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.

371 Replies
Jgraves1117
Member

@JamesWa- I integrated their solution last week, which is super simple and can be removed pretty easy. Overall we're just launching with Hubspot, so I've only run a couple tests to see how it functions, but it does work as expected with cloning a deal.

deborahfelicio
Participant

same here! Agree!

BoudewijnB
Participant | Partner

This would really be a timesaving feature. I would like to emphazize the need for this to be developed in the near future! We can clone all sorts of things like reports, filters, lists and marketing stuff. SO why not clone deals?

 

Please!

 

 

 

 

jturk
Member

Would be good to get this into HubsSpot ASAP! 

Gregor_v_G
Member

Yes it would be great to clone a deal - We could use it to clone the deal from our sales pipeline in our marketing (campaign) pipeline. It is important to have every e-mail, conversation & information at one glance that we don´t have to click through multiple deals in different pipelines.

 

Thanks!

 

Alex_MMG
Member

Great Idea

Oliver75
Contributor

Definitily! We have tons of recurring deals and each time it costs the sales teams a lot of time to set up each of them.

Ruperttheangel
Member

yes agreed a useful addition

adavisproactive
Member

I think this would be a great idea.  Better then copy and paste

jchandler1
Member

Agreed, useful for repeat customers purchasing similar items.

HubSpotMaster
Key Advisor | Platinum Partner

Any updates on the status of this request HubSpot?

Jtuley
Member

Agreed - Any updates on the status of this request HubSpot? We had this function with a previous tool we were using and the functionality is greatly missed...

GJKS
Member

I agree. This would be a great addition. 

amisteinberger
Member

totally..

SiykaM
Participant

We need this as well.

tabb
Member

It would be very helpful to be able to duplicate/clone deals as we have repeat customers ordering same products.

MrSausage
Member

Does anyone from Hubspot actually monitor this forum?  This has been requested for almost 3 years.  I'm sure for most early-stage subscription based businesses if this feature is not implemented it will be the reason they leave Hubspot for a more sophisticated Sales Ops tool in the future, once the business grows.

ChrisMartin
Member

REVLabs Widgets Production Have produced a clone a deal widget you can upload to Hubspot.

 

If you google this you will be able to locate the free widget and instructions to add to Hubspot

 

https://www.revenueriver.co/revlabs/duplicate-deal

p_viv
Contributor

Hubspot can you give us an update on this please?

The-Rooster
Member

would be very very handy to have this (imo basic) functionality 🙂