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Is Customer Success the same thing as Customer Support?

There’s a common misconception that Customer Success is just a more advanced version of Customer Support for SaaS companies. The core logic looks something like this: When customers aren’t happy, you throw Support at them until they’re happy. Happy customers = successful customers = renewals. Ergo, Support orgs that drive happiness = Customer Success orgs. […]

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How to get Customer Success and Sales on the same page, without stepping on toes

Have you ever had a customer who just wasn’t a good fit? Whether you sell monthly subscriptions to a marketing automation app, or complicated annual contracts for an enterprise compliance and risk management solution, supporting these customers can quickly become a nightmare. Whether their use-cases aren’t a good fit for your product, or they’re just […]

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Are you a firefighting Customer Success Manager?

How much time do you spend every day making decisions? If you’re anything like the hundreds of Customer Success Managers we’ve surveyed, you probably spend the majority of your day¬†firefighting. When I was a new CSM, this is what a typical day of decisions looked like: What shirt am I going to wear today? Should […]

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How to build your Customer Success calendar as a CSM

As a CSM, I tried really hard to think ahead and put stuff on my Customer Success calendar. Even with meticulous planning, projects seemed to take about 5X longer than anticipated, and deadlines flew by like Tom Cruise in an F-14 (an excellent Top Gun reference). My brain seemed to work against me when estimating […]

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Confessions of a Customer Success Manager [Part 2]

In the previous installment of this series, I introduced one of the strategies we implemented to turn our flatline SaaS startup into a growth machine. A more viable Customer Success strategy emerged from the mindset shift I outlined. Among several other factors, our new CS strategy helped us handle 70x growth over a period of […]

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How to bridge the efficiency gap between sales and Customer Success

The boundary between Customer Success and Sales can seem foggy. When the boundary gets too foggy, these questions¬†should be answered: Who is really responsible for upsells/cross-sells at your company? Do renewals belong to the CSM, an account manager, or a special sales team? Does each CSM feel confident they’re performing in the role they signed […]

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