Editing the Industry fieldSOLVE
Aug 10, 2017 3:20 PM - edited Aug 10, 2017 3:46 PM
Wondering of your able to edit the Industry under companies to better?
Many listed aren't needed / used for my company..
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Aug 26, 2019 11:51 PM
Found this post (by accident) while searching for an old post on the Company.Industry topic. Thought I'd add a couple comments -- hopefully helpful.
-- Added a downloadable list of Company.Industry options to this thread recently.
-- The above thread also includes information (and a warning) about customizing both the CONTACT.Industry AND COMPANY.Industry properties -- very different animals.
Here are a couple use cases that might help explain the value of HubSpot's original design for two (2) distinctly different Industry properties -- i.e., one for Contact (totally customizable) and one for Company (partially customizable).
-a- The Contact.Industry property -- Singleline Text (by default) -- allows much more granular industry identification.
Company.Industry might be Internet
Contact.Industry might be Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Computer Networking, Computer & Network Security
In this case, the Company.Industry (Internet) gives us little detail about the Contact.Industry which in all cases shown above is very different.
-b- The contact works for a company whose industry can be considered separate/different from theirs.
Company.Industry might be Industrial Automation
Contact.Industry might be Staffing and Recruiting
We see lots of this now days as companies increasingly use more specialized external staffing and recruiting services.
While one may argue that the higher level industry should take presidence, we've found that categorizing HubSpot contacts into the same industry as their company doesn't always provide the best segmentation opportunities.