9 Questions To Ask Candidates for Your First Head of Customer Success

SaaStr

The good news today, is there are tons of customer success veterans out there. Even just a few years ago, there weren’t enough folks when enough experience to be your first “head of customer success.” Tell me about the top 3 customers you lost.

Customer Success and Sales: How They Work Together

Totango

What’s better for your business to focus on: customer success or sales? Customer success is the practice of cultivating deep and lasting relationships with your customers, which can unlock lasting customer lifetime value for your business.

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7 Customer Success Team Goals for Your Enterprise in 2019-2020

Totango

Realizing lifetime value from your customers is about generating lifetime value for your customers. That’s the central tenant of the customer success approach to business. It represents a shift away from thinking of customers as point-of-sale pursuits and toward regarding them as ongoing relationships that require continuous nurturing. . So, what customer success team goals can help your enterprise generate real results?

SaaStr Podcast #212: Nick Mehta, CEO @ Gainsight Discusses Why Burying Customer Success Under Sales Does Not Work

SaaStr

Nick Mehta is the CEO @ Gainsight, the #1 customer success platform for corporate services, turning your customers into your best growth engine. What does Nick mean when he says, “Customer success will fail if it is just a role and not a strategy?”

Solving the number-one blind spot in customer success

SaaStr

The promise at the heart of the SaaS business model has always been that by sacrificing relatively large one-time payments, you’d maximize revenue over the long-term lifetime of the customer. In four letters, the promise of the SaaS model is CLTV (Customer Lifetime Value). But baked into that promise is a catch: your revenue needs to actually recur in order to make servicing and supporting your customers worthwhile. The Customer Success Paradox.

7 SaaS customer success best practices to implement today

ProfitWell

I’m talking about your customers—the people up close and personal with your product or service. Your customer base can either make or break your company. Mastering customer success is vital in the subscription space. What is customer success?

Customer Success and Marketing: How These Teams Collaborate

Totango

Talk of customer success (CS) abounds in today’s customer-centered economy. It’s vital, as it is the CS team that works with customers after that critical first sale and keeps them coming back for more. The Intersection of Customer Success and Marketing.

Customer Success and ROI: How to Improve Revenue

Totango

The digitization of business has shifted the way customer value is achieved and how investments generate returns. In this customer-centered economy , you need to provide customers with a responsive, personalized service that is focused on their needs. Customer Experience.

Insights from Typeform: Leveraging Customer Success to Scale Your Business

OpenView Labs

Successful customers are happy customers. Happy customers stick around and recommend your company to their friends. But how do organizations make customer success work at scale? Why is Customer Success so important to Typeform? Customer Succes

4 Tips on Creating a Best in Class Sales to Customer Success Handoff

Chart Mogul

Getting a new customer on board is a happy time for every sales team, but it’s not quite the end of the road. The final step is the sales to customer success handoff process that lays the foundation for retaining customers successfully.

ChurnZero Customer Success Professional Spotlight

ChurnZero

It’s time for another installment of our blog series where we spotlight a Customer Success professional and get their take on the industry as well as get to hear some of their top tips they’d like to share. Q: What drew you to working in Customer Success?

Understanding Customer Success: Growth Driven by the Customer-Centered Economy

Totango

Tell people about your business, get them in the store, sell them things, then look for more customers. But that was before the internet made it possible to deliver highly customized items. You can order dresses from eShakti, customized down to the neckline, sleeve and length, all with a few taps on a screen. In order for your enterprise to survive this shift to a customer-centered market, it must become customer-centered, too. Increase Customer Retention.

Customer Success and ROI: How to Track Revenue

Totango

The digitization of business has shifted the way customer value is achieved and how investments generate returns. In this customer-centered economy , you need to provide customers with a responsive, personalized service that is focused on their needs. Customer Experience.

Proactive Customer Success Strategies that will get You Ahead of the Game

Totango

Proactive customer success means focusing on what is going to happen next. It is about making things better, taking things further, and using your understanding of your customers to prepare them for the next phase of their business growth. Making customers feel valued and heard.

Why Does Customer Success Fear Revenue?

OpenView Labs

The topic of Customer Success owing revenue is still one of the most hotly debated topics in the industry. The argument is that benevolence, a requisite to make customers successful, is not possible while concurrently carrying a quota. Customer Success

The Most Important Customer Success Metrics to Track and How to Improve Them

Totango

Customer success metrics are used to discover what kind of customer experience you are really delivering. You can position yourself as a customer-centered business and embrace a company-wide ethos of nurturing customer growth, but you still need to know if the product is having a practical, positive impact on a customer’s daily workflow. The goal of customer success is to generate recurring revenue by creating customer lifetime value.

What is Customer Success — A Smart & Actionable Guide

Sales Hacker

What is Customer Success and why do you need it? Gain a new customer, you increase revenue. Lose an existing one, your company’s sales potential drops. What happens when you lose more customers than you gain? Guide overview: What is Customer Success?

Customer Retention vs New Customer Acquisition: How Do You Optimize Both?

Totango

Your customer only sees one brand. For them, customer attraction and retention blur together into one ongoing journey. . Knowing these different stages can be powerful for monitoring, servicing, and motivating customers, but it all needs to come from a unified, consistent brand.

TINT CEO, Sameer Kamat on RevOps, sales, and customer success

ProfitWell

In this episode of RevOps and Hops, TINT CEO, Sameer Kamat joins us to discuss how sales and customer success intertwine with RevOps. And this time, Michael chooses a beer brand that is not only tasty, but is representative of what customer service means.

Customer Retention Optimization Strategies to Keep Customers Long-Term

Totango

Your customers are your enterprise’s life’s blood. When you get a new customer, work to retain them and grow customer lifetime value. When you retain a customer, you’ve won a valuable patron who will be far likelier to want future sales or try new products. .

Understanding the Importance of Customer Retention

Totango

If you’re not working hard to retain customers, you may as well—because you’ll be losing money. A one-time customer is a lost revenue opportunity. In their wake, they leave an absence that your marketing and sales teams must spend time and money to fill.

ChurnZero Customer Success Professional Spotlight

ChurnZero

It’s time for another installment of our blog series where we spotlight a Customer Success professional and get their take on the industry as well as get to hear some of their top tips they’d like to share. Q&A: Sam Schneider, VP of Client Success, Bloomfire.

20 Customer Success Predictions for 2020

ChurnZero

20 Customer Success Predictions for 2020 . T hat’s why we asked some of the top Customer Success (CS) leaders to share their industry predictions for 2020. Customer results will sell, not features. Vanessa Hannay , Director of Customer Success, Muck Rack .

Customer Success for the Enterprise Luncheon Creates an Interactive CS Experience in The Bay Area

Totango

The Customer Success for the Enterprise, luncheon held on Nov. 6th, in Palo Alto was an invitation-only event hosted by Totango, the leader in Customer Success (CS) software for the enterprise. Creating Customer Centricity Within the Organization.

Customer Success & Finance: Get Aligned!

ChurnZero

This week we hosted a well-attended webinar on – Customer Success & Finance: Get Aligned! Getting a customer to retention and its financial impact. The webinar discussed the process and impact of the renewal from both the Customer Success and Finance point of view.

Predictions for Customer Success in 2019

ChurnZero

But what if you could have a better idea of the changes 2019 has in store for Customer Success professionals? We’ll see more applications of AI in Customer Success, but these will mostly be behind-the-scenes. Increases self-service for customers across all segments.

How to Build a (Remote) Customer Success Team for a SaaS Company

Chart Mogul

Running a successful subscription business depends on forging strong relationships with your customers. Learn how to make customer success the source of your competitive advantage. I was the first full-time customer success hire at ChartMogul.

A Pause is Better Than a Cancel. And A Downgrade is Not Churn.

SaaStr

And even where it isn’t, there are at least big pockets of customers under severe stress. This is a Customer Satisfaction lesson we should all take away from Slack’s early hyper-growth and Stewart Butterfield. Your top customers will grow with you.

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Customer Churn is Everyone’s Problem: Here’s Why You Should Give Your Customer Success Team a Break

OpenView Labs

Since 30% of SaaS companies report having unacceptable levels of churn , retention panic is real, and it’s tempting to point fingers, namely at the customer success team. I naively believed we could solve any customer retention problem all by ourselves.

Q&A: The Case for Billable Customer Success

ChurnZero

The most commonly quoted challenge facing Customer Success leaders worldwide over the past ten years or more has been confusion over the role and definition of Customer Success. The question “ What do Customer Success people do? ” Sales makes the sale.

Customer success: creating a strategy for growth | Profitwell

ProfitWell

When your customers are happy, they stick around. That’s what makes a customer success strategy so important. Thinking proactively about how to build products that help customers achieve their goals is the best tool you have for building lasting relationships.

How to Optimize Customer Retention for B2B Enterprises

Totango

As part of a successful B2B enterprise, you understand the importance of your customers. New customer acquisition is at the heart of most traditional business models. In the customer-centered economy, however, retained customers are as good as gold. .

Customer Success Starts Within: 6 Ways to Put Employees First

ChurnZero

Customer Success Starts Within: 6 Ways to Put Employees First. The Customer Success industry is obsessed with cracking the code on customer experience and loyalty. If employees don’t buy-in to your brand’s ethos, then ultimately, your customer won’t either.

Understanding the Importance of Customer Retention

Totango

If you’re not working hard to retain customers, you may as well—because you’ll be losing money. A one-time customer is a lost revenue opportunity. In their wake, they leave an absence that your marketing and sales teams must spend time and money to fill.

PODCAST 29: The Customer Success Organization Structure that Creates Alignment & Drives Growth w/ Nick Mehta

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we interview well-known SaaS executive & Gainsight CEO, Nick Mehta. If you missed episode 28, check it out here: PODCAST 28: How High Growth SaaS Companies Build and Lead Sales Teams w/ Chris Degnan. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast.

The Relationship Between Customer Retention and Profitability Explained

Totango

We go to exhaustive lengths to find new ways to make our businesses more profitable, but sometimes the answer is right in front of your nose: if you want to raise profitability, retain customers over a lifetime. . Exploring the Link Between Customer Retention and Profitability.

Reducing Churn: ROI-Focused SaaS Strategies for Customer Success

Totango

Fear of customer churn can make you feel you’re standing above a trap door, like the floor could fall away at any moment. We believe in data-driven, proactive customer success that lets you take control of your churn risk and strengthen your customer relationships. Reducing churn in this customer-centered subscription economy means placing the customer at the center of everything you do. In short, customer knowledge conquers churn fear.

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5 SaaS Renewal Process Best Practices for Customer Retention

Totango

With a focus on lifetime customer success rather than on quick revenue raising, you can turn your renewal process into a celebration of an ongoing partnership. Customer retention is about the promise of continued growth. Understand your customer’s journey.

10 Customer Success Takeaways from INBOUND 2018

ChurnZero

INBOUND is an industry event designed to gather Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success professionals all in one place to learn and get inspired together. Check out our top ten Customer Success takeaways from INBOUND 2018. It pays to have loyal customers.

Serious About Customer Success? Your CRM is Not Enough!

ChurnZero

Serious About Customer Success? Now more than ever Customer Success is essential to the long-term success of your entire organization. If you’re serious about Customer Success, your CRM is not enough. . . Customer Success Around the Web.