Mike Wey - 8 months ago
Hi Community, this idea is resurfaced and is included in the next cycle of IdeaExchange Prioritization from Jan. 18 - Feb. 1. It would enable additional Forecast Category on the Opportunity object, and allow editing of Forecast Category labels. This Forecast Category would be included in Forecasting rollups. Help us determine if we should prioritize this feature over others on our product roadmap as we begin planning for Winter '22 and beyond. Click the Prioritization tab above or visit https://sfdc.co/Prioritization
Nick Keates - 9 months ago
Sorry to see this has again been deprecated in favour of high level "easier" features. I think the voting model is flawed in that it's only based on total numbers of votes by the looks of things. It therefore stands to reason that ideas that are used by more people and who may be less "involved" will always get a higher vote. This means our needs here will always be below the mark for winning.
I may be wrong on the voting model, but given SF's roots, you'd think that a real value function for CRM and the true science of sales such as forecasts would have a weighting here.
Printing dashboards for example is nice, but why not use reports for that or even dare I say it, Office 365 data connections.
Jack Michel - 9 months ago
@Nicola Mitcham: I am glad you commented as I missed Eric's comment and we're the same way here at Addigy. Thanks for commenting.
We likely need to get a dedicated idea on this. If I get some free time, I'll look into -- otherwise, let me know if you guys make one.
Nicola Mitcham - 9 months ago
We have the exact same requirement as Eric Brigger - 2 months ago
Mike Wey - 9 months ago
First, I want to thank the community for filling out a survey on this idea. Your insights were very valuable.
This idea was considered during the September 2020 cycle of Prioritization. The community prioritized other ideas for the upcoming releases ahead of this one, however we will continue to review this idea in future product roadmap discussions. See prioritization winners at https://ideas.salesforce.com/s/winners and learn more about Prioritization and how you can shape Salesforce products via the IdeaExchange at https://ideas.salesforce.com/s/about.
Gavin Sargeant - 10 months ago
Deinitely need an option between Commit and Best Case - we have to supply a single forecast number each week to Finance for them to be able to forecast Revenue. Our workarounds (check boxes on opps) are not sustainable with the volume of opportunities that we have coming in and also means we can't see it on the Forecast object, so Forecast object is almost unuseable for us :(
Eric Brigger - 11 months ago
Add the abilty to forecast by opportunity type while you're at it.
Can't forecast by Renewal, Expansion or New Business for SaaS based companies. Very surprised this isn't available, so customers have to use other tools such as Clari to forecast accurately. You're missing out Salesforce.
Mike Wey - 1 year ago
A feature based on this idea, which enables additional Forecast Categories on the Opportunity object, allows editing of Forecast Category labels, and includes these Forecasting Categories in Forecasting rollups, is included in the next cycle of IdeaExchange Prioritization from September 14 - 28. Help us determine if we should prioritize this feature over others on our product roadmap as we begin planning for Summer '21 and beyond. Click the Prioritization tab above or visit https://sfdc.co/Prioritization