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Catch-up on Journey Orchestrator Enhancements

January 2019: 5.22 Release

Journey Orchestrator 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.

  1. Add Associated Contacts to Program CTAs: The Associated Contact field has now been added to Program CTAs. Admins can select the Participant’s SFDC Contact ID to populate this field. This will associate the CTA with the participant when it is created. We recommend adding this association for reporting purposes. To view this field within a Program CTA, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Programs > click to open an existing program or create a new one > click to edit an existing Create CTA step or add a new one.

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For more information on adding Program CTAs, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

  1. View all schedule types across Programs in a holistic view: You can now view publishing schedules for Programs alongside outreach schedules and refresh schedules for Program sources in a single calendar view. This calendar view gives admins more visibility into their programs and associated program source schedules, so they can more easily address conflicts. To access the calendar view, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Programs > click the calendar icon. For more information on the program list view, refer Program List View and Create New Program.

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  1. Email template list view and search has been redesigned for clarity: The email template list view displays each entry as a separate line item, similar to the program and Survey 2.0 list view, making it easier to view the full name of all email templates.

    The search option within the Email Template list view has also been enhanced. Previously, users could search by text for the email template name and apply filters based on criteria such as who created the template and the template type. Now, users can select a search method from a single drop-down field. Users can select to search by Name, Created By, Type, Version, and Entity Type. This simplifies the user search options.

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The enhanced view includes categorizing each template by Type. The Type search method filters the list view based on these categorizations. The email template types include the following:

  • Standard Template: The default email template type. A template is considered standard unless it contains a survey link, button, or question.
  • Survey Template: The email template contains a survey link, button, or question.
  • Report Template: The email template contains a report placeholder.
  • Layout Template: The email template contains a layout link or button.

The enhanced list view displays both the 1.0 and 2.0 versions of email templates. Each template in the list view displays its version number. You can filter for 1.0, 2.0, or all email templates with the Version search method.

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To view the enhanced email template list view, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Email Templates. For more information on email templates, refer Create Journey Orchestrator Email Templates.

  1. Add custom email opt-out categories and pages: In addition to the two out-of-the-box opt-out categories in Gainsight (Customer Success Communications and Surveys), admins can now add new opt-out categories. Admins can now define more granular opt-out settings specific to the needs of their customers and organization to reduce mass unsubscription of emails from contacts. They can also add custom opt-out pages to better control how customers proceed through the opt-out experience. To add new opt-out categories and pages, navigate to Administration > Email Preferences. For more information on opting-out of messages, refer Email Opt-Out Configurations.

    Note: You should give any new opt-out pages you create unique names. Only custom opt-out pages with unique names are supported throughout Gainsight.

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  1. Recipients can unsubscribe from emails with a single click: Previously, to unsubscribe from Gainsight emails, recipients had to open their subscription preferences and select which category of communication they wanted to opt-out of. Now, Admins can configure Gainsight emails so recipients can unsubscribe with a single click. This enhancement gives admins more control over how recipients are unsubscribing from emails, and gives recipients an easier way to unsubscribe.

    Note: To configure this enhancement, admins need to have access to Administration > Email Preferences. For more information on opting-out of messages, refer Create CoPilot Email Templates.

December 2018: 5.21 Release

Journey Orchestrator 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.

  1. Honor Surveys 2.0 Permissions:

  • The Programs feature in Journey Orchestrator has been enhanced to honor the new permission configurations of Surveys 2.0. This enhancement ensures that users who do not have permission to access certain features or data in the Surveys 2.0 module will not be able to access them in the Programs feature either.
  • Users will need the Distribute permission for either that specific survey, or all surveys in Surveys 2.0, to select it as part of a program. Surveys do not have permission to distribute will not be visible from the survey selection field.
  • To preview a survey response within a program, users will need the Analyze permission for either that specific survey, or all surveys in Surveys 2.0.

Note: For detailed step-by-step instructions on Survey Permissions, refer to Surveys 2.0 Permissions.

  1.  Edit Program CTA steps post-publish: Admins can configure program steps to create and close CTAs, but previously they had no way to edit these steps after publishing the program. This prevented them from correcting or updating the contents of the CTA steps when needed. Now, admins can edit their program’s Create CTA and Close CTA steps even if the program has already been published. Any changes made will be applied to new participants and existing participants that have yet to pass through those steps.

    Note: For detailed step-by-step instructions on editing program CTA steps, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

November 2018: 5.20 Release

  1. Ability to use Calculated Fields as tokens when configuring Email and CTA steps in Programs: You can use calculated field tokens to reference dynamic information within a Program email and CTA step. For example, you could create a calculated field to display Utilization Rate, such as the one below.

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Calculated fields can be from any MDA or Salesforce object. Using a combination of display fields and filters, they can query account variables. In addition to Utilization Rate, these variables include items such as the number of active users per account and the number of logins by the user.

The calculated fields must be created in the program, either within the Participant Configuration or within an added Conditional Wait step. For more information on creating calculated fields within programs, refer to Programs: Using Calculated Fields.

Once this field is created, you can select it as a tokenization option when configuring program email and CTA steps.

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Notes:

  • When a calculated field is used as a token, it can not be deleted from the program.
  • If the calculated field value is Null for a participant, that participant will be dropped during participant sync.
  1. Inline support of tabular and non-tabular reports in Journey Orchestrator: Previously, to share reports, users had to export dashboards as PowerPoint files, and you could not include reports directly in the body of Program emails. Now, admins can display tabular and non-tabular reports from the Report Builder in emails sent through Programs in Journey Orchestrator. 

    This feature is designed to share simple reports with a low volume of data. Example use cases include sharing usage reports with users, or internally sharing upcoming renewals and new account assignments. To avoid display issues, tabular reports with only 5 columns and 20 rows maximum can be shared using this method. To share more complex reports with a higher volume of data, see the enhancement Ability to attach tabular reports as CSV in Journey Orchestrator.

    To display inline reports, admins must select email templates configured to contain a report placeholder within the body of the email. To add this placeholder, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Email Templates and click to create a new template or edit an existing one. Click the Insert Report button to add a placeholder.

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For more information on configuring email templates to display inline reports, refer to Create Journey Orchestrator Email Templates

After an email template is selected, a report placeholder can be viewed within the body of the email in the email step configuration page. Click the drop-down field to select a report to display.

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The reports available for selection are divided by their source objects. After the report is selected, it will be displayed in the selection window. Click SAVE to finish attaching the inline report.

For tabular reports larger than 5 columns or 20 rows, the following message will display above the inline report:

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Reports exceeding this limit will still be added to the body of the email, but the email will only display the first 5 columns and 20 rows. For more information on sharing reports through programs, refer to Programs: Sharing Reports.

Notes:

  • Program emails can deliver multiple attachments with a total file size under 2MB. This file size limitation includes both inline and attached reports. If the attachments sent exceed 2MB, then the participant will be dropped with the failure reason, “Tabular Report CSV failed for <Report Name> for participant since it exceeds 2MP limit.”
  • This enhancement is not available for the Outreach feature under Journey Orchestrator.
  1. Ability to attach tabular reports as CSV in Journey Orchestrator: Now, Admins can attach tabular reports from the Report Builder as CSV files to emails sent through Programs in Journey Orchestrator. Non-tabular reports can also be shared using this method, but they will be converted to a tabular view when attached. 

    This feature is designed to share more complex reports, or those with a larger quantity of data than can not be displayed successfully in the body of an email. Use the CSV option for any tabular report that requires more than 5 columns or 20 rows. Simpler tabular reports with fewer than 5 columns or 20 rows can still be attached as CSV files, but now they can also be inserted directly into Program emails. For more information on sending inline reports through Programs, refer to the enhancement Inline support of tabular and non-tabular reports in Journey Orchestrator.

    To attach CSV files, admins must select email templates configured to attach reports. To add a report attachment placeholder, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Email Templates and click to create a new template or edit an existing one. Click the Attachments button and select Attach Reports to add the placeholder.  

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For more information on configuring email templates to attach reports, refer to Create Journey Orchestrator Email Templates.

After an email template is selected, in the Program model, the attachment configuration can be viewed at the bottom of the email step configuration page.

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Click the gear icon to open the report selection page.

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The reports available for selection are divided by their source objects. After the report is selected, it will be displayed within the selection window. Click SAVE to finish attaching the report. For more information on sharing reports through programs, refer to Programs: Sharing Reports.

Notes:

  • Program emails can deliver multiple attachments with a total file size under 2MB. This file size limitation includes both inline and attached reports. If the attachments sent exceed 2MB, then the participant will be dropped with the failure reason, “Tabular Report CSV failed for <Report Name> for participant since it exceeds 2MP limit.”
  • This enhancement is not available for the Outreach feature under Journey Orchestrator.
  1. Ability to schedule the date and time to publish Programs: Previously, Admins had to manually publish their Programs. This created a bottleneck for Programs, and sometimes required Admins to publish the Program at the exact time they wanted to send the initial email. This feature simplifies that process by giving admins the ability to schedule the date and time for the Program to be published automatically.

    Now, after Admins complete configuring a Program and select the PUBLISH option, a pop-up window will display asking them if they would like to proceed with publishing the program.

    They can select to publish the program now, placing the program in an active state, and possibly triggering initial program emails, or they can select to publish the program at a later time. This gives admins more control of when the Program starts sending messages and does not require them to manually complete publishing.

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If you select Publish Later, you will have options to select the date and time to publish the program.

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After selecting a date and time, click YES to complete scheduling the program. Programs that are scheduled to publish have a status of SCHEDULED. At the scheduled date and time, the program will move to an Active status as part of the publishing process.

After a program is scheduled, a message will display on the top right of the Program model configuration identifying when the Program is scheduled to go live. You can click the pencil icon to edit the date and time of the publish schedule.

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Admins can remove a program’s scheduled publish entirely. In the model configuration screen, you can click on the status drop-down to edit the Program from SCHEDULED to DRAFT. This will remove the publish schedule.

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For more information on scheduling programs to publish, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

  1. community icon.png Ability to use Survey fields as tokens when configuring Email, CTA, and Conditional Wait steps in Programs: Previously, it was not possible to reference survey fields as part of configuring Programs or Program emails. Now admins can select survey fields such as Survey Score, Survey URL, and Survey Responded Date as tokens within program email and CTA steps, and can also select them when configuring conditions within Conditional Wait steps they’ve added. This enhancement works for survey fields from both Surveys 1.0 and 2.0. 

    You can use this enhancement to share participant survey response data with CSMs through emails or CTAs triggered through the Program. This data includes the Survey URL field, so the CSM can submit a response on behalf of participants, and the Survey Score field, to keep them immediately up-to-date on their client’s sentiment. Admins can also configure conditions based on survey fields, such as Survey Score, within Conditional Wait steps they have added. With conditions based on Survey Score, you can have participants move through different branches of the Program model based on if they responded to an NPS survey as a Detractor, Passive, or Promoter.

    To add Survey Fields to a Program, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Programs and click to either add a new Program, or edit an existing one with a survey model. Select a step within the program where you would like to reference a survey field such as the Escalation Email step or any Send Email, Create/Close CTA, or Conditional Wait step after the Responded step.

  • Send Email:

    1. Within the program model, select the Send Email step you would like to configure with Survey fields.

    2. Select an email template with available token placeholders.

    3. Click the placeholder and select the survey field you want to tokenize from the drop-down list.

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For more information on using survey fields in programs, refer to Programs: Using Survey Fields.

Note: It is only possible to add Survey Fields as tokens to Send Email steps added after the Responded step in a survey model. The initial Send Email step, and the Reminder Email step, both occur before the program participant has a chance to respond to the email, so there is no data for those tokenized fields to reference at that time. For more information on configuring email steps within a program, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

  • Escalation Email: The Survey URL field is available for the Escalation Email step so the CSM can reference the URL when communicating with their client, and so they can submit survey responses on their behalf.

    Note: No other survey field can be referenced in this step. The Escalation Email step occurs before the program participant has a chance to respond to the email, so there is no data for other tokenized fields to reference.

    To select the field within the program model:

  1. Select the Escalation Email step.
  2. Select an email template with available token placeholders.
  3. Click the placeholder and select the Survey URL field from the drop-down list.

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For more information on configuring the Escalation Email step, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

  • Create/Close CTA:

  1. Within the program model, select the Create CTA or Close CTA step you would like to configure with Survey fields.
  2. Type the @ symbol within the CTA Name or Comment field to pull up a list of available token fields.
  3. Select the survey field you would like to reference as a token.                                                    

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For more information on configuring CTA steps in programs, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

  • Conditional Wait:

  1. Within the program model, select the Conditional Wait step that you would like to configure with Survey fields. This must be a Conditional Wait step you have added after the Responded step that you would like to configure with Survey fields.
  2. Click to add a new Condition.
  3. Select Participant Field from the Condition drop-down list.
  4. From the Participant Field drop-down list, select the Survey Field you want to use for this condition.
  5. Complete configuring the condition.

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For more information on configuring Conditional Wait steps, refer to Program: Conditional Wait.

Notes:

  • Survey Fields can only be used as part of a Program survey model. For more information on different model options for Programs, refer to Available Models for Programs.
  • The Survey Score field can only be referenced in the NPS Survey model for Programs.
  • When configuring program steps under the Not Responded branch of the Responded step, the only Survey Field available for tokenization is the Survey URL. This is because the participant has not responded, so there is no data for other Survey Fields to reference. For more information on options after the Responded step, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.
  • The participant specific URL for the Survey URL field is generated upon execution of any program step that references it as a token.
  1. community icon.png Ability to apply Global Filters in Program Analytics: The Program Analytics page displays data across Programs for each customer and contact in your org. Previously, admins could view the data in out-of-the-box reports for bounce rate, unsubscribe rate, email template performance, and other data, but they were limited in their ability to filter the data displayed.

    Now, Admins can select filters for the Program Analytics page that apply to all reports on the page. To access these filters, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Program Analytics and click the filter icon on the top-right of the page.

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Clicking the filter icon will open a pop-up window displaying the filters that can be applied globally.

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  1. Status: Filter based on Program Status.
  2. Programs: Filter based on specific Programs selected from the drop-down.
  3. Last __ days: Select a number of days. Filter based on the immediately previous number of days selected. If you select this filter, you can not select Date Range.
  4. Date range: Filter based on the selected date range. If you select this filter, you can not select Last __ days.
  5. Apply/Cancel/Clear: Select Apply to apply the filters, Cancel to undo your selection, and Clear to remove all applied Global Filters.

    When a filter is applied, text describing the filter will display next to the filter icon.

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Global Filters will automatically Clear if you navigate away from the Program Analytics page. For more information about this page, refer to Program Analytics: Report Across Programs.

October 2018: 5.19 Release

  1. Access to new Email Template Performance Report: Users can view a new, out-of-the-box report to help you understand which Email Templates perform the best. You can view this report by navigating to Journey Orchestrator > Program Analytics > select Customer Analytics > Email Template Performance Report.

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The report includes an entry for each email template, and displays columns of performance stats calculated based on the template’s use throughout all Programs within your org. These columns are not available for reporting outside of the Email Template Performance Report in Program Analytics. The performance stats include Delivery Rate, Open Rate, Click to Open Rate, Bounced Rate, and Unsubscribed Rate. The stats are displayed as percentages with the actual number of relevant messages in parentheses. For example, under Delivery Rate the number in parentheses reflects the actual number of messages delivered, under Open Rate the number in parentheses reflects the actual number of times the mail was opened for the first time by the receiver, and so on. For more information on this report, refer to Program Analytics: Reports Across Programs.

  1. Configure Email Template HTML with more efficiency: When configuring email templates, users can auto-select text in the HTML editor based on text selected in the email template, search and replace text, and collapse style and image attributes within the HTML editor.
    1. Auto-Select HTML Text: After highlighting the text you would like to edit, click the edit HTML option to automatically navigate to that text in the HTML editor.

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  1. Search and Replace Text: Within the email template HTML editor, press Ctrl-F to pull up the text search bar, enter the text you are searching for, and click the + icon to enter the text you would like to replace it with. You can select to replace either the highlighted text, or every instance of the text in the template.

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  1. Collapse Style and Image Attributes: Within the email template HTML editor, click the gear icon in the upper-right corner. You can select Fold style/src to collapse all style and image attributes in the template’s HTML, and Unfold style/src to expand all style and image attributes. When the attributes are collapsed, you can click the purple collapse icon in the HTML to expand the individual element.

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     For more information on editing Email Templates, refer to Create Journey Orchestrator Email Templates.

  1. Use CTA Status for Previous Step conditions in Conditional Wait: While configuring the Conditional Wait step, Admins can now select “Create CTA” as a condition based on previous program steps. Admins can use this configuration to determine how participants move through the Program model, based on the status of a CTA created in a previous Program step. For more information on how to configure previous step conditions, refer to Programs: Conditional Wait.

    Take the following steps to add this as a condition:
    1. Navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Programs and either open an existing Program, or create a new one of any model. The model will need to be configured to have a Conditional Wait step after a Create CTA step. For more information on how to configure Program models, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.
    2. Click to configure the Conditional Wait step.
    3. Click +CONDITION.
    4. Select Previous Step from the condition drop-down.
    5. Select Create CTA from the initial field drop-down.
    6. Select a CTA status value from final field drop-down.

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  1. Preview Conditional Wait Steps in Programs: When configuring the Conditional Wait step, Admins can now preview how Participants will proceed from that step to the rest of the Program model. This feature can be used to test the accuracy of the step’s configuration before publishing the Program.

    To preview a Conditional Wait step, click the PREVIEW option at the top-right of the Conditional Wait configuration.

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This feature will display the list of participants in the Program who are in Review, Active, or New states. If no participants are in those states, the Preview will not load, and an error message will display.

From the Conditional Wait Preview screen, users can select one participant from the list and see the following:

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1. Select the participant you would like to preview from the drop-down field.

2. Navigate to the previous participant in the participant list.

3. Navigate to the next participant in the participant list.

4. A green checkmark will display when the participant has met the configured condition.

5. A red X will display when the participant has NOT met the configured condition.

6. If there is more than one condition configured with a combination of AND/OR advanced logic, the final configured condition evaluation will be displayed, along with the final result for the participant.

Note: The Preview feature is applicable for Event, Participant, Calculated Field, and Previous Step conditions.

5. Option to sync only new participants in Programs: When syncing participants in a Program that already has participants, Admins can choose to either clear the current participant list and sync participants from all sources again, or sync only participants that are new to the existing list.
To make this selection, navigate to Journey Orchestrator > Programs > open a Program with an existing participant list > navigate to the participant configuration screen > click the participant sync option.

9 participant sync option.png      The following message will display: “This will clear and sync all participants from the sources again. Do you wish to continue?”
      
Followed by the options YES and NO, SYNC ONLY NEW PARTICIPANTS.

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Clicking YES will clear the current participant list and sync participants from all sources again. Clicking NO, SYNC ONLY NEW PARTICIPANTS will only sync new participants to the existing participant list.

  1.  Refresh Power List sources before a Program is executed: Admins can now configure Power Lists to be refreshed automatically before an Outreach or Program is executed. This option can be found under Journey Orchestrator > Power List > either click to edit an existing power list or create a new one. Within the power list, click the checkbox labeled, “Refresh the power list before Outreach/Program execution”. This option is selected by default for newly created power lists.

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This enhancement will not affect existing Programs by default.

If an existing Program is using a power list that has this feature selected, the following message will display in the source configuration screen:

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This Power List has refresh enabled before program execution. In order to apply the changes, save the below configuration. Admins will need to save the configuration to enable this feature for existing Programs.

  1.  Use Pivot tasks in Query Builder: Admins can now use pivot tasks within the Query Builder as a Program’s Participant source. Pivot tasks can reorganize and summarize selected data in an object to create a column for every data value. To select a Pivot task open a Program model and navigate to the Participants step > + SOURCE > Query Builder > +TASK > select Pivot from the drop-down.

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This enhancement can help create email campaigns based on specific values contacts or companies might have in a particular field. For example, suppose you have a list of Open Cases and one of the columns is “Priority,” with values like “First Priority”, “Second Priority”, etc. You can pivot this and determine for each customer how many “First Priority” cases, “Second Priority” cases, and so on, that they have. Then you could use this queried information to pull in participants as part of an Email Chain or Survey on Product Satisfaction.

Query Builder pivot tasks operate identically to pivot tasks in Bionic Rules. For more information on using pivot tasks, refer to Pivot Tasks in Bionic Rules. For more information on using the Query Builder, refer to Adding Participants to a Program.

  1. Warning messages display when Admins select Pause, Resume, or Stop a Program: When Admins select Pause, Resume, or Stop a Program from the Program Status Drop-down on the model configuration page, messages will display explaining how the selected status change will affect the Program. Admins can then select either YES or NO to confirm or cancel the status change. For more information on how to change the Program statuses, refer to Configure Model and Emails for Programs.

    Note: The ability to Pause a Program is not currently available, but we plan to add it back as part of a future release.

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The text of the displayed message will depend on the status selected:

  • User Clicks on Pause: "Clicking YES will pause the program and the status of the participants will be changed to Paused. Are you sure you want to continue?"
  • User Clicks on Stop: "Clicking YES will stop the program and the status of the participants will be changed to Completed. You will not be able to resume the program. Are you sure you want to continue?"
  • User Clicks on Resume: "Clicking YES will make the program active and the participants will continue in the journey. Are you sure you want to continue?"
  1. Snapshot view shows “in process” states: The Program Snapshot view now has an “in process” state to show when participants are between program steps. It is normal for Participants to spend time “in process” as background jobs related to the program take time to complete. Previously, participants that were “in process” would not be reflected in the Snapshot view. Now, an icon for “in process” participants will display between the Program’s steps in the Snapshot view. This increases the accuracy of the view.

    You can view the icon by opening a published Program with Participants “in process” and clicking the Snapshot view option in the top-right of the Program model view. The icon will be visible between the program steps where participants are being processed.

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You can click the “in process” icon to view the list of Participants currently being processed at that point in the program journey.

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For more information on the Program snapshot view, refer to Configure Model and Email for Programs.

  1.  Use Report Builder to Query for Failed Participants: Admins can now create reports on failed participant data in Report Builder to see failure reasons for participants across all Programs. To create a report on this data, navigate to Administration > Report Builder and select AO Failed Participants History as the source object.

    Note: Failed participant data can also be found under the AO Failed Participants source object. However, filtering is not supported for participant fields on this object.

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  1. Program Performance Enhancements: With this release, we have completed major enhancements to our Program infrastructure which reduces the amount of time for Participants Sync and publishing Programs. With these changes, Program actions like Send Email, Create CTA, and Conditional Wait Evaluation will be performed in dedicated servers, which will drastically reduce the total time of the Program lifecycle. See the stats documented below which reflect this reduction in processing time.

#Participants

Before

Total Time Taken to Publish (HH:MM:SS)

After

Total Time Taken to Publish (HH:MM:SS)

%Decrease

Before

Time Taken to Sync Participants (HH:MM:SS)

After

Time Taken to Sync Participants (HH:MM:SS)

%Decrease

Before

Time Taken to Perform All Actions(HH:MM:SS)

After

Time Taken to Perform All Actions(HH:MM:SS)

%Decrease

10K

2:15:00

0:59:16

56%

0:15:12

0:02:00

86%

7:30:00

0:59:16

86%

1 lakh

13:32:46 PM

3:00:00

78%

1:00:20

0:05:22

91%

~24:00:00

08:03:2

67%

Additionally, with these changes we have fixed some minor issues for Program Snapshot. As a result, the participant counts for this feature are now more accurate. We’ve also added new Snapshot icons to provide a more complete picture of the currently running participants.

August 2018: 5.17 Release

  • Pause Feature for Programs temporarily removed: We have temporarily removed the ability to Pause Programs as we work on resolving an issue with the feature related to Conditional Wait.

    The issue caused Participants to be stuck on the Conditional Wait step indefinitely. This occurred if the Participant was held in a Conditional Wait step and the timer setting expired while the Program was Paused.

    No Programs are currently impacted by this issue. We have removed the Pause feature proactively, to prevent future participants from getting stuck. We expect the issue to be resolved and to restore the Pause option by mid to late October. The Pause option will be visible again in Program configuration when it’s re-enabled.

    Other configuration options for Programs have not changed. Programs that are currently Paused can still be Resumed and Stopped. Once a Paused Program is Resumed, it can not be Paused again until the feature is restored.

    It is still possible to Stop a Program so that it no longer sends messages. Stopped Programs can not be started again, all active participants will be moved to a status of “knocked off”, no new participants can be added, and no further configurations to the program can be made.

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  • Journey Analytics name change: The Journey Analytics page is renamed to Program Analytics. This page displays data across Programs for each customer and contact. The name change will be reflected throughout Gainsight. The functionality of the page will not change. You can view the Program Analytics page by navigating to Journey Orchestrator > Program Analytics. For more information on the Program Analytics page, refer Program Analytics Overview.

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  • Null value available for Multi-Variant Filters: Users can now select null as a value when selecting filters for email variants. When selecting variant filter criteria as part of a Multi-Variant Email, you can click the null check-box to select a value of null as part of your variant filter. You can select this option to have more control over what variant is sent to recipients that have null values for your selected criteria. For more information on variant filters, refer to Create and Send Multi-Variant Emails.

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  • Filter Program List using Status Key: User can now filter the Program List View by clicking on the status name in the list key. The list view will then only display programs that match the selected status.

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