Does your workflow include duties that repeat at predetermined intervals?  Are you interested in automating the process of creating items?  With merchandise creation automation formulas, SalesTitan can now do the work on your behalf. 

Note: Looking to construct something across boards?  Examine this article!

How to add the automation

To add the relevant item creation recipe to your workflow, you must first access our automation store, which is located at the top of your board:

There, you’ll be able to select from our various templates and configure the item creation automation that best supports your workflow:

Choose your favored recipe, and you’re finished!

Item Mapping

What’s mapping?  Here, you can set column values for newly-created items.

The column fields specified in the mapping are static for the “Every time period, create an item” recipe.  That is, the values you enter into a mapped column will be reflected for each auto-created item.  In our example, each newly-created item will have the status “Working on it.”

Note: When an item is created through automation, any changes made to the modifications section are not carried over to the new item.  Updates cannot currently be mapped when creating new products.  If you desire to maintain your modifications, attempt automation for moving items.

So let’s plunge into an example! 

Item creation example 

When a new item is added to this group, generate an update.

Use Case: A transport team has added a list of tasks for each location to the board.  The automation recipe enables the team to associate an update with a location item automatically.

  • Board Structure

  • Update field

It is possible to append the column values of an item to the update.  Select the cyan “Supported Fields” option to add the column value to the update. 


Supported columns

Currently, the following column types are not supported in the “update” field of automation: 

  • Formula
  • Automatic Number
  • Progression
  • Dependency
  • Item Connection

Item Creation Recipe Examples

  • Each time period, create an item
  • When a new item is created, assign a team as an assignee
  • When a new item is created, assign someone as an assignee
  • When an item is created, set the due date to the creation date plus some days
  • When an item is created, notify someone

If you are interested in learning more about our various automation, please read this article.

Have comments?  Would you like to observe how other teams integrate automation into their workflow?  Visit the SalesTitan community.

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