Objects are searchable entities within Totango. Details for a particular object are represented within segmentation, profiles and other areas of Totango.
For guided training, check out our self-paced course series: Totango Data Admin.
An account refers to a representation of a customer entity, such as a business, a division, or even a product. Account information is displayed on an account profile.
Required (*) and noteworthy account attributes include the following. See account-level system and core attributes for a detailed list.
|Every account, regardless of type or level, must have a unique Account ID.
|Identifies the account by name, which is searchable in Totango. It's recommended to follow a standard format.
|Optionally define different types (e.g., corporate vs. region). Totango is considered "schema-less" because there are no pre-defined types of account objects that your customer data must fit into. As long as you have an Account ID, you can create the account types that support your customer data. You can customize the layout of the account profile to ensure the relevant data is displayed per account type, and you can transition from one type to another.
|Optionally define parent-child relationships to support the hierarchy structure that best represents your customer data (e.g., Company > Lines of Business > Products).
|Optionally model your products in Totango within the account structure.
|Every account must have a value for Status (Contract Status) to classify customer contracts. Totango calculates health and other key metrics for active customers.
|Contract Renewal Date
|The date of the contract renewal.
|Contract Start Date
|The start date of the current contract.
|The dollar amount of the contract (ACV).
A user represents an individual person related to a customer entity, such as a named contact at that business or even a user of your product. User information is displayed on a user profile.
Required (*) and noteworthy account attributes include the following. See user-level system and core attributes for a detailed list.
|Every user must be associated with an account. A user can be associated with more than one account.
|Every user must have a unique User ID, which is most often the user's email address.
|The email address of the user; used when sending campaigns.
|Identifies the person by first and last name. (Separate attributes for First Name and Last Name are also part of the model.)
If no value is provided for Name when the user record is created, Totango automatically populates with the User ID value.
|Identifies that the user is a named contact at the business, which will appear in the Contacts widget on the account profile. Values = yes, no (lowercase).
|Identifies that the user is a top contact at the business, which will appear with a crown icon in the Contacts widget on the account profile. Values = yes, no (lowercase).
|Contact Account Role
|Role the contact plays on the account (e.g., Champion)
|Business/job title of the person (if available)
|Identifies that the user has been marked unsubscribe from other systems (outside of Totango).
The Totango opportunity object is set up as reserved account type with system-level features that are not available for custom account types. Once this premium feature is enabled, a set of automatic system attributes and assignment roles will be generated. Read more here.
A collection displays a set of transactional account data within a table format on the account profile. Examples of data commonly added as a collection are support tickets, opportunities, or survey data from another system. Totango uses collections to display CSAT and NPS responses sent from Totango campaigns.
Each row represents a unique item in the collection. Items in a collection can be manually added to Totango from the collection widget using a form, and they can be added via an integration (data source or data file). Collections can also be set up as a virtual collection, which extracts the data directly from a 3rd party application.
- Standard collection: Load data into Totango via API or CSV. Update in real-time using API, or as quickly as every 15 minutes using CSV or Data Warehouse or CRM.
- Virtual collection: Direct query to the data source where this list exists and is fetched live when the account record loads in Totango. A virtual collection cannot be queried within segmentation, so if you plan to take action on a collection you must use standard. If your goal is real-time information, use a virtual collection.
Collection attributes must include the following:
|Every collection must be associated with an account. A collection can be associated with more than one account.
|Every collection must have a unique Collection ID, which is used to identify each row in the collection.
A Totango user represents a person at your company who uses Totango. Totango user information is displayed individually via edit profile and within User Management via Totango user profiles. Totango users can be manually added to Totango, and they can be added via an integration (data source or data file).
|System user id key in Totango. Max 100 characters
|Mandatory for new users. Max 30 characters.
|Mandatory for new users. Max 30 characters.
|Mandatory for new users. View this article for more details.
|Specify which teams the user belongs to; separate multiple teams with a comma. String values are case sensitive. If no team is assigned, new users will get the default team. Existing users team assignment will remain unchanged.
|User status (active or disabled) for existing users. New users will remain in "Created" status until they accept the email invitation.
For active users use one of these texts: "enable", "active", "1", "true", "yes". For Disabled users use one of these texts: "inactive", "disable", "0", "false", "no".
|If using employee hierarchy, include the Totango user id of the manager.
See more for Totango user attributes.
Account assignment roles are customizable. Account assignment refers to explicit naming of team members who work on an account in a formal capacity, known as a team role—Success Managers (CSM), Sales Managers, Onboarding Manager, Executive Sponsor, and so on. These types of roles indicate ownership of an account.
|The Totango user responsible for the account in a Success role.
|Account Role ID*
|Success Manager (Success Manager___tid) and Sales Manager (Sales Manager___tid) are default roles. Use the API name instead of the display name if updating from an integration.
|The email address of the Totango user assigned to the account role.
|The name of the Totango user assigned to the account role.
Touchpoints capture interactions with your customers. Logging touchpoints keeps all stakeholders informed on the progress on the account—internal and external. Reporting on these interactions allows team members to quickly identify your accounts with high and low engagement.
|Every touchpoint must be associated with an account.
|Every touchpoint must have a unique Task ID.
|Subject* or Content*
|Both are allowed; at least one in is mandatory.
|SuccessFlow, Touchpoint Type, Touchpoint Tags, Participants, Touchpoint Date, Touchpoint Reason, Last Update Date, Last Updated
Tasks indicate work that needs to be done on an account. Team members use tasks to assign to-dos to themselves or other teammates, track timely completion, and add follow-up actions as needed.
|Every task must be associated with an account.
|Every task must have a unique Task ID.
|Title, Description, SuccessFlow, Priority, Status, Estimated Task Effort, Actual Task Effort, Assigner, Assigned_to, Create_Date, Due Date, Last Update Date, Associated Users
Module usage and activity
An activity stream is usually used to send usage information to Totango as captured on your application, or from third-party usage behavioral tools (e.g., Google Analytics, Mixpanel, etc.).
Required (*) and noteworthy attributes include the following:
|Every activity stream must be associated with an account.
|Every activity stream must be associated with a user.
|Name of the activity the user performed. Must be text.
|Name of the module the user performed. Must be text.
|Number of times the action/module happened. The value must be numeric. If no count is provided, it will be counted as 1.
In addition to usage activity via stream, you can import aggregated usage into Totango. Refer to the following article for specifications.
Other data or collection objects
Totango stores other system-level information that is displayed throughout Totango, including segmentation, depending on the object and permissions:
- Revenue information
- Subscription information
- Usage (Totango)
Question: I only have contacts, not users of my product. Can I add contacts instead of users?
Answer: A "user" in this context does not mean they must be a user of your platform; it just indicates the collection of information about a person. The data is still represented as a "user profile" in Totango, which the additional denotation to elevate the information to the Contact widget on the account profile.