Connect multiple drives for success
Showpad will soon make it easy to get a variety of content from multiple Google drives synced and presentable for easy sales enablement. This article will prepare you for the new capability to link more than one Google drive, whether singular or shared, within the Showpad platform.
You can select either a personal Google Drive or a Shared drive to link to any of your Divisions within Showpad. Content loaded to Showpad will sync and re-sync automatically. Check out the rest of the article for specifics on how.
The following video gives you an overview of what changes are coming your way, as well as the continued article below.
As an admin, you will be able to easily link multiple Google Drives to your Divisions. Before, only one Google account per Showpad instance could be joined. You will soon have the ability to link one Google account per Division to your platform, which means a lot more content is readily available for you.
You will connect your Google Drive the same way as always: via Admin Settings, Integrations, Cloud Storage. You will see a list of all current Divisions and descriptions of each connection that you can configure, monitor and delete at any time.
Whenever a new Google Drive connection is set up for the first time, you will be directed to a page where you confirm the account linking.
You will be able to make content from the entire drive available by checking the top-tier folder of your Google Drive after it is linked to Showpad. You may also select only specific folders by choosing them individually.
You will also be able to delete linked instances, either preserving the content in Showpad without future syncing or by deleting all synced files from your instance.
The content sync between the Showpad content library and Google Drive happens automatically every hour. You will have the ability to force a re-sync manually by clicking the sync button in the lower left corner of the Monitor screen. The button will indicate when a sync is already in process.
Note: Forcing a re-sync can be useful when multiple files from Google Drive are missing in Showpad, or when Showpad contains previously deleted files in your cloud storage provider. Depending on the number of files, this can take longer and the effect might not be visible immediately.
As part of this new release, we have expanded our search capabilities to include finding files by the stage of processing they are in. To find this, click Monitor next to the connection you’re investigating. Typing “processing” into the search bar will bring up any files that are processing or have failed to do so.
With the new expansion in Google Drive Cloud capabilities, you, as an admin, will have access to much more content in Showpad’s content library. It will make your life easier knowing that automatic content syncs within your Google Drives will provide a library full of the most up to date materials for your team.
Google Slides editing is available on the Showpad Content Ultimate plan package.