Automation

Set up and manage your automation.

Getting Here

This module is accessible by Owner and Manager only!

This module can be accessed from the side navigation menu under the menu item, Automation.

The Automation Module

The Automation Module allows you to browse through your automation. From here, you can also create new triggers and actions to automate your Space.

Automation Rules

Automation rules consist of two parts, trigger and actions. When the specified event is triggered, the list of defined actions will be performed sequentially on the triggering contact.

Automation can replace and automate existing processes that require manual effort. You can do a wide variety of things with automation, including sending surveys and assigning contacts to the best candidate.

Automation Overview

From the automation table, you can see all of the automation rules you have in place. On the left, there are toggles that allow you to disable and enable each automation rule individually.

Use the 🔍 at the top of the Automations Module to quickly find the automation rule that you are looking for.

Active

The current active status of the automation rule. You can switch the toggle to active or deactivate the automation

Tips: If you need to temporarily disable an automation rule, you don't need to delete it. Deactivate the rule and activate it again when necessary.

Name

The name given to identify the automation

Description

A short brief of what the automation is about and what does it do.

Times Triggered

The number of times the automation was triggered within the space

Date Created

The date of when the automation rule was created

Actions

You can perform the following action to an automation rule :

Creating a New Automation Rule

Step 1: Navigate to Automation Module From the side navigation menu, select Automation from the menu

Step 2: Press ADD AUTOMATION At the top bar, press the blue ADD AUTOMATION button and the Create Automation Rule dialog should open up.

Creating Automation Rule

Step 3: Name the rule and describe it Enter a name for the new automation rule along with a short description. These fields do not have any impact on the logic of the automation rules but they are crucial in keeping your automation rules organized.

Step 4: Setting the Trigger A trigger is the event that will cause your automation to run for the triggering contact.

Here is a comprehensive list of the available triggers:

Trigger

Options

Description

Status Changes to

The specific pending status (Pending/Done)

Is triggered when the status of the contact changes to the specified pending state.

Tag is Added

The specific tag

Is triggered when the specified tag is added to the contact.

Tag is Removed

The specific tag

Is triggered when the specified tag is removed from the contact.

Custom Field Changes to

The custom field name

The new value

Is triggered when the specified custom field of the contact changes to the specified value.

If the new value is left empty, any changes to the specified custom field will trigger the automation.

Assignee Changes to

The new assignee

Is triggered when the specified assignee is assigned to the contact.

Total Messages equals

The number of messages

Is triggered when the total messages under the contact reaches the specified number.

Event Reference equals

The specific reference

Is triggered when an event with the specified reference is triggered on the contact.

Broadcast Sent is

The specific broadcast

Is triggered when the specific broadcast is sent to the contact.

Survey Ended is

The specific survey

Is triggered when the contact ends the specific survey.

Time since the first message

The specific time (immediately/after X minutes/hours/days)

Is triggered after the specified amount of time has passed since the first message under the contact.

Time since the last message

The specific time (immediately/after X minutes/hours/days)

Is triggered after the specified amount of time has passed since the last message under the contact.

Conversation Starts (Welcome Event)

N/A

Is triggered when the conversation with the contact begins.

Important: The outcome actions from an automation rule cannot trigger another automation rule. This is to prevent an infinite loop from happening.

Step 5: Specifying an action When the automation rule has been triggered, the action(s) will be carried out sequentially on the triggering contact.

Here is a comprehensive list of available actions:

Action

Description

Change Contact Status

Changes the status of the triggering contact to Pending or Done.

Change Custom Field

Changes the specified custom field of the triggering contact to the specified value

Add Tag

Adds the specified tag(s) to the triggering contact.

Remove Tag

Remove the specified tag(s) from the triggering contact.

Send Message

Sends the specified message content to the triggering contact.

Send File

Sends the specified file that has been uploaded to the Platform to the triggering contact.

Send Survey

Sends the specified survey to the triggering contact.

Cancel Survey

Cancels the specified survey for the triggering contact.

Wait for

Waits for the specified amount of time in minutes/hours/days before continuing.

Assign To

Assigns the triggering contact to the specified assignee.

Step 6: Adding more action When necessary, you can specify more than one actions and it will be executed in sequence. Press the blue ADD ACTION button to add more action to your automation.

You can specify up to 5 actions for each automation rule.

Step 7: Decide the frequency for triggering contact An automation rule can be triggered on the same contact multiple times. If you do not wish this to happen, you can check the Perform once per contact checkbox.

Viewing an Automation Rule

You can view an automation rule by choosing View from the actions menu.

Editing an Existing Automation Rule

If you need to make a change to an existing automation rule, you can do so by choosing Edit from the actions menu.

More Actions Menu
Editing Automation Rule

You can make necessary changes to the snippet and press the UPDATE button when you are done.

Important: Be mindful when you make changes to an automation rule as the outcome may differ vastly from before. Editing an automation rule may affect other users in the space.

Cloning an Automation Rule

If you need to create another automation rule with similar processing logic, you can clone the existing rule and make changes to it.

By default, the rule will be inactive to avoid duplication of the outcome.

Deleting an Automation Rule

If an automation rule is no longer relevant or a duplicate of another, it can be deleted from the space by choosing Delete from the actions menu.

Be careful when you delete an automation rule as it may be used by other users in the space. Bear in mind that the deletion cannot be undone.