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The Customer Success Maturity Model Part 1: “Build” Capabilities (The Foundation of CS)

As Customer Success practitioners, we know that everyone would love a how-to manual with all the best ways to implement and grow their CS organizations. From the beginning, we’ve been dedicated to helping businesses navigate this emerging discipline. What we’ve learned is that there is no one “right” way to do Customer Success. But there […]

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The 4 Phases of Digital Customer Success

One of my biggest professional pet peeves is when people think that automation means eliminating personalization or human connection. Newsflash: if that’s happening with your automation, you’re doing it wrong. Whether we’re talking about attracting new customers or strengthening the bonds with your current customers, this (surprisingly common) misconception has got to go – especially […]

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Guiding SaaS Customers to Be More Autonomous…and Why It’s Important

Customers actively seek out more autonomy in order to speed up day-to-day decision-making. Your customers want to interact with your product, but they want to do so in their own time and – on their own terms. If you facilitate autonomy, you’re very likely to see increased loyalty, advocacy, improved product adoption, and reduced churn […]

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Why Tech Touch Isn’t Only for Your Tail

Digital Customer Success is for everyone! In an ideal world, every customer gets one-on-one time with their Customer Success Manager, and there are enough Customer Success Managers to fulfill every request without overwhelming your CS team. What a beautiful world that would be! But we live in reality, where time and resources are not, in […]

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In-App Engagement Software: Your Friendly Neighborhood CS Tool

Here’s a riddle for you. How many CSMs would it take to walk each and every one of your new customers through a detailed tutorial of your product, one-on-one? Now, how many would it take if you grow your customer base by 50%? 100%? While it may sound dramatic, it’s not a far-fetched scenario for […]

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ESG Partners with Customer Success Community Platform inSided

Customer Success as a Service® provider ESG announces a partnership with inSided, the only Customer Success Community platform for SaaS and subscription-based companies. Both ESG’s services and inSided’s platform share the same ultimate goal: meaningful customer engagement that leads to increased retention, growth, and advocacy. “We’re excited to partner with a Customer Success thought leader […]

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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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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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