How Innovative Companies Are Reducing Churn and Growing Recurring Revenue
Author: Nick Mehta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Your business success is now forever linked to the success of your customers Customer Success is the groundbreaking guide to the exciting new model of customer management. Business relationships are fundamentally changing. In the world B.C. (Before Cloud), companies could focus totally on sales and marketing because customers were often 'stuck' after purchasing. Therefore, all of the 'post-sale' experience was a cost center in most companies. In the world A.B. (After Benioff), with granular per-year, per-month or per-use pricing models, cloud deployments and many competitive options, customers now have the power. As such, B2B vendors must deliver success for their clients to achieve success for their own businesses. Customer success teams are being created in companies to quarterback the customer lifecycle and drive adoption, renewals, up-sell and advocacy. The Customer Success philosophy is invading the boardroom and impacting the way CEOs think about their business. Today, Customer Success is the hottest B2B movement since the advent of the subscription business model, and this book is the one-of-a-kind guide that shows you how to make it work in your company. From the initial planning stages through execution, you'll have expert guidance to help you: Understand the context that led to the start of the Customer Success movement Build a Customer Success strategy proven by the most competitive companies in the world Implement an action plan for structuring the Customer Success organization, tiering your customers, and developing the right cross-functional playbooks Customers want products that help them achieve their own business outcomes. By enabling your customers to realize value in your products, you're protecting recurring revenue and creating a customer for life. Customer Success shows you how to kick start your customer-centric revolution, and make it stick for the long term.
A Best Practice Framework for Rapid Generation of Customer Success
Author: Rick Adams
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
"This book contains so much common sense that my neck was getting tired from nodding my head in agreement so often." Peter Armaly, Senior Director Customer Success, Oracle "...a comprehensive review of the Customer Success role and responsibilities..." Anne Marie Ponder, Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure, Astellas Pharma US "...a must read playbook for all business leaders and customer success-focused professionals." Jason Noble, Global Customer Success and SaaS Leader "I wish a book like this existed when I started in Customer Success!" Cyn Taylor, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, LogicMonitor "...provides all the ingredients to create the right customer success strategy." Baptiste Debever, Head of Growth & Co Founder, Alkalab "...an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in Customer Success." Adam Joseph, CEO, CSM insight "A structured and logical approach that will help new and experienced CSMs to bridge the gap between Customer Success theory and practical application." James Scott, General Partner, Success Hacker Customer success management is "the practice of helping customers to generate value from using our products" and it is a relatively new and fast-growing profession with many new CSMs coming into it from other customer-facing professions. Due to the speed with which the profession is undergoing change as it matures and expands, both new and existing CSMs need to keep abreast of customer success best practice. However there are relatively few books that provide much in the way of practical guidance for customer success practitioners and even less options for resources such as tools, templates and checklists that enable a consistently high quality approach whilst increasing the CSM’s productivity. Practical Customer Success Management is a practical guide book and comprehensive training manual for CSMs that provides a simple to follow, best practice framework that lays out the core steps at every stage of the customer journey to business outcome success. It describes and explains which situations each step applies to and provides recommendations for activities or tasks that the CSM can perform to complete each step, together with detailed guidance for successfully completing those activities. The book also includes a suite of tools and templates that enable rapid completion of tasks whilst ensuring consistency of approach both across multiple customer engagements and by multiple CSMs within a team.
Customer Success with Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step is a focused tutorial of Microsoft Dynamics solution envisioning and delivery, rather than a step-by-step guide into project management. It will equip you with the tactics required to plan, align, and orchestrate your solution selling activities, as well as help you to be efficient, proactive, goal driven, and flexible in your Microsoft Dynamics engagements. If you are involved in one or more of the roles stated below, then this book is for you: If you are a Project Manager, Engagement Manager, Solution Architect, or Consultant involved in delivering Microsoft Dynamics solutions, this book will teach you how you can improve the quality of your implementation with a consistent, repeatable process. If you are a Customer Project Manager, Subject Matter Expert, Key User, or End User involved in selecting the right business solution for your organization and delivering the Microsoft Dynamics solution, this book will help you determine how the method facilitates the delivery of a solution that is aligned to your vision. If you are a Sales Executive, Services Sales Executive, Technical Sales Specialist, Pre-Sales Consultant, or Engagement Manager involved in the sales of Microsoft Dynamics solutions, this book will help you to understand how you can accelerate your sales cycle and bring it to a close. If you are the Customer Decision Maker, CxO, Buyer, or Project Manager who participates in the selection process for your business solution needs, this book will show you how to determine how this process can help your due diligence exercise and set the stage for a quality implementation of the solution. If you are a Change Management expert, this book will enable you to learn how you can help the customer manage organizational change during the business solution delivery process, and/or help solution providers adopt a process for selling and delivering solutions.
How to Thrive in One of the World's Fastest Growing Careers--While Driving Growth For Your Company
Author: Ashvin Vaidyanathan
Category: Business & Economics
The definitive “Customer Success Manager How-To-Guide” for the CSM profession from Gainsight, who brought you the market-leading Customer Success The Customer Success Manager has become a critical asset to organizations across the business landscape. As the subscription model has spread from the cloud and SaaS to more sectors of the economy, that pivotal role will only grow in importance. That’s because if you want to compete and thrive in this new environment, you need to put the customer at the center of your strategy. You need to recognize you’re no longer selling just a product. You’re selling an outcome. Customer Success Managers (CSM) are committed to capturing and delivering those outcomes by listening to their customers, understanding their needs, and adapting products and services to drive success. Although several existing resources address the customer success imperative, there is no authoritative instruction manual for the CSM profession—until now. The Customer Success Professional’s Handbook is the definitive reference book for CSMs and similar roles in the field. This practical, first-of-its-kind manual fills a significant gap in professional customer success literature, providing the knowledge every CSM needs to succeed—from the practitioner level all the way to senior leadership. The authors—acknowledged experts in building, training, and managing Customer Success teams—offer real-world guidance and practical advice for aspiring and experienced CSMs alike. The handbook is written by practioners for practioners. An indispensable resource for front-line Customer Success Managers, this much-needed book: Demonstrates how to build, implement, and manage a Customer Success team Helps new CSMs develop their skills and proficiency to be more employable and grow in their careers Provides clear guidance for managers on how to hire a stellar CSM Presents practical tactics needed to drive revenue growth during renewal, expansion, and customer advocacy opportunities Explains proven methods and strategies for mentoring CSMs throughout their careers Offers valuable insights from Gainsight, the Customer Success Company, and the broader customer success community with more than a dozen of the industry’s most respected leaders contributing their perspectives Currently, with over 70,000 open positions, Customer Success Manager in one of the fastest-growing jobs in the world. The Customer Success Professional’s Handbook: How to Thrive in One of the World's Fastest Growing Careers—While Driving Growth For Your Company will prove to be your go-to manual throughout every stage of your CSM career.
Customer Success Managers and Account Managers are the newest addition to the sales team, whether they and their organizations know it or not. Building on the ideas in The SaaS Sales Method, which discusses how fundamental sales skills must be applied by every customer-facing employee, The SaaS Sales Method for Customer Success & Account Managers: How to Grow Customers goes deep on the fundamental skills of CSMs and Account Managers. It also goes beyond, to discussing in detail how CSMs and AMs must interact with other sales teams in order to truly maintain an consistent customer experience and maximize revenues from existing customers.
What will be the consequences to the stakeholder (financial, reputation etc) if Customer success does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives? How much are sponsors, customers, partners, stakeholders involved in Customer success? In other words, what are the risks, if Customer success does not deliver successfully? How much does Customer success help? What situation(s) led to this Customer success Self Assessment? How do we ensure that implementations of Customer success products are done in a way that ensures safety? This astounding Customer success self-assessment will make you the principal Customer success domain authority by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Customer success challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Customer success work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Customer success task and that every Customer success outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Customer success costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Customer success advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Customer success essentials are covered, from every angle: the Customer success self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that Customer success outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Customer success practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Customer success are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Customer success self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.
How to achieve customer success and create exceptional CX
Author: Isabella Villani
Category: Business & Economics
Your customers are your future. Smartphones, social media and the internet have given customers access to more information than ever before. If your business fails them, they will switch to your competitor and never return. So how do you keep them? By mapping their journeys, identifying potential hazards and reshaping your business with customer experience (CX) at its heart. From services to products, online to in-person, small-scale to multinational, your customers’ loyalty depends on how you interact with them. Transform Customer Experience is your ultimate guide to putting your customer first. Author and CX expert Isabella Villani shows how you can implement a customer strategy from planning to execution. Transform Customer Experience offers real-life insights into effective strategies for developing and implementing Customer Experience (CX) programs in a range of corporate, governmental and non-profit environments. • Shows you how to address dimensions of diversity in the customer base • Outlines customer journey mapping • Discusses the implications of customers’ omnichannel engagement • Addresses the importance of positive employee experience in establishing a supportive CX culture. Transform Customer Experience explains why you need to embed customer experience in your organisation and shows you how to do it.
Are you looking to start or grow a customer success team? Customer success is no longer just for companies with large teams and resources. It's a company mindset that can unlock the biggest opportunities in business. Customer success can help streamline experiences, grow product engagement and loyalty, and more importantly - retain business.In The Startup's Guide to Customer Success, Jennifer Chiang presents a guide on how to plan, execute, and grow your own customer success team and the actionable steps that you can take to champion the customer at your company.Learn insights such as: * The four attributes Shreesha Ramdas, CEO and Co-Founder of Strikedeck, says are must-haves when hiring your first customer success team* How Jamey Jeff, Managing Director of Customer Success Solutions at Coastal Cloud, reevaluated QBRs to derive more value for his customers with less work* How Maranda Dziekonski, VP of Customer Success at Pared, manages her time wisely to not only get everything done, but fight fires and plan aheadThis book is for everyone from new customer success leaders, CEOs and VPs who want their company to be more customer-centric, to start-ups who are starting their own customer success teams
Should innovation units be separated from mainstream business operations? Customer Experience: Are you Measuring the Right Things? Do you have a quality improvement process? What customer problems are you solving, or what customer needs or wants are you filling? Through some other channel, what moments are critical? This limited edition Customer Success Management self-assessment will make you the principal Customer Success Management domain leader by revealing just what you need to know to be fluent and ready for any Customer Success Management challenge. How do I reduce the effort in the Customer Success Management work to be done to get problems solved? How can I ensure that plans of action include every Customer Success Management task and that every Customer Success Management outcome is in place? How will I save time investigating strategic and tactical options and ensuring Customer Success Management costs are low? How can I deliver tailored Customer Success Management advice instantly with structured going-forward plans? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed best-selling author Gerard Blokdyk. Blokdyk ensures all Customer Success Management essentials are covered, from every angle: the Customer Success Management self-assessment shows succinctly and clearly that what needs to be clarified to organize the required activities and processes so that Customer Success Management outcomes are achieved. Contains extensive criteria grounded in past and current successful projects and activities by experienced Customer Success Management practitioners. Their mastery, combined with the easy elegance of the self-assessment, provides its superior value to you in knowing how to ensure the outcome of any efforts in Customer Success Management are maximized with professional results. Your purchase includes access details to the Customer Success Management self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows you exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Customer Success Management Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.
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