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How to Create a Custom Object in Your HubSpot CRM - No Coding Required

Nov 2, 2021 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, analytics, HubSpot reporting, Custom Objects, RevOps, CRM

PLUS Six Examples of Custom Object You Can Make in HubSpot

Does it ever feel like no combination of custom properties, lists, and workflows can solve a particularly important reporting or automation challenge?

Many organizations find themselves in a position where they need to store a significant amount of data unique to their organization and their industry, which cannot be easily managed using custom properties alone.

The solution? Custom objects! These can be created in your HubSpot enterprise portal and can be associated with existing contacts, companies, deals, tickets, and even other custom objects!

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UTM Tracking in HubSpot with Custom Properties and Forms

Sep 30, 2021 / by Lex Hultquist posted in HubSpot, analytics, lead conversion, HubSpot reporting, forms, custom properties, utm parameters

Curious which of your ads are leading to revenue? Want to know which channel has the highest conversion rate?

UTM parameters allow you to measure and analyze your website conversions at a more granular level, providing marketers a great way to track the effectiveness of their channels, campaigns, and content. 

UTMs provide you with significantly more visibility into your revops metrics. When you capture and report on UTMs in HubSpot, you're able to: 

  • Identify the specific assets, ads, and campaigns that are driving the most revenue
  • Uncover the source of a specific conversion, i.e. how your prospect got to your website for the specific conversion session
  • Enhance your multi-touch attribution

By simply adding hidden fields on your forms and including some additional information in your URL link, you can quickly and easily begin capturing this essential data. 

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6 Free Integrations and Apps to Supercharge Your HubSpot Portal

Jul 15, 2021 / by Lex Hultquist posted in sales, technology, HubSpot, customer acquisition, optimization

There are now thousands of apps that seamlessly connect with HubSpot, plus tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands existing API configurations with custom apps 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. (and a bonus with Google Sheets at the bottom!)

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Ultimate Guide: HubSpot Salesforce Integration

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

6 Keys and Best Practices 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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How to Set Up Your Deal Pipeline and Stages in HubSpot CRM

May 3, 2019 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in technology, HubSpot, sales enablement

Editor's Note: This blog was originally published in July 2018 and updated in May 2019.

HubSpot CRM is a great tool to help sales leaders gain visibility into their pipeline and to implement measurable change in their organization.

Click here to get the HubSpot CRM. It’s free and it’s awesome, we promise.

Setting up well-defined deal stages is an important first step to gaining insight into your sales funnel and improving sales team performance.

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Mapping Your Sales Process 101: HubSpot Lifecycle Stages, Lead Statuses, and Deal Stages

Apr 29, 2019 / by Meghan Hultquist posted in HubSpot, sales enablement, marketing automation

Setting yourself up for success within HubSpot is a critical process. HubSpot contains a powerful set of tools to help increase lead generation and customer acquisition, but it's not a magic button that is ready to go from the gate. You need to properly configure your system to make it work well for your organization, and that starts with properly mapping your sales process using lifecycle stages, lead statuses, and deal stages.

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