In September 2016, Salesforce announced the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into its products – the launch of Einstein, the set of AI technologies that was supposed to add an intelligent layer wherever possible in the entire Salesforce platform

Streamline your data entry process even further with Einstein Automated Contacts. Leveraging email and event activity, it identifies new contacts and opportunity contact roles for addition to Sales Cloud. Users can decide whether Einstein suggests the new data, allowing quick manual addition with a few clicks, or if it should be added automatically.

Opportunity Contact roles play a crucial role in documenting individuals involved on the prospect’s side of a deal. Historically, adding Opportunity Contact roles to Opportunities has been a source of frustration, particularly for marketers aiming to showcase Campaign Influence.

It automatically adds the contacts to the salesforce by reviewing the appointments and emails for picking up new contacts.

Admins have the flexibility to retain control over automatic contact capture or delegate decision-making to users, typically the sales team. If the admin opts for user involvement, the sales team member can choose to accept Einstein’s suggestion for adding a new contact. Alternatively, the Salesforce Admin can entrust Einstein to autonomously associate Opportunity Contact roles in the background.

While this may seem like a huge trust to place in AI and automation, especially if you’re not convinced, exploring Einstein Attribution provides insight into the complexities of uniting Contacts and Opportunities. The functionality offered by Einstein Automated Contacts is a valuable resource for marketers, whether or not they use Einstein Attribution.

This feature is part of Sales Cloud Einstein, available at an additional cost. It is available for Salesforce Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited editions. Einstein Automated Contacts scans activities to find new data; for instance, the title on suggested contacts is derived from email signatures. Admins can determine whether suggestions appear in the Einstein Insights component or if data is added automatically, with notifications alerting users to new additions in Salesforce based on the type of data.

You can create reports and dashboards related to contact suggestions and opportunity contact role suggestions.

Sales reps spend most of their time creating contact data. Einstein Automated Contact takes away this problem from the Sales reps and identifies contacts based on the activities. Thanks to Einstein Activity Capture!

Depending on the settings configured by the admin, Einstein can either create the data or suggest new data.  Eventually, all the data goes to Salesforce, which saves a considerable amount of time to focus on the deals rather than spending time on these kinds of elementary tasks.

After integrating Artificial Intelligence in the form of Einstein, the world №1 CRM Salesforce became the most intelligent one and has taken technologies to another level. Salesforce Einstein AI in Sales Cloud helps the sales team to understand their current and potential customers, close more deals, provide better service, and increase productivity. 

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