Gainsight CS

Gainsight CS

Score 8.2 out of 10
Gainsight CS

Overview

What is Gainsight CS?

Gainsight’s customer-centric technology aims to drive the future of customer success. The company’s Customer Cloud offers a set of solutions focused on customer success, product experience, revenue optimization, customer experience, and customer data, that together are designed to enable businesses...
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Recent Reviews

Good CS Platform

9 out of 10
October 22, 2019
We use Gainsight as the platform for our CSMs to work with their customer base. It provides meaningful insights and automated actions to …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Integration with Salesforce.com (195)
    9.3
    93%
  • Automated workflow (200)
    9.0
    90%
  • Customer health scoring (201)
    8.8
    88%
  • Dashboards (203)
    8.3
    83%

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Pricing

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Subscription

$2,500

Cloud
Per Company Per Month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee required
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.gainsight.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

6.8Avg 8.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Features related to platform-wide settings and structure, such as permissions, languages, integrations, customizations, etc.

7.8Avg 8.5

Customer Data Extraction / Integration

Customer data extraction / integration

8.1Avg 8.6

Customer Success Management

Customer Success Management

7.6Avg 8.3

CSM Reporting & Analytics

Reporting & Analytics specific to customer success management

8.5Avg 8.4
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Product Details

What is Gainsight CS?

Gainsight’s customer-centric technology aims to drive the future of customer success. The company’s Customer Cloud offers a set of solutions focused on customer success, product experience, revenue optimization, customer experience, and customer data, that together are designed to enable businesses to put the customer at the center of everything they do. The vendor states that companies that use Gainsight grow net retention by up to 33 percent. Learn how leading companies like Okta, SAP Concur, and Box use Gainsight at www.gainsight.com.

Gainsight CS Features

Customer Data Extraction / Integration Features

  • Supported: Product usage
  • Supported: Help desk / support tickets
  • Supported: Online customer community
  • Supported: Billing
  • Supported: Marketing emails

Customer Success Management Features

  • Supported: NPS surveys
  • Supported: Sponsor tracking
  • Supported: Customer profiles
  • Supported: Automated workflow
  • Supported: Internal collaboration
  • Supported: Customer health scoring
  • Supported: Customer segmentation

CSM Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Customer health trends
  • Supported: Engagement analytics
  • Supported: Revenue forecasting
  • Supported: Dashboards
  • Supported: Customer lifetime value
  • Supported: Churn rate

Security Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions

Platform & Infrastructure Features

  • Supported: API
  • Supported: Integration with Salesforce.com
  • Supported: Integration with Marketo
  • Supported: Integration with Eloqua

Additional Features

  • Supported: 360 Customer View
  • Supported: Cockpit
  • Supported: Timeline
  • Supported: Success Plan
  • Supported: In-product best practices library of resources

Gainsight CS Screenshots

Screenshot of Get notified when your sponsor moves with our social media tracker - Sponsor TrackingScreenshot of Get more face time with your customers with 60 second videos - GsnapScreenshot of Automate Calls-to-Action on customer risks, opportunities and lifecycle events, better prioritize tasks with AI-driven priority scoring and follow a step-by-step playbook to deliver a consistent, best-in-class customer experience.Screenshot of Our collection of best practice-based solutions can be deployed within your Gainsight instance to help you move quickly and realize value fasterScreenshot of Design dynamic, multi-step customer journeys that blend human and digital touchpoints to deliver personalized engagement at scale. Analyze data at every step and adjust to each customer's behavior to more effectively deliver the outcomes your customers desire.Screenshot of Organize your team’s activities around your customer's key objectives. Collaborate directly with customer stakeholders to realize their desired outcomes and demonstrate how your efforts translate to results.Screenshot of Empower your team with a single source of truth for every customer. Consolidate data from multiple sources and design tailored 360 layouts for every stakeholder to see relevant data quickly and take action.Screenshot of A central location to automatically log correspondence, capture contextual information on person-to-person interactions, and easily understand a customer’s history.

Gainsight CS Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Security

Frequently Asked Questions

Totango, ChurnZero, and Medallia Strikedeck are common alternatives for Gainsight CS.

Reviewers rate Integration with Salesforce.com highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Gainsight CS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Gainsight CS Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)60%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)30%
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My favorite thing about working with Gainsight CS is the thought leadership they inspire. Sure, I like the product too. But the value I've gotten from Gainsight CS is partnering with my account team there to understand recommendations and best practices within the CS industry. I've attended their annual conference multiple years to soak in the great content and let it help shape our business decisions. Their blog and webinars are insightful and offer tactical approaches to help improve relationships with customers through the use of Gainsight CS. It's not just about the product but the brand and Gainsight CS's willingness to inspire the industry and be a leader in customer success.
Jamie McConville | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight could be used by any business where a client's success is a primary focus and a team of folks are looking for a tool to centralize client data and to assist with organization of client-related tasks. Additional tools to note when considering are their survey capabilities, automated client email tool, and their integration with Salesforce.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight Customer Cloud is great for using data to understand your customer base and identify areas of improvement. Without this insight, we're serving our customers in a more reactive way instead of seeing possible risks to the business and addressing them [up front]. This not only helps us solve problems and retain customers, but it builds customer loyalty as well as it is clear that we are interested in positive outcomes and continual results.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight mainly processes a lot of data from different sources (Salesforce, Zendesk, DW) and can display it in an easy-to-consume manner. Technically if all the data does reside in Salesforce and you have a dev team who can create similar views and functionalities, you then really don't need Gainsight for such a use case. But if your CS team relies on data from other systems as well, then Gainsight becomes more powerful.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Best suited for users looking to organize a lot of different information about a lot of different customers. Less appropriate for a sales team from a day to day basis, but extremely useful for a customer success team.

As a CSM, you are constantly context switching between customers and it can become hard to keep track of your most recent interactions/where each customer stands in regards to product usage. Gainsight solves this problem. Both departments (sales & customer success) can benefit from the reporting suites and alerts in Gainsight.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have gained a lot of insights into the clients we have enabling us to plan more effective ways to help and support them. When we pull up a client's file we have a color coded health score that helps us understand the basic adoption. This also helps to prioritize the struggling clients to help them achieve greater success.
January 07, 2020

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Sarah Yeargin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would definitely say that Gainsight is a great ADDITION to something like Salesforce, but not enough to replace it. Gainsight does not hold all of the information but it does an amazing job of organizing it and keeping you on track with your goals. Now that I have been using it for so long, I would panic if I ever tried to do my job without it.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Keeping track of current client programs with notes, CTAs and Success plans has been a very positive add for my team and they have used the tool with great success. The scenario where Gainsight is a bit of a struggle is for surveys. We consistently survey our clients but very much need a quick tool to report survey results in graph form, which we cannot get from Gainsight at this time.
Meredith Giersch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight is currently the most robust platform in the CSM industry, however, I've seen 90% of my peers do a poor job of implementing / customizing it. So make sure you have a strong team to focus / clarify how you want CSMs / managers to do their job first... then a team to implement the tool and do proper enablement. Without that, you'll likely fail round one.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight is well suited when a CSM is managing multiple accounts (higher than 10) and each requires a certain degree of personalized follow up. With its automation (rules engines) you can also build into the system automated responses and triggers for your customer and/or CSMs relevant to a particular situation. Reporting for management is also a key feature that Gainsight is well tooled for.
October 22, 2019

Good CS Platform

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you have enough customers and ARR, you can't live in spreadsheets any more. Gainsight is useful to pull data in from different tools and bubble up actionable insights to your team. If you want to use it effectively, you should have a dedicated resource to manage Gainsight and make sure you can make changes to its data structure and reports as quickly as your business needs to change.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is well suited to adoption/customer success focused endeavors where there is quantifiable data, which will make charting/graphing/etc. much easier. It becomes less intuitive and useful to use in cases where there isn't a lot of quantifiable data but rather subjective type data. For example, gauging a customer's success/adoption by survey questions will make Gainsight less useful than having measurable data.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think the difference in value you will get out of Gainsight is largely dependant on the size of your organization, your desire to scale, and willingness to keep things updated. If you're a large org that is willing to devote time to configuration, this is for you. If you're a small team, I just don't think the operational benefits compensate for the amount of time you'd need to devote.
Ibrahim Ijaz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight for a customer success organization is essential. It gives account managers or CSM's a one-stop-shop view of all their customers, and with the dashboards that can be configured, they can have an easy outlook as to why a merchant's overall health score may have dropped or improved. Some scenarios where it is less appropriate, however, would be Sales or Risk, etc, just due to the limitations of the product and how catered to it is for customers and updates/historical information on them.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I love gainsight because it makes my job easier. I have already recommended it to my colleagues and peers because I have found such success from it. It is really good to use for proactive outreach such as for quarterly business reviews and health checks. It is not as helpful to break down your onboarding customers because it groups all of those types of CTAs together.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Great tool for CSMs and account managers who are managing individual accounts. It’s also great for 1: many teams with the CTAs and automated emails. We still send most data back to Salesforce and share the customer information through Salesforce instead of Gainsight.
Sacha Laskow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Due to the flexibility Gainsight could likely be adapted to a multitude of scenarios and functions within a customer success organization. The key to getting the most out of it is ensuring your organization has their data in order (this is not a small task), and the business goals are clearly defined and supported.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Gainsight does a great job of consolidating relevant account information and automating tasks associated with Customer Success. Their staff is also very helpful in recommending the best practices they've observed across their own customers.
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