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Gainsight operationalizes the customer experience consistently across the Ceridian North American customer base. Customer success resources proactively engage customers based on calls to action from Gainsight. It also captures the “pulse” of the customer to objectively reflect a customer status assessment based on a large variety of factors. This information allows Ceridian to take the right action to deeply engage customers and correct situations that need special attention. Unlike reactionary support solutions, Gainsight is used proactively to keep customers successful before they go “off track”.
Gainsight is a critical component to the company technology stack that drives the activities of the award-winning Ceridian XOXO Customer Success program activities. It draws from Salesforce and many other systems to distill critical information for the users and management about the Ceridian Customer base. It also feeds other solutions with the real-time customer sentiment so they can be engaged accordingly.
Without the scalable operationalization of the CX NPS will suffer. Gainsight allows team members to deliver a consistent great CX!
- Gainsight provides a large team with a consistent playbook of tasks that result in a consistent operationalized customer experience. IF an organization is seeking the same high quality experience for customers from Toronto to Tempe they will appreciate the calls to action that present tasks for their team members and the dashboards that allow the team management to have insight into the programs success.
- Along with a phenomenal product, the Gainsight team members are great business partners for success. From the regular meetings to share best practices to the partnering to integrate their solution with others, they are great business partners.
- Gainsight delivers on its product road map. If you have an opportunity, watch a Karl Rumelhart product road map presentation to see the direction of Customer Success!
- I'd recommend new Gainsight users keep initial configurations simple to allow focus and faster ROI. Many users, my own instance included can grow quickly to try to accomplish too much. Controlled quality growth, and product configuration scope, would be a good mantra to keep in mind.
Gainsight is the keystone solution for a customer-centric SaaS organization looking to proactively operationalize the engagement of a team of Customer Success Managers, Sellers, Support people, and other customer-facing resources. Insights into recurring revenue should be objectively based on objective customer data. Gainsight provides the insight along with the suggested tasks that will secure greater revenue retention.
Additionally, we use Gainsight to track activity and outcomes related to the work of CSM to help understand the value of the CSM team.
- The genius behind Gainsight is the rules engine. We pump in the usage data, along with customer information and create "if this then that" rules. The rules are very powerful and I've yet to run into something that was not possible.
- Gainsight offers a lot of flexibility in the creation of manual CTAs, and this allows us to use to track risk and service disruptions.
- Gainsight is a powerful platform that integrates well with other tools we use or plan to use.
- Gainsight is not an analytics tool, but it could be. Typically, I download reports and manipulate it myself.
- I also wish non-admins had the power to create their own reports.
- Rules engine & Journey Orchestrator are great
- UI is easy on the eyes
- Dynamic reports are helpful
- Error messages are actionable
- Bringing in data from our product is working well
- 360 takes too long to load.
- Journey Orchestra has to be cloned and can't be edited once created. would be easier to be able to make edits in existing programs.
- would like to add a new Customer Status in addition to active, inactive, churn.
- Roll up reports across the entire organization to glean insights that can be sent to other departments.
- Track and triage big moments in a customer lifecycle.
- Create tasks for Success Managers to mitigate a customer heading down the path of churn.
- The Reporting module is only intuitive if you have extensive training on it, not even for someone who works in the SaaS space or is a heavy user.
- Creating manual tasks within CTAs can be very time consuming. It is best if everything rolls of a Playbook.
- The email notifications come in - at best - a daily digest.
- Not the best for an account planning scenario; tends to be best around reactive situations that you'll face with a customer.
- Great for managing a large team with a lot of customers; handles scale very, very well.
- Email notifications aren't ideal for on-the-spot activity, that day.
- The cockpit function which uses the "Call to Action" function is really useful in ensuring we track engagement with all our clients
- The health scores are useful to identify potential churns and we can take remedial actions to address them before the renewal date
- The newly added timeline feature is useful for tracking key activities with clients
- For the timeline feature, I wish there was a easy way to download a single report highlighting the key activities done with each client
- All customer data in one place
- Strong rules engine to automate stuff e.g. tech touch management
- Easy administration
- Good interface with Salesforce as CRM system
- Some standard objects/functions are to static e.g. NPS feature - but you can always create your own views
- No interface with other survey tool, but I heard this is on the roadmap
- Sally Slack bot seems to be useless, at least for us. You get a faster summary by using C360 view
Predominately addresses issues with Customer Success teams and Sales through Salesforce.
- Data issues
- Customer Engagement
- @ Risk Accounts
- Level of engagement
- Prepares me from an executive perspective when I am about to enter into a client meeting and I can pull up the history on my mobile app. Everything including history is at my fingertips.
- Dashboards that allow me to see what is going on in my portfolio and allows me to be proactive and get out of the rat race.
- Share information internally and externally to hold everyone accountable and maintain transparency.
- Success plans can be more pleasing to the eyes and user intuitive.
- Email automation - however we are receiving this in the next month and am excited to leverage it with timelines!
- Being able to enter CSM assessment from the timeline and show real time in the scorecard. I believe it is coming soon!
- Great at integrating data sources and creating dashboards and C360 pages to view information
- Automating customer outreach and customer communication
- Enables proactive outreach and responses to positive or negative trends in usage, support or financial data.
- The ability to create joins between data tables (MDA) could be better, today it requires rules to supplement data
- There are numerous ways to implement Gainsight objects, takes some learning to know which way will work best
- If you're managing relationships with between 25 and thousands of customers, Gainsight offers the tools to have insight into those customers and ensure you're given them the attention they need.
- However if your SFDC or CRM system and other data sources are poorly managed, Gainsight won't fix those issues, they need to be sorted out before starting the GS implementation.
- Derived a customer health score. Helps give visibility into every account in one place.
- Pushes Proactive Calls to actions to the appropriate people to act one.
- Pushes tech touch automation based on triggered events for the "long tail" customer segment.
- The rule writing is not super intuitive. Would be nice to have it more of a click build that did not require so much technological administration of the tool.
- Pulling in the basic customer data, and deriving a basic heath score should be more out of the box and simple to do so that customers can get value quicker without having to get services involved.
- Ability to create strategic dashboards
- Centralisation for accounts and a link with Salesforce
- Reporting ability
- Sometimes it appears a bit clunky - not sure if it is the volume of information or it's our system at fault
Once you get into this program you may find that the number of users that require licenses increases and you need to make sure you have thought this through in the beginning.
- Health Score 2.0 - being able to bring in data points from different technologies to gauge health of a customer and of our customer base
- CS360 - A consolidated view into all important areas of an account - from contract details to health to usage stats
- Timeline - Finally one place to capture notes pertaining to an account/customer.
- Maintaining integrations, it can be tricky to pinpoint where an issue may lay (within the data coming in, within Gainsight, etc)
- It would be great to have warnings - like say if a SFDC admin changes a field that we bring into Gainsight that could potentially break something - it would be nice to have a warning email notification
- Customization of tools. It's an extremely powerful tool to implement your client success operations strategy and increase retention.
- Client support is very fast to respond to inquires.
- The Gainsight Vault and Community are both instrumental in learning the platform and enhancing your strategy.
- Gainsight has a very steep learning curve.
- The unique terminology of Gainsight can be a bit opaque as to what a particular piece of data represents.
Gainsight is also very powerful at unifying client experience.
The data that Gainsight provides us with is bubbled up to our VP of Customer Experience and the data is also shared with our executive team. We take customer success very seriously here and most of the data displayed within Gainsight is shared at all levels of our organization.
- Creates and manages CTAs for all your CSMs to plan their day/execute on your customer success engagement strategy.
- Provides you with usage/engagement reporting on all of your customers.
- Establishing segments within your customer base.
- Helps power your customer lifecycle stages
- Integrates well with usage data from external systems like RedShift, etc
- Tough to pivot if something changes within the application
- Not easy to implement if you aren't well versed in SFDC administration
- Gainsight Community is so useful for more live support, and networking with other clients is definitely possible.
- Gainsight support is rapid responding and will not leave you wondering.
- Help Center and documentation is kept up to date which is very difficult for fast-changing technology.
- Webinar topics are on point.
- Account managers/CSMs can introduce and demo new features at the time of rollout. Be proactive to schedule time with your power users.
- Native integration with Salesforce
- Great work management capabilities (CTAs, tasks, automation/semi-automation of tasks)
- Automation of customer outreaches such as surveys and welcome emails
- Robust health score
- Great capabilities for logging touchpoint (formatting, selecting topics, choosing attendings, reporting capabilities)
- Lacking capabilities for gathering, reporting and analyzing usage data
- The ability to format charts (font sizes, chart sizes, etc.) is limited
- Gainsight is a complex tool that takes a lot of training and experience in order to fully utilize
- The ability to build specific dashboards for internal customers in the organizations.
- Customer 360 is a great tool to provide a view about how a customer is doing within our company.
- The NPS Survey is a great tool for any company that uses Gainsight.
- The differences between MDA Objects and Data Spaces, these are not allowed to be interconnected, this should be possible.
- Being able to create joined reports between objects in the report builder would be a great addition.
- Provide more flexibility at the moment of creating reports from objects related to the NPS Survey, sometimes is hard.
- Communication: Gainsight makes it really easy to track emails sent through the system in one place.
- Process: We can hold our people accountable with CTAs.
- Survey/NPS: Gainsight makes it really easy to create/track surveys. We never really surveyed our clients like this and it's nice how it is tied to each account.
- Health Score Cards: We're able to set up parameters on what is a "healthy" client, which is very helpful.
- Journey Orchestrator: The UI for creating emails is painful and very outdated.
- More and more prescriptive. They've invested a metric ton in a body of content that you can leverage inside your business to evangelize customer success as a stand-alone domain.
- Forgiving services model. While structured around an SOW, they're flexible and focused on success.
- Community. It's rare to see a company their size spend so much time on events, but it's a rewarding investment on their part and your part - you do meet and learn from the people who are good at this, and they do a great job facilitating.
- Prescriptive business applications ecosystem. A point of view here, and content around that, would be a huge win.
- Prescriptive career tracks. Given customer success is a new domain, a lot of the first generation came out of customer service. The new generation is coming from other places, and forging that ground is hard solo.
- Gainsight does an excellent job of listening to product feedback given through their Community, implementing those changes when they determine they are a need for many customers, and then informing users that the changes have been implemented.
- Gainsight is an excellent tool for automating lifecycle communications with customers while still maintaining a personalized touch, thereby allowing us to scale our operations.
- Gainsight has a good lineup of integration options to allow us to bring all of our customer data into one place to have a unified customer record.
- Gainsight could do a better job of allowing for one-off exceptions. It does a great job of helping to address the needs of the majority of our customers, but when one customer's needs create a special use case, it is rather difficult to make adjustments for that one customer.
- Editing programs created through the Journey Orchestrator is very difficult. Sometimes we need to make a small change to the criteria of a program after we have already started running it, but we can't do this without ending the program, cloning it, and starting an entirely new program.
- Visual -- at a glance you can get a complete snapshot of the account: their usage, activity, and how likely they are to churn. This provides opportunities for proactive outreach.
- CTAs -- a very well designed system that allows you to create CTAs around renewal dates, data usage, survey responses, and prospect outreach.
- Automation -- Gainsight allows you to send out automated emails based on a client's usage. It allows you to customize several different features and review before sending, which is helpful for AMs when managing a large book of business.
- No ability to filter CTAs by type.
- Parameters for setting up automated emails can be restrictive at times.
- Tracking customer health and adoption and assessing customer risk
- Communicating effectively to your customer base at a large scale
- Creating success plans for each individual customer
- The relationships module is not fully developed and has not worked well for our organization
- Reporting is powerful but can be a little clunky at times
- Mass email communication had issues early on, but most have been fixed at this point
- Overall customer health scoring and tracking
- NPS and CSAT surveys and reporting
- Call to Action (CTA) Automation
- Configuration can be tricky with self-service
- Reporting and insights could be more advanced
- Bionic Rule Capabilities -- Rules engine is extremely powerful. The way I look at it is as if it's a bonafide ETL tool living inside a workflow management tool. Through rules you can put together powerful queries that really makes your workflow management great.
- C360 -- Gainsight excels at being able to bring in all sorts of data into one place.
- Call to actions - Through the rules engine call to actions can be incredibly specific so we can target any point of the customer lifecycle with strategic ctas based off our data.
- I think that reporting functionality is getting there. Inline calculations would be a huge improvement. Filtering on Aggregated fields also would be nice.
- I think being unable to edit programs once they are on is very concerning. Why can't participants be brought in under some sort of logic, then we can edit and tweak as we iterate upon our first program?
- Automated outreaches - allows for being able to scale.
- Calls to action - allows for the use of automation to monitor data and create actionable items based on the data; scalability.
- Reporting- allows quick/easy access to reporting on customer health with automated, actionable items.
- The backend setup of Gainsight is not that intuitive.
- Email formatting is difficult
- Would like to see rules setup in a template to choose from
Gainsight Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
Gainsight says they enable business transformation through their passionate community, proven expertise, and cutting edge technology. In addition to the largest customer success community, the vendor says they also have a diverse, 333+ customer base spanning across Fortune 1000 companies such as HP, Cisco and Adobe and growth businesses like Box and Shopify.
Via their community and customers, Gainsight says they have developed deep expertise around customer success best practices which are embedded into the product. Additionally, the vendor says 50% of their company headcount is dedicated to R&D, and that their platform can serve business needs across various customer segments. The vendor’s value proposition is that their product innovations are consistently first to market and built to scale from day one.
Gainsight says their customers see an average of 4% higher retention and 20% faster growth than their peers.
Gainsight Customer Size Distribution
|Small Businesses (1-50 employees)||10%|
|Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)||60%|
|Enterprises (> 500 employees)||30%|
Gainsight Technical Details
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android|