Color bands are used to provide a visual indication of the potential quality of a deal and are associated with guidance rules. You can use different combinations of colors and shapes to define the color bands. A color or a shape on its own does not have any value, but they serve as the framework for building your deal rating range with guidance rules.

Only one global color band structure can be set up for your entire org.

The following six colors and six shapes available in the org by default.

Deal ColorDefault Hexadecimal Code
Green#387C35
Light Green#90EE90
Yellow#F7FE2E
Orange#E36F1E
Red#B2102C
Black Blue#0000A0

You can change the colors by modifying the color code of an existing Deal Color while defining the Deal Color Band. If you change the value of the color code the name of the Deal Color is not changed. You can also add a new Deal Color in the picklist in the Deal Color Band object. The custom value you add in the picklist is not associated with any color code, you must manually enter the hexadecimal value while defining the Deal Color Band. You must ensure that the Hexadecimal values are accurate. Otherwise, the color defaults to Black.

The color of the shape changes according to the Deal Color you define. You can select from the following shapes.

NameShape
Circle

Triangle

Diamond

Square

Pentagon

Star

You can associate the same shape to multiple colors. However, that is not ideal, as it reduces the element of distinction between deals. That can make it difficult for the Sales rep to use the feature effectively. You can create a maximum of 6 Deal Bands.

When you go to the Deal Color Bands page, you will note that while there are listings for each color band with corresponding Edit buttons, the links all go to the same Color Bands Edit page regardless of which one you select.

Once you have initially set up your color bands and have begun using them, any subsequent changes will impact guidance rules that are being used in your live environment.

To define color bands

  1. Go to the Deal Setup Console and select Add Deal Color Bands.
  2. Enter a name for the band in Band Name.
  3. Select a Deal Color.
  4. In the Color Code field, use the default value or enter your own hexadecimal color code value. 

    A custom Deal Color is not associated with a Hexadecimal value. You must find a hexadecimal value for colors on the internet and enter the value manually in the Color Code field.

  5. Select a shape in Deal Shape
  6. Enter a Description if necessary.
  7. Click  to enter another band

    - or -

    Click Save.

The color bands are saved and now available to be used in setting up deal guidance rules. 

Create the remaining objects required for deals, such as dimensions, dimension sets, and deal guidance rules.