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Ultimate Guide: HubSpot Salesforce Integration

Apr 13, 2021 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, intergrations, reporting

6 Keys to a Seamless HubSpot Salesforce Integration

HubSpot and Salesforce are two extremely powerful pieces of a company's tech stack, and getting the most out of both systems requires a sophisticated strategic approach that leverages the strengths and limitations of both platforms.

The details of your specific setup will depend on numerous factors, including your teams, your processes, and your experience using each system. While there is no magic formula for confiuring your integration, reliable data is a must. 

Focusing on these six key areas will ensure your integration provides marketing, sales, and customer success / service the right information and accessibility required for success. It's essential to get these right!

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Connect HubSpot to Google Sheets Using Workflows

Apr 2, 2021 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, analytics, intergrations, reporting

HubSpot has a robust and evolving set of reporting tools, built to help you slice and dice your CRM data. These tools let you assemble reports and dashboards that provide valuable insights into your marketing, sales, and customer success teams. Invariably, however, there are always times that pulling your data into a spreadsheet is necessary. The good news - using HubSpot workflows and integrations, you can connect to and populate Google sheets automatically.

This is a handy feature allows you to funnel your HubSpot data directly into a neat and tidy Google Sheet for analysis. Another benefit is that it makes it much easier to share information with internal and external teams. 

 

Here's how it works. First, you'll connect your Google account and assign HubSpot data to specific columns in your spreadsheet. Each time the action is triggered by your workflow, a row will be added to your Google Sheet, populating data into one or more columns. 

 

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How to Create a Measurable Forecasting System in HubSpot for Your B2B Sales Team

Dec 3, 2019 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, analytics, forecasting

Forecasting is one of the "holy grails" in the sales and marketing world. Perfect forecasting affords perfectly timed budget decisions, investments, new hires ... you get the idea.

Sales leaders and executives examine specific data points to drive their business decisions. This type of analysis covers everything from hiring new team members to prioritizing product innovation. Accurately forecasting sales shines light on important data that lets you make effective decisions about hiring, marketing, and growth.

In this post, we'll focus on the four elements you'll need to create an automated forecasting system in HubSpot:

  1. Custom properties to track and measure forecast data
  2. Workflows to automate data capture and capture time stamps
  3. Reports to measure performance and accuracy
  4. Team documentation/training to ensure consistent process and data integrity
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Analyze Your Marketing and Sales Pipeline: 6 Key HubSpot Reports and How to Build Them

Nov 12, 2019 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, analytics

Marketing and sales teams are swimming in data, and in available tools to collect, analyze, and visualize their data.

But what's most important for marketing and sales teams is often data that's right in front of us, and right within our HubSpot portals. In order to drive growth, it's important to hone in on the most critical data that impacts your bottom line. All that's required is knowing where and how to look for this information.

Here are six key reports you can create in HubSpot to measure the impact of your marketing and sales efforts, along with step-by-step directions on how to create them. 

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Managing Salesforce Campaigns in Your HubSpot Portal

Sep 17, 2019 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, intergrations

Warning: Don't Confuse Salesforce Campaigns with HubSpot Campaigns

It's important to know that HubSpot also has a campaigns tool, and it is specifically not the same as Salesforce campaigns. You can skip to the bottom of this article for more about HubSpot campaigns and some ideas on how to leverage them.

The word "campaign" is thrown around a lot in marketing. Despite its prevalence, there is a marked lack of clarity around the term "campaign," which has several different meanings and functions within marketing and sales.

This has the potential to cause significant headaches for marketing teams, especially when you layer on powerful technologies like HubSpot and Salesforce, with their own CRM and automation systems that must be configured together

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6 Free Apps to Supercharge Your HubSpot Portal

Feb 25, 2019 / by Lex Hultquist posted in sales, technology, HubSpot, customer acquisition, optimization

There are over 130 apps that seamlessly connect with HubSpot, plus thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of custom apps and existing API configurations that exist to help companies grow better.

Every organization has its own set of priorities when it comes to infusing HubSpot across its specific tech stack; however, there are a number of high-value, free-version apps every company can connect to HubSpot in order to extract more value from the platform. We've outlined six of these free apps to get you started maximizing your HubSpot investment.

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Advanced Metrics, Formulas, and KPIs Every SaaS Marketer Should Know

Feb 20, 2019 / by Lex Hultquist posted in marketing, analytics, strategy

Smart marketers know that basic marketing metrics (traffic and engagement) on their own provide a narrow view, and only small piece of the puzzle. While useful for optimizing campaigns, they are not necessarily tied to larger business goals and objectives.

Analytics that matter to organization leaders and boards go beyond the basic number of leads generated per quarter or increases in lead conversions. Leads, opportunities, and customers are easy and obvious numbers to focus on, but more important are the metrics that allow companies to track, project and predict growth. This is particularly true when it comes to SaaS (and IaaS, PaaS, FaaS) companies and others with a subscription-based pricing model.

Chances are, you're already familiar with Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). This is a number that investors care about, which means it is a number that companies care about, which means it is a number that marketers care about. MRR, however, is just scratching the surface of revenue metrics that matter and must be measured.

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Upgrade Your HubSpot Lead Scoring - Using Multiple Custom Score Properties

Feb 8, 2019 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, analytics, Lead Score

Lead scoring is an essential part of growing revenue for marketing and sales teams.

A sophisticated lead scoring model can be the difference between a sales team buried under piles of new leads, unable to distinguish a good lead from a bad one, and a team that is effectively and efficiently prioritizing their efforts - and closing more deals as a result.

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4 Emerging Technologies on a Collision Course with Marketing and Sales

Aug 21, 2018 / by Lex Hultquist posted in sales, technology, marketing

Technology in the marketing and sales space is evolving rapidly, with more capabilities and innovations emerging every day.

The disruption potential of these major technologies is tremendous. In a space that has already been massively revolutionized in the era of digital, marketing and sales leaders must prepare to adapt their technologies, business models, and personnel in order to keep up with the future.

Here are four of our favorite emerging technologies on a path sure to intersect with marketing and sales very soon.

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58 Effective Ways to Segment Your Email Database

Aug 14, 2018 / by Lex Hultquist posted in technology, marketing, marketing automation

When it comes to segmentation, many companies lean on the basics, splitting up their email database by industry, persona, and/or stage of the funnel. But why stop there?

Marketing automation tools like HubSpot, Marketo, and Pardot make it easy to create lists based on actions and engagements taken by your website visitors. When you augment this data with offline touch points logged in your CRM, there are an endless number of trigger combinations you can use to segment your audience and deliver highly-customized marketing and sales campaigns.

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