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How our infrastructure scales alongside our customers

Intercom, Inc.

We are building for the long term – that means ensuring reliability by default, and the ability to accommodate massive scale as we grow. . As these existing customers have grown, and we’ve welcomed bigger and bigger customers, we’ve always focused on saying yes to scale. .

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6 Top Sessions On Scaling From SaaStr Annual 2021

SaaStr

The topic of scaling is central to the mission of SaaStr: “Our goal is to help everyone get from $0 to $100m ARR with less stress and more success.” We’ve curated 6 popular SaaStr Annual 2021 sessions from leaders that have navigated the proverbial rocketship to scale: .

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High NRR Can Scale Infinitely. Invest More There.

SaaStr

But the vast majority of the top SaaS and Cloud companies have shown top-tier NRR can scale forever. The post High NRR Can Scale Infinitely. Blog Posts Customer Success ScaleTwilio’s NRR since 2019. Pretty consistent.

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Balancing Hyper Growth with Risk: Secrets to Scaling with Brex’s COO and Alloy’s CRO

SaaStr

When scaling a SaaS company, striking a balance between hypergrowth and risk is essential. As you scale, both of our speakers suggest not only knowing what your risk appetite is as a company but actually codifying and clarifying that risk appetite on paper to agree on it.

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Managing Product Feedback at Scale

This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input.

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Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Signs That Your SaaS Marketing Programs Won’t Scale Well?

SaaStr

Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Signs That Your SaaS Marketing Programs Won’t Scale Well? The post Dear SaaStr: What Are Some Signs That Your SaaS Marketing Programs Won’t Scale Well? Blog Posts Marketing Q&A Scale

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SaaStr Scale Sneak Peek

SaaStr

As a kick-off to SaaStr Scale (upcoming on Dec 8-9 ), we’re hosting an interactive webinar with a SaaS expert as a sneak peek of what’s to come. Sign up today for access to this session and we’ll automatically register you for a free pass to SaaStr Scale! Emilia D’Anzica.

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Lessons from scaling 0-1M, 1-10M, and 10-20M+

Predictable Revenue

The post Lessons from scaling 0-1M, 1-10M, and 10-20M+ appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Four Steps to Scaling to $250M from Stack Overflow

SaaStr

Prashanth Chandrasekar, CEO @ Stack Overflow recently shared with our community the four key pillars he feels are necessary to propel a company to scale upward. Is your product sound, and does it solve a big problem for customers, enough for you to scale?

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Intercom’s Sanj Bhayro on creating the right foundation to help businesses scale

Intercom, Inc.

And for Intercom’s VP of Sales EMEA, Sanj Bhayro , scaling is just what you need to invest in to ensure growth becomes as constant and linear as it can be. Here are some of our favorite takeaways from the conversation: A sales organization needs a good foundation to scale.

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Upgrading Data Security in a Crisis

Speaker: M.K. Palmore, VP Field CSO (Americas), Palo Alto Networks

In most cases, the COVID-19 crisis has sped up the desire to engage in digital transformation for medium-to-large scale enterprises. Roadmaps are rarely implemented without challenges. During this session, MK Palmore, the Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks and a former public-sector executive, will walk through the difficulties of crisis planning execution in the midst of an organization's digital changes. He will use a combination of industry insights through statistical observations and direct customer feedback to emphasize the importance of adopting new technologies to battle an ever changing threat landscape.

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The Channel Maturity Scale: How Do You Measure Up?

SaaStr

By doing so effectively, you can unlock a path to scaling profits. To assist you with this all-important self-assessment, CloudBlue is introducing our Channel Maturity Scale. ——— Blog post brought to you by: The post The Channel Maturity Scale: How Do You Measure Up?

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Need Leads in Q4? Sponsor SaaStr Scale!

SaaStr

Our next big Digitial Event will launch next week, SaaStr Scale 2020 on Dec 8-9. But if you want to partner with us and sponsor Scale, and connect with 20,000+ Cloud founders, CEOs, and execs … get ahead of the line. Sponsor SaaStr Scale!

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The Importance of Founder-Led Sales to Scaling

Predictable Revenue

Harpaul Sambhi joins the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss the importance of founder-led sales to scaling repeatable revenue for startups. The post The Importance of Founder-Led Sales to Scaling appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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6 Things in SaaS That Are Only Obvious At Scale

SaaStr

A good overview of the learnings of scaling from $1m to $250m in ARR with Aaron Levie of Box here: View original question on quora. (an The post 6 Things in SaaS That Are Only Obvious At Scale appeared first on SaaStr.

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The 10 KPIs Every Product Leader Needs to Know

Product teams have access to tons of data these days, but just because you're tracking product metrics doesn't mean you're tracking the right product metrics. In this eBook, we walk through the ten KPIs every product leader should have on their radar.

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Dear SaaStr: What are Some Common Decisions SaaS Startups Make that Hurt Their Ability to Scale?

SaaStr

Q: Dear SaaStr: What are Some Common Decisions SaaS Startups Make that Hurt Their Ability to Scale? Hire someone above your team members that can’t scale as soon as they stop scaling. How do you scale from 5 to 50 employees, and beyond?

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The appliance of science: Mark Roberge’s formula for scaling

Intercom, Inc.

Applying data and science to scaling has become easier because of the shift that’s happened in the software industry over the past 15 years, from outside sales to inside sales. A data-driven framework for scaling. In fact, I’d encourage you not to do scale.

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How CEOs Should Improve the Buying Process to Scale Revenue

Predictable Revenue

Mary Grothe joins the Predictable Revenue podcast to discuss how CEOs can remove friction from the outbound sales process in order to scale revenue holistically. The post How CEOs Should Improve the Buying Process to Scale Revenue appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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Why Hiring a Sales Trainer Will Help You Scale Faster

Predictable Revenue

Nadja Brow, founder of The Doyenne Agency, joined us to explain why hiring a sales trainer instead of a sales manager will help you scale your sales organization faster. The post Why Hiring a Sales Trainer Will Help You Scale Faster appeared first on Predictable Revenue.

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MLOps 101: The Foundation for Your AI Strategy

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) allows organizations to alleviate many of the issues on the path to AI with ROI by providing a technological backbone for managing the machine learning lifecycle through automation and scalability.

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Startup 411: Building for Scale with Google Cloud, Stairwell, Mashvisor, and Inworld.ai (Video)

SaaStr

To convert an idea into a successful venture, startups need to be equipped to scale. Before startups scale, they should know the “what, why, and how” of their needs. Scale quickly and be receptive to changes. Growth and scaling are both pathways to success.

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Lessons in Scaling a Low Code Platform with Airtable

SaaStr

How do you scale a company based that can be collaborative for everyone in your org — from finance to marketing? The post Lessons in Scaling a Low Code Platform with Airtable appeared first on SaaStr. Blog Posts Featured Videos Growth Leadership Product Scale Videos

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The Secret Sauce to Scaling to $1B with Zendesk

SaaStr

The post The Secret Sauce to Scaling to $1B with Zendesk appeared first on SaaStr. Blog Posts Featured Podcasts Featured Videos Growth Podcasts Sales Scale VideosLet’s say you’re in good standing in the market. But good isn’t enough. You want great.

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Speaker Submissions are OPEN for SaaStr Scale 2020!!

SaaStr

Scale particularly focuses on helping founders scale to $1B ARR … and beyond. We are now taking speaker submissions, so if you want to lean or join a session or workshop, please apply here: The post Speaker Submissions are OPEN for SaaStr Scale 2020!!

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

features, and scales your solution for. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

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How to Market at Mass Scale with Whereby

SaaStr

In today’s SaaStr podcast episode, Harry Stebbings sits down with Ryan Bonnici, Chief Marketing Officer at Whereby to chat about how to market at scale. ” # 3 How to market at scale . ” The post How to Market at Mass Scale with Whereby appeared first on SaaStr.

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Check out the exclusive offers from our SaaStr Scale Sponsors

SaaStr

It is time for SaaStr Scale and some of our sponsors are offering incredible deals and prizes for all Scale Attendees. Take advantage of a free 14-day trial special for SaaStr Scale attendees. Splash – Virtual and in-person event marketing built for scale. .

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Atlassian and Coda on creating personalized customer experiences at scale

Intercom, Inc.

With that in mind, the challenge businesses now face is striking the right balance between personalization and scale – which, historically, has been a tricky line to walk. We need to continue to deliver that same level of customer experience at scale.

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6+ Key Signs a VP Can’t Scale Beyond $5m-$10m ARR

SaaStr

It’s a bit of a bummer than oftentimes, once you finally hire a few great VPs at $1m, $2m, $3m ARR … and they do a great job … that they then don’t scale. A few signs I see again and again of VPs that can’t scale beyond $5m-$10m ARR: Lack of organization.

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Scaling Your Startup and Getting Funded: Key Lessons from Seasoned Pros

Speaker: Brian Chang, Managing Director of Warburg Pincus & Scott Schwan, Chief Product Officer of A-LIGN

Scaling your SaaS business to the growth stage requires a strong product/market-fit, an optimized marketing funnel with repeatable sales processes, and a strategy for customer retention. But how do you truly get to that coveted phase of continued growth and profitability?

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We are 14 days away from SaaStr Scale – meet our sponsors!

SaaStr

Check out the low down on our sponsors for SaaStr Scale who are helping to make this event happen. Grab your seat for their 12:30 PM PST workshop on Scaling with Speed: How to Streamline Your Revenue Operations with Conga. Blog Posts SaaStr Events Scale

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From the Desk of Totango: How to Scale Customer Success For Growth With Totango and Zoom

SaaStr

This is a positive trajectory, but it presents a challenge for your customer success efforts: How can you scale your support and CS while still delivering a memorable, quality customer experience? According to the Totango report, 77% of respondents said that scale was their top challenge.

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Breaking down barriers to scale: How we’ve optimized Elasticsearch usage at Intercom

Intercom, Inc.

As Intercom’s Elasticsearch usage increases, we need to ensure our systems scale to support our continued growth. Elasticsearch allows you to scale horizontally by increasing the number of nodes that store data (data nodes). Bigger nodes make incremental scaling more expensive.

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As You Scale, About Half Your Team Will Be in Sales and Marketing

SaaStr

Then, it sneaks up on you again as you scale and you realize you need to have about 1.5x-2x the sales headcount you thought you did to hit the full plan for this year, and Q1 of next year. So as you begin to scale, say past $2m-$3m ARR, first do the math.

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Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

The classic product story goes like this: A small team puts a great idea to work. Said idea becomes a wildly successful app. Team makes lots of money and attracts talent from all over the globe, quickly dotting the map with international offices. In a matter of years, a very small company becomes a global superpower. Romantic notions aside, the story neglects to mention the most essential variable to product success: scalability. If a product can't withstand a growing user base and diverse team, it'll never leave the think tank. Whether you're running a small startup or trying to get your idea to take off in a large corporation, you'll need the right tools and the perspective to scale your product. Join Dustin Smith, Senior Product Manager of the Innovation Incubator at Indeed, and learn how to scale your product for greatness.

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10 Lessons Learned Scaling to $1B Valuation with Drift’s Co-founders David Cancel and Elias Torres (Pod 626 + Video)

SaaStr

Unicorn companies often need to scale quickly to meet the demands of their rapidly growing customer base. Yet, scaling a company isn’t always about hiring more people. Attaining unicorn status can be incredibly difficult.

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How technical conservatism helps us scale faster and better

Intercom, Inc.

This principle is best illustrated by a few examples from over the years, demonstrating how “ Be technically conservative” allows us to scale fast while ultimately not being a constraint. We were scaling faster than our datastore would allow.

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Solving the customer success equation: Nick Mehta on delivering value at scale

Intercom, Inc.

If a company has lots of small customers, then managing those touchpoints can become challenging as you scale. As Nick explains, timing is everything: “So automation is clearly critical in scaling, but then the second thing is you want to do the right thing at the right time.

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Lessons from Salesforce to Celonis: Tips to Scale Globally with Celonis COO Arsenio Otero (Video)

SaaStr

For key or small businesses, scale down the number of resources you bring to bear. Try to attach data to every action and make your plays repeatable at scale. All companies depend on growth, and growth has to come from somewhere.

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Best Practices for Deploying & Scaling Embedded Analytics

Today, sophisticated capabilities such as adaptive security, predictive analytics, workflow, and writeback are taking analytics far beyond basic dashboards and reports. With cutting-edge capabilities like these, application teams are able to differentiate their products from the competition.