What’s the difference between a deals board and a forecast board?
Deal boards are optimized for pipeline inspection, whereas forecast boards are optimized for updating your forecast.
How do I switch between lines of business?
At the top of the page, select the line of business you want.
Who can see the Forecast tab?
Whoever has a Gong seat and the relevant permissions in their permission profile.
Why can’t I see a board in the Forecast tab?
If you're not seeing a board, this indicates that nobody has set up a forecast board in your org yet. Contact your Gong Business Admin for help.
How do I update my forecast?
Go here to learn how.
Who can update forecast numbers?
Each person can update their own numbers for the current and upcoming months, and managers can make an adjustment at the team forecast level.
The ability to update forecasts for other people is enabled by permission profile. Regardless of who updates the number on behalf of whom, the Update log shows who actually update the number.
Who sets the forecasting cadence?
Forecast cadence is set when setting up a forecast board. Typically, this is set to once a week. Whatever the cadence, Gong uses the time the forecast is due to remind people to update their number.
How does Gong remind people that it’s time to forecast?
A yellow clock icon appears on the Forecast tab when a forecast is due, and disappears when the forecast is updated or the org forecast snapshot is taken.
Forecast due and Forecast snapshot are set in each board's settings.
Where can I see changes in the forecast?
Pipeline changes - Deals that moved in or out of the forecast category are shown in the drill-down Changes tab. Learn more
Manual changes - Changes made to the forecast and commentary are shown in the Update log tab. Learn more
What does 'target attainment' show?
This column shows the progress as deals are closed and you or the person you're looking at moves towards target. The progress bar shows how much is closed in dollar value and % and how much in dollar value remains to hit target.
The calculation is taken from the forecast board settings definition of actual sales, and compared to the target.
Where does the target number come from?
The number can be updated manually per person, or bulk-added manually by uploading a CSV file.
What does coverage show?
Coverage shows how much in dollars you have in your pipeline relative to the deals you have to close to reach your target.
Coverage is the total active pipeline (open deals filtered by the coverage filter) divided by the remaining quota to go (assigned target minus deals filtered by the target filter)
Deals filtered by coverage filter = $250,000
Target = $175,000
Deals filtered by target filter = $100,000
The coverage is 3.3x
How does Gong know who’s on my team?
The org hierarchy is taken from the org tree known to Gong, which is also shown in the company settings > Team members page. If there are any issues with the hierarchy, contact your Business admin.
I’m a manager - why are there two rows for my numbers?
The board's top row represents your team’s forecast, and the bottom row is where you can update your own numbers.
If you don’t carry quota, ask your Gong admin to remove the row.
How do I remove someone from a board?
If you want to remove someone from a board, for example, because they don’t carry quota or because they don't need to update forecast numbers for a particular line of business, next to their name, click > Hide from view.
To remove an entire team, navigate to the manager and then click > Hide from view.
Does the board setup apply to my entire org?
No, you can create different boards for different needs, for example, new business vs renewals, AMER, vs EMEA, APAC, and LATAM, etc.
To remove people from a particular forecast board, hide them from the view:
Navigate to the manager or person you want to remove, and then click > Hide from view.
Who can manage forecast categories?
Only people with permission to manage forecast boards can manage forecast categories. This permission is part of the permission profile.
How can we restrict what types of opportunities are shown?
Set up forecast categories based on your CRM data to include the deals you want. Add filters per category to narrow the deals included in each category.
Why do I get an error or nothing happens when I save my board settings?
This shouldn't happen! If you experience this issue, contact Support
How can I remove someone from a board?
You can remove individuals or entire teams from a board so that they aren't calculated in target and don't receive notifications.
Next to the name of the individual or team manager you want to remove, click > Hide from view.
How can I change the org hierarchy in Gong?
You can change the hierarchy via the Team Members setting page. For more information, see: Why is team hierarchy in Gong important?