses are assigned based on their assigned permission bundles. Previously, there was no option to view or manage User license type in the Gainsight application. Navigate to Administration > User Management to view this change. Following are the features of the User licensing feature:

  • View users license type in the User Management page.
  • Filter users based on License Type in the User Management page.
  • Assign licenses through uploading a CSV file in the User Management page.
  • Assign licenses through an external system (Salesforce Connector) in the User Management page.
  • Create reports on license type in Report Builder.

Note: Unlicensed license type is assigned to existing users who do not have any permission bundles assigned to them in the Source system. While uploading users through CSV, if no license type or invalid license type is present in the License Type field in CSV, then the users will be assigned with Unlicensed license type.

For more information, refer to the User License Management and FAQs articles.

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Components Introduced and Modified in 6.16 Release

In this release, Gainsight has the following pages added.








Permission Sets Added/Updated in 6.16 Release

With every new release, the Gainsight and SFDC permission sets are updated for several features to give access to new objects, fields, apex classes, and visualforce pages. In this release, the following Permission sets are added or modified:

  • Gainsight_View_Only.permissionset

  • Gainsight_Special.permissionset

  • Gainsight_Viewer.permissionset

  • Gainsight_Standard.permissionset

  • Gainsight_Admin.permissionset

Issues Addressed


  • Unable to Migrate and Select the Linked Objects selection in Rule Manually: Previously, if CTA is created via Rules, Linked Objects was not selected and even users were not able to select them manually since it is not showing the field list. This issue is fixed now.


Note: The below list of Escalations addressed are captured from the last quarter.

  • Hyperlinks getting changed to HTML tags: The URL data in the String type field are displayed as an HTML tag instead of a clickable link. This issue is fixed now.

  • Issue with Dashboard Folder Permissions: Previously, when you added a dashboard to a specific folder and set folder level permissions, the same permissions were getting inherited to that dashboard even after it was moved to the uncategorized folder. This issue is fixed now.

  • Visualization is getting changed from Widget to Table: The widget type visualization in Report Builder was getting changed to a tabular report in Dashboards. And, users couldn’t delete and re-add the report to dashboards, when a global filter was applied. This issue is fixed now. 

  • Unable to open the Shared Dashboard: Users when try opening a shared dashboard that has a mass edit report in it encountered an error. This issue is fixed now.

  • Sorting is incorrect when Date Summarized by Quarter and Row Group enabled: Previously, sorting in reports didn't display the correct order, when date is summarized by Quarter and Row Group enabled. This issue is now resolved.

  • Users couldn't open the Shared Dashboard: Users when try opening a shared dashboard, that has a report built on Unified Scorecard Fact object, the system encountered an error named ‘Unexpected end of JSON input’. This issue is fixed now.

  • Unable to display hyperlinks when Row Grouping is enabled: In Report Builder, the reports didn’t display the hyperlinks, after the row grouping is enabled on the field that has clickable hyperlinks. This issue is fixed now.

  • Date field displaying the year 3019 as 1119: Reports built on Gainsight data displayed the year 3019 as 1119 in the Date field column. This issue is fixed now.

  • Reports on Unified Scorecard Fact - Company not honoring Aliases: Previously, the reports built on Unified Scorecard Fact - Company object with Aliases applied on the Overall Score field didn’t honor Aliases when the same report is re-opened. This issue is fixed now.

  • Report Builder/GS Home Reports Showing extra cell: Report Builder/GS Home tabular report displayed extra cell, where the data from the next field is pushed into the previous field. This issue is resolved now.

  • Dropdown lists displaying different colors: In reports, the colors are honored correctly when the first level dropdown list is added to By, but if the same dropdown list is added through a lookup, the color of the report is not as configured. This issue is resolved now.

  • Unable to filter Aggregated field result when Date field is Summarized By: At times, reports created on SFDC Objects/Dataspaces didn’t allow the users to apply filters on the Aggregated field result, if Summarized By is already applied. This issue is resolved now.

  • Column Line Visualization not honoring the Show Me field order: When you build Column Line reports with at least one Formula field in the Show Me section and then try reordering the fields to control the data for Line and Bar didn't display the expected results. This issue occurred because the Column Line visualization was not honoring the Show Me Field order. This issue is fixed now.

  • Spaces are getting truncated in Report Builder filters: When you try filtering data on a specific Customer Name that has more than one space in it, the report filter auto suggests the same Company Name with single space and when you select the suggested Customer Name, you couldn’t see the data as expected. This issue is resolved now.

  • Summarize By None on a Date-Time field didn't work as expected: Previously, when you summarize a report by None, that has a Date-Time field in the By section displayed only the Date. This issue is resolved now.

  • Report Source Object saving incorrectly: Earlier, when you save a report built on a Salesforce object and try re-opening the same report, it shows that the report was built on a Gainsight Subject area object. This issue is resolved now.

  • State preservation for Drill-down not honoring for SFDC objects having lookup with Account: By default, the Report Builder adds Account Name to the drill-down for all the reports created on SFDC objects, but when you uncheck the Account Name and save the report, the state preservation is not honored. This issue is resolved now. 

  • Issue in the Chart Report Color added to the JO Programs: Earlier, when a visualization report that has data with different colors is added to a JO Program and previewed, it shows incorrect colors. This issue is resolved now.

  • Reports built on Asset Object failing due to invalid query: Previously, the reports built on Asset object with a specific combination failed to execute, this problem occurred because of the query error. This issue is resolved now.

  • Dashboard Global Filters: In SFDC reports, when MDA Date field is used as a reference field and mapped with SFDC Date field encountered an issue. This issue is resolved now.

  • Summarized by Fiscal year isn't working as expected: In Report Builder, when you Summarized by Fiscal Quarter on date fields, the sorting displayed incorrect order. This issue is fixed now.

  • Hyperlinks not honoring for Company Names in Reports: Reports with Company Name field added to By section that have a look up to formula field didn’t display the hyperlinks. Hence, users couldn’t navigate to the C360 page. This issue is fixed now.

  • Drill Down not working as expected if the report contains ‘ampersand (&)’: When you build a report and drill down, you couldn’t see any data, if the record contains ‘&’. This issue is fixed now.

  • Field Types getting changed: In the Dashboard filters, sometimes the Picklist fields were getting changed to String fields. Hence, the dashboards couldn’t load. This issue is fixed now.

  • CTA Name getting truncated in Dashboards: In the Dashboards, CTA Name is getting truncated after the special character (<). The same is working as expected in Report Builder. This issue is fixed now.

  • Incorrect Sorting when Row Grouping is enabled on the Dataspace Object (field): Sorting in reports displayed incorrect order, when Row Grouping is enabled on the field of a Dataspace object that has lookups. This issue is fixed now.

  • Inline search with Special Characters didn’t display the results: Previously, users didn’t see the expected results in reports and dashboards when searched with special characters (< or >) . And, if you apply the same special character in filters, you could see the correct results. This issue is resolved now.

  • Global filter not working as expected in Salesforce reports: On Salesforce reports, when you apply Global filter on Date type fields with Fiscal Year value and try executing it, an error named ‘Component query failed to execute [Unexpected token:’)]’ occurred. This issue is fixed now.

  • Aggregations didn’t display the results as expected: Previously, when you applied aggregations on the datetime field, the records displayed as Sum instead of Average, if the records are on the same date with different timestamps. This issue is fixed now.

  • Global Filters displaying User ID instead of User Name: In Dashboards, when you apply a global filter on User ID (for all the MDA reports) and try changing it to Current User, the User ID is displayed instead of Current User Name. This issue is fixed now.

  • Heat Map Y-axis data point didn’t display the expected results: Previously, the Y-axis of the Heat Map visualization displayed the total number of records as a number, for the records that are not populated on the current visualization. This issue is fixed now, and If there are a large number of records, you can now see the message ‘Some values are not shown in the heatmap’ at the bottom of the screen, and on the Y-axis, you can see the number of records that are not populated on the current visualization.

  • NPS® widget in C360 displaying incorrect averages: In C360, NPS® widget displayed incorrect average rating of the recent survey. This issue is resolved now, and the average ratings are shown correctly.


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