Connecting to Salesforce

We are now connected to the Salesforce API as a featured integration within BrightGauge so you may create dashboards and reports. Here is a guide to help you get started with Salesforce and BrightGauge.

This integration is only available if your company has the API feature enabled within Salesforce. For more information, please see Salesforce editions with API Access.

Step 1 - Log in to your BrightGauge Account  

If you haven’t created an account yet, go here to get started.



If you are logged in with a New Account:

From the account overview page, click on the "Add a Datasource" button:

 If you are logged in with an Existing Account:

Click on "Data" menu on the the top righthand corner of the screen, and select "Datasources" from the drop down menu:



Find the Salesforce datasource icon under "All" or under the appropriate category:



Step 2 - Authorize Salesforce in BrightGauge

You now need to authorize BrightGauge to get data from Salesforce.

  1. Click on the green Authorize in Salesforce button:Image_2018-07-26_at_5.48.11_PM.png
  2. A popup may appear asking you to log in to Salesforce. Log in with your Salesforce username and password to authorize the integration.



Step 3 - Configure the Salesforce datasource in BrightGauge

After authorizing Salesforce, you will automatically return to BrightGauge.

Datasets and gauges will be added to your account and they will start syncing immediately. Initial syncs usually take 20-30 minutes to complete.

The datasource name will be "Salesforce" by default, but feel free to edit the name and save your changes. 



Step 4 - Test Connection

Lastly, be sure to test the connection. If any errors arise with the test or you have any additional questions, please reach out to BrightGauge Support.



Dashboards, reports, datasets, and gauges will be added to your account after the datasource is saved. They will start syncing immediately and typically complete syncing after 20-30 minutes. 

Your Default Dashboards

  • Leads
  • Opportunities
  • Owner Dashboard

Your Default Reports

  • Salesforce Monthly Leads and Opportunities Report
  • Salesforce Weekly Leads and Opportunities Report

Your Datasets

  • Accounts - Pulls account details 
  • Activity Data Previous 2 months of activity history for accounts, leads, and contacts.
  • Contacts - Pulls contact details
  • Leads - Pulls lead details
  • Opportunity Data - Pulls details regarding opportunities created within Salesforce

For a list of all default gauges, please visit the "Gauges" section of your account, sort by the Datasource you'd like to see and select for Default.  

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