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ChurnZero

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ChurnZero

I think if you are looking for a tool that will specifically help with retention, this is the right tool for you. Also, it won't capture all your client history upfront so it will take time to get to a point where you are seeing everything, but this is really good for capturing and looking at the client's usage data. If you are looking for more onboarding tools and something that doesn't require any technical assistance or an "out of the box" set up, this might not be the best fit. I also think you need to capture usage data on clients in order for this to work; there was a time we wouldn't have been ready for this. I highly recommend you do your research and compare all avenues before starting anything but if reducing churn and increasing retention is what you are looking for, this is the tool for you!
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Pendo.io

Pendo.io is well suited for companies that want detailed usage information. Page and feature tagging is simple, yet offers incredible information on behaviors (funnels, paths, etc). The Product team finds this detail invaluable in supporting data-driven decisions for design and development.Pendo.io is well suited for companies that need usage information to guide implementation and customer communication. Customized dashboards allow different teams to view at-a-glance information that is important to their work. The in-app guides make it simple and easy for users to access resources without having to navigate away from their work.Pendo.io may not be well suited for companies that need to track text/content entered into text boxes within their application, although we have not found that to be a problem.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Role-based user permissions
ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io

Platform & Infrastructure

ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
API
ChurnZero
8.4
Pendo.io
Integration with Salesforce.com
ChurnZero
8.6
Pendo.io

Customer Data Extraction / Integration

ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Product usage
ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Help desk / support tickets
ChurnZero
8.4
Pendo.io

Customer Success Management

ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
NPS surveys
ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Sponsor tracking
ChurnZero
8.1
Pendo.io
Customer profiles
ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Automated workflow
ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Internal collaboration
ChurnZero
8.2
Pendo.io
Customer health scoring
ChurnZero
8.7
Pendo.io
Customer segmentation
ChurnZero
8.9
Pendo.io

CSM Reporting & Analytics

ChurnZero
8.5
Pendo.io
Customer health trends
ChurnZero
8.6
Pendo.io
Engagement analytics
ChurnZero
8.6
Pendo.io
Dashboards
ChurnZero
8.3
Pendo.io

Pros

ChurnZero

  • Segments: The ability to pull a seemingly infinite amount of contact and account related segments based off of account data that helps to drive strategic activities for us as account managers, whether it's getting in front of Churn when we see certain usage data or whether it's being able to identify upsell opportunities
  • Automation: The ability to automate saves a ton of time, being able to bulk send campaign or renewal email and run plays for all different segments of contacts frees up time for other activities.
  • Integrations: Churnzero has great integration with Salesforce, not only does it save time from having to use multiple platforms and applications but it has bi-directional sync which helps with data integrity.
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Pendo.io

  • High-quality analytics.
  • Pointed delivery that meets the user's needs of information, without destroying the Customer Experience.
  • Dedication to customer success. Anytime I have gone to the Pendo.io team for clarity beyond what shows in their app and docs, they are quick and informative, while updating what they have publicly available.
  • Usability-driven - Pendo.io realizes not everyone uses the same platforms, and makes the best possible availability of integrations and ability to custom-code an integration through their robust API.
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Cons

ChurnZero

  • The email that is sent out to clients does not tie to our company or that it's coming from Churnzero. It is too general which may confuse clients.
  • Attachments are not allowed which is not too important for right now but can be useful in the future.
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Pendo.io

  • I would love it if Pendo.io would add a dedicated space where you can work on segments. Having to access them through drop-downs in random places throughout the app isn't the best.
  • I'd love for them to expand their integrations with other programs that support product managers.
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Likelihood to Renew

ChurnZero

No score
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Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We have had an excellent experience with Pendo. When we've had questions or concerns, Pendo is very quick to respond and communicate with us. We have experienced top-notch customer support and customer engagement. We have actually modeled some of our implementation and product processes after Pendo's examples.
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Usability

ChurnZero

ChurnZero 8.2
Based on 1 answer
ChurnZero its pretty easy to use once you have received the proper training on the platform. Most of their features are very self-explanatory and you just need a few attempts and tries around the platform to master the usage of these features. Having someone who dedicated to this platform and dedicated to helping your team with it, is also key to success.
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Pendo.io

Pendo.io 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Overall, Pendo provides a smooth interface, especially with the most recent update, and I couldn't imagine using or learning any other platform so product focused. From the moment I log into Pendo, I know where I'm going and what I'm looking for and I'm able to find that, through the interface, in as little time as possible. This helps keep me focused on doing other tasks at work so I'm not overburdened with hunting things down in the system
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Support

ChurnZero

ChurnZero 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support member Peter was very proactive in booking time when he felt that further explanation was required. He also took time to understand my issue and provided answers that I was not even aware of
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Pendo.io

Pendo.io 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Pendo.io doesn't have phone support, which I would prefer. But, their email support is stellar, and they always make sure that urgent requests are handled accurately and quickly.
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Online Training

ChurnZero

ChurnZero 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The training and onboarding have been very helpful. Since I was not a part of the team when ChurnZero was implemented, it was important to get brought up to speed as quickly as possible and our CSM has been incredibly receptive in that regard.
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Pendo.io

Pendo.io 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The training schedule was well thought out and tailored to meet our needs. Chantelle stayed with us through the whole implementation and made sure that we were good to go.
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Alternatives Considered

ChurnZero

In general, while ChurnZero's reporting is a tiiiiiiny bit less flexible than that of Natero's, it's clear that ChurnZero was more tailor made for teams like ours, both in terms of look and overall functionality. Also, in our interactions with the sales team, ChurnZero seemed more like the kind of company we'd much prefer working with
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Pendo.io

Pendo is much simpler than the competition:
  1. WalkMe seems to be very robust for guided walkthroughs, but the UI for both authors and visitors is clunky by comparison to Pendo.
  2. Google Analytics tracks anything and everything... but only if someone else has set it up properly. It's very difficult for someone without direct access to the code to start tracking anything, or to make sense of it once they do. Pendo is lightyears ahead in this regard.
Also Pendo has the very cool capability of allowing you to look backwards in time, and see analytics for the past--even if you hadn't yet set up the specific tags you want to track for that period in the past. (I believe you DO have to have Pendo already installed for that period, but you don't have to have specified everything in advance; you can do that later.)
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Return on Investment

ChurnZero

  • The main positive I have seen is getting a holistic view of who our customers are and what they are doing with our application in place. Before, we had this information but it was not easily accessible and hard to interpret.
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Pendo.io

  • 95% reduction in required dev resources, freeing them up for more product development
  • Roughly a 400% increase in effective customer messaging from 2017 (31 guides) to 2018 (currently, 141 guides), spurring all kinds of engagement from more feature usage & discovery to education & in-app training.
  • 100% of all new features and feature updates are now substantiated by quantitative and qualitative data, in-part sourced from Pendo.
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Pricing Details

ChurnZero

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Pendo.io

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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