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What are Escalation Rules in Salesforce?


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Today, we will discuss Salesforce Escalation rules, sit tight and let the nuances of this wonderful feature unfold before you! Since this is a technical concept it may be possible that you may find it a little difficult to understand initially, but we have tried to give an easy explanation as possible. For this, we have divided the blog into the following parts-

What are Salesforce Escalation rules?

Escalation guidelines consequently raise cases when the case meets the criteria characterized in the rule entry section. You can make rule entry sections, which characterize criteria for raising a case and heightening activities, which characterize what happens when a case heightens Here is a table containing the required editions and user permissions

Feature Available in: Salesforce Classic and Lightning Experience.
Edition Available in: Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer Editions

At the point when Salesforce applies an escalation rule to a case, it reviews the case and thinks about the case of the criteria in the rule entry section. On the off chance that the case coordinates the criteria characterized in the rule entry, Salesforce runs the escalation activities. salesforce Curriculum Orgs commonly utilize one escalation rule that comprises various lead passages. For instance, your standard case escalation control could have two passages: cases with Type set to Gold are escalated within a two hours’ time frame, and cases with Type set to Silver are escalated within an eight hours’ time frame.

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Setting up Salesforce Escalation Rules

Escalation criteria indicate the conditions under which a Salesforce case escalates. We store your criteria in a run section. At the point when Salesforce applies a heightening guideline to a case, it examines the case and analyses the case to the criteria in the control section. In the event that the case coordinates the criteria characterized in the run passage, Salesforce runs the escalation activities.

  • Go to the Setup option and enter the text: Escalation rules in the Quick Find box which is given there and then select the option of Escalation Rules.
  • In the next step, you are now required to create the desired escalation rule that you want.
  • Go to the New option and select it and then begin with naming your rule. You will also have to specify whether or not you wish this rule to be an active escalation rule in your Salesforce Org.
  • Also please note that at any given time you can have only one active escalation rule.
  • Click on Save
  • Thereafter on the page of Case Escalation Rules in Salesforce, pick the type of escalation rule that you wish to work with.
  • As soon as the page is displayed you can start.
  • Now you can create the rule entries that you want to make. Keep in mind that the rule entries are the entries that define the criteria which are used to escalate the case in your Org.
  • In your Rule Entries segment, click on the New For every rule entry, you can specify the following:
    • The particular order in which your rule entries are evaluated.
    • The set criteria specified by you for escalating a case.
    • The process of how business hours would affect when cases escalate.
    • The way how escalation times are determined.
  • Click on Save
  • As soon as you do this your Escalation Actions page is displayed.
  • The next step that you have to do is to define escalation activities. Escalation activities determine when your case escalates and what happens when the case rises. You can indicate five activities for each manage section to escalate the case over expanding timeframes.
  • In the Escalation Actions section, click New. For each escalation action, you can:
  • In the Escalation Actions area, click on the New option. For every escalating activity, you can:
    • Specify when the case escalates: In the Age Over field, enter the number of hours after which a case escalates on the off chance that it hasn't been shut. You can enter the number of hours and either 0 minutes or 30 minutes. For instance, 1 hour and 0 minutes or 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    • Reassign the case to another client or line, and select an email layout that sends the new chosen one (the new case proprietor) a notification email.
    • Send notice messages to different clients, the present case proprietor, or different beneficiaries.
  • Again do not forget to click on Save

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A Few Best Practices for Salesforce Escalation Rules

The Salesforce experts suggest the following practices to optimize your escalation rules=

  • As a best practice, but the most complex rule entries toward the start of the sort order. Put more generic rule towards the finishing up of the sort arrange.
  • Assume that you have five rule entries. Salesforce takes a gander at the primary administer rule to check whether its criteria coordinates the case. In the event that the criteria matches, at that point Salesforce quits assessing and escalates the case. In the event that the criteria don't coordinate, at that point Salesforce takes a gander at the second run entry to check whether it matches, etc, until the point when it finds a match.
  • In the event that the primary lead passage is non-specific, at that point Salesforce finds a match and escalates the case without proceeding to assess rule sections.
  • It's a decent practice to put a non-specific "catch-all" manage section toward the finish of the administer rule arrangements. The catch-all control passage is intended to escalate cases that don't meet the criteria determined in the other lead sections. For instance, maybe you need to escalate cases that have been open for over 48 hours. Make a rule entry that contains no criteria with the goal that it discovers every single outstanding case, and determine that cases rise 48 hours after they were made.

Note: You can follow the topic of escalation rules in Salesforce trailhead. Trailhead is a site to learn Salesforce concepts. You will be able to see escalation rules examples in Salesforce and will be able to learn a lot from this site.

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Salesforce Limits for Escalation Rules

Salesforce Org limits the number of rules that you can create. Not only this it has also restricted the number of entries as well as the actions defined per rule.

Actions that are allowed with each rule 200
Active rules you can use in one account per object (It also applies to any kind of combination of the active workflow, assignment, auto-response, and escalation rules, as well as the processes.) 50
Entries per rule 3,000
Filter criteria you can specify for per rule entry 25
Formula criteria entries allowed per rule 300
Rules allowed per object 500
Rules allowed per org 2,000


I hope all your doubts with respect to Escalation rules in Salesforce are now clear. The blog covers everything that you may need to create escalation rules in Salesforce. For any doubts or query, you can always look up to the Salesforce community or just go to Janbask Training to learn more about Salesforce features and functionalities. Sign up for a salesforce course right now Good Luck!

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