Guy Nirpaz is a Silicon Valley-based Israeli entrepreneur and CEO of Totango, a Customer Success software platform. A pioneer in the Customer Success field, Guy established the Customer Success Summit and is a well-regarded industry speaker and community contributor. Guy loves people and technology and has dedicated his career to improving the way in which business is done through innovation. Fun Facts: Guy moonlights as the lead guitarist in a rock band based out of his garage in Palo Alto and used to command a tank battalion…as well as having grown oranges.
SaaS

On User Retention as a Service

< 1 – min read Paul Stamatiou is doing a great job describing the concept of “User Retention as a Service” and from the long thread of comments, we can …

Best Practices

Understand Customer Behavior in Your Trial Period

3 – min read Today I’m going to share another interview with Tracey Kaufman, VP of Customer Experience at cloud9. Tracey was watching the Totango demo and then answered …

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Your Customers Success is Your Own Success

3 – min read In today video post, Tracey Kaufman, VP of Customer Experience for Cloud9, speaks about how a business should aspire to its customer’s success in order …

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10 Tips for B2B Sales in the Subscription Economy

3 – min read The subscription-based economy is thriving.  Netflix’s well-known model (and subsequent public relations mess in changing it), and the recent announcements from Google and Apple have …

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6 Steps to On Boarding Software-as-a-Service Customers

2 – min read It is more critical than ever to make sure customers get started and find value during the first days, weeks and months after signing up …

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Freemium Sales Models for B2B and SaaS

2 – min read As promised, here is the second tip from Chris Yeh, VP Marketing of PBWorks about freemium sales models for b2b and SaaS. Knowing of the advantages …

Customer Engagement

Customer Engagement for a SaaS Land & Expand Strategy

2 – min read I’ve conducted an interview with Chris Yeh, VP Marketing from PBWorks and thought it would be interesting to share. As you know, I declared more than once …

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Trial Conversion “The Early Days” – Lean Startup Presentation

< 1 – min read We’ve held yet another very interesting lean-startup meetup on Thursday to discuss free to paid conversion best practices for cloud applications. First, please find within …

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What is the Best Sales Model for You?

2 – min read So how do you know which sales model is best for you – zero touch vs. low touch vs. high touch vs. field? In his …

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Top-of-Funnel Strategy

2 – min read Another tip from VP sales at Hubspot Mark Roberge at the Sales 2.0 convention re top-of-funnel strategy. Mark recommends on keeping the top-of-funnel as wide …

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Do you Distinguish Your Sales to Hunters and Farmers?

2 – min read At the Sales 2.0, I’ve also met Mark Roberge, VP sales at Hubspot, who gave me some sales tips. On today’s video post, Mark explains …

Customer Engagement

Tip on How to Reduce Churn (Even in Low-Touch Models)

< 1 – min read Another tip taken during Sales 2.0 from Darren Suomi, VP Sales at HootSuite – this time regarding the self-service model and how to adjust it …

Customer Engagement

Evolving from Document System to Engagement System

2 – min read Here is the additional interview promised from the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. This time Jessie Wilkins, Director System Engagement for aiim speaks about how will the …

Customer Engagement

Converting from Visitors to Signups and from Freemium to Paid in a Fun Way

2 – min read In the next couple of weeks I would like to share some short video interviews on relevant subjects taken at several events I’ve been to. …

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When Not to Waste Your Time on a SaaS Sales Prospect

2 – min read Anthony Iannarino’s sales blog on “All Opportunities Aren’t Created Equal” got me thinking about prioritizing your time, given limited sales and marketing resources. This is especially important …

SaaS Marketing

How NOT to Sell in SaaS and Increase Paid Conversions

2 – min read So you have a product! you’ve worked so hard on making it the way you want (iteratively of course) and now you want to sell …

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Top 5 Trends in Sales 2.0

3 – min read It was a jam packed day at Sales 2.0 in Santa Monica today. It was a great opportunity to meet with and learn from some …

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3 Outright Strategies to Improve SaaS Customer Success

3 – min read Totango is now (also) located in Mountain View, CA! Having a new Totango home in California is great and allows me to meet many cutting …

Business Insights

Genuine Customer Engagement

< 1 – min read Jon Buscall on Be Good to Your Customers believes that most engagement related activities these days are actually lead generation activities and not really about …

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6 Tips for Cloud Sales using Channels

3 – min read I attended Jeff Kaplan’s Cloud Channel Summit today. It was a very interesting conference. Clearly cloud channel sales is in its infancy, but there were …

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3 Recommendations for Sales Compensation for SaaS

2 – min read I am at the Cloud Channel Summit today. A topic that seems to be coming up over and over again today is the need to …

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Trial Conversion is Top Priority in SaaS

< 1 – min read Interview to DreamSimplicity.com Thanks so much to Matt Childs for giving me an opportunity to tell the Totango story on DreamSimplicity. Matt and I met …

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Joel York: Why to Measure Customer Engagement in SaaS?

3 – min read Joel York has written extensively about the new breed of B2B buyer and the changes to the B2B sales process, especially for SaaS products. A …

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Using Customer Analytics to Increase Revenues of SaaS Business

< 1 – min read This week I was attending the Business of Software Workshop talking about Using Customer Analytics to Increase Revenues of SaaS Businesses. Using customer analytics to …

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3 Ways to calculate SaaS Churn (and churn cohorts)

2 – min read Last week, Jason Cohen wrote a very comprehensive blog on software-as-a-service churn: Deep Dive – Cancellation Rate in SaaS Business Models. I required everybody at …

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Survey Results: Which Metrics are Key to SaaS Executives?

< 1 – min read As part of my effort to create the SaaS Executive Dashboard, which helps executives to put together their business metrics for SaaS on a single …

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Does your SaaS Business have a VP Customer Success?

2 – min read Earlier this week, I spoke to Dave Rosenberg for his CNET Blog ‘Customer success’ VP role: To reduce SaaS churn. At Totango, we care deeply …

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The SaaS Executive Dashboard

2 – min read Today, the Totango team is excited to announce a brand new “SaaS Executive Dashboard”. The Totango SaaS Executive Dashboard is an extension of the Totango …

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Treat Customers Based on Their Values

< 1 – min read in Scott Gruher’s blog post on “Go to Market Strategy: How Much are Your Customers Worth?”, his recommendation is to treat customers based on their …

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Customer Engagement is Key for SaaS

3 – min read Customer Engagement is key for software-as-a-Service business. A recent post by David Skok explains how and why to measure customer engagement. If you are a …

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Customer Lifetime Value and Customer Experience

2 – min read Lately, I’ve started building a SaaS Dashboard for my own usage (which I’ll be happy to share with others as well) and I have put …

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Free Trial Average Conversion Rate and Other Metrics

< 1 – min read Following Lincoln Murphy’s post on SixteenVentures.com (talking about conversion average rate for free trials, pricing pages or Freemium for SaaS or Web Apps), conversion rate …

Customer Analytics

Measuring User Engagement in Web Applications

< 1 – min read I came across “What is user engagement” article by Jordan Willms of Work at Play. In this post, Jordan defines a good engagement metric as …

3 Key Customer Engagement Metrics
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Top 3 Metrics to Measure Customer Engagement

2 – min read Businesses these days are making significant efforts to delight their customers, and for good reasons. One of the key areas where businesses focus their efforts …

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4 Tips to Increase B2B SaaS Sales

3 – min read B2B SaaS companies increasingly rely on inside sales teams to drive growth. The model is often referred to as “Low Touch Sales” and follows this …

SaaS

Tools to Manage a Successful SaaS Business

3 – min read Managing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business isn’t trivial. Successful SaaS companies are able to deal with a high volume of leads and turn those into a …

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Making the Most of Your Metrics – Part 2

2 – min read Understanding data to increase conversion rates and key business processes   Last week, we established the need to measure the “right things” constantly in order …

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SaaS Best Practices: Measuring Trial Conversion Rates – Part 1

3 – min read Defining an active user and setting a baseline   Over the next few weeks, Totango will be posting a blog series on best practices for …

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Building Enterprise Software Products That Don’t Suck

2 – min read Aaron Levie, CEO and Founder of Box.net posted this excellent article on TechCrunch. I encourage you all to read it before reading onwards. Levie describes …

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Lean Startups are Not About Learning

3 – min read Lean startups are not about learning — or at least not just about it. Learning is not enough because translating what you’ve learned into value …

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