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John Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 14, 2019

The linchpin to an intimate and efficient CS organization

Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight works extremely well for a SFDC shop that is looking to make for a more impactful and efficient customer success organization.

I am unsure how well Gainsight would work in non-traditional CS capacities (TAM roles).

Make sure that you have IT staff that have allocated time for maintenance and administration as this can take up a large amount of time to get full value on all functionality.
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Ashley Phelps | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 10, 2019

The timeline feature is incredibly valuable!

Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is well suited for organizations where people are taking notes and documenting things related to their customers, and need them to be visible to the entire organization for visibility, knowledge transfer, etc.
Gainsight is less appropriate for a company that is not B2B, and does not have accounts/clients.
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Bradford Gillens | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2019

Great tool!

Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is great for managing customer interactions through the customer lifecycle and understanding how to successfully keep your customers on a path to success via using your product or service.
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Penny Ashley-Lawrence | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 18, 2019

One of Gainsight's biggest fans!

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Gainsight is a powerful tool and I've used it at two companies to define the work and outcomes of CSMs. If you have a multi-product offering and need to manage the post sales experience, this tool is perfect. If you are smaller, you could live in your CRM tool until you are ready.
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Lauren Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2019

Gainsight: I dig it!

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If you have a team of people responsible for customer success Gainsight provides various ways to keep track and anticipate client needs. If you want to create 'tasks' for users to take action on regarding client data. If you despise time-based workflows from salesforce, Gainsight provides working alternatives.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 17, 2019

Number 1 customer success platform!

Score 9 out of 10
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After extensive research into what customer success software was available, we found Gainsight was a true leader in this area and we were blown away by the possibilities. It allows us to capture our engagements with our customers, record meeting actions (aka action items) and enable the team to view CTAs for their assigned customer accounts. It is limited in sharing meeting timeline records externally in a simple way, however, the benefits in using a customer success system outweigh the cons!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 15, 2019

Gainsight makes me feel like a valued customer always!

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Well suited:
Mature companies are more likely able to dedicate sufficient resources and time to implement, innovate, and evolve their usage of Gainsight.

Less Appropriate:
Start up companies. This is a robust tool that requires at least one person to be an administrator. Like any tool, there are things that go wrong, and it takes some time to learn and troubleshoot.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2019

Take on the challenge, it is worth it.

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There's a whole hierarchy of Gainsight users at an organization. If your company is relatively small, it might be more difficult to establish Gainsight at your firm because one person cannot do everything. You will need a strong admin, someone who is technically savvy and understands CRM backends (Salesforce background is great) and terminology. Then you have the users of just the interface who know how to interact with them (filters, toggle, locate). Finally, you have some continuing to innovate and explore the possible features of the tech. There's an overwhelming amount of abilities and features to implement and use, so a clear vision is important before you start overwhelming yourself with the Gainsight possibilities.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2019

Great tool if you have the resources to implement and manage it

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Gainsight is great if you have a customer success team of at least 10 CSMs, and the resources to have a team member implement it and spend a lot of time managing it. If you have many of the process and data already in Salesforce, the implementation of Gainsight can be much smoother.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2019

Looking to increase your performance and customer relationships? Gainsight is for you!

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For me, Gainsight is a great tool in almost all scenarios, especially if these are related to metrics or usage data within direct customers of any organization. Also, Gainsight can be a great tool for any organization that would like to measure their relationship with their customers and understand where there are areas for improvement. I think Gainsight is not a great tool to use by an organization that would like to measure their employee's performance or how happy they are with their job roles. Gainsight is not an HR tool.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 23, 2019

Gainsight: the best in class!

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Easy to setup, tons of online tutorial resources, and a great and helpful Gainsight community. Early indicators of churn risks, great CTA/reports, and a great renewals process. Great customer support, actually one of the best.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

Great tool for account managers and client success managers

Score 8 out of 10
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Gainsight is a fantastic tool for account managers and client success managers to monitor usage, schedule regular outreach, and track the overall health of an account. It's less appropriate for salespeople, because this functionality is designed more for account managers due to the fact that the information is pulled from the product. For prospecting efforts, it is not necessary and there are other tools that are better designed for these activities.
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John Applebaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 01, 2018

Gainsight made our lives easier and happier

Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is great if there are multiple data sources that aren't easily viewed in a combined way or if users do not have access to all these data sources. Gainsight provides a way to get this information into one area that is easy to view by anyone that is involved with the account. It also allows for data back to other systems like Salesforce which is important for contributors that may not be in Customer Success. Gainsight is helpful for automation as well as building scenarios with a specific goal in mind - all of which helps with scaling across segments.

In other areas, Gainsight can be harder for users to adopt if they are used to different workflows like working from support cases or direct email. It also doesn't have much machine learning that would increase the ability to automate workflows. If your product isn't true SaaS you can't make as much use of some of the areas of Gainsight that work well with usage data. Gainsight is also good for workflows that produce an output - an email, a survey, etc. - but not as good with taking inputs from customers.
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Ben Michael | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 30, 2018

The powerful tool that is Gainsight

Score 9 out of 10
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Anyone looking to scale their business to a growing customer base should use Gainsight. It's a needed tool to take the jump from manual to automated, while maintaining (or possibly improving) the value you give to your customers. We have seen immense improvements in our efficiency, proactiveness, and overall customer retention with the use of Gainsight.
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Carlos Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2018

Keep your fingers on the pulse of your customers with Gainsight

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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.


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Joshua Tobiansky | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 17, 2018

Gainsight is Great!

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Gainsight gives you the big picture of your customers. You can track pretty much anything about them as well as include all of your applications and how the customer is being affected by them or using them.

In the hosting industry, Gainsight can track customer outages and monitors (with custom integration).
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Colin Burns | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 11, 2019

Gainsight saves the Customer Success puzzle

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  • 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.
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Jason Chan | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 09, 2019

Gain productivity with Gainsight!

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Extremely useful if manager to client ratio is in excess of 1: 50 (meaning 1 account manager to 50 clients). Gainsight helps you manage and track clients activities and engagements.
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Mark Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 04, 2018

Gainsight is by far the BEST CSM solution out there!

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Gainsight is extremely user friendly and is constantly updating to add more and more value. When it comes to any subscription-based models, putting your faith in an industry leader that is pushing the boundaries of what we thought was impossible or extremely hard makes Gainsight an easy decision. It is extremely important to put a large investment into ensuring your customers stay with you and succeed using your tool/platform, because this ensures that you are maximizing your revenue and reducing churn.
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Jen Molitor | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 04, 2018

A great tool with amazing people

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Gainsight is an awesome tool for organizations looking to help prioritize engagements with customers based on their behavioral trend. If you are looking to drive a consistent customer experience and give your team the power of knowledge into the customer, it's a very powerful and user friendly tool. For our tiers that are more of a 1:many approach, Gainsight is less helpful as it is more of a transactional relationship.
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Josh Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 22, 2018

Gainsight enables CS teams to become more efficient!

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Gainsight is a fantastic software for any SaaS company that uses Salesforce. Our team is likely one of the smaller ones that Gainsight works with but we have been able to do so much with the tool despite having a small team (5-7 people). It has really enabled our CSM's to be much more efficient with their day-to-day duties.
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Katie Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 22, 2018

Setting my sights on a long future with Gainsight!

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Great for managing customer communication (emails, phone calls, trainings) and just general 'need to know' notes between internal teams, particularly for those companies with lots of CSM transitions. We just made a pretty major reorganization and having this information in Gainsight helped us tremendously!

The only scenario where I would hesitate to recommend Gainsight is if a company had a very unique/complicated customer or CSM structure. Gainsight is really designed for the bulk of information to live on the account level and our company has a lot of data/different CSMs on a relationship level. It is doable, but makes simple tasks that much more difficult to configure.
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Kevin Heraly | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 21, 2018

Gainsight review - 300+ Client Success Manager group

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GS is great for portfolio management, proactive engagement and communication, structuring approaches of sales teams/reps to best practices, and even management and visibility for critical data points (except for the reporting limitations previously mentioned).

GS can be difficult to implement with organizations that have a high average number of accounts per person, as the Cockpit can become unwieldy if CTAs fire for most/all of them monthly. To that end, I'd probably hesitate to recommend GS to organization with large average book sizes. A lot of this can be addressed in implementation, but then you do have to make difficult decisions on what is going to give, in terms of how you'll trim the CTA load per rep.
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Christian Falkenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2018

Great tool for Customer Success Management - fun to use and administrate

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The best scenario would be to use Gainsight when Salesforce is already in place. This will help you to set up things easily, like rules for automation, data transfer or updating customer data in Salesforce through Gainsight. You want to consolidate all customer data you have? Use Gainsight! Gainsight also has a good reporting tool in place, where you also can create and share dashboards.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (156)
8.4
API (112)
8.5
Integration with Salesforce.com (193)
8.2
Integration with Marketo (48)
7.3
Integration with Eloqua (19)
7.2
Product usage (186)
8.6
Help desk / support tickets (157)
8.6
NPS surveys (159)
8.6
Sponsor tracking (152)
7.2
Customer profiles (185)
8.7
Automated workflow (199)
8.4
Internal collaboration (186)
8.2
Customer health scoring (199)
9.0
Customer segmentation (169)
8.7
Customer health trends (186)
8.9
Engagement analytics (165)
8.9
Revenue forecasting (105)
8.7
Dashboards (201)
8.8

About Gainsight

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 Features

Customer Data Extraction / Integration Features
Has featureProduct usage
Has featureHelp desk / support tickets
Has featureOnline customer community
Has featureBilling
Has featureMarketing emails
Customer Success Management Features
Has featureNPS surveys
Has featureSponsor tracking
Has featureCustomer profiles
Has featureAutomated workflow
Has featureInternal collaboration
Has featureCustomer health scoring
Has featureCustomer segmentation
CSM Reporting & Analytics Features
Has featureCustomer health trends
Has featureEngagement analytics
Has featureRevenue forecasting
Has featureDashboards
Has featureCustomer lifetime value
Has featureChurn rate
Security Features
Has featureRole-based user permissions
Platform & Infrastructure Features
Has featureAPI
Has featureIntegration with Salesforce.com
Has featureIntegration with Marketo
Has featureIntegration with Eloqua
Additional Features
Has feature360 Customer View
Has featureCockpit
Has featureTimeline
Has featureSuccess Plan
Has featureIn-product best practices library of resources

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Gainsight Integrations

HubSpot, Oracle CRM, SAP CRM, NetSuite, Zoho CRM, Pipedrive, Slack, SurveyMonkey, Segment, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, Zendesk, G2, Clarizen, Influitive, Learndot, Dell Boomi, MindTouch, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), Infor, Sugar CRM, Tableau, Outlook, Gmail, Azugua, Point of Reference, RO Innovation, Salesforce Pardot, CaliberMind, HelpDocs, Electron

Gainsight Competitors

Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required

Gainsight Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
60%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
30%

Gainsight Support Options

 Paid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Gainsight Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android