BombBomb's Salesforce integration lets you import contacts and leads from Salesforce and keeps Salesforce in the loop with all the activity in your BombBomb account.
Watch this video to learn how to set up and use your Salesforce integration or keep reading below!
If you're a Salesforce user, you can activate the integration for your BombBomb account from the Integrations page in your profile. Simply search for Salesforce, click Connect, log into Salesforce, and click the Allow button.
Sync your lists from Salesforce
When you connect to the Salesforce Integration, you'll get a new button on your Contacts page:
Clicking this link will present you a list of your Contact and Lead List Views in your Salesforce account. Check the boxes next to the lists you want to work with in BombBomb, and click the button at the bottom of the popup.
Once you've chosen what lists you want to work with, you can bring in the contacts from Salesforce by pressing the "Sync from Salesforce" button. Don't worry about keeping these lists updated; BombBomb will automatically do this for you when a send is attempted to a list.
When syncing your contacts, you will also see the option to only sync owned entities. Checking the "Only sync owned entities" box prevents you from pulling in content that doesn't directly belong to you.
BombBomb Events in Salesforce
With the integration active, BombBomb will forward events from your BombBomb account onto leads or contacts in Salesforce.
These events include:
- Email Sent
- Email Opened
- Email Clicked
- Video Played
- List Joined
- List Unsubscribed
- Contact Suppressed
- Form Fill
These events appear in Salesforce in the Activity History for leads and contacts as Completed Tasks.
Who and When
If there is no contact or lead in Salesforce with a matching email address, the integration will not be able to track these activities in Salesforce. We do not attempt to create leads or contacts for you. To conserve Salesforce API calls, updates are performed about every five minutes, so it may take a moment for interactions to appear in Salesforce.
Throttling Salesforce API Usage
Salesforce sets limits as to how many API calls can be sent to your organization per day. This limit is usually set to 1,000 calls per Salesforce user account per day. BombBomb does its very best to be judicious in not over-utilizing the Salesforce API. However if you use your BombBomb account to send many thousands of emails, we will have to make a number of calls to represent that activity in Salesforce.
You can control how much BombBomb talks to Salesforce in two ways:
- First, we recommend you only send the events to Salesforce that are most valuable to you. For example, consider not sending EmailSent events, instead only tracking Opens, Clicks and Plays.
- If you're still using too much API capacity, we offer a Limiter you can set to throttle how many calls we'll make in a 24 hours period. If you enable this limiter, and you reach the limit, subsequent events in the rolling 24 hour period will not be sent.
Understanding the API Counts
This is the total number of API calls of everyone in your Salesforce organization that is using the BombBomb integration. The second number is the number of API calls that Salesforce is allowing BombBomb to access. The "organization limit" is a number that is set in your Salesforce account.
Editions that are Compatible with BombBomb
Salesforce provides programmatic access to your organization's information using a simple, powerful, and secure application programming interface, the Apex Web Services API (the API).
To use the API, your organization must be on one of the following 4 editions. Note that this feature is enabled by default:
1. Enterprise Edition
2. Unlimited Edition
3. Developer Edition
4. Performance Edition
The API package is not available for the following editions:
1. Contact Edition
2. Group Edition
3. Professional Edition*
If you are an existing Salesforce customer and want to upgrade to either Enterprise or Unlimited Edition, contact your Account Executive.
NOTE: Certified partner applications, such as the PE version of the Excel Connector, are granted an API token once they have completed a security review. This API token is sometimes referred to as a "Client ID." API requests identified with a certified partner application's API token are allowed to operate with Professional Edition orgs. More information on Partner Certification can be found here: http://wiki.apexdevnet.com/index.php/Certification_FAQ.
*Professional can have API temporarily turned on by contacting their Account Executive. Professional can also purchase API by contacting their Account Executive.
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