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  • Dave Kaminsky

    Anika, 

     

    From my perspective, the logs in both systems would need an entry, but at a minimum, the audit logs in Zendesk would require all actions both successful and failed to actually be considered a log from any reasonable perspective.  

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  • Josiah Horne

    Anika, is there an update regarding the bi-directional sync capability? The timeline mentioned it being launched in the first half of 2020, but it's still not available.  Thanks!

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  • Anika Rani
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Josiah Horne unfortunately we have re-prioritised our roadmap since COVID, and therefore pushed out the bi-directional sync to likely next year, so we can focus on the things that will be most valuable, more immediately. You can find the latest updates here

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  • Melody Quinn

    I received an email notification about an article Darren Chan wrote about Viewing the Salesforce integration log EAP. We have been waiting for this functionality. When I click on the article link, it says I am not authorized to view it. Can you lead me in the right direction to sign up for this EAP? 

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  • Anika Rani
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Melody Quinn please try now, this has been fixed :) You are automatically given access to the EAP. 

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  • Melody Quinn

    Thank you Anika Rani! I was able to open the article. 

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  • Anika Rani
    Zendesk Product Manager

    Hi everyone, we have now released support from Multiple Organisations in data syncing. This means if you have multiple Contacts in Salesforce with the same email address but different Accounts, you can sync them to a single Zendesk user belonging to different Organisations (an organisation membership). 

    You can learn more about how this works here. No action is required for the integration to use multiple organisations. If this is enabled on your Support Account, we will syncing behaviour described.  

    Learn more about the Multiple Organisations feature in Zendesk here. This is a feature available only to Zendesk Professional and Enterprise plans.

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  • Dave Kaminsky

    Hello,

     

    Does the salesforce integration support syncing of a Contact that has relationships to multiple Accounts in Salesforce?  We have contacts that need to live in two accounts (A primary relationship and secondary relationship.  We need to be able to sync the contact from either Primary or Secondary account or both, and have the ZD User only be added to the Org that Matches the accounts that have Zendesk Sync = True 

     

    Thank you!

    -Dave

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  • Dwight Bussman
    Zendesk team member

    HeyO Dave - the closest thing to that would be our Multiple Organizations feature: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055735814 which can put the user into multiple organizations, but will only sync their contact fields when the primary org contact is updated.

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  • Jeff Mooallem

    Our company uses Zendesk Support and our partner company uses Salesforce.  There is no current connection or overlapping data between the two systems.

    Can this Zendesk-Salesforce integration be used as a connector for a Zendesk ticket to be "sent" to Salesforce as a support ticket transfer?  Or can you recommend a different product?

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  • Dwight Bussman
    Zendesk team member

    HeyO Jeff Mooallem

    Our integration has the Ticket Sync feature that sounds like it might work for what you're describing. When a ticket is created/updated in Zendesk, this sends it over to create/update a Case within Salesforce. Hopefully that's helpful!

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  • Naomi Watnick

    Hi - we have the following issues with the Sync.  Can you please comment?  Perhaps there's a way to workaround some of them with the recent updates? (ordered by Priority)

    • P1. Inability to break existing Account > Organization sync connections (once made). Currently need to submit tickets for each and every one.

    • P1. Sync does not respect the Contact to Account Salesforce relationship in Zendesk (and should… like how a manually added User is added). It is ignoring the existing Account to Contact relationship in Salesforce.

    • P2. The ability to limit the Zendesk Users created by the Sync (based on Contact’s Account sync requirements).

      • Currently, we only sync over a small subset of Salesforce Accounts based on a custom field

      • However, ALL Salesforce Contacts are being synced

    • P3. Log reports (via email, etc.) would be great. Currently, I have to manually check the failed logs daily.

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  • Dwight Bussman
    Zendesk team member

    Hi Naomi Watnick

    Here are some responses to these various concerns:

    1. Inability to break relationship once made
      The only way of which I'm aware of doing so is to delete one of the objects (either the account or organization). We realize this isn't ideal, nor is the manual process to submit a ticket to have our Developers reset that relationship.

      That having been said, it should be possible for our developers to reset ALL of the account/org relationships, or do a collection of them (if record-ids are provided). This definitely shouldn't require a separate ticket for each.

      Secondly: I'm curious why there are so many connections being made that later need to be broken? Is there a workflow that's causing this? Were these connections made a long time ago with different matching criteria that are no longer relevant? Having a bit more context about how this arises may help us to build solutions that better address that workflow.

    2. Sync does not respect the contact/account relationship
      This relationship should be preserved if the account has synced prior to syncing the contact. You could test this with the following steps:
      a. create new account
      b. confirm that it syncs to Zendesk to create/update an organization
      c. create new contact belonging to that account
      d. resultant user should be placed into the relevant org from step (b)

      To help insure the accounts have already synced, we generally recommend syncing all accounts using this workflow. Once that's been done, any contact that syncs over should be matched into the relevant organizations. Additionally, any new accounts should be synced from that point going forward.

      I'm not sure I follow the question about "how a manually added user is added" - could you please rephrase that so I can better understand the workflow/issue? 

    3. Cannot filter contact-syncing based on account-level fields
      I'll definitely pass along your feedback about needing this capability. In the meantime, perhaps it'd be possible to have a workflow process that sets a drop-down/checkbox on contacts based on its account sync requirements. Normally I'd suggest a formula-field for this, but formula fields aren't available for sync-filtering, likely due to limitations in the SFDC Streaming API.

    4. Log reports
      Our development team is working on getting exports for logs, and I believe scheduling such exports may be on the roadmap as well. Again, this seems like good feedback and I'll definitely pass this along.
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  • Dwight Bussman to your "Secondly: I'm curious why there are so many connections being made that later need to be broken? Is there a workflow that's causing this? Were these connections made a long time ago with different matching criteria that are no longer relevant? Having a bit more context about how this arises may help us to build solutions that better address that workflow." question for Naomi Watnick:

    I've complained about this to ZD several times. This is a big pain. The two key scenarios are:

    1. Accounts merged in SFDC

    2. ZD's horrible limitation of inability to change the link between a Closed Ticket and an Organization, causes the need to have DUPLICATE Organizations in ZD - just to hold Closed Tickets. The SFDC Account needs to sync to the other, 'live' Organization.

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  • Dwight Bussman
    Zendesk team member

    Hi Reuven Shelef (ZD Dev at OUT OF THE BOX Consulting)

    Thanks for the additional context. I could see our SFDC integration team making changes to better address account merges. The inability to edit a Closed ticket is a much larger ask, as much of our product relies on closure as being the end of the line for a given ticket. Reversing course on that will have a major impact on quite a few other systems. I definitely see the use-case, but I can also see the reluctance to add that ability given the amount of overhaul/testing this would necessitate elsewhere in the product.

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