The assignment rules can pick out any consistent data points like this and use the information to assign the opportunity to the most appropriate list of representatives.
Company size could be another data point that is used for this line of thinking and this can help ensure the most lucrative opportunities are taken care of by the most experienced sales reps.
In a typical sales-based environment a new business lead marked as ‘cold’ may have assignment rules setup to divert the lead to a team of telesales executives whereas a ‘warm’ lead may go to one of the sales managers.
Round Robin Based Assignment Rules – again these are regularly used by organisations in various industries and are relatively easy to setup using the custom field options in Salesforce.
The premise with round robin based assignment is that leads or cases are evenly distributed across all team members.
Therefore, when a new lead comes into play it is automatically assigned to the team member who has waited the longest since their last lead; meaning all leads are spread out evenly as they come into Salesforce.Check out our listed assignment rule examples below and see if any standout for your organisation: Assignment Rules Based On Territory a popular method of lead & case distribution across the United States & Europe.In this case individual queue’s can be created based on Geographical areas, for example in the US you may have 3 different queue’s for the west coast, central region & the east coast.Examples include leads being marked as ‘Hot’, ‘Warm’ or ‘Cold’ or even leads being marked ‘new’, ‘nurture’ or ‘not interested’.A lot of leads and cases have multiple touchpoints within an organisation so distributing leads based on where they are in their process journey enables leads and cases to be picked-up by agents within the correct business department.Assignment Based On Lead Status – another textbook example of Salesforce lead assignment and how leads can be distributed to the sales representatives or team members best placed to act.This type of Salesforce lead assignment involves someone grading the status of a lead or case based on what level of contact has happened to date.This is great for creating a sense of fairness across the team but doesn’t take into consideration any of the more sophisticated options that may be important for your organisation.We believe the above examples of Salesforce assignment rules are some of the most popular methods used by organisations today. There are several other approaches you can adopt to make your assignment process more intelligent.All the above methods can be configured directly using the standard assignment rule functionality however there is a whole World of added options if using any of the enterprise technology found in the Salesforce App Exchange.For example, our Q-Assign application can do all of the above – as well as distributing leads based on workloads, office hours and point scoring criteria.