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How Internal Engagement Can Promote Strong Customer Success

Customer Success is all about relationships. Your relationship with your customers, of course, but also the CS team’s relationship with other internal groups, and even their relationship with executive leadership. One critical relationship that tends to get pushed to the bottom of the priority list is CS leadership’s relationship with their own team. It’s easy […]

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The Customer Success Maturity Model Part 3: “Transform” Capabilities (Optimizing CS)

In the third installment of our three-part series on the ESG Customer Success Maturity Model, I’ll share the characteristics it takes to Transform your CS organization into a proactive, predictive powerhouse (look at that alliteration!) of customer happiness and retention. If you haven’t read parts one and two on the Build and Operationalize phases of […]

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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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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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CRMs vs. Customer Success Platforms: A Tech Tool Showdown

Hello ladies and gentlemen! Today’s tech tool face-off is brought to you by one of the biggest debates in Customer Success – the familiar face of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, versus purpose-made Customer Success tools. When the CS industry needed a more customized approach to track relationship data after purchase, these CS platforms […]

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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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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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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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