Build workflows around deal attributes
I'd like to be able to create workflows around deals, independent of contacts. For instance, if a deal is nearing the close date which is projected as part of the deal attributes, I'd like to trigger a workflow to notify the rep that the planned close date is nearing.
currently it appears that it's possible to hack this as long as a contact is associated with a deal, HOWEVER, the deal close date which one can access through workflows turns out to be a field which is only available once a deal has been marked closed.
bottom line, there are a number of functions for account, territory and deal management which are independent of contacts and the workflow restrictions substantially limit the utility of the tool