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Community Platforms and Customer Success: The PB&J of Customer Engagement

As technology and tools for Customer Success evolve, pioneers in the industry are testing out new engagement strategies every day. Even though “digital transformation” has become the buzziest of buzz words, it’s still a big deal in the CS world. In the Inaugural Customer Success Leadership Study, we found that many CS teams are still […]

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Inaugural Customer Success Leadership Study Validates Growth of Industry

At ESG, we’ve gone all-in on the future of Customer Success. Our Customer Success as a Service® model means that it’s our job to understand all the industry’s challenges, and then develop and perfect the strategies and philosophies that empower CS organizations to face those challenges head-on. Part of our work is collecting data that […]

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User Experience in Customer Success Platform Planning

Customer Success platforms are transforming the way internal and customer-facing teams work efficiently and produce exceptional customer experiences. If the time has come to introduce a Customer Success tool into your tech stack, taking an initial approach to understand the user experiences of your Customer Success team is critical. An internal discovery phase with CS […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Customer Success

New Year’s Resolutions – either you love them or you hate them. But, if you’ve got a goal-setting mindset, they can be a useful tool. Whether you are one of those hit-the-gym, reorganize-your-life, use the New Year to envision a new you types, or simply the type to harness the calendar shift to plan ahead, […]

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Learning Subscriptions: The Future of Customer Education

I recently hosted an industry session for training and education professionals working inside the technology sector at the virtual TSIA Interact. The attendees have responsibility for understanding, creating and delivery on the education needs of their thousands of end customers. Both big and small companies were represented. During the session I asked a poll question […]

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Don’t be a Gas Station: Creating Emotional Loyalty in Customer Success

What’s the difference between emotional and behavioral loyalty? Let’s face it – customers are expensive to obtain. Enterprise accounts are even more expensive to win, and you’re almost always facing a competitive situation. What is a SaaS company to do when the competition is so fierce? The goal for Customer Success organizations is to develop […]

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Are You Ready for a CS Tool?

Technology can be an invaluable part of your customer engagement strategy. But. Yes, I said but. Without the proper foundational Customer Success elements in place, it becomes nearly impossible to utilize your chosen CS tool to its fullest potential. With the ever-growing number of CS tool providers and platforms, it’s easy to be dazzled by […]

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My First 90 Days in CS

  When I joined the ESG team earlier this year, I was excited, to say the least. I entered Customer Success with a unique perspective, bringing a sales and renewal background to the table. I was eager to help Customer Success as a Service spread like wildfire! But, before I could do that responsibly, I […]

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How to Prepare an Effective Quarterly Business Review

Capturing and reacting based on your customers’ expected business outcomes are integral part of Customer Success. Therefore, during a Quarterly Business Review (QBR), customers are asked what their desired business outcomes are. The focal point of the Quarterly Business Review, commonly known as a QBR, revolves around the business of your customers, on what can […]

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TSIA Interact: Key Takeaways

TSIA’s conferences are always jam-packed with best-practices, real-life examples, success stories, and lessons learned from some of technology’s biggest names. This year’s virtual TSIA Interact was certainly no exception, with three days of sessions from TSIA researchers and industry-leading companies like Salesforce, Okta, Oracle, SAP, Cisco, Aruba, HPE, and Genesys, and even a session led […]

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