Top 10 Customer Success Takeaways from SaaStr
Last week we attended and exhibited at SaaStr Annual in San Jose as a gold sponsor. It was a huge uniting of the global B2B SaaS community.
We had some great conversations in our booth about scaling in SaaS and the role that Customer Success should play in driving that growth.
It was also fantastic to meet so many Customer Success leaders at the event and see numerous Customer Success focused talks included in the session programming.
In the world of SaaS there’s the underlying truth that Customer Success plays a key role in the recurring business model. Given that, we wanted to share with you some Customer Success takeaways we picked up while at the conference.
1.) CSM Profession is Exploding!
2.) There’s More than Meets the Eye (or Ear)
3.) Focus on Both the User & the Chooser
4.) Focus on Your Customers, Not Yourself
5.) Key Product Metrics to Track
Q: When launching a new product, what key metrics should you be benchmarking against?— Intercom (@intercom) February 5, 2019
1). Active Use : Are people using your product in deep and meaningful ways?
2). Value: How are you helping your customers drive growth? #SaaStrAnnual #SaaStrAnnual19 @karenpeacock pic.twitter.com/XHUkuysxVM
6.) CS Tips to Scale
Erica Schultz from @newrelic about how important customers are for them, and how and why you always should listen to them 💕 Session: Five critical lessons to scale to the enterprise #SaaStrAnnual19 #SaaStrmoments pic.twitter.com/iAzG7dgymC— Lovisa Johansson (@lillajja) February 5, 2019
7.) Listen for Opportunities to Build Lifelong Fans
8.) Work Backwards from the Customer
9.) Customer Success Question to Answer
10.) Have Empathy for the Customer in Everything You Do
See you next year SaaStr!
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