Customize the close date in deals


When you create a deal, there is a default close date (end of current month). Every month, we have to postpone the close date of our deals to the next month.

In our industry, the time to close is more around 80 to 90 days. The deal forecast will be more accurate with a close date set 2 or 3 months after the create date. close_date.png




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Regular Contributor

 Agreed. Customization of close date would be remarkably helfpul. 

Occasional Contributor

Hi everyone, 


I am having the same request in one of the portals I manage. I see a lot of comments about whether HubSpot monitors these feeds. While I am not sure the level of monitoring that goes on, I do know that ideas like this that are popular are taken into consideration when they are submitted to the "ideas" section, I hope this helps!




Occasional Contributor

Close Date should be the actual close date and should be blank until that date. There should be a separate field called Projected/Expected close date. This would greatly help with forecasting. Also, it would help with generating a value for actual vs projected deal life cycle.

Occasional Contributor

Not taking this very simple thing seriously has just lost Hubspot a customer. We should renew Sales and Marketing Pro next week and this is a key reason, along with the GDPR fiscaso that we will go elsewhere. 





Esteemed Advisor

 I see this is a common thread and yet I am missing any solutions.  How high a priority is this for HubSpot? 

I would prefer the deal close date to need a date rather than an instant populate.





New Member

Auto populating a date here makes no sense. We definitely need the ability to customize how this field works.

New Contributor

We would love to be able to set a default date as well. Do not want the date picker to only populate a blank field if not filled in. 

Esteemed Contributor

Now you can create a deal workflow which clears the close date property, not ideal but a good enough workaround.  

Esteemed Advisor

@ernopyykko How do you create a deal workflow?



Occasional Contributor

As it is now the "Close Date" also is hidden when set to "required" when moved to, for example, the stage Closed Won. This is because it is already pre-populated from before. 


It is good for us that our Sales Reps have to estimate the Close Date before the Deal is Won or Lost. But when it becomes Lost or Won the date should be seen on the popup. That is why I set it to required in the first place.