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Secondary Effects of Churn: Part 1 of 2

Churn is a naughty word Ah, yes. Churn. The dreaded kryptonite of all SaaS companies. Churn occurs when the client does not renew their subscription with your SaaS company. And if enough churn occurs among your subscriber base, then you don’t have much of a company left; therefore, it is prudent to understand both the […]

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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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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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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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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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More Than Delight: Why Process & Data Matter in CS

“Have those reports on my desk by five!”…Not something we hear much anymore in the world of ever-advancing technology and automated process. Gone are the days of giving my colleagues hard-copy printouts of graphs and lines of numbers just to have to wait for three months for a person with an analytics degree to tell […]

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BIG RYG: Key Takeaways

We were thrilled to sponsor the first annual BIG RYG Customer Success Conference, and have our own Vice President of Customer Success & Operations, Megan Macaluso, included in the list of impressive speakers! (If you missed her session on Operationalizing Iteration & Continuous Improvement for CS, you can watch it On-Demand here.) The day was […]

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7 Tips for Effective Virtual Training

Before Customer Success even existed, ESG already had a long history of robust experience in customer education – selling and operationalizing training sessions for some of the country’s largest software companies. As technology evolved, so did training modalities – moving from primarily in-person instructor led to include virtual training and on-demand options. Through this experience, […]

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Why Customer Success Looks Different Abroad

As companies worldwide begin to see the necessity of Customer Success as a part of their overall organizational strategy, many hope to implement it in a manner as fast and far-reaching as possible. Without proper research and planning, this can result in varying definitions of what Customer Success looks like in different markets, even within […]

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Applying MVP to CS: The Why

Since its 2009 introduction by Eric Ries in his NY Times bestseller, The Lean Startup, the concept of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) has been applied by numerous startups to engage in new product and service offering developments. Well-known companies such as Groupon, Zappos, Dropbox, and Uber have used MVPs to not only determine and modify […]

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