You can use Apttus Contract Management with the Salesforce Lightning Experience and still accomplish the same tasks with the same features that are available in the Classic Experience. The change that you will observe is in accessing the features and the process for creating an agreement. Beyond a few different steps, the flows for most Contract Management tasks remain the same as in the Classic Experience. You can also access Contract Management from the Lightning Console. You can use the Lightning Console to Generate, Regenerate, Activate, Amend, Renew, Submit Request, Terminate, Expire, and Clone an agreement.
Enabling the Lightning Experience in Salesforce
Enabling the Lightning Experience in your Salesforce org is simple, but requires some consideration of your company's needs before you make the switch. Refer to Salesforce's documentation on enabling the Lightning Experience.
Accessing Contract Management Features in Lightning
One of the main differences you will find when you switch to Lightning is how your apps are accessed, like Apttus Contract Management. In Lightning, there is no Force.com app menu, and you cannot customize the default Tabs to include Custom Objects or Visualforce tabs. Instead, you access all Contract Management features by using the App Launcher.
- Log in to Salesforce with Lightning enabled.
- Click the App Launcher button in the upper left-hand corner of the Home screen.
- From the App Launcher, click on Apttus Contract Management.
- Select a Contract Management feature to work with (e.g., "Agreements" to start the agreement creation process.)
Creating an Agreement in Lightning
There are two ways to create a new agreement in the Lightning experience.
- Go to App Launcher > Apttus Contract Management.
- Click on Agreements.
- From the Agreements List, click New.
Click the down arrow next to the Agreements tab and click +New Agreement from the drop-down menu.
- Select an Agreement Record Type and click Continue.
On the New Agreement page, enter values for required fields and any optional fields that are available and click Continue.
It is recommended when using the Lightning Experience to configure the above page to contain as many fields as you want specified prior moving to the next step. You can configure which Agreement fields are available on this page by editing the Agreement New Field Set. For more information, refer to the Contract Management Administrator Guide topic "To draft an agreement."
Click Edit to make more changes to your agreement record, or the pencil iconto make changes to any editable field. Note that all the field values you had entered on the previous page, have already been saved to the record.
Scroll down the page to find Agreement Actions such as Preview, Generate, and Import Offline Agreement. Any Visualforce pages you have added to the page layout, such as Document Finder or Master Agreement Clauses are also displayed on this page.
The agreement actions can also be accessed from the LightningAgreementActions panel on the Agreement Details page. The panel shows the agreement action buttons clustered in a group. You can add the Send For Docusign, Send For Echosign, and Check Docusign Status custom action buttons to the panel. For more information, refer to "Enabling and Customizing Action Panel" in the Contract Management on Salesforce Administration Guide.
Document Search and User Filter are unavailable on the Salesforce Lightning Document Finder page component.