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Reporting & Analytics

SMS Replies in Automation Overview Report

All ActiveCampaign users across all plan tiers can now drill into a suite of SMS reports directly from a corresponding automation in the recently updated Automation Overview report. This enables users to examine the SMS data for any automation that uses messages.

Enhancement Custom Reporting Enhancements

As an effort to extend Custom Reporting capabilities for customers on the Enterprise plan tier, we are introducing three new updates to the existing feature: More Contact Attributes, Shared Spaces, and Reporting Templates.

More Contact Attributes

Users can now utilize significantly more contact dimensions and measures. By providing more contact attributes, users can further segment and dive deeper to understand how contacts are engaging with their business. Note: Contact attributes will not be able to cross-join with automation and campaign attributes in this update.

Shared Spaces

Users can share saved reports with other users within the account. Shared spaces will remove the need to recreate the same report across different users on the same account and provide a more collaborative experience for those trying to share and cross-examine data. Note: Reports saved in the shared space will be accessible to all users within the account.

Reporting Templates

Users can leverage pre-built reporting templates to better understand the capabilities of Custom Reporting. Pre-built reporting templates will provide a framework for users who want to leverage custom reports starting from the dashboard level. Note: Reporting templates will only include a framework for automation and campaign attributes at this time.

Note: All custom reporting data is refreshed daily around 08:00 UTC.

Automation Overview Report Update

For all users across all plan tiers, the Automation Overview report (within the All Automation report) user interface has been updated to improve load time performance and to provide a consistent user experience across the reporting navigation. The original functionality of the report has been maintained – including the ability to edit the automation or view the automation map. The report will also display a 14-day trend visualization for sends, opens, and clicks.

Ecommerce

Enhancement Shopify Product Block Enhancement

For customers using the Shopify integration, we have increased the number of collections shown in the dropdown of the Shopify product block in the email designer to now show up to 250 collections in alphabetical order. The block previously showed up to 100 collections so this new limit should enable a majority of merchants to access all of their collections. Note: this is available for users in Trial and on Plus, Professional, and Enterprise plan tiers.

Mobile

New Push Notifications

All users with Deals who opt-in will receive a push notification whenever a Deal (new or existing) is assigned to them. Tapping on a notification takes you directly to the deal, ensuring you can get to your work at a moment's notice.

New Send SMS Messages with WhatsApp (iOS)

Users with WhatsApp installed can now make WhatsApp the default SMS app to send text messages to contacts, instead of the Messages app. By setting WhatsApp as the default SMS app, users can now contact their leads and customers in the app they communicate with most. Note: users with WhatsApp already installed will be prompted the first time tapping a message icon to set their default SMS app. Until then, users must go to the Settings tab.

Conversations

New Agent Assignments

Available for all Conversations users in both the web and mobile app experience, agents can now assign a conversation to themselves or to other agents, providing clarity within the shared inbox experience. The agent can also filter their conversation list view based on ownership to see their assigned conversations, unassigned conversations, or team members’ conversations. This helps improve agent efficiency and workflow when responding to customer conversations.

CRM

Field Editing

Field editing within Contact, Deals, and Accounts has been improved to allow users who use those features in the ActiveCampaign web application to edit multiple fields at once and click Save at the end. This enables multi-field editing so you can update multiple fields at once before saving all the changes, instead of saving each field change one-by-one. If you’re editing multiple records a day, those savings add up quickly.

Onboarding

Campaigns “Welcome” Page

If you're a new account user, a new "Welcome" page will appear when you click on Campaigns from the main navigation menu. The page provides educational guides and videos on deliverability and general best practices when sending a test campaign, to help you get started. Note: If branding is turned off in your account, all guides, videos, and external links will be hidden.

Web Personalization

Display Segment Criteria

Users who use web personalization can now quickly get an “Experience Recap” of any web personalization experience and see the associated segment criteria. When the button is clicked, the “Segment Criteria” modal will show the various conditions for that experience. This allows users to view what segment criteria qualifies a user for a specific experience.

Onboarding

Campaigns "Welcome" Page

If you're a new account user, a new "Welcome" page will appear when you click on Campaigns from the main navigation menu. The page provides educational guides and videos on deliverability and general best practices when sending a test campaign, to help you get started. Note: If branding is turned off in your account, all guides, videos, and external links will be hidden.

List Recommendations by Industry

If you’re a new account user adding lists for the first time, we now provide you with recommended list options that you can add with a single click. These list recommendations are tailored based on the industry you selected during the account sign-up process. As a best practice, we recommend creating just a small number of lists, and using tags and custom fields to further segment.

CRM & Pipeline Management

API v3: Contacts, Accounts, and Deals

For customers who use API v3, PUT and POST calls will now also take custom fields, so that a separate custom field call is no longer needed in order to set custom field values. Links to documentation are included below.

Apps & Integrations

New Paypal App

Our new native Paypal integration helps you seamlessly connect ActiveCampaign to your Paypal account, improving the flow of data between the two systems. You can now use the data and events captured in Paypal to more easily act on real-time events and transactions. Connect your Paypal account to ActiveCampaign to sync order events, create and update contacts, and use the branded Paypal trigger in Automations to trigger a workflow in ActiveCampaign when orders are approved and completed in PayPal.

Enhancement Calendly App - Date/Time Fields

When mapping data from Calendly to ActiveCampaign using our native Calendly integration, you can now create a custom contact field with the field type ‘Date/Time,’ then map any meeting start/end date to this field type. When a new meeting is scheduled, the meeting date will update the ‘Date/Time’ contact field to enable more granular date-based segmentation. When you can segment around meeting events, you can tailor the customer experience based on the event’s proximity.

Conversations

Enhancement Chatbot Question Block

We added a new question block within the chatbot builder to help you save even more time on real-time chat. The question block enables more qualification and data collection upfront, before you need to respond. The question block supports custom field data collection, along with branching capabilities to determine the path a visitor moves through based on their responses. The new chatbot question block is also supported in the ActiveCampaign mobile app.

Chatbot Preview

We’ve introduced a chatbot preview function to help you be confident you’re delivering your intended visitor experience. When configuring or editing a chatbot flow, your account admin can now use the preview button to walk through the visitor experience while configuring your chatbot flow.

Ecommerce

Fix Abandoned Cart Block Configuration

We fixed a bug in the abandoned cart configuration modal that prevented you from using the dropdowns and visibility toggles. You can now use the dropdowns and visibility toggles when editing the abandoned cart block to change the appearance of the abandoned cart block in your email.

Mobile

Contact Profile - Automation Management (iOS)

You need to not only see which automations a contact has entered or completed, but also be able to add or remove them from an automation. So we made an update that now gives you the option to view, add, or remove a contact from an automation in the ActiveCampaign iOS mobile app.

Chatbot Question Block (iOS and Android)

We added a new question block within the chatbot builder to help you save even more time on real-time chat—and made it available in the ActiveCampaign mobile app. When viewing a conversation, you’ll know when a chatbot asks the visitor a question, and once answered, will see it update based on the visitor’s response.

Contact Activity Filters (iOS)

When viewing an activity feed in our mobile app, you can now filter the activities you see by category. We’ve added the option to select which categories of activity you want to see to help you get the information you’re looking for, faster.

Account Add/Edit Field Group Support (Android)

In order to provide a more consistent experience across our web and mobile applications, we’ve updated the order that fields and field groups appear when you go to add and edit accounts in the mobile app. The order is now the same as the order you see in the web version of the ActiveCampaign platform. Previously, these fields did not appear in the same order across our web and mobile applications.

Campaigns

Enhancement Campaign Template Refresh

We have redesigned our campaign template pages to help you save time. Now, it’s easier than ever to find past templates, and discover new templates when you need inspiration. The redesign introduces new templates organized by business goals, layouts, inspiration and past campaigns, so it’s easier to search for and discover the template best suited to your needs. You can find the template updates in the campaign creation flow as well as on the “Manage Templates” page.

We’ve also added more actions on templates in “Manage Templates,” including the options to share and copy a template. You can now find the options to share, copy, delete, and preview templates in a drop down menu that appears when you click on the gear icon in the top right corner of each template.

Billing

Invoice PDFs

We added the ability to download individual invoices as PDFs from the in-app Billing page, so you can easily download your ActiveCampaign invoices for financial record-keeping. PDF invoices have been a frequently requested feature.

Reporting & Analytics

Enhancement Custom Reporting

We’ve enhanced our Custom Reporting to better answer deep-level questions, and provide more in-depth insights to help you improve your ongoing strategies. You can now build custom reports using Campaign and Automation dimensions and measures. Note: Contacts and deals in Custom Reporting cannot cross join with Automations and Campaigns at this time.

Campaigns

New "Undo" feature in the Campaign Designer

You now have the ability to roll back individual edits in the designer via the ctrl/cmd + Z shortcut or the new “Undo” button in the toolbar. Available to all users that have campaign builder permissions, gives more granular and transparent control over their content creation process.

Conversations

Beta Chatbot Automations

Conversations will automate first touch-points, collect data, and help qualify leads from inbound web chat messages. Real-time chat can be a time burden on businesses, so Chatbot automations will allow for more qualification and data collection before an Agent needs to answer.

Enhancement Adjust layout of visitor detail pane modules

You now have more control by being able to customize your view and optimize your personal workflow within the Conversations inbox. Agents can access settings to configure their personal view of available modules in the visitor detail pane. Adjusting the visibility or order of the modules will only be reflected in the agent’s personal inbox. This updates impacts all Conversations customers.

CRM & Pipeline Management

Enhancement Date/Time Fields

You can now create Date/Time custom fields on Contacts, Deals, or Accounts. Store more information in ActiveCampaign that will help deliver great experiences for customers. Examples include meeting date/times, or information they’re tracking for SLAs. Available to all users that have access to Contacts, Deals, or Accounts.

Enhancement Deal Import improvements

You can now define a default on import that lets you quickly get data into the ActiveCampaign without needing to spend time modifying a CSV. Available to all users with access to import Deals.

Improvements include:

  • On Import, users can now choose if they want to overwrite existing data if columns are blank. The default is “off,” meaning existing data will not be overwritten by blank values.
  • Users can choose a default Pipeline, which will be used if a Pipeline has not been defined.
  • Users can choose a default stage (within the chosen Pipeline) if a stage has not been defined.
Enhancement Account Import improvement

You now have more control over your data when using the Account Import function. On Import, users can now choose if they want to overwrite existing data if columns are blank. The default is off (existing data will not be overwritten by blank values). Available to all users with access to import Accounts.

Mobile

Contact Tab updates (iOS)

You will now have more context when looking at recently created Contacts and Accounts. Separating Contacts and Accounts reduces clutter, provides focus, and reflects your web platform experience. The Contact Tab now shows the Created Date associated with a specific Contact or Account. iOS app users that have access to Accounts will be able to use the toggle at the top of the screen to select between viewing only Contacts or Accounts.

New event types in Contact activity (iOS)

The Contact Activity Tab now shows Campaign Replies and Link Click events. This gives you more information on individual contacts, providing more context or allowing for better troubleshooting.

Opens clicked Deals in the ActiveCampaign app (Android users)

You can now more easily find the correct contact or deal when users share links or click on AC notification emails.
When a user opens a link to a deal on their Android mobile device, it will take them directly to the relevant Deal (if they have access to it) in the ActiveCampaign mobile app.

Contact Field group ordering (Android)

You can now specify the order of Field Groups and Custom Fields on Contacts. This provides more consistency between web and mobile experience, and is more efficient for users when managing fields.

Contact Filtering (iOS)

You now can to filter contacts by list, status, and tag in the ActiveCampaign mobile app. See how lists, or the number of contacts with a given tag, are growing. The app now provides this ability while also surfacing a 30 day trend.

Contact Delete (iOS)

You can now delete contacts in the ActiveCampaign app. Accounts can be flooded with incomplete or fake leads. By reintroducing contact delete to our new Contact Profile, users with Contact Delete permissions are enabled to clean up these contacts while on the go.

Deal Custom Field Groups (Android)

You can now see the same groupings and field orders that your web platform view provides.

Reporting & Analytics

“All Automation” Report Update

The All Automations report’s backend framework is migrating in order to resolve specific load time issues and (in extreme cases) where the report would not load at all. Currently available for Trial, Plus, Pro, Enterprise accounts.

Apps & Integrations

Google Contacts and Nimble Automation Actions

The Automation Actions for Google Contacts and Nimble allow customers to create and update ActiveCampaign contacts in their CRM. This action can be triggered by any event, including subscription to a list, opening of an email, or any third party trigger.

Spiffy Native App with Automation Action

The Spiffy Native App allows users to connect Spiffy Checkout pages directly from inside ActiveCampaign, so they can transfer purchase data into ActiveCampaign. Use cases include:

  • Transfer billing and shipping address, along with anything else collected from a Spiffy Checkout page back into ActiveCampaign contact records.
  • Create a new contact (or update an existing contact) in ActiveCampaign when someone completes an order on a Spiffy Checkout page.
  • Set Spiffy Checkout pages as tag purchase goals within Automations.
  • Automatically add a Spiffy-branded tag for a specific Checkout in the contact record of your customers.
Survicate Native App with Automation Action

The Survicate Native App allows users to connect their Survicate account directly from inside ActiveCampaign to transfer survey response data into ActiveCampaign.

  • Access lists of pre-built Survicate surveys directly inside ActiveCampaign.
  • Custom field mapping populates an ActiveCampaign contact’s custom fields with survey responses.
  • Create a new contact in ActiveCampaign when someone fills out a Survicate contact form survey
  • Set Survicate surveys as triggers within Automations
  • Automatically add a Survicate-branded tag for a specific survey in the contact record of customers.

Campaigns

Delete All functionality added to Manage Exclusions

You can now remove all Contacts from the exclusion list with a one-button click.

Chrome Extension

Updated Task Manager

The Task Manager filtering is updated so that, similar to within mobile apps, it shows only tasks for the user and hides tasks on closed deals. The updated design also allows the user to drill into ActiveCampaign if they need further context, as well as easily add new tasks.

Conversations

Feature Awareness Icon

A persistent icon within the inbox that announces the new features that are available within Conversations. This icon will help communicate features that need to be configured within Conversations settings so that users can quickly find the value in new releases.

Mobile

Split Test Reporting Enhancement (Android)

Easily compare how your split tests are performing compared to one another. When viewing the “All Test” view in a Split Test Campaign, users can select a specific metric (i.e. Opens) and see how each test performed in a single view.

Campaign Revenue (Android)

You can now access Revenue attributed to a Campaign.

Split Test Options + Email Ratios (Android)

You can now access the split details you've configured for split test campaigns under the “All Tests” tab. This includes if (and how) a winner will be determined, along with the % of contacts each message will be sent to.

Updated tasks in Deal Detail (iOS)

You can now tap on any incomplete tasks within a deal to view task details (including description, primary contact, and due date).

Recently Viewed Deals (iOS)

Now access up to 20 recently viewed deals when you tap on the search option. This will only show deals viewed on this specific device. This list is cleared when the user logs out.

Onboarding

Recommended Lists - Quick List Setup

When adding lists for the first time, users will be given some recommended list options (like Newsletter, Customers, Prospects, etc) that they can quickly add with a single click.

Reporting & Analytics

Split message drill field for Campaign Performance Report

A new column within the Campaign Performance Report, labeled “Campaign Subject,” allows users to review the performance of split messages by clicking into the campaign message.

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