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Capacity Planning in Customer Success

As presenters at ChurnZero’s BIG RYG 2022, Jordan Olivero and I discussed segmentation, tiering, and capacity planning in our session: Financial Modeling for Customer Success: From the Top Down and Bottom Up. The question 100+ CS leaders showed up to answer was: “How do I cover my entire install base of customers in the most […]

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2022 Customer Success Leadership Study Signals Industry at a Turning Point

It’s back! And it’s bigger, badder, and packed with more thrilling drama than ever. No, I don’t mean the new season of White Lotus. I’m talking about the 2022 Customer Success Leadership Study (much more exciting, IMHO). For the third year in a row, we’re tracking all the twists and turns unfolding in the Customer […]

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The Many Pieces and Parts of Customer Success Operations

It’s a commonly held concept that Customer Success Operations is Customer Success for the Customer Success team. I actually don’t personally love this analogy, but, like so many other aspects of CS, the definition of CS Ops is ever-evolving. In earlier stages of Customer Success Maturity, people tend to wear many hats, and operations can […]

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What’s in a Name? The Many Uses of “CSP” in Customer Success

Let’s say you’re reading an article about Customer Success. (Not exactly a leap of imagination, is it? 😆). Then, without explanation, the author uses the acronym CSP. Without any other context, do you know what it stands for? In Customer Success, we do use a lot of three-letter acronyms, and they can get pretty confusing. […]

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Webinar Q&A Recap: You Already Have a Customer Community – Are You Cultivating It?

Speaker: Jay Nathan, Chief Customer Officer of Higher Logic & Co-Founder of Gain Grow Retain  Having co-founded the massively popular CS community, Gain Grow Retain, and as Higher Logic’s Chief Customer Officer, Jay Nathan has a wealth of knowledge about Customer Communities and how to successfully launch (or revamp) them. We asked him to join […]

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Journey Mapping the ESG Way

Over the years, we’ve helped many of our clients build customer journey maps as part of our Customer Success as a Service® business model. We’ve developed a unique approach for collaboratively mapping the customer journey to create a finished product that CS teams can immediately put to work to improve the customer experience. I want […]

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The Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades: Customer Success in 2022

What a year, what a year. After 2020, we all needed a bit of a reset in 2021. Who knew Customer Success would make such an impact and grow so much these past 12 months? As we cross the finish line into another new year, CS is poised to skyrocket even further as the industry […]

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4 Key Takeaways from BIG RYG Virtual 2021

Energized, inspired, exhausted (in a good way)! Churn Zero’s BIG RYG: Virtual made me feel all those things and much more! My favorite part of attending Customer Success conferences is knowing that I will walk away with a plethora of best practices and tangible solutions that can be implemented with my team immediately. That’s because […]

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How to Calculate a Customer Health Score

What if you could reliably predict a customer’s future behavior? (No, not a crystal ball.) A customer health score can help Customer Success teams do just that. It’s a way of evaluating a customer’s likelihood of churning, renewing, or expanding — helping CSMs identify and mitigate potential customer issues before they arise. But in order […]

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2021 Customer Success Leadership Study Results Reveal Resilience and Growing Influence

It’s here! The 2021 Customer Success Leadership Study is out! I don’t know about you, but I love data. Numbers are the best. Especially when they are telling a story about how Customer Success is booming. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but that’s what we’re seeing in the second year of producing […]

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