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Fundamentals: Basic Leading and Lagging Indicators in Customer Success

Leading and lagging indicators provide useful ways to look at the cause and effect relationship among various KPIs. It can get a bit complicated the deeper you dive. To keep things simple, think about breaking things down to an ACTIONS=RESULT equation, where leading indicators represent the action and lagging indicators the result. To apply this, […]

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So, What’s an Acceptable Churn Rate?

From customer satisfaction to revenue, SaaS companies have many factors to worry about when it comes to keeping their business not only afloat, but also thriving. One such factor: What is your churn rate, and what can you do to decrease it? Reality check: these are critical questions, but they don’t have such a straightforward […]

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Outsource – A Dirty Word?

As a function of my role as Business Development Manager at ESG, I spend a lot of time talking with Customer Success leaders. And from those conversations, I’ve found that many of them very much dislike the idea of outsourcing any part of their business. In fact, I recently spoke with a gentleman who boldly […]

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The Customer Birth Certificate (CBC)

When you think of the milestones in life, you may think of graduating college, your first corporate job, marriage, parenthood, retirement, and building a legacy. And, some of these life events don’t even happen in sequential order (or at all). More often, they come in a “non-traditional” order and one is not a prerequisite to […]

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Understanding the Connection Between Customer Success and Renewals

According to Harvard Business Review, acquiring a new customer is somewhere between five and 25 times more expensive than keeping a customer you already have, depending on what line of work you’re in. Think about all the time, energy, and money you spend on attracting new visitors, pursuing new leads, and closing new sales — […]

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Upgrade from Freemium to Premium with Tech Touch

Everyone loves free stuff — like free samples of fancy cheese at the grocery store. But there’s a reason the store hands out free samples, and it’s not out of the goodness of their heart. They want you to spend money on a whole block of the fancy cheese. Freemium SaaS models — where the […]

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Customer Success Tools: The New ATM?

In the 1980s, ATMs started to become widespread in banks across the country. Bank customers didn’t have to go up to the counter or interact with a human being at all in order to make a deposit or withdrawal, and tellers were worried. They thought ATMs would replace them, making their jobs unnecessary and at […]

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Responsive Design: An eLearning Necessity?

In the United States, people spend an average of 7.4 hours looking at screens each day. Time online is spread between smartphone, tablet, PC/laptop and television. With tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make training content available on and optimized for […]

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Learning Management System: Break-up or Make-up?

Relationships with technology don’t always last forever and this is certainly true with your enterprise’s Learning Management System (LMS). Now more than ever, enterprises are realizing the true power of an all-in-one delivery system for training and development and how truly dysfunctional things can become when users are dissatisfied and don’t understand how to effectively […]

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Gamification: Work and Play Do Mix

Gaming in the workplace and the learning space is a relatively new concept that is making gamification one of THE buzzwords of 2014. If people around the world are spending 3 billion hours a week playing video games, there must be a lure here that is worthy of checking into! Is gamification the latest fad […]

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