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Customer Retention & Churn

You should adopt a “time invested equals benefits gained” approach with your SaaS renewal best practices. With a focus on lifetime customer success rather than on quick revenue raising, you can turn your renewal process into a celebration of an

Fear of customer churn can make you feel you’re standing above a trap door, like the floor could fall away at any moment. But you’re not a passive victim. We believe in data-driven, proactive customer success that lets you take control

The most desirable customer in the world is your customer. While it’s no doubt a thrill to pursue and persuade a new customer to work with your enterprise, for software and subscription-based businesses, the real value lies in customer retention. The

According to data from Forrester Research, almost two-thirds of interactions between a customer and a company take place through the Customer Service department. Customers often turn to Customer Service or Customer Support teams for help throughout the customer journey. From

Customer Success technology has finally reached mainstream recognition as an integral tool for any subscription business. Your organization can’t afford to wait any longer to add a Customer Success solution to your current tech stack. And that’s where Totango comes

Few things are more troubling for a business than losing a new customer because of a bad onboarding experience. If you identify that a customer is unhappy with their onboarding process, it is important to move quickly to turn the

Onboarding is a crucial time to provide the training and resources that customers need to make the most out of your product. While many customers might be able to quickly ramp up after onboarding, there are some customers that are

Recently, we announced Totango Enterprise Edition, tailored for all companies, regardless of company size, selling into accounts with multiple teams, divisions, and subsidiaries; as well as large companies with multiple products and more complex channel sales organizations. If you are

Customer Success is a brand new profession. Its origin is based on the need for subscription and lifetime focused business to retain and grow their existing customers (customer base). I would like to offer a business perspective to organizations and professionals

Customer Success Campaigns is a simple, intuitive, and scalable way to automatically engage with every single user in your customer base with the right message at the right time based on their behavior and actions. This is something that

We’re well into the second decade of the SaaS industry. We’ve seen some phenomenal successes in the public markets with stalwarts like Salesforce.com, the next wave of SaaS companies including NetSuite and Workday, and more recent IPOs such as Box.

Many of the companies we talk to today all have the same challenge, they are sick and tired of fire fighting their customer accounts. Fire fighting happens when you don’t have visibility into what is going on in your customer portfolio so

We’re happy to release the results of our annual SaaS Metrics Survey. This year we received over 500 responses, a 100% increase from last year – in itself a sign that the topic of metrics and key performance indicators is

Identify the top 10 reasons for account cancellation and what you can do to prevent them. Learn customer success tips on the Totango Blog It’s not me, it’s you. In the customer and SaaS vendor relationship, it’s very likely that SaaS companies

Here's a cool article I came across by Dave Brock titled "Customer Retention, Whose job is it anyway". Does your organization hold sales accountable for retention? Or maybe account managers? Retention strategies should look beyond the usual suspects of who is

I spent my formative years at Hewlett-Packard, an engineering-driven company that believed great products sell themselves. But after several years running operations in the hypercompetitive luxury travel industry, I learned this isn’t entirely true; people buy from people they know,

We wrote earlier about Aberdeen’s groundbreaking research into the value of customer intelligence: companies which use customer analytics in their customer-facing business processes see 3x greater customer retention and 20x greater account value growth year over year. Read our INITIAL BLOG

If you missed our latest webinar with KJR Associates on Customer Journey Mapping, fret not. If you were to take three ideas from this presentation, I would say they'd be: 1) Deliver recurring user value 2) Start mapping your customer journey by

Customers are your superstars because, in this socially driven economy, loyal customers can be your biggest brand advocates! I came across this great quote in Entrepreneur magazine: Shift the focus from customer attraction to customer satisfaction -- it all starts with an

In our 2012 SaaS Conversions Benchmark report, we concluded that happy and engaged users result in more conversions. Our report showed that Best-in-Class SaaS companies had an overall 2% trial-to-paid-to-retained conversion rate compared to the average rate of 0.6%. What are

See the full infographic here. Get the 2012 SaaS Metrics report here. Today we are announcing the results of the second annual SaaS metrics survey results. Because it's the second year that we are doing this survey, we were able to pickup some

Amy Friedman, an experienced customer success management professional on the front line speaks candidly about the role and responsibilities of a customer success manager as well as what it takes to be successful in this field.

Loved John Dillon's (CEO of our partner Engine Yard) blog on customer engagement in Forbes! He says (amongst many other things): Why is doing a better job of customer engagement so crucial? Because it impacts customer loyalty, which directly impacts the bottom

When you're in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business, you should think of how to attract your users to your application in a way they'd be more successful due to it and therefore happier. If you think about selling, chances are it

Today, we're excited to announce a major new functionality in Totango. The Totango Customer Health Dashboard - A unique way to know, track and proactively manage customer health. It's the ultimate tool for Customer Success staff and anyone else in the organization

Promotional discounts, credits or value-add offers can be an important part of a product launch strategy. A properly timed discount, upsell or cross-sell or “bundling” can positively change the perceived product value and dramatically impact adoption of SaaS applications. But, making

Nobody likes it when a customer cancels their subscription. In SaaS companies where the bottom-line is so heavily dependent on Customer Lifetime Value (CLTV), churn is particularly troubling. As Joel York explained in SaaS Churn kills SaaS Growth, unless you

The research of The Customer Success Management Initiative is revealing that while many SaaS/Cloud companies are hiring individual Customer Success Managers, or even establishing entire teams of them, there is a wide range in the understanding the role. Given the

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 Totango to read this blog and recommend that you do the same. Jason looks