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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Gainsight to manage our enterprise accounts. As a manager, I use it daily to understand the health of my portfolio of accounts and the status / progress of each customer's Success Plan. In addition, it serves as a critical 'single source of truth' if a CSM is on vacation / sabbatical or if we're transitioning the account to another CSM.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We have used Gainsight within our Customer Success Team to expand our knowledge of customer relationships, to better understand account health, and make informed decisions on what plays to run. To a certain extent, it is used outside of CS but mainly by leadership who also want insight into existing relationships.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is not only used in our Customer Success organization, but also cross-functionally as well. We use Gainsight to provide historical data on all our merchants (High Touch, Low Touch, and No Touch). We use it for many different functions, some of them being sending out mass email campaigns, sending out all types of surveys (NPS, various CSAT). Some other teams that utilize Gainsight are Product, Implementations, Account Management, and Customer Marketing. We have developed Gainsight to be our tracking platform for a lot of our campaigns, as well as a platform where anyone on other teams (who have a license) can view responses or view historical data on a merchant, such as updates that have been inputted by the CSM's in the past, or emails that have been logged, etc. Gainsight is a great tool-- if not for it, we would essentially be using a notebook, or a very cluttered excel spreadsheet for each client. Being able to log all kinds of updates (email, call, meetings) and assigning action items directly to users who are involved is a very seamless process, and Gainsight has helped us with that. It has also helped us with providing daily alerts based on usage data to help CSM's be notified whenever there are spikes or negative trends with our customers.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is used by the Client Success Department and management/executive team for the client services organization. The goal was to address a number of business goals:
  • Accurate health scoring across our client base to manage escalations, track advocates, and give management better visibility
  • Manage the tasks and workload of the CSMs day-to-day through the use of a mix of automated and manual triggers for Calls to Action
  • Provide a central hub for client information, usage stats and CSM contact history (Timeline)
  • Reduce the number of tools the CSMs were having to log-in to and use each day
That mandate has also expanded much further to include various reports and insights as well as automating tasks and emails using Journey Orchestrator.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Gainsight is used by the Customer Success organization to capture and display customer adoption data as it relates to various products. Its use addresses the problem of understanding customer engagement in products with the goal of improving product marketing efforts as well as optimizing future product design and features.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight enables our customer success team to manage their accounts through health scores, meeting notes, surveys, email campaigns, and CTAs. Our executive, sales and CS leadership teams use the tool to gain information on their accounts and to review dashboards. We use Gainsight as the main tool to store all customer data. It allows us to monitor trends and risks at a high level.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is leveraged by our team of Customer Success Managers and CS Management in order to track and manage customer health, predict and triage at-risk and/or unhealthy accounts based on key data ported related to how customers leverage our software, log important engagements with customers, track CSM activity/productivity to ensure we're at a healthy utilization rate as a team, and aid in proactive engagements with customers as our CSM team scales.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Gainsight to standardize our approach to client situations. Gainsight is our single data source regrouping all our customer data; this allows us to have a consolidated picture in a single environment and leverage that to build a success plan around that situation. It is also used to run automated NPS campaigns.
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October 22, 2019

Good CS Platform

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Gainsight as the platform for our CSMs to work with their customer base. It provides meaningful insights and automated actions to make it easier to see which accounts need additional support, where opportunity for upsell/cross-sell exist, and general risk management.

Additionally, Gainsight offers robust reporting that helps the Customer Success Department communicate effectively with other departments and executives in order to address high level issues.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We were an early adopter of Gainsight and really didn't use it within our Enterprise business until the past year. In our last renewal with Gainsight, we engaged a Gainsight consultant to determine if their solution made sense for our Enterprise accounts. No surprise coming out of that engagement the consultant recommended we continue using Gainsight with our Enterprise clients and also worked with us on best practices to roll out to our teams. We currently use Gainsight throughout our Customer Success and Sales team. We have other departments that don't work within the tool day to day but upload their client deliverables in Gainsight so we have a proper system of record. Currently, our mid-market and scale team take full advantage of the platform and we're using the platform to about half its strengths in Enterprise. But to be fair, a large part of the delay in using Gainsight to it's fullest extent isn't on Gainsight but on our data cleanliness in Salesforce.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is exclusively used by the global customer success team (about 15 people). We started using it this year to help us streamline our customer info, notes, and reminders into one platform. We also wanted the automation of reminders for outreach. It has helped us track our efforts and have more visibility into our accounts.
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August 16, 2019

Timeline Lifeline

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Gainsight within Customer Success, Sales, and Renewal teams to help provide a better workflow experience in managing our customers. Salesforce can get very overloaded with information and it's refreshing to have a platform that was designed around the customer success mindset but still sync back to Salesforce as needed.
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August 14, 2019

Gainsight is Gold

Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is used solely by our Customer Success team. However, insights are logged and key reports are shared with various teams and ELT across the organization. Gainsight allows our CS team to own customer relationships, from activity logging in the Timeline, to executing Success Plans within their book of business. Also, the Reports within Dashboards allow for risky behavior to be easily surfaced, creating a simple way to prioritize actions.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is being used primarily by our Customer Success Management and Implementation Services teams.

Our primary drivers for adopting & using Gainsight are:
  • Customer source of truth with a record of customer history
  • Consistent customer experience across CSMs & Implementation Specialists
  • Risk identification & management
  • Customer marketing
  • Lifecycle management
  • Reduced time to onboard new staff
  • Reduced time to first value
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Gainsight to help onboard new CS reps, which in turn helps them onboard new customers. We also have connected GS with Mixpanel to bring in customer metrics from our product, and help understand our customers understanding of the product, and where they need additional help. With the health score we can also indicate, and be proactive about, preventing churn.
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John Johnson profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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We currently leverage Gainsight across our Global Customer Success Organization. Our CS Organization leverages Gainsight to enhance our customer intimacy strategy and to manage our customer portfolios more efficiently. Our CS Organization includes around 35 FTEs globally.

Gainsight is also used by our Customer Support Organization for trasactional NPS.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Gainsight is used across the organization to see customer health and document activities on the customer timeline. The primary users are Customer Experience Managers and Account Managers, with executives using it to see the timeline activities of the customer. We use some CTAs for sending semi-automated emails. Most recently, we are using it for Risk and Escalation documenting and processing.
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Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently using Gainsight within Customer Success. We use it to automate some account processes such as renewals and contact management. We use the Rules Engine to generate Calls to Action for CSMs as well as make modifications to account records. We also use Gainsight to send mass communications and our NPS survey.
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Ben Michael profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Gainsight primarily in Customer Success, although this has begun to branch into opportunities in Tech Support, Field Services, and Education Services. Our primary business problems Gainsight addresses are as follows:
  • Process automation
  • Email automation
  • Mass communications to current customers
  • Deliverable organization & reporting
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Score 10 out of 10
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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!



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Score 10 out of 10
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We use Gainsight as the heart and soul of the Customer Success team. The CTAs define the day to day work of the CSMs, but we also use it to track the success of onboarding a new customer and other larger projects. It's important to us to have all of a customer's experience tracked in Gainsight to help us tell the full story of a customer. Our analytics team needs this story to better help us be predictive.

Additionally, we use Gainsight to track activity and outcomes related to the work of CSM to help understand the value of the CSM team.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (150)
7.8
API (108)
8.0
Integration with Salesforce.com (187)
9.1
Integration with Marketo (47)
7.6
Integration with Eloqua (18)
7.2
Product usage (180)
8.6
Help desk / support tickets (152)
8.2
NPS surveys (155)
9.3
Sponsor tracking (147)
7.6
Customer profiles (178)
9.2
Automated workflow (192)
8.3
Internal collaboration (179)
8.1
Customer health scoring (192)
9.3
Customer segmentation (164)
9.0
Customer health trends (181)
9.1
Engagement analytics (160)
8.7
Revenue forecasting (100)
8.5
Dashboards (194)
8.7

About Gainsight

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 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 featureCustomer360
Has feature4D Analytics
Has featureCustomer Lifecycle Cockpit
Has featureIn-product best practices library of resources
Has feature60 second video message to Customers

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Gainsight Competitors

Totango, Amity, Service Source

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 Technical Details

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