As Leading HubSpot consultants, we’re in step with the platform’s capabilities, latest features and updates. We’ve been keeping an eye on the chat stream and have decided to build a series of articles answering the most pressing questions.
We continue our deep dive into the HubSpot Business Units Beta, providing context on what it is, how it works and the improved functionality it offers Business with multiple divisions or sub-brands.
Following on from chapter #1 - Business Units Beta and the scope of business benefits on offer, this blog Chapter 2 – Limitations looks into considerations and limitations of the Beta at this point in time.
While we tally a list of positives for Business Units, there are some limitations that you need to consider. Some of these will be temporary, as you’ll see in the list below, so that’s something to keep in mind when deciding if Business Units are right for you.
Two limitations that are important to mention are being unable to assign permissions to a specific Business Unit (as of May 2022) and the being unable to move assets from one Business Unit to another.
Currently, users in your company cannot be given access to only one specific Business Unit, so any and all users will have access to the entire HubSpot platform. This is a feature that many in the HubSpot community have asked for and believe it is on their radar to address in the near future.
When it comes to being unable to move assets, some companies are having to recreate assets that were assigned to an incorrect Business Unit. This can be understandably frustrating.
When you consider both the benefits and limitations of HubSpot’s new Business Units, it is a feature that shows a lot of promise and will continue to evolve. Current limitations will most likely be addressed, turning them from problems to solutions.
By investing in HubSpot Business Units now, you could see immediate benefits to your organisation while also being set to scale up as needed. They can grow with your organisation and provide the tools necessary to manage complex business CRM, marketing, and sales systems.
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