A trigger defines when leads enter your automation.
- The User Trigger lets you decide when users, not leads, enter your automation (see Triggers in User Automation).
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You can choose any of the following triggers –
|Category||Trigger||Example Use Case|
|Lead Trigger||New Lead||Triggers the automation when a new lead is created in your LeadSquared account.|
Note: You can also trigger the automation on lead import. There’s a Trigger on Import checkbox available in the lead create dialog box.
|Lead Update||Triggers an automation when one or more lead fields are updated.|
|Lead Added to List||Triggers when a lead is added to a list.|
|On a Specific Date||Triggers on a chosen date.|
|Opportunity Trigger||New Opportunity||Triggers an automation when a new opportunity is created or added to an existing lead in your account.|
|Opportunity Update||Triggers an automation when one or more opportunity fields are updated or changed.|
|Activity Trigger||New Activity on Lead||Triggers when a lead performs an activity or set of activities.|
|Activity Update on Lead||Triggers when an activity posted on a lead gets updated. This trigger only includes custom and sales activities.|
|New Activity on Opportunity||Triggers when a lead under an opportunity performs an activity or set of activities.|
|Activity Update on Opportunity||Triggers when an activity posted on an opportunity gets updated. This trigger only includes custom activities.|
|New Activity on Activity||Triggers when an activity is posted on an existing activity.|
|Task Trigger||Task Created on Lead||Triggers when a task is created on a lead.|
|Task Reminder for Lead||Triggers when a task reminder is created.|
|Task Completed on Lead||Triggers on the completion of a task.|
|Task Created on Opportunity||Triggers when a task is created on an opportunity.|
|Task Completed on Opportunity||Triggers on the completion of a task.|
|Task Reminder for Opportunity||Triggers when a task reminder is created.|
|At Regular Intervals||At Regular Intervals||Triggers at defined recurring intervals|
After selecting an automation trigger, you can setup exit conditions. Leads will be removed from your automation when these exit conditions are met.
Note: The automation checks to see if the exit conditions are met before executing any action. If they are met, the next action will not be performed on that lead.
For example, let’s say you want to set up an automation that sends nurturing emails to leads to convert them to customers. You can set up an exit condition so that all leads who become customers (Lead Stage = Customer) are removed from the automation and stop receiving the nurturing emails.
Click the Choose conditions(s) to remove lead(s) from this automation link highlighted below.
Next, select the conditions based on which you want leads to exit the automation.
Example 1: Activity Update on Lead
Here’s an example where the Activity Update on Lead trigger is selected.
The Sales Activity is selected as the Activity Type and Sales Owner is selected as the Activity Field. The automation starts when the sales owner value changes from ‘Any’ to ‘Any’.
For all automation triggers, you can also set up additional conditions to make your automation more versatile. Using this functionality, you can use multiple conditions to trigger your automation.
As an example, say you want to start your automation when a new lead is created but only if the new lead created is from Bengaluru. You can set this up by adding additional conditions to the automation trigger.
Example 2: On a Specific Date
Select this trigger to start your automation on a specific date. The specific date can be the ‘created on’ date of your lead or the date of the first landing page submission. This could be used as a condition to send a welcome email when a lead is created/submits on a landing page.
Note: All timings related to date based triggers automatically reflect the user’s time zone and not Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Select the lead field as –
- Created On – This is the date on which a lead is created in your LeadSquared account.
- First Landing Page Submission Date – This is the date on which the first landing page submission of a lead occurs.
- Lead Conversion Date – This is the date on which a visitor is converted into a lead in your LeadSquared account.
You can schedule the automation to start when the date condition is satisfied. You can also specify the time you want to trigger the automation at. You can also use Repeat Annually to trigger the automation on the same day every year.
Note: Additional Conditions can also be provided to check the leads entering into the automation.
Example 3: Lead Update
As an example, Lead Update is the starting point of this automation. When the Lead City changes, after a Wait condition of one day, an email is sent to the lead with the details of the location. If the Lead opens the Email, another \email is sent to the Lead with more details. If the email is not opened after one day, a notification is sent to the lead owner to contact the Lead.
Example 4: New Activity on Lead
New Activity on Lead is the starting point of this automation. When a lead satisfies the Met in Tradeshow activity, a Wait condition of one day is provided. After one day, if the activity of the lead is Inbound Phone Call Activity, an email is sent to the lead with the product details. If not, the lead owner is notified with the lead name and lead phone number to follow-up.
Example 5: Lead Added to List
When a Lead is added to a Starred Lead list, the Lead Stage is changed to Premium User. Once the Lead Stage is updated, an email is sent to the lead with the benefits of being a premium user of your product.
Example 6: At Regular Intervals
This automation is set up to post the activity data of certain leads to another application.
It triggers for leads at 9 a.m. every day and pushes any activity that has been posted on leads the previous day.
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