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Can you share any success stories or specific examples of customer accounts where you were able to significantly increase product adoption?

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Jeff Beaumont
Jeff Beaumont
Customer Success ConsultantFebruary 8

Two examples, one SMB and one enterprise:

SMB:

Theme: work backwards from what you want: customer is well-trained —> product adoption —> high retention.

A long time ago I worked for a company entirely focused on SMB (think single users up to 20). With that, we worked backwards from what "good" looked like (high retention) and then determined what they would need to do (use cases in the product) and then we saw the results.

Put differently, we put together a list of customers who were hardly using the product, performed outreach campaigns of phone calls for 1:1 coaching, emails, and webinar invites, and many of those customers took us up on the offer and we met with them at least once, and then followed-up with email content. It was hit or miss because many of those users who struggled in the beginning also struggled later on because they were either 1) constantly distracted or 2) were intimidated by learning a new piece of technology. However, the ones who engaged truly outperformed their peers. This was measured by 1) logins and 2) each area of the product.

Enterprise:

At a different company, we put together a 'maturity model' for different use cases. With this, we were able to show the customer how they stacked up against their peers, and also where they stand in terms of adopting the product. Being able to show customers how they stack against their peer group is natural and extremely motivating. Then they developed internal plans to adopt more of the product.

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Meenal Shukla
Meenal Shukla
Gainsight Senior Director of Customer SuccessApril 23

Go to:

https://pulselibrary.gainsight.com/

Search for Product Adoption and you will see a lot of customers sharing their stories and journeys. Note that this is a Gainsight agnostic content shared during our customer success industry event. Here is how you can search for content.

https://share.zight.com/rRuDqWEr

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