Introduction to administering Sales Insights features

Enabling and configuring the Dynamics 365 Sales Insights features helps sellers to build stronger relationships with their customers, save time, and stay on top of their deals with real-time AI-based insights. In Sales Insights, some features are available for free along with Dynamics 365 Sales and some require an additional Sales Insights license to use in your organization. More information: Overview

License and role requirements

Requirement type You must have
License Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise and Dynamics 365 Sales Premium
More information: Dynamics 365 Sales pricing
Security roles System Administrator
More information: Predefined security roles for Sales

What you can configure

As an administrator, you can enable and configure the Sales Insights features as required in your organization:

Enable and configure standard Sales Insights features

The standard Sales Insights features—assistant (standard), Auto capture (standard + preview), and email engagement (standard)—are available for you along with Dynamics 365 Sales. You can configure these standard features as required in your organization.

Note

The standard Sales Insights features aren't available with the Sales Professional app.

Steps to configure Sales Insights standard features

  1. Review requirements and prerequisites.
  2. Enable standard Sales Insights features.
  3. Configure standard features as required.

Requirements and prerequisites

Review the following requirements and prerequisites to enable standard Sales Insights features:

  • Some feature restrictions apply depending on which versions of Dynamics 365 Sales and Microsoft 365 you're running, as detailed in the following table.

    Product version Available standard Sales Insights features
    Dynamics 365 with Microsoft Exchange Online
    • Assistant (standard cards)
    • Email engagement
    • Auto capture
    Dynamics 365 with Microsoft Exchange (on-premises)
    • Assistant (all cards except cards based on Exchange information)
    • Email engagement
    Dynamics 365 (on-premises)
    • Assistant (standard cards)
  • The assistant, email engagement, and auto capture features are available for Dynamics 365 Sales with an Enterprise or Sales Premium license.

  • You must have an administrator or equivalent security role.

Enable standard Sales Insights features

Before you can configure these features, you must accept the privacy notice. To accept the privacy notice, follow the steps listed here.

Note

By default, the standard assistant is enabled.

Important

Dynamics 365 Sales Insights provides features that track behavior and collect information about contacts. Make sure you understand the related privacy issues that these features raise and enable the features only if you're certain that they don't violate any privacy policies already in place in your organization. Always take steps to protect the privacy of your contacts. More information: Privacy notice

  1. Sign in to Dynamics 365 Sales, and go to the Sales Hub app.

  2. Go to Change area in the lower-left corner of the page, and select Sales Insights settings.

    Select Sales Insights settings

  3. In the Terms of service section, select I agree.

    Agree to the terms of service

    The standard Sales Insights features are enabled for your organization and you can configure features such as the standard assistant, auto capture (standard), and email engagement (standard).

    Standard Sales Insights features enabled

Configure standard Sales Insights features

After you enable the standard Sales Insights features, you can configure the features for your organization.

Get started with premium Sales Insights features

With your Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise license, you can set up and experience Sales Premium features such as Sales accelerator, conversation intelligence, and predictive scoring with a limited monthly capacity. More information: Digital selling capabilities in Sales Enterprise

Install and configure premium Sales Insights features

The premium Sales Insights features provide intelligent insights about sales data that help sellers take timely actions to close deals and generate revenue. The premium Sales Insights features include the premium assistant with assistant studio, auto capture premium (preview), notes analysis, relationship analytics, who knows whom, predictive lead scoring, predictive opportunity scoring, premium forecasting, and sales accelerator and sequence. You can configure these features as required in your organization.

The following diagram illustrates the steps to configure these features:

Steps to configure Sales Insights premium features

  1. Review GDPR.
  2. Review the prerequisites.
  3. Install premium Sales Insights.
  4. Configure premium Sales Insights features.

Review GDPR

To learn about Dynamics 365 Sales Insights–related General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), see Dynamics 365 Sales Insights and GDPR.

Review the prerequisites

Review the following requirements before you install and configure the premium Sales Insights features:

Install premium Sales Insights

Note

To install and configure three premium features (Sales accelerator, conversation intelligence, and predictive scoring) that are available with the Sales Enterprise license, you must go to the Get started with digital sales page under App Settings. More information: Digital selling capabilities in Sales Enterprise

The premium Sales Insights features aren't available by default. You must install these features by accepting the terms and conditions for your organization. To accept the terms and conditions, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Dynamics 365 Sales, and go to the Sales Hub app.

  2. Go to Change area in the lower-left corner of the page, and select Sales Insights settings.

    Select Sales Insights settings

  3. In the Supercharge your sales with Premium section, select the terms and conditions and then select Get started.

    Select Try Sales Insights

    The installation may takes a few minutes to complete, and the progress is displayed in a dialog. After the installation is complete, you're ready to configure the premium Sales Insights features.

    Premium Sales Insights settings page

Configure premium Sales Insights features

After installing the premium Sales Insights features, you can configure the premium features as required:

Administer conversation intelligence

Conversation intelligence assists the sales managers and sellers in your organization to get an overview of the conversation with customers. Conversation Intelligence helps:

  • Sales managers drill down to get call statistics for individual sellers, such as customer sentiment, keywords used, and competitors mentioned in the conversation. Sales managers can use this data to give smarter coaching to sellers and improve the business.
  • Sellers analyze their conversation data and identify improvements in the conversation style to enhance sales and generate revenue.

As an administrator, when you sign in to the application for the first time, you can set up the application. After you complete the setup, sales managers and sellers in your organization can sign in and use the application seamlessly. More information: First-run setup experience of Sales Insight application

You can also update each setting later as required. The following configurations are available:

For effective use of Sales Insights

  • Use the out-of-the-box entities (Contact, Opportunity, Lead, Account, and Case) while creating records in the application. If changes to the entity are required in your organization, customize only these out-of-the-box entities to meet your requirements. This helps the application to analyze the records, and generate models and predictions effectively.

  • Ensure that the Change Tracking option for the following entities are enabled: Account, Contact, Lead, Opportunity, System User, Team, Queue, Organization, Email, Phone Call, Task, Appointment, Activity Party, Connection, Business Unit, Metric, Opportunity Product, Product, Opportunity Sales Process, Process Stage, Connection Role, Workflow, Goal, Role, System User Roles, Note, Auto Capture Settings, Auto Capture Rule, and Lead To Opportunity Sales Process.

    1. Go to Settings > Customizations > Customize the System.
    2. On the Default Solution page, expand Entity, and then select an entity.
    3. On the General tab, under Data Services, verify that the Change Tracking option is enabled.
  • Ensure that you do not delete the Sales Insights MDL Config solution from the solutions. If this solution is deleted, the Sales Insights features give inaccurate results and might be disabled.

    However, if you want to delete the Sales Insights MDL Config solution due to storage issues, uninstall the SalesInsightsAddOn solution too. This ensures that the Sales Insights MDL Config solution won't be automatically reinstalled when future updates are pushed to your organization.

Privacy notice

For specific privacy information about Dynamics 365 Sales Insights capabilities, see Privacy notice.

Can't find the options in your app?

There are two possibilities:

  • You don't have the necessary license or role to perform the steps.

  • Your organization might be using a custom app and hence the site map and UI will be different. Check with your administrator for the exact steps. The steps described in this documentation are specific to the out-of-the-box Sales Hub or Sales Professional app.

See also

Overview of Dynamics 365 Sales Insights
Improve seller coaching and sales potential with Dynamics 365 Conversation Intelligence
Dynamics 365 Sales Insights and GDPR
Sales Insights privacy notice