How to Calculate Win Rate in Salesforce

Last Modified: March 19, 2024 - 3 min read

 Understanding your win rate in Salesforce is crucial for improving sales outcomes.

This guide is designed to help anyone, from beginners to advanced users, learn how to calculate win rates by sales rep using Salesforce.

By using our pre-built template or alternatively, following these simple steps to build in Salesforce, you’ll gain valuable insights to make informed decisions for your sales strategies.

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  1. Monitor fluctuations in company, team, and individual win rates over time.
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  3. Compile a comprehensive list of recently lost opportunities along with insights into their failures.
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Now, let’s dive into the process of calculating win rates directly within Salesforce.

Calculate Win Rate in Salesforce: Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Accessing the Report Tab

First things first, log into your Salesforce account and navigate to the Report tab on the Salesforce dashboard.

For this guide, we’re starting with the opportunity report type, essential for win rate analysis.

User logging into Salesforce and navigating to the Report tab on the dashboard to start win rate analysis.

Step 2: Selecting the Correct Fields

Upon creating a new report, you’ll encounter various fields.

Your goal here is to select the fields relevant to your win rate analysis: Opportunity Owner, Opportunity Name, Stage, Amount, Won, and Closed. Ensure you remove fields that aren’t necessary to declutter your report.

Selection of relevant fields for win rate analysis in a new Salesforce report, including Opportunity Owner and Stage.

Step 3: Grouping and Report Configuration

Group your report by Opportunity Owner to analyze the win rate by each sales rep.

It’s also crucial at this stage to toggle off grand totals and subtotals while keeping essential toggles on for a clean output.

 Grouping the Salesforce report by Opportunity Owner and configuring essential report settings for clear output.

Step 4. Adding a Summary Formula for Win Rate

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Navigate to add a summary formula and name it “Win rate by rep percentage.”

Choose an output of percent for ease of understanding.

Tailoring the close date filter in the Salesforce report to include all closed opportunities for accurate win rate calculation.

The formula is straightforward: the number of won opportunities divided by the total opportunities for each sales rep. Remember to insert the Won and Closed fields as specified in the transcript.

This formula should be applied to all summary levels to ensure comprehensive analysis across all rows.

Configuration screen showing the application of a formula across all summary levels for comprehensive analysis.

Step 5: Adjusting the Close Date Filter

Adjusting the close date filter is a step often overlooked.

Ensure you filter for closed opportunities—not just closed-won—to obtain an accurate calculation of the win rate. Tailor this filter to fit your company’s specific needs.

Tailoring the close date filter in the Salesforce report to include all closed opportunities for accurate win rate calculation.

Step 6: Saving, Running, and Final Adjustments

After validating your formula, save and run your report. An additional but vital step is to delve into detail rows and specifically type in the win rate. This ensures your report is detailed and informative.

Saving and running the Salesforce report, followed by adding detailed win rate data in the report rows.

Master Your Sales Win Rate with Speedy Salesforce Insights

Learning how to track and analyze win rates on your Salesforce data is an essential skill for boosting your sales performance. By following the steps outlined in this guide or using our free, pre-built template, you’re now equipped to use Salesforce more effectively for your sales analytics needs.

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