The How to Guide:
Good to know
If your import process is not listed above, an account will be created, even though an alias with that name already exists. We advice you to regularly use the Merge Account feature, until all import processes support the Account Alias functionality.
What does "Merge Account" do?
The Merge Account functionality allows you to merge one account ("Account to be merged") into another account ("Destination Account"). This will change the link of data from the Account to be merged to link to the Destination Account. As part of this merge, an Account Alias will also be created under the Destination Account, to aid future data flows. More on this below.
This is particularly useful if you have misspelled Account Names, slightly different spellings, or alternative Account Names from the various systems you may be integrating with.
Note: This is not intended to be used for Parent Account. The " Account to be merged" will cease to exist, and can not be recovered.
What does "Account Aliases" do?
With all the different data points you can add in CustomerGauge, chances are high that you also have to deal with different names for your Accounts in the various systems and tools you use. Account Aliases are a way for you to set up alternative names for an Account, so that when data comes in from your different systems, they can be recognized as the same Account. Pulling in Contracts from your billing platform, and your Accounts carry their legal name (e.g. “ACME Ltd.”), while you report on “ACME”? No problem! Set up an Account Alias on ACME for ACME Ltd. and we’ll store your contracts under ACME.
Account Aliases work for the following data points: