Coveo for Salesforce New Features

Coveo for Salesforce updates are regularly made available to offer new and improved features. This page presents the main new features of each release.

  • Coveo for Salesforce application updates are made available from the AppExchange.

  • You can review the detailed product release notes.

Coveo for Salesforce - Summer ‘20 Release - September 9, 2020

New Coveo Insight Panel Lightning Component Design (v4.6)

A new version of the Coveo Insight Panel Lightning Component is now available.

This revamped version of the component allows for seamless integration with Salesforce in addition to providing your support agents with a more intuitive experience.

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Customer Service API

Coveo for Salesforce can now leverage the Coveo Customer Service API.

This new API bundles various functionalities that are core to handling customer service use cases.

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Case Assist API

Coveo for Salesforce can now leverage the Coveo Case Assist API.

When called from a customer service interface, this API can render contextual document suggestions and case classification suggestions to end users as they are filling a support case.

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New “Service” Section in the Coveo Administration Console

The Coveo Administration Console now has a new Service section.

This sections contains the Case Assist page, allowing you to configure the functionalities powered by the Coveo Case Assist API.

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Salesforce “Modify All Data” Permission No Longer Required

The Salesforce Modify All Data permission is no longer required for a crawling user to index Salesforce content in Coveo.

In many cases, this permission has been replaced by the Modify Metadata Through Metadata API Functions Salesforce permission.

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Coveo for Einstein Bots

Enhance your self-service experience by leveraging Coveo’s recommendation and search capabilities directly in your Salesforce Einstein bots.

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Coveo for Salesforce (3.46) - Winter ‘20 Release - February 19, 2020

Facet Value Suggestions for Coveo for Community Cloud

Ensure a richer Search Experience for Community users by suggesting relevant filters as users type their query in the Community Searchbox using Facet Value Suggestions. The selected facet value will be automatically selected in the search results page.

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Session and User Stitching for User Actions

Empower agents with insight into all of a user’s interactions with Coveo content across several sessions, anonymous and authenticated, as well as across different devices or browsers. Enable them to use this insight to close cases faster and in a more personalized and satisfactory manner.

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Customizable Coveo Recommendations for Communities

Provide custom recommendations for Community users based on product owned or other relevant attributes. Customize the look and feel of your recommendations components on your community. Contact us for support in implementing this feature.

Coveo In-Product Experience

Complete your self-service offering with the new Coveo In-Product Experience which brings all your help and support content right into your web app or web site. Ensure your users find the content they need using Coveo personalized and contextual recommendations and unified search.

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Coveo Insight Panel Lightning Component for All Salesforce Objects

Recommend relevant content to employees on Opportunities, Leads, and other Salesforce objects (beyond just cases) with the Coveo Insight Panel Lightning Component. Easily leverage the same great features of the existing panel on almost any object in both Service and Sales Cloud Console with simple drag and drop configuration.

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User Actions for All Salesforce Objects

Empower employees with visibility into user actions related to Opportunities, Leads, and other Salesforce objects. Easily leverage the same great features of the existing UserActions component on almost any object in both Service and Sales Cloud Console with simple configuration options.

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Enhanced B2B Commerce Results Pages Templates for Product and Order Tabs

Create rich B2B Commerce results pages with “clicks, not code” customizable results templates for product and order tabs that are mobile responsive. Coveo’s product card view and list view are optimized for the B2B Commerce shopping experience.

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Support for B2B Commerce version 4.11 and Community Cloud Commerce Lightning Components

Coveo’s hybrid integration with Salesforce is built on both Lightning & Visualforce in order to support a B2B Commerce experience that’s both in the Community Cloud and the B2B Commerce Cloud.

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AI-Powered Product Recommendations for B2B Commerce

The product recommendation model consumes usage analytics events tailored for e-commerce events. The Commerce Machine learning model contains multiple 2 submodels. The first submodel is the Item Based that’s utilized to create “Frequently Bought With” product recommendations for example and the second submodel is user-based are can create “People like you” product recommendations.

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Dynamic Navigation Experience for B2B Commerce

Provide facet selection, facet value ordering and category suggestions to B2B buyers with Dynamic Navigation Experience machine learning model in order to provide a relevant and personalized B2B navigation experience, at scale.

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Auto-Complete and Dark Mode in Interface Editor Code View

In the Interface Editor code view, now enjoy auto-complete for JavaScript Search Framework component names and options, plus Dark Mode.

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Coveo for Salesforce (3.39) - Summer ‘19 Release - September 4, 2019

Lightning User Actions

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Empower agents with visibility of user actions from any page or component that generates usage analytics. With the UserActions component on the Coveo Insight Panel Lightning Component, agents can see a summary of clicked documents and queries performed by the customer as well as a full timeline of up to 2,000 recent events, so they can understand the customer’s journey and provide effective, personalized support.

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Enhance search results with inline user action data using the Viewed by Customer icon. The Viewed by Customer component can be added to any result template to show agents which content the customer has already viewed. This way, the agent can be prepared to answer questions about the relevant documents and share insight on other content the customer has not yet viewed.

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Community Recommendations

Engage customers with relevant supporting content using AI-Powered Recommendations. The Community Recommendations component displays what other users like you have viewed in similar sessions, based on their recorded search, click, and view events. This Lightning component is easy to add to any page in your Lightning Community and works in conjunction with the Page View Tracker component.

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Create Article Button

Agents can easily create knowledge articles in Lightning Experience with the Create Article button on the Coveo Insight Panel Lightning Component. When a content gap is found, agents can now start writing a new knowledge article without navigating away from the case.

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Lightning Flows in Search Results

Guide agents and customers to the right steps by surfacing relevant Flows in Coveo-Powered Search Pages. Flows can now be indexed and made searchable so agents and customers can take the right action when it’s needed most. You can add relevant keywords to each custom flow object to ensure that the right relevance based on the customer or agent’s query and flows can be launched directly from the search results.

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Attach Knowledge Articles in Many Languages

Agents can better support global customers with the ability to attach knowledge articles in many languages. The Attached Results component now shows the article in the specific language that was attached by the agent. This means agents can attach the same article in more than one language, or several articles in different languages.

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Coveo for Einstein Bots (General Availability)

Coveo’s integration with Salesforce Einstein Bots brings relevant results from your entire ecosystem, i.e., content from inside and outside of Salesforce, into your bot experience. It’s a pre-packaged set of Apex classes for use with Einstein Bots that leverages Coveo APIs to retrieve results from your Coveo index and send usage analytics. This enables rich reporting with the ability to follow the user’s journey across many interfaces, from your bot to your support site, to your contact page.

Coveo for Einstein Bots was previously a beta feature and is now generally available.

Custom Result Actions

Build custom result actions to enable better agent productivity using the new Result Quick Action. To enable Coveo customers to create result actions that meet their specific business needs, Coveo has created a base result action component that can be customized as needed.

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Support Parent Record Fields for Contextual Results

Deliver contextual recommendations using Parent record field values for even better Relevance. Parent records, up to five levels, can now be used to provide contextual results. This means you can show show relevant content beyond just the case fields for better possible solutions.

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Component Performance Metrics

Better understand and visualize how your Coveo Lightning components are performing in your organization. Add a URL string in the URL bar to compute the load times of existing Coveo Lightning Components. This enables the Coveo console timer, which provides information about the critical steps of each out-of-the-box Coveo components displayed on the page.

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Coveo for Salesforce B2B Commerce

Bring all the great AI-powered Search and Recommendation features of Coveo to Salesforce B2B Commerce, including rich search UIs with ability to customize the experience. Boost revenue and conversions by offering a search experience & personalized product recommendations that customers expect on your B2B store. Maintain complete control of product assortment and promotions, plus get complete visibility into what’s working and what could be improved with powerful analytics. Deliver a real omni-channel experience by unifying your commerce and community search and recommendations.

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Health Cloud Certification

Create more personalized and connected experiences using Coveo in Salesforce Health Cloud. Coveo is now certified for use in Health Cloud. You’ll notice our new “Designed to Work With” designation on our AppExchange listing. Use Coveo Lightning Components and index your Health Cloud content along with content across your enterprise ecosystem. Provide your care teams and patients with exceptional experiences. Moreover, the Coveo Platform also offers a HIPAA Compliant environment, to ensure that the protection of electronic personal health information (PHI) handled in the platform.

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Additional Coveo Platform Capabilities Now Available in Coveo for Salesforce

Dynamic Navigation Experience

You can now leverage Dynamic Navigation Experience (DNE) models. This new Coveo Machine Learning (Coveo ML) feature can modify search requests to fine-tune the ordering of facets and facet values, and provide slight ranking score boosts to items with relevant field values. Therefore, DNE contributes to automatically increase the visibility of the most relevant items, facets, and facet values.

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The PromotedResultsBadge component adds a badge to promoted results in your interface so that ML boosted content or featured results are visually identified to the user.

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For organizations created after June 10, 2019, the query pipeline Featured Results component tab and panel have been improved. When creating a featured result rule in such an organization, you can now enter more than one statement, such as if query is "Coveo", and select more than one item to display when a query matches one of these statements.

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Missing Terms Component

This result template component renders a list of query terms that were not matched by the associated result item and allows the user to click the term to force a new query which includes the missing term.

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Coveo for Salesforce (3.29) - Winter ‘19 Release - March 20, 2019

Enhance Your Salesforce Lightning Community With New Lightning Components

Coveo has introduced three new Lightning components available now in the Lightning Community Builder: Coveo Community Searchbox, Coveo Community Search, and Coveo Case Deflection. These Lightning Locker compliant components reinforce Coveo’s commitment on security while enabling new and interesting use cases, like embedding Coveo in a Lightning Flow.

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Deflect More Cases in Your Lightning Community

The new Coveo Case Deflection component provides contextually relevant solutions to Community users while they create a case. It leverages the native Salesforce Contact Support Form in your community and allows users to find self-serve content easily. Coveo Machine Learning uses Intelligent Term Detection (ITD) to display the most relevant results across your enterprise content, and learns and improves over time.

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Upgrade Your Coveo Free Edition Users’ Search Experience to a Coveo Pro Trial With One Click

The One-Click Upgrade feature allows Coveo Free Edition administrators to easily start a Coveo Pro Edition Trial. This trial offers users the opportunity to experience the benefits of the Coveo unified index and to retrieve external content from over 30 sources such as YouTube, SharePoint, and Web. During the trial, administrators can easily switch between the two experiences. If you’re ready to move to Coveo Pro Edition, contact Coveo Sales.

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Provide Best-in-Class Search and Recommendations in Financial Services Cloud

Create more personalized and connected experiences using Coveo for Salesforce in Salesforce Financial Services Cloud. Coveo is now certified for use in Financial Services Cloud and now has “Designed to Work With” designation on its AppExchange listing. Use Coveo Lightning Components and index your Financial Services Cloud content along with content across your enterprise ecosystem. Provide your employees, partners, and customers with exceptional experiences.

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Build Dynamic Search Interfaces With the Coveo Interface Editor in Lightning

The Interface Editor can now be easily accessed in Lightning! This allows for simple customization of Coveo components using click-to-code, drag-and-drop configuration instead of complex code. The Edit, Delete, and Advanced Configuration options are all available via the Settings (cogwheel) icon in the upper-right corner of each component.

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Deliver Relevant Experiences With Coveo for Einstein Bots (Beta)

Coveo’s integration with Salesforce Einstein Bots brings relevant results from your entire ecosystem, i.e., content from inside and outside of Salesforce, into your bot experience. It’s a pre-packaged set of Apex Classes for use with Einstein Bots that leverages Coveo APIs to retrieve results from your Coveo index and send usage analytics. This enables rich reporting with the ability to follow the user’s journey across many interfaces, from your bot to your support site, to your contact page.

This integration is still a beta feature. Contact Coveo Sales if you’re interested.

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