Cloning a Deal

cfleishman

Need to be able to clone an individual deal. This is helpful for recurring revenue organizations and building MRR. Please! Smiley Happy

 

Update from @JoeMayallDue to a technical error on HubSpot’s end, this thread has an inflated upvote count. As of June 10th, 2020, we estimate this thread has around 500 upvotes. I'll continue to update this count as the thread receives upvotes."

HubSpot updates
Mar 25, 2021

Hey folks!

 

A nifty workaround for cloning a deal is the Clone Attack integration currently available on the HubSpot Marketplace. It's not a native feature, but it will help some of you achieve your desired outcome.

 

Best!

Joe

Ideas Forum Manager

Mar 22, 2021

Hello HubSpot community,

Thank you for your continued feedack here. I wanted to provide an update on the status of this idea. Cloning a deal is absolutely on a list of things we’d like to do. However, the list is long and time and resources are limited, so building this functionality is ultimately a question of priorities, and this is a lower priority compared to some of the other things we’re working on right now. We're continuing to keep an eye on the use cases provided in this idea and are always re-evaluating our top priorities, I'll be sure to update this thread when this is a more near-term priority. 
 
- Dylan 

Aug 6, 2020

Hello HubSpot community, 


Thank you for your continued input on this idea. As I mentioned in a previous post, saving reps time is squarely in the realm of things we are thinking about on the HubSpot Product Team. 

To help us continue to deliver a product that helps your business grow better, could you answer this 3 question (only 1 required) survey about your detailed needs for cloning deals? 

Thank you in advance! 

Status updated to: Not Currently Planned
Jun 11, 2020

Hi HubSpot Community,

 

I'm updating the status of this thread to reflect Dylan's comment.

 

Best,

Joe

Ideas Forum Manager

 

 

Jun 11, 2020

Hello HubSpot community, Smiley Happy 

Thank you all for your continued input on this idea. I'm a product manager on our CRM team and wanted to provide you all with a status update here as the status of this issue is a bit complicated.

For starters, @JoeMayall recently made an update to the core idea. There was a technical error on our end that increased the number of votes on this issue by about 300.

When it comes to cloning deals, we hear you! We've been steadily looking into all of the context provided here and its clear there is product pain in a few areas.

Recurring revenue - the ability for HubSpot to support a recurring revenue model can be painful due to the fact that deals need to be re-created month over month, or quarter over quarter.

Saving reps time - sometimes deals are created that are very similar to a previous deal and the rep creating the deal wants to use the same data. Re-typing this data is inefficient.

Regarding recurring revenue: We're currently working on several aspects of the product that will help recurring revenue models. This includes invoices, reports, and even forecasting.

Regarding saving reps time: Our entire product is shaped to help you grow better. When reps are doing duplicative tasks, this slows you down and hurts growth. However, different businesses have different needs around "cloning". Some want just the deal name, others want the same deal amount, others want to copy the entire contents of the deal (including activities and emails), some want the deal to be included in the same reports as other deals. Since there are such vast requirements amongst our user base - this would inherently create the need for "settings" to allow admins to choose exactly how a deal cloning would work.

Both of these things are goals that we have our eye on. The problems that are expressed here are likely to be solved in many ways. There is not a "clone deal" silver bullet. We plan on working continually towards solving all of this pain, every day. However, at this time we do not have immediate plans to build or launch a "clone deal" button and have our energy focused on solving other problems that help our customers grow better.

Mar 16, 2020

Hello HubSpot community, 

When combing through this idea, there are 2 main themes. One of them is to clone the contents of one deal to create another, the second is to merge two existing deals together. 

For those interested in merging two existing deals together, I'm excited to let you know that we've heard your feedback and have launched the ability to merge deals. Here is a Knowledge Base article that describes this new functionality in more detail.

380 Replies
sparent
Member

Hello,  I endorsed the idea back in 2018 and I waited and waited for Hubspot to put in place a duplicate Deal feature. 

 

I am here to say that I stopped waiting and I reached out to Dax at appchemist.io and I am very happy with the integration.  Not only can I clone but I can pick certain fields to clone.  It's been the best experience and the integration takes seconds.  I highly recommend you reach out to them.

 

I hope this helps anyone who is ready to move to cloning deals.

JShafer4
Member

I second all those recommendations about getting Clone Attack with @Daxchemist. It's saving us a lot of time in cloning our deals each time we start a new recruiting campaign for the next semester.

KRosenstengel
Member

If it hasn't already been mentioned I would like cloning for Tickets, as well as Deals.

CMeador
Member

Hi! Just would like to reiterate the need for cloning a deal into a different pipeline. Thank you! 

CHansen
Participant

We also need  this functionality. Either cloning a deal incl. products direct out of the deal and with Workflows that includs products when creating new deals automatacly. Every normal accountig software has such a cloning function - except the workflow function 😉.

Edith
Member

Am I the only one thinking these messages are lost in the air? Not a single reaction from HubSpot side.

Again: I don't want pay extra for using an additional application for cloning a deal. It is an obvious feature this CRM must include. So disappointing.

 

Evans4316
Contributor

@Dylan Any update on this? Is there a problem that is causing this to take so long?

ABest
Member

3.5 years later, still nothing? Let's go guys!

DMcG
Member

Just to add my name to the choir on this. Cloning deals is really useful and I woudl request that HubSpot look to develop this functionality

 

Thanks a lot

 

David

ManuMartin
Member

We also need this. Thanks!

avc-br
Member

needed asap. thank you

JLyman6
Member

Yes!  This feature would greatly benefit everybody managing renewals for SaaS companies.  

AntonyM
Member

I am sad to say after a year of supporting this (3.5 years of the 'community' asking for this) - no sign that Hubspot are even tracking these suggestions - my recommendation would be for hubspot to shut this down rather than give the impression of responding to customer feedback and not as that is frustrating.  

EPagot
Member

This is a very important feature required for most businesses who have sales people! 

JL29
Member

Is there an update on this feature?

Edith
Member

Hey HS Community!

I wrote an email to the customer service with the subject: No answer in 3.5 years, I copy their answer here:

 

Hi Edit, Thank you for contacting HubSpot Support. I understand you are interested in cloning deals.

As outlined in this community post, it is still not possible at this time. Our developers do not have immediate plans to build or launch a "clone deal" button and have their energy instead focused on solving other problems that help our customers grow better. Sorry Edit!

As a workaround other customers have used the integration clone attack found here and say that it works great!

Of course, if you need anything else or have any other questions on this matter, please don't hesitate to reach out.

I hope you have a great day!

Best Regards, Aaliyah

Customer Support Specialist

 

As you see, still nothing, just bullsh*t.

Have a nice day, y'all! 

Edit

ManuMartin
Member

Hey Edit,

 

Thank you very much for your efforts and sharing the feedback from Hubspot.

I like the workaround with clone attack. I checked up the addin and it looks promising. It works with all tiers (also with the free CRM).

It is not what I wished to get, but it is some kind of solution, and costs only a few bugs.

 

Thanks - this will help, until Hubspot will integrate such a feature.

 

Best regards,

Manu

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MBaranowska
Contributor

Hi,

 

Is there any reason why this is not yet getting implemented? It would really help sales teams focus on sales instead of data entry.

 

Dylan
HubSpot Product Team
Hello HubSpot community,

Thank you for your continued feedack here. I wanted to provide an update on the status of this idea. Cloning a deal is absolutely on a list of things we’d like to do. However, the list is long and time and resources are limited, so building this functionality is ultimately a question of priorities, and this is a lower priority compared to some of the other things we’re working on right now. We're continuing to keep an eye on the use cases provided in this idea and are always re-evaluating our top priorities, I'll be sure to update this thread when this is a more near-term priority. 
 
- Dylan