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In the customer-centered economy, your customer success (CS) team is invaluable. The team’s goal is to retain your hard-won customers and help them grow by deepening the customer relationship and ensuring they are realizing value with your product every step

The Customer Success for the Enterprise, luncheon held on Nov. 6th, in Palo Alto was an invitation-only event hosted by Totango, the leader in Customer Success (CS) software for the enterprise. The event brought together executives from leading enterprises in

We had a great time at the Technology and Services World (TSW) in Las Vegas networking, sharing ideas, and learning about the latest trends in technology services. It was a valuable and insightful event and the turnout at our booth from

We’ve had a very busy week full of exciting news at the Totango HQ and in Barcelona attending SAP CX Live!  First off, we are pleased to announce Totango Spark, our flagship software platform is now available. Spark guides enterprises through the successful

Every company, especially a large enterprise, builds an organizational structure around their customer operations. Whether by region, product, vertical, or any other business parameter they define, Customer Success Managers (CSMs) are broken into teams. This gives them focus, tailored processes,

After new customers are fully onboarded, they move along the customer journey into the growth stage (nurture or adoption stage). For most recurring revenue companies, this stage is the longest.  Looking at the representation below, customers typically spend 30 days in

  So we all know farmers. Source: thehappiestdonut.tumblr.com   No, not that type of farmer…. the kind that grows trees. For thousands of years, they have been mastering a very simple, repetitive process - prep the soil, plant the seeds, water, provide nutrients, harvest,

What is the best way to manage your customers? It’s the billion dollar question that subscription businesses want to know. As customer success continues to grow, it is important to take a critical look at common management frameworks and evaluate

You know the fastest growing SaaS companies have the best record on churn and upsell. You’ve heard the success stories. You attended the Customer Success Summit. You’ve even heard how customer success solutions have evolved to manage complex hierarchies and

I am very proud to share more on the publication of my new book, Farm Don’t Hunt: The Definitive Guide to Customer Success. I’ve written this book as a very practical guide to business and team leaders who deal with

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

As a Customer Success professional sometimes your job can seem daunting. You are responsible for driving the success of your entire customer portfolio and make sure they continue to use your product or service. Without a clear way to listen,

Customer Success Summit is returning to San Francisco March 21-22, 2016. Register today! Part of the Customer Success Summit On-Demand Series Starting a new job anywhere can be a challenge, but starting a new job in an industry that is still being defined

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

What does a Customer Success Manager do? After hosting our inaugural Customer Success Summit, the consensus was that a lot of people don’t know what Customer Success Managers (CSMs) do (may be called a Client Success Manager). Sometimes the CSMs themselves

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

Earlier last month we posted a poll on LinkedIn asking other customer success managers: "What should be the first priority of a customer success manager?" The majority of CSMs voted: #1 - Growing customer lifetime value, followed closely in the #2 slot by: - proactively engaging

"On the Radar" is OVUM's research report where they look at interesting new ideas and startups that their clients might be interested in knowing about. After all this discussion on the Customer Adaptive Enterprise, one of the most important things

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.

Companies that design and deliver excellent customer experience (CX) have more engaged customers. Customer engagement is not something that happens by chance but rather an outcome of an exceptional and differentiated customer experience. There are a lot of "clone companies"

Bruce Temkin, former VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, recently did a keynote at the European Customer Experience World (ECEW) and shared what he thought to be were 4 truths about Customer Experience Management (CEM) that everyone should know. Truth

Companies today are able to capture a wealth of customer data and information, but oftentimes the biggest challenge is figuring out how to manage and use this data. In the past, a "one size fits all" approach may have been