Change the Game
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GAINSIGHT CUSTOMERS WHO ARE CHANGING THE GAME
GameChanger Content and Podcasts
Customer success experts are likely familiar with the six business challenges plaguing the industry: unexpected churn, inability to scale, missed expansion opportunities, a disconnected customer experience, and poor product adoption. The sixth? Lack of customer visibility. For an in-depth understanding of each of these business challenges, don’t miss the remaining webinars in our GameChangers Playbook series. Today, we find out how ADP, a stalwart of the online payroll and HR industry, accepted the visibility challenge, and won. ADP’s transformation process was the topic of a Gainsight webinar featuring Edgar Ramirez Vilchez, ADP’s director of customer success operations, and Mike Maday, Gainsight’s regional director of client outcomes. The CS leaders discussed how ADP, in partnership with Gainsight, has unified customer data across the company, creating a single source of truth to precisely measure its customers’ status and health. ADP has saved time and money using custom dashboards and workflows and by pivoting, when needed, in response to feedback and surveys. In short, ADP has changed its customer success game. Opaqueness everywhere (almost) Mike kicked off the webinar by sharing some startling statistics: According to research from IDC, four out of five organizations rely on data across multiple organizational processes. Yet workers […]
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…AND THE 2020 GAMECHANGER AWARD WINNERS ARE… First and foremost, for everyone who joined us online last week for the absolutely unprecedented Pulse Everywhere. We were completely blown away not only by the attendance but of the engagement and palpable energy that came to life in this virtual experience. While we didn’t have 22,000 people in one room together – we all came together. If you watched Nick’s Keynote, you heard him talk about coming together and being stronger together as a community. That’s what our GameChanger Community is all about—creating success for all Gainsight customers. Collectively we can inspire and push each other to new heights, learn and grow together, and connect from anywhere. The dictionary definition of a GameChanger is an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something. Being a Gainsight customer by our definition means you are a GameChanger. It’s been a remarkable year, to say the least, and we have been in awe to see how our customers have switched up familiar landscapes and shifted the status quo way things have always been done and thought about. We are honored that our […]
Welcome to our Change the Game in 5 minutes Series. Today I’m chatting with Lorna Henri, a customer success trailblazer and Global Vice President of CS, TAM, and Support at Mapbox. I wanted to talk with Lorna about hiring rockstar CSM and TAMs who are personable enough to build relationships and technical enough to know the product inside and out. After all, isn’t that every CS leader’s dream? Nick: Hi Lorna! I can’t wait to pick your brain about creating CS success. But let’s kick things off with this question: In an alternate universe, what would be your chosen career? Lorna: Good question! I’d be a teacher. Teaching offers a great combination of constantly learning and interacting with people from different backgrounds. For me, the intersection of those two areas is really satisfying. Nick: I think that might explain how you ended up in customer success! Now, let’s dig in. Why did you need to change the game? Lorna: Mapbox had grown to a certain level and was starting to attract and sell to larger and larger customers. The core user of Mapbox is often a highly technical developer, and Mapbox has phenomenal documentation. That all leads to a lot […]
Welcome to our Change the Game in 5 minutes Series. Today, I’m chatting with Doug Hooton, Vice President of Customer Success at OneCause, a SaaS solution that helps nonprofit organizations engage donors and raise more money for their missions. There are many reasons why I want to talk with Doug, starting with the fact that he’s one of the longest-serving customer success leaders I know—he’s been doing it since long before it was called customer success! Doug has firsthand experience leading a company through a transition. OneCause, formerly BidPal, revolutionized charitable fundraising with the launch of their mobile bidding solution in 2008, helping nonprofits replace manual giving and raise more revenue through technology. More than a decade later, OneCause has gone from market pioneer to industry leader, transforming its business into a SaaS scale-up offering multiple fundraising solutions for its customers. OneCause encompasses a wide variety of fundraising solutions today, including online giving, peer-to-peer and virtual challenges, mobile bidding and auctions, and text2give donations. Doug knows what it takes to respond to industry disruption—and how to emerge better positioned for success than ever. Nick: Doug, it’s great to be talking with you today. Before I ask you about your experiences […]
Welcome to our Change the Game in 5 minutes Series. Today I’m speaking with Janine Snead, IBM’s Chief Digital Officer, Vice President of Customer Success IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software. IBM has one of the largest product portfolios in the world, and I’m proud of how they’ve found a way to drive customer success across so many business units and products. I knew Janine could tell me how a historically innovative company that’s been a household name for over a hundred years ensures consistency of outcomes for all customers—at scale? Nick: Janine, we’ve got lots of important things to talk about today. But first things first. You’re a GameChanger. So in that spirit, what’s your go-to board game at home? Janine: I don’t have a choice on that. My husband is an English teacher, so it’s Scrabble. He always wins—but he has a master’s degree in English, so it’s basically cheating! Nick: Readers, do you know of a great cloud computing board game out there? Please let Janine know, so she can even the odds at home! Now, let’s get down to business. Janine, why did you need to change the game in terms of how IBM manages clients? Janine: […]