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Call Tracking Metrics Texting Connector

1. Feature Overview

The CallTrackingMetrics texting connector lets you send texts to leads directly from your LeadSquared account. In addition, you’ll be able to –

  • Set up automated SMS campaigns with notifications and reminders.
  • Track incoming and outgoing SMS logs as activities.
  • Eliminate the need to switch between multiple applications to manage SMS activities.
  • Analyze the performance of your all campaigns sent through LeadSquared.

For the CallTrackingMetrics telephony integration, see LeadSquared CallTrackingMetrics Connector.

Note: MMS messages are also supported.

 

2. Prerequisites

  • You must be an administrator user of your Leadsquared account.
  • Your account plan must support SMS integration.
  • You must have an active account with CallTrackingMetrics.

 

3. Installation

  1. On the main menu, navigate to Apps>Apps Marketplace and search for “Call Tracking Metrics”.*
  2. Click Install.
  3. Once installed, hover your cursor over the settings settings wheel, then click Configure.

* You can also find it under the SMS category on the left pane.

CTM Texting Installation

 

4. Configuration

The configuration wizard will take you through four steps – Authentication, Phone Numbers, Permissions and Compliance.

4.1 Authentication

CTM SMS Authentication

FieldWhere you can find it 
Account NumberIn your CTM account, under Settings.

CTM account ID

Access TokenIn your CTM account, under Settings>Account Settings>API Integration, click show basic authentication token.

auth token CTM

Next,

  1. Copy the Incoming Message Webhook URL.
  2. In your CTM account, navigate to Settings>API Integration, then click Webhooks.
  3. Click New Webhook.
    1. Enter a name and a description.
    2. Select the Trigger as After a text message has been received.
    3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Under Callback URL paste the paste Incoming Message Webhook URL you copied from the LeadSquared configuration wizard.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Leave the remaining settings as they are.

Inbound webhook settings CTM

 

4.2 Phone Numbers

Phone numbers in your CTM account will be displayed here. First set a Default Company Number. This number will be used for outgoing SMS when no agent number is available.

Ctm phone number config

Ensure that the numbers shown above are added under the Agent Phone Numbers field for your users (My Profile>Manage Users>Edit User).

agent phone numbers manage users.

Click Save and proceed to the Permissions tab.

 

4.3 Permissions

In this step, you can assign SMS permissions at the user role level. Under Other Configurations, you may select alternate activities to assign to message and opt-out events, however, we recommend that you keep the default options. You can also use the checkbox at the bottom to prevent the system from sending messages to phone numbers without country codes.

CTM SMS Permissions

When you’re done, click Save and proceed to the Compliance step.

 

4.4 Compliance

Use the slider enable icon. to toggle compliance settings on or off. You can use the default keywords and messages for opt-out and opt-in, or click Edit to create your own.
When leads send you a message with the specified keyword, they will be opted-out or in, and the message set here will be automatically delivered to them. Click Save when you’re done.

CTM compliance settings

 

5. Configure SMS Templates

Once the app is installed, you can configure SMS templates –

  1. From the main menu, navigate to Apps>Manage CTM Templates. You can create and manage all your templates on this page.
  2. Click AddTemplate.
  3. Enter the template details, then click Save.

Note: Click the mail merge code icon icon to add mail merge fields to your message.

Create CTM SMS Templates

 

6. Send SMS

You can now send either one to one or bulk SMS campaigns to your leads. When you initiate the send text action, you’ll see the following pop-up.

Send text CTM popup

FieldDescription
Sending Message toYou can send messages to multiple numbers saved under the lead.

Send Message To Send Text popup

Multiple leads will show up while sending Bulk SMS.

bulk SMS CTM connector

FromYou can send the message from the main virtual number configured in the connector, or from other numbers saved under the agent. To add more numbers to an agent, navigate to My Profile>Settings>Users and Permissions and edit the user’s agent number details.

Send Text pop-up From field description

Campaign NameThis option appears while sending bulk SMS. Enter a campaign name to identify different SMS campaigns.

Note: Your campaigns can be analyzed using the CTM Reports feature.

Message BodyYou can type your own custom message in the body and make use of templates.
Templates select template iconSee section 5 above to configure SMS templates.
Mail Merge mail merge code iconLets you select lead and user mail merge parameters.
Attachments attachment iconYou can send MMS messages with attachments.

Note:

  • File names should not contain any special characters. Only period (.), dash (-) and underscore (_) are allowed.
  • Supported filetypes include – image/jpeg, image/png, image/jpg, image/gif, text/vcard, text/directory, text/x-vcard.
  • Max file size is 4 MB.

 

6.1 One to One SMS

You can send one to one SMS to leads from the Manage Leads and Lead Details pages.

6.1.1 Manage Leads
  1. On the main menu, navigate to Leads>Manage Leads.
  2. Under Actions, click the settingsSettings iconicon.
  3. Hover your cursor over Messaging, then click Send Text.

Send SMS from Manage Leads

 

6.1.2 Lead Details

On the lead details page,

  1. Hover your cursor over Lead Actions.
  2. Under Messaging, click Send Text.

Send SMS Lead Details

 

6.1.3 Automation

You can also send SMS to leads through automation.

  1. Navigate to Workflow>Automation.
  2. Create a new automation or edit an existing one.
  3. After selecting the type of automation and the trigger, click the add expand icon, click Messaging, then click Send Text.

For more information, see How to Send SMS through Automation.

send SMS through Automation

 

6.2 Bulk SMS Campaigns

Send bulk SMS to your leads from the Manage Leads or Manage Lists pages.

6.2.1 Manage Leads
  1. On the main menu, navigate to Leads>Manage Leads.
  2. Select the checkboxes alongside the leads you want to send SMS to.
  3. Under the Actions menu, hover your cursor over Messaging, then click Send Bulk Text.

Note: Use filters or the advanced search feature to find the leads you want to message.

send bulk text

 

6.2.2 Manage Lists

You can send bulk SMS to your lead lists from the Manage Lists page.

  1. Navigate to Leads>Manage Lists.
  2. Under Actions, click the settingsSettings iconicon.
  3. Hover your cursor over Messaging, then click Send Bulk Text.

CTM Manage Lists

 

7. SMS Activities

You can track your sent and received SMS from the Lead Details or Manage Activities pages. We automatically post either SMS Sent or SMS Received activities in real-time.

 

7.1 Lead Details

You can also click on the SMS Sent link for each activity to view more details.

CTM SMS activities

 

7.2 Manage Activities

You can also view the list of leads with SMS activities. Be sure to select either SMS Sent or SMS Received activities from the Activity Type drop.

Manage Activities SMS activities

 

8. Delivery Reports

Delivery statistics are available for both one to one and bulk SMS campaigns.

  1. On the main menu, navigate to Apps>CTM Delivery Reports.
  2. Use the tab options to view data on single or bulk SMS campaigns.

SMS CTM Delivery Reports

 

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