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Customer Success: Play to Win

Part of the Customer Success Summit On-Demand Series Customer Success is taking off and has grown beyond being just a function within many organizations. For the last couple of years the industry has gone through several phases of understanding. First looking at why

Customer Success Predictions for 2015

2014 has come to an end and it’s amazing to look back and see the phenomenal growth we experienced in the customer success industry last year. Working with hundreds of SaaS companies, I personally saw customer success elevated as a

Customer Success Summit 2015 is here!

Customer Success Summit is returning to San Francisco on March 21-22, 2016. Register today! For the last two years, the Customer Success Summit has been a sold-out show, bringing together executives, thought-leaders, and practitioners of Customer Success.  Today I am

Customer Success and the SaaS Time Warp

Last month, I presented in a webinar hosted by CMSWire titled “Making the Customer Journey Work.” You can view the replay here. During Q&A, one participant asked a simple, yet thought-provoking, question that I think everyone in the Customer Success profession

2nd Annual SaaS Metrics Survey Results

See the full infographic here. Get the 2012 SaaS Metrics report here. Today we are announcing the results of the second annual SaaS metrics survey results. Because it’s the second year that we are doing this survey, we were able to

Totango Wins the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award

THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Totango has been named the winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards. The purpose of the Best of

Totango Featured in WSJ …

Totango was quoted today in the Wall Street Journal in an article about Steve Jobs: “It’s not to that point of being annoying yet, but it might get there,” says Dominique Levin, vice president of marketing at Totango Inc., a

Top 10 Sales 2.0 Leaders I Want to Meet

I am much looking forward to the Sales 2.0 conference in San Francisco next week. Here are 10 Sales 2.0 Leaders I hope to meet at the conference and why: 1. Jim Cyb, Vice President, Sales, Americas, ZenDesk 2. Pete

Drive Adoption with Billing

Promotional discounts, credits or value-add offers can be an important part of a product launch strategy. A properly timed discount, upsell or cross-sell or “bundling” can positively change the perceived product value and dramatically impact adoption of SaaS applications. But,

2 Important SaaS Businesses Studies

We’ve just uploaded two of our past studies for public access on slideshare – check it out: A study of 500+ SaaS executives into the metrics they use to run their business Analysis of the customer engagement of over one million

The State of Customer Success Management 2012

A White Paper / Report of the Customer Success Management Initiative Webinar: Thursday; February 23rd 2012 10: AM PST   Over the past couple of years, a new position has been showing up in the open job listings throughout the

Customer Success Management & The Channel

From the earliest beginnings of the transition to the Cloud, doomsayers were predicting that either the new model would fail – because “the channel” wouldn’t like it – or that the day of the channel itself was over. There were

What Do Customer Success Managers Need?

The research of The Customer Success Management Initiative is revealing that while many SaaS/Cloud companies are hiring individual Customer Success Managers, or even establishing entire teams of them, there is a wide range in the understanding the role. Given the

When Not to Waste Your Time on a SaaS Sales Prospect

Anthony Iannarino’s sales blog on “All Opportunities Aren’t Created Equal” got me thinking about prioritizing your time, given limited sales and marketing resources. This is especially important for lean startups and high velocity sales businesses, where there are a relatively high number of

4 Tips to Increase B2B SaaS Sales

B2B SaaS companies increasingly rely on inside sales teams to drive growth. The model is often referred to as “Low Touch Sales” and follows this formula: Use Inbound marketing to drive Internet traffic to the site and create new leads

Tools to Manage a Successful SaaS Business

Managing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business isn’t trivial. Successful SaaS companies are able to deal with a high volume of leads and turn those into a high volume of loyal customers with fast response and turnaround time. This is often referred

Totango: We’re Launching!

Today we’re announcing our $3.8 million Series A financing as well as opening our service to the public with a free beta offering. I wanted to give a bit of a personal perspective to what is being announced today and

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