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.

373 Replies
DavidRivera23
Member

Obviously it's a requested feature however, Hubspot just ignores our request. I've used others like Netsuite, Saleforce and a few others. Upvotes shouldn't matter at this point! Listen to your users. 

 

I will be contacting my corporate office and maybe request another CRM platform. 

HubSpotMaster
Key Advisor | Platinum Partner

Bump this to the top!

SHN
Member

This would be a valuable feature to help improve deal management in accounts where there can be multiple contacts or multiple activities in a period of time that generate leads which when worked often consolidate.

JasonTisdall
Participant

I agree. I'd love this feature

PatrickEng
HubSpot Employee

Totally agree, we need this feature

rominabuchle
Participant | Platinum Partner

This is an essential feature for every sales software and CRM. 

annieseattle
Contributor

Yes, you should be able to do this and select which fields/options you want to copy at least at a high level like:

 

Select the options to clone:

- All fields

- Notes

-Activities

 

Then set the new close date to the latest deal's close date + 1 year, 2 years, etc. or whatever the frequency should be with respect to the current closed deal's close date.

JamesWa
Contributor

Puhleeese!

HubSpotMaster
Key Advisor | Platinum Partner

Another upvote - Had another customer request this

rubenkos
Member

Yep. Still not sorted?

PaulBickley
Contributor

+ 1 here. Simply deploy and feature to build. Please, hurry up. 

traceg
Member

This would be a great feature!

nogakatz
Member

We need that too.

MichelBelfiore
Participant

Yes. This very basic functionality needs to be in HubSpot. I have deals that repeat with slight variations for the same customers and it would save a lot of time to be able to simply clone an existing deal to create a new one, and then modify the new one slightly as needed. Trello, my previous tool for tracking deals, makes this very easy. Anyone from HubSpot able to weigh in here?

sparent
Member

Requirement for productivity improvement:

faster to clone when doing monthly recurring deals, 

BlancaWT
Member

We would use this really often. Currently, I need to create a new deal for each renewal, which often has the same properties. Would love to be able to clone a deal for the same client or to assign to a new client. 

 

 

 

 

RafaelAbboud
Participant

This is extremely necessary

Edna
Participant
Hello, I need also the option to clone a deal. It will be very helpful to work that way. Tnx. Edna
Peloton21
Participant

Need this!

DD_MSM
Member

Yes Please! Cloning a deal is super critical to have as a feature for repetitive deals that flow across multiple months or periods with similar or near similar properties, products, etc.