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Pendo.io is a product engagement platform with features for in-app analytics, surveys and feedback, and guidance.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/oZ/OW/553WFENZBIJO.pngWeave improves, thanks to Pendo.ioPendo.io is used by our organization to collect and track usage information for our products. Customer engagement uses this information to help guide new and existing users, as well as to reach out to customers that appear to be under-utilizing the product. Our Helpdesk uses Pendo.io data to help answer customer questions. Our Product team uses Pendo.io data to guide design and development decisions. We can easily see what areas of the product are heavily used, and those areas that are under-utilized. We can survey our users in-app about their behavior. We also use Pendo's in-app guides and messaging to communicate with our users. In-app guides and tutorials help users without forcing them to go search for a resource on another page. The built-in NPS polling has been invaluable for us as well.,Pendo.io is very user-friendly, designed for users (like me) without a technology background, to easily set up and navigate the tool. In-app guides and walk thru's are very easy to set up and customize. Customized Dashboards are excellent for our different teams, they can focus on exactly what they need, and adjust their dashboard widgets easily as needed. NPS tool basically runs itself. Pendo.io staff is always helpful and available to answer questions. They are always willing listeners when we have suggestions or a unique problem to solve. Pendo.io Slack channel is very helpful! lots of sharing of best practices between all kinds of Pendo.io users.,New guide design tool isn't yet as robust as the classic designer. Pendo.io does not track text/content entered into cells by users, this could be helpful for us.,10,We have been able to proactively reach out to customers under-utilizing our software before they become a retention risk. Pendo.io gives us the ability to re-engage with these customers before they begin shopping for competitors. In the past year, I would estimate we have re-engaged with 5-7 accounts, saving the company significant resources. We have used user information to help drive our design and development process. Learning which areas of our software the customers are underutilizing or using in a way other than designed, helps us put together focus groups to connect with these customers. We gather this information and use to inform enhancements.,WalkMe, Mixpanel and Heap,Slack, HubSpot, Zendesk,Customer Surveys,7,1,Usage data for Customer Engagement (under-utilization, retention). Usage behaviors, paths and funnels are used to inform Product design and development decisions. Support/Helpdesk uses Pendo data to help support customers.,We have begun to transition all of our Help resources into Pendo in-app guides and tooltips, therefore reducing the need for another tool to host these resources. The Pendo snippet in our Zendesk support application has reduced the need for Helpdesk staff to spend time looking for usernames and other information,We intend on expanding the use of Pendo to support our customer onboarding process,10Pendo.io provides positive impact and results we NEEDEDWe use Pendo.io to deliver Product Release announcements, drive traffic to our KB for self-help resources, and are looking to dive further into the analytical side to understand where our users are spending the majority of their time. This will allow for more targeted information being displayed, as well as continual relationship building by proactively reaching out to those users to see if they need additional guidance, or if we have some areas of our product or knowledge that could be better carved out or explained.,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.,As they are continuing to grow, and working to get users to the new Visual Design Studio, I think the biggest overhaul is to Guides specific to the What's New portion, and making this available sooner than later in the new Visual Design Studio will make transitioning easy, and make it stickier in orgs. Improved workflow in the designers, whether Classic Designer or Visual Design Studio, I don't always want to edit the default components of the item I am creating, but I have to click Apply to escape it. A little more clarity around use cases - when I took on my role currently, I was tasked with taking over Pendo.io management. Having used it in my previous role was helpful, but I still had plenty of questions from a backend administration and implementation stance, but I was more directed to hobble along. I've made great strides, and the Pendo.io Slack channels and user community are quite helpful.,10,We have had an ROI in reduced support contacts. We have had increased NPS scores due to our ability to target messaging for the right reasons to the right audience members rather than blanket distribution of information. Delayed deployment in certain environments (being worked through) has led to a delay in one business area, but it is not public facing yet so we aren't heavily impacted by that yet.,Gainsight, Zendesk Explore, Google Analytics,Employee Surveys Customer Surveys Research StudiesPendo changed the way we do productWe use Pendo.io in our Product team for tracking usage data, tracking NPS, creating in-app engagement, and managing in-app education. We are able to use the data from Pendo.io to inform product decisions and improve customer experience. We are able to provide contextual answers to common questions to decrease our support volume.,Pendo.io support is responsive and informed. Pendo.io segmentation is top notch. You can break down user groups into random groups, groups based off of product usage, groups based off of permissions, or a combination thereof. Pendo.io's targeting of elements is very simple, and their recent update has made it even more streamlined.,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.,9,Pendo.io has been instrumental in the implementation of payment processing in our application. We were able to drive applications and usage with targeted in-app guides. On more than one occasion, analyzing usage data from Pendo.io has kept us from creating features in a way that would negatively impact our users. This has saved dev time and customer happiness! We are able to quickly create lists of users for our R&D team to communicate with based off of usage data in Pendo.io. This saves our team and our customers' time.,WalkMe and Appcues,Help Scout, ClubHouse Online, MySQL, HubSpot CRM,Customer Surveys,Online training,10,8,Yes,One evening, I was creating a guide to announce a new piece of functionality that was being released that night. I could not for the life of me get the guide to work. I sent a panicked email to the Pendo.io support team, and their manager called me at 10:30 pm to make sure I had what I needed for a successful release. I was able to finish the task and go to bed knowing that my end users weren't going to wake up completely confused the next morning!A Well Deserved 5 Stars!Pendo.io has been an absolutely amazing application for our company. We have been able to use this for a catch-all of activities that we have been wanting to execute but didn't know how to. In-app tours for first-time users of our platform, support, notifications and product feedback, user analytics, NPS, product validation and the list goes on. Pendo.io has really served as a great asset in understanding and communicating with our users directly within our application. Pendo.io is predominantly used by our Customer success team but also by our product team and marketing teams. Besides Customer Success and Product teams, the reporting from Pendo.io has proven to be of value to our marketing and finance teams as well.,In-app messaging (guided tours, alerts, notices, etc) Feature usage and user activity within applications App usage reporting,Integration with Zendesk guides Simplifying the presentation of paths users take within the application Organization of guides (suggest adding folder or folder like structuring to make it easier to manage large numbers of guides),10,Feature use validation Customer app engagement time and volume Customer communication,Customer SurveysPendo makes it easy to understand your Product, without giving you a headache!We've been using Pendo to gather data about usage of our multiple services as well as creating personalised guides for our Users. It's been great so far and we've been able to build and track our KPIs around Pendo data, which is capable to not only present data, but allows us to go into detail information about users and create reports and graphs with ease. Guides allowed us to drive adoption and communicate new features to our users as well as get their feedback on the products we work on. I'd definitely recommend Pendo, its biggest advantages are ease of use and outstanding suppport.,Ease of Use - Interface is easily understandable and laid out clearly. Support - Pendo provides us with great Customer Experience through their Support Team as well as Account Manager. Flexibility - We are able to adjust Guides and Reports in many ways. Well Defined Reports - Default graph and raports are very usefull and are good enough to gather most important information on our users.,Customisation of Guides might be hard to understand for all of the users as it requires CSS/HTML knowledge. Would be great to have more in depth (advanced) options for Guides start method. More Enhancement Request than a downside - I'd like to be able to save snapshots from specific time in the tool - I.E Data of Q42018. I know I can click few times and get it each time, but I'd like to have some saved ones always ready.,9,It allowed us to build KPIs with the metrics it provides. Pendo allowed us to communicate with our users easy and fast!,Google Analytics,More than 100 peoplePendo helps us reduce customer churn!As a Customer Success Manager, it's crucial that I understand how my customers are using our tool and what they are interacting with the most. That's why Pendo is essential in helping me support my customers and in making decisions about how to drive engagement with our software. Not only that, but the Pendo team is incredibly helpful and supportive. I'm so glad we decided to work with Pendo!,Customer Usage Insights Responsive Support Team,The tool requires a bit of setup and onboarding before you can fully utilize it.,10,Since we signed up with Pendo, we have increased the level of engagement of our customers Using Pendo has helped us reduce account churn,HubSpot, Salesforce Lightning PlatformPendo.io has absolutely changed how foreUP does business!Pendo.io is being used currently by our entire company. Account Management and Client Success use it for NPS, and to create reports and systems to indicate leading indicators of churn. They also use Pendo to facilitate new customer onboarding. We have found that the Product and Dev departments also use Pendo.io to understand how the product as a whole is being used and where we find bottlenecks that can improve customer/user experience. It has completely changed how we operate and make data-driven decisions.,Analytics for software usage. Indicators of churn. Guides and tutorials that are easy to set up. Incredible segmentation abilities that allow for customized messaging.,Pathway and funnel generation takes longer to load than we'd like. It's a little difficult to dig into specific data/feature usage per visitor/account. Currently, you can set the default visitor table to be viewed in Pendo.io, you have to customize the columns, which we have to do every individual time.,10,From a product standpoint, we have loved being able to share with our customers the data to support our decisions, be it large changes or small. I love that my team members can have their own personalized dashboard upon login that provides them the data and information relative to their projects. We have found that we have been able to reduce customer churn by identifying trends that lead to churn. Managers are able to reach out and provide assistance prior to the customer becoming escalated or leaving.,Employee Surveys Customer Surveys Research StudiesPowerful Cross-Functional Solution For Usage InsightsAt Affinio, Pendo.io is being leveraged across departments, spanning Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, and Product. My team (sales) uses it to glean insights into user behavior and adoption -- specifically during trials. My CS team uses it to monitor and spur customer adoption. Before Pendo, my team was completely in the dark on usage data for prospects on trial. That information needed to be pulled and analyzed by our operations team, resulting in bottleneck delays. Now, my team is empowered, data-driven, and able to meet unmet needs -- this increases both win rates and deal velocity, as my team can help guide users to 'ah-ha' moments much more quickly and assuredly.,Ease-of-use: Pendo's interface is intuitive and incredibly easy to use once it's set up. Seamless sync up with Salesforce/CRM. Flexibility and granularity -- myriad ways to build dashboards, analytics, etc.,Share-ability: ability to create, share, and replicate/duplicate dashboards. This would allow my team to standardize their dashboard views.,10,Positive: helped close a deal in the first 15 days. Positive: reduces speed to insight by >50% (no longer have to wait for reports to generate and be supplied to my team).,WalkMe and Appcues,Customer Surveys Research StudiesPendo.io makes product analytics easyIn the 4 months since implementing, we've made heavy use of Pendo in our Product Management and UX groups to aid in finding hotspots, evaluate the success of features, and seek out areas of improvement or possible retirement. We've begun experimenting with guides and tooltips to prompt usage of more lightly used features and to introduce new functionality to our users. We've utilized the Salesforce connector to pull data in at the account level to aid in segmentation when evaluating feature usage and rendering guides. Additionally, we've begun pushing account level activity and feature usage reports out to Salesforce that gets used within our Gainsight customer engagement scores.,The ability to tag features is amazing. I've used other behavior analytics tools that required development time for each additional feature (or update) and Pendo's tagging functionality is 1000x easier and quicker. Guide creation! Again, we've used tools like joyride or similar to introduce features but they require programming time, time to change, and time to remove. Path analysis is incredible - seeing what people are doing is great, but then seeing what they do before and after they've done the desired feature is really, really useful to get a bigger picture of "why".,The new feature tagging tool/designer doesn't seem to always work very well. I often drop back to the original. Observing behavior that is not performed via a click (drag & drop, form submission, etc) is impossible. The dashboards could be made more useful - only being able to add (mostly) pre-defined widgets is limiting. I wish I could define several features to watch on a dashboard...I would love to create one dashboard per application or product we sell with the most crucial features & user info on each.,9,Customer engagement - we're driving product usage from Pendo into Gainsight to give a fuller picture of customer engagement for our Customer Success team. They've never had this insight before and can have much richer conversations. We've saved time and effort asking users how they use current functionality by simply being able to observe them. Now we can use that saved time to discuss possibilities and pain points we don't yet know about.,Intercom, Amplitude Analytics and Mixpanel,HubSpot, Salesforce Lightning, JIRA Software,Customer Surveys Research StudiesHugely powerful platform which is easy to use and understandWe use it across the entire organization to get an understanding of how our users experience our platform and to help guide them to specific areas we want them to see, use and understand. It has solved a huge problem of needing to use up valuable resources to code in guides and tooltips - instead, we can actually understand where our users need help and then implement guides or walkthroughs to help them.,Guides are so easy to use and put in place. As someone who is not traditionally from a tech background, it is easy to implement without the need of technical resources and you can have a new guide live in minutes to address a problem you might have. Easy to understand insights: we used to use another provider and felt the insights we were getting were convoluted and a little hard to understand. Pendo.io is far more visual and it's easy to see what your users are doing and how they move through our app.,Sometimes we do have some issues with guides behaving as they should, despite everything looking right in terms of the implementation. More system-generated recommendations of changes you can make to your app/site would always be welcome - with Pendo.io already seeing the data, it would then be great to see which pages need tooltips, guides or walkthroughs.,9,Allowed us to provide practical, in-app learning for new users coming on to the platform. It has reduced the impact on developer time which means we can keep our focus firmly on the product roadmap. There is a bit to understand, and as always, I feel like we could be using the product more but perhaps don't yet understand how to fully realize its value.,Mixpanel,Slack, Trello, Evernote, JIRA Software,Customer SurveysIncredible for in-app NPSWe utilize Pendo.io to accomplish in-app NPS and track product usage. It's been incredibly enlightening to see what users get frustrated with, and what they like, in order to compile trends and a plan of attack into our user-base.,Detailed insights into product usage. Seeing which customers are frustrated. Onboarding walkthroughs.,More robust reporting. Additional marketing functionality. Chat support.,10,It has helped us identifying users struggling that were struggling in silence and we proactively reached out to try and resolve issues, that previously we didn't know were there.,1 to 5 peopleLove the tool!Fantastic software that assists our team with key data to track customer interaction and movement across the platform. On the client success side, it helps us identify how we can better help our customers.,Helps us track the usage of our platform. Lets us know when clients are on our site so we can provide enough support members at those key hours. Shows where the customers are on the platform.,Email alerts for specified parameters.,10,Helps us identify how to better support our customers,,Customer SurveysIncredible Tool, Robust User Experience, Valuable Company InsightsPendo.io is utilized by our company to track our customer usage of our own Software. While Pendo.io is primarily utilized by the Client Success team, the entire company has access to the data and relies on it for information on usage. Depending on the department, we use the Usage information to guide our product decisions, help increase adoption for customers, examine trends for like-minded clients, and identify potential upsell opportunities.,Identifies Trends in Usage across different customers. This allows us to help make valuable product decisions when adding new features. Provides insight into potential upsells for our customers. By giving us in-depth breakdowns of usage, we can identify opportunities to sell additional products based on that usage. Deploys an NPS Survey straight through our App, and then tracks the results in Pendo.io. We deploy our own NPS survey within our software and the results feed directly into Pendo. Beyond giving us an accurate look at the success of our platform and customers, Pendo provides a source to store this info for analysis at the Company and Client level.,The Reporting structure could be simplified. While Pendo.io does have Reporting features, the building of a report can be a little cumbersome and confusing to a first time user. By simplifying or restructuring the reporting process to something more similar to typical CRM reporting structures (say SalesForce, for example), it would make the end user experience much better, and provide the ability to quickly build and access your own reports. Search Functionality Improvements: The search bar can be a handy tool to quickly access different pieces of info, however, it seems pretty basic in its build-out and requires semi-specific searches to find what you want. Adding a more flexible search bar that looks across multiple pieces of the platform would really help with the user experience. Online Resources/Self Help Resources: This may already be available, and if it is, I apologize! However, I have not seen any of those resources yet (like a quick FAQ or step by step to build a report). It would be nice to have this knowledge-base, and if it does exist, then have it more noticeable/marketable to the end user for access.,10,Provides ROI through increased analysis of Customer usage, which makes for more informed and meaningful decision when contract renewals take place. Increases our Renewal Chance/Rate. Provides ROI through new upsell opportunities for our customers. By giving us insight into their usage and trends, we can identify the needs of our customers that other products we offer might help solve. While it doesn't close the deal, it certainly gives us a starting point. NPS Survey functionality allows us to have a broader understanding of the success and or shortcomings of our Software. This, in turn, helps drive our product direction and lead to improvements or new features, which leads to happier customers, and ultimately more business for our Company.,Totango,Salesforce App Cloud,Customer SurveysProper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance = PENDO!Pendo has created an awareness for our internal groups that is vital to our Customer Success teams. We are now able to see where our customers are spending their time. Our Product teams can identify and prioritize new feature development based on user experience and adoption. Overall Pendo analytics and in-app training guides are key to our company's success.,Surveys Guides Reporting,The new designer and navigation could be smoother.,10,A positive impact on how our customers are solving problems. A clear view on showing us how our customers feel about saving time in their day using our products. Pendo highlights where we missed the mark and allows us to be more pro-active.,,WalkMe, Salesforce Community Cloud, Microsoft Power BI,Customer Surveys Research StudiesBest tool for high-level analytics and mico-surveysPendo has been a great friend for the past 2 years! I had found and chose it in my past job and really loved it. So, when I joined my current company, I recommended it to the team. Pendo is great for overall analytics, segmentation, and voice of customer initiatives. "Guides" have improved significantly and are super useful for showing information pop-ups, as well as gathering feedback. The sales, support, and customer success teams are wonderful.,Guides: for sharing info and gathering feedback from users. Page and feature usage (heatmaps). Funnels and path. Usage/engagement reports.,Showing geo-location data.,10,Higher response rate on surveys.,Usabilla, Google Analytics and Mixpanel,JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence, UltiPro, Slack,Customer SurveysOutstanding Software and GREAT support behind it!Pendo is used on our SAAS platforms to assist with the on-boarding of new clients and to enrich their ongoing user experience.,Flexible. Comprehensive. Customer support is outstanding.,No negatives discovered thus far, Pendo has been very open to enhancement requests.,10,Too early to tell. I feel that overall it will be positive for our company.,A solid platform and a great additionNamely has been using Pendo.io for a few years to alert clients of any and all new product launches. We just recently started using the platform to send payment reminders.,It's simple and to the point. I like the fact that you actually have to click on the pop-up to get to the next page. The analytics gleaned from the site are stellar!,Hopefully, in the future, there will be more templates available for a wider variety of users (i.e. across different departments).,10,The ROI to my team is tremendous.,Looker,NetSuite, Zuora, Lucidchart,26 to 50 peoplePendo.io: Analytics for AnyonePendo is being used for one of our newer products (where it was easier to work into the code), but not for our flagship product. It's used for analytics, occasional announcements, and invitations to participate in our NPS survey. We could/should be using it more.,I love that you can target specific tags and elements for analytics. It's pretty easy even if you don't understand HTML, and super easy if you do. It's easy to set up specific filters and audience groups to slice and dice the data.,Pendo is very flexible... and sometimes that causes problems. For example, you can customize your guides and invitations with your own HTML, CSS, and JS, but the effects of doing this are not always obvious and sometimes break the experience without you being able to tell. I've had a support person even tell me that they recommend people NOT change the HTML or CSS for this reason... in which case the feature shouldn't be exposed to users. It is harder to identify specific data about a user (role, permission level, etc.) than it ought to be. You can set up specific custom fields, but it's not easy and requires a bunch of coordination.,8,I'm not in the loop on ROI issues.,WalkMe and Google Analytics,26 to 50 people,Setting up analytics (tags) Setting up filters and target audiences,Changing CSS, HTML, or JS can have unexpected results.,9Pendo helps me do my job in ways I didn't know were possiblePendo was a new concept to me when I started my Product Management Associate position at a software company. Being new to the software industry, I didn't realize how valuable it would be to look at the analytics of how customers use your website. Throughout my work term, my main task was to look at various statistics on how our customers interacted with the UI (number of clicks, time on site, etc.) that Pendo tracked, and present my findings. Additionally, we also have a guide centre that varies by page which I was responsible for updating and refining. It truly amazed me that there was a software that existed that could do all of what is helpful to the Product Management Team, along with Customer Success. I can't imagine what my term would have been like without Pendo!,Tracks customer interaction in a way that makes it easy to extract and read data Help provide help content to users in a way that is easy to manage Clean and organized UI help save time when searching for specifics in the website,A way to label different guide names without the title appearing on the website A way to create a duplicate of a superpage, without having to recreate it from scratch URL doesn't change when looking at different guides in-app,9,Pendo has had a positive ROI on our business objectives since it helped us deliver a more usable software to customers,,Slack,1 to 5 peopleStellar communication tool from a stellar teamPendo is currently used by several teams at Conductor. Most notably, the Product, Product Marketing, Customer Knowledge & Support, Customer Success, and Engineering teams. While each department has several different use cases for Pendo, we're actively working towards improving our communication and reporting workflows to establish clear procedures and transparency across teams. For messaging purposes, we use Pendo to communicate: SurveysEducation / tooltips / "learn more" opportunitiesReport overview training videosFeature enhancements / releases / up-sellsUsability Improvements & simplificationsPartner announcementsError notificationsEngagement nurtures & feature highlightsUser groups / eventsFor analytics purposes, we use Pendo to track: Page engagementFeature engagementVisitors & account reportsOn-going trend and click path reportingNPS surveysOur main drives in using Pendo are to minimize development resources needed to communicate directly to our users in an agile manner, receive feedback from our users easily, keep users informed in the context of their workflows, and understand how users engage with our application to help substantiate product decisions.,Pendo provides a flexible solution to rapidly create and deploy messaging to our users directly in the context of our application. We can target segments of users easily, and can even set up engagement tracking on the guides themselves to gauge how effective they are. We also utilize Pendo for good high-level on-going reporting centered around feature engagement. On the Product team, we reference these reports for our QBRs, as well as during design strategy sessions to substantiate which areas of our application we want to focus on for improvements. We utilize NPS poll data to understand user perspectives, delightful moments & pain points, and use that qualitative data to power customer stories for internal & external presentations on application usage. We also combine that qualitative data with engagement data to further plan ongoing product update efforts. Customer service is top class. Really. Their team is amazing, and I chat with them pretty regularly. I create lots of custom implementations of guides and often have questions about what I can & can't do. Our CSM is super responsive and very knowledgeable. When I have more technical questions, I have an easy time scheduling 1-on-1's with their tech support team, and 98% of the time, my questions are resolved quickly. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the VP of Product regarding their roadmap and was pleasantly surprised to find out that a feature I wanted to suggest is already in the roadmap & being developed. This team is super engaged and cares about their partners. They are a terrific example of how to effectively grow a product, create an environment to foster customer loyalty, and make sure everyone wins.,I'd love to see an integration with Airtable, it's my primary organizational tool at this point, and I think it would be quite effective with live Pendo data. I'd love to get more granular data on the analytics side - currently, we use Pendo for higher level reporting (and on-going reporting) on a page / feature basis, but it takes a little time to set up definitions & parse the data. On-demand reporting without a lag would be major. Some parts of the interface have small hiccups (ex: uploading a CSV for a segment doesn't display the CSV name properly), and navigating large tables isn't particularly easy (ex: lack of pagination / scroll area while viewing the guides or pages list),10,95% 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.,Heap,Heap,11 to 25 peoplePendo: For the Product Manager on the goOver a year ago I stumbled across Pendo when researching tools to make user tracking and walkthrough tutorials easy for our company without needing engineering. After speaking to their sales rep, I quickly knew this was going to be an integral tool for our product organization, design, and customer success group. Set up was very easy and took about 1 day for all our products. Once this was complete I jumped directly into their product, watched all their online YouTube tutorials, joined their Slack channel and I was off to the races. I have a design background and am currently in product management for our front end applications so I began to creating template guides for the rest of our organization. Fast forward a year later and we have integrated Pendo into our third party applications, product is actively tracking user data to make more informed decisions and customer success is tracking new and existing clients instead of using Intercom and their limited event tracking. Could not be happier with this product and their customer support is top notch.,User Tracking. Intuitive and easy to use guide building. Great customer service.,Some portions of their product can be harder to use for users who do not understand HTML/CSS. I sometimes experience lag in their frame builder.,10,We no longer have to wait weeks for an engineer to produce new product guides, which saves us time, lots of money, and frustration. We can have engineers focus on building new products and features while the product and design team focuses on the messaging and delivery to clients.,JIRA Software, SketchUp, Trello, InVision,1 to 5 peoplePendo.io is a wonderful product to dePend on.Pendo.io is being used by our business to understand how our customers are using our product and how we can better design our software for the betterment of our customer experience. Pendo.io addresses the need to understand how our customers are interacting with our software and what areas may need improvement based on usage statistics.,Provides a clean interface with which to interact. This ensures all data is able to be found quickly and efficiently. Provides accurate and up to date metrics on the data we are looking for. Allows us to create guides and surveys to keep us closer with our customers and ensure we are offering the best product we can.,The current Dashboard is easy to use but is limited on the customization ability. I'd like to see the ability to customize your dashboard and move features where you want them instead of adding them and having them be set/stuck for you.,10,Pendo.io has allowed us to better grow our software by discovering areas of improvement while also bringing to light areas where we may have spent too much time on for little reward.,1 to 5 people,The feature tagging/searching through Pendo is a very smooth process. As long as the proper code is contained in the software, you can tag a feature/page in very little time. The navigation UI, with the most recent update, is cleaner and easier to use so I can quickly get to the page I want. Dashboards give you the most information at a glance. They're easy to set up as long as you know the information you're looking for. You can make them as detailed as you'd like or just have a dashboard focused on one thing.,The guide creation process is the only thing I've ever struggled with while using Pendo. It seems to involve too much technical know-how if you want to properly get your guide to be stylized and functioning properly.,Yes, but I don't use it,9Great usage analytics tool for Product ManagersWe use Pendo.io to track usage of and engagement with our SaaS application. We've tagged pages and features and identified workflows in order to see if usage on the ground matches our expectations of our user experience and to track feature adoption across clients and client segments. We also use Pendo.io to message our users about new features, upcoming opportunities, and any service outages.,Pendo.io has a very intuitive and in-depth UI that allows me to digest a lot of data easily and within a single page. Pendo.io is easy to install and manage. Pendo.io has enough customization to allow me to get what I need out of it, but isn't so customizable that it becomes a pain to manage. Pendo.io makes it easy to create easy notifications for users. Pendo's team produces great Product content.,Added customizability to its usage metric (more than just logins). Broader library of announcement templates.,9,It has helped us garner adoption of paid features, so it has had a positive impact there. I am able to get login frequency data without bugging my engineers, so that's even more time savings.,11 to 25 peopleQuick and easy messaging and analyticsPendo is used across our organization and is essential to our user adoption. We use guides to help new users get acclimated and to inform current users about new features and releases. Pendo is also the backbone of our recently stood-up NPS and other user surveys, providing an easy way to integrate the surveys directly into the platform and then push that data out of Pendo and into our other systems. Overall, what should have been a complicated NPS implementation was made super easy by Pendo.,Pendo makes it easy to quickly create in-app guides and messaging, without a great deal of technical knowledge necessary When we decided to start tracking NPS, Pendo was our obvious choice and made the whole process quite simple The segmentation options make it trivial to target very specific subsets of users, for anything from usage tracking to survey responses,A lot of the UI still feels like it could be polished -- there's no separate menu to edit/create a segment without first opening a report for example. Most of it is very intuitive but decisions such as the above can be frustrating. There are certain fields that can't be used in reports but are available in other parts of the app. For instance, a visitor report can't use the date of response for an NPS survey as a field, so it can't be pushed externally. However, this information is plainly available in the NPS panel. Making additional fields available for use in reports would be a major step forward. There still seems to be hiccups with the Salesforce Visitor and Account integrations. Fields don't sync sometimes, or need to be selected multiple times before the field actually displays under the account or visitor.,10,We no longer need to spend developer resources on in-app guides and messaging -- anyone with access to Pendo can create them in minutes We were able to quickly start tracking NPS without purchasing additional software or services Usage tracking has helped identify pain points in the UI/platform,Looker, Fivetran,1 to 5 peoplePendo usage for Software AnalyticsWe use Pendo on a regular basis to monitor the adoption and engagement with our customers' interaction with our software. It is great for insights into where people spend their time and informs us what they really care about. They appreciate that especially when we use that data to inform our strategic conversations so that we're not playing a "guessing game" or acting like "we don't know" where their interests lie. All in all a great data-driven tool that is universally adopted across the organization.,Research usage by account and by user. Showing specific activities rolled up by account or by individual user.,N/A,9,It has helped convert trial users into paid subscribers based on the data/reporting/insights taken from their tool.,6 to 10 people
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June 20, 2019

Weave improves, thanks to Pendo.io

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Pendo.io is used by our organization to collect and track usage information for our products. Customer engagement uses this information to help guide new and existing users, as well as to reach out to customers that appear to be under-utilizing the product. Our Helpdesk uses Pendo.io data to help answer customer questions. Our Product team uses Pendo.io data to guide design and development decisions. We can easily see what areas of the product are heavily used, and those areas that are under-utilized. We can survey our users in-app about their behavior.

We also use Pendo's in-app guides and messaging to communicate with our users. In-app guides and tutorials help users without forcing them to go search for a resource on another page. The built-in NPS polling has been invaluable for us as well.
  • Pendo.io is very user-friendly, designed for users (like me) without a technology background, to easily set up and navigate the tool.
  • In-app guides and walk thru's are very easy to set up and customize.
  • Customized Dashboards are excellent for our different teams, they can focus on exactly what they need, and adjust their dashboard widgets easily as needed.
  • NPS tool basically runs itself.
  • Pendo.io staff is always helpful and available to answer questions. They are always willing listeners when we have suggestions or a unique problem to solve.
  • Pendo.io Slack channel is very helpful! lots of sharing of best practices between all kinds of Pendo.io users.
  • New guide design tool isn't yet as robust as the classic designer.
  • Pendo.io does not track text/content entered into cells by users, this could be helpful for us.
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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June 04, 2019

Pendo.io provides positive impact and results we NEEDED

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We use Pendo.io to deliver Product Release announcements, drive traffic to our KB for self-help resources, and are looking to dive further into the analytical side to understand where our users are spending the majority of their time. This will allow for more targeted information being displayed, as well as continual relationship building by proactively reaching out to those users to see if they need additional guidance, or if we have some areas of our product or knowledge that could be better carved out or explained.
  • 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.
  • As they are continuing to grow, and working to get users to the new Visual Design Studio, I think the biggest overhaul is to Guides specific to the What's New portion, and making this available sooner than later in the new Visual Design Studio will make transitioning easy, and make it stickier in orgs.
  • Improved workflow in the designers, whether Classic Designer or Visual Design Studio, I don't always want to edit the default components of the item I am creating, but I have to click Apply to escape it.
  • A little more clarity around use cases - when I took on my role currently, I was tasked with taking over Pendo.io management. Having used it in my previous role was helpful, but I still had plenty of questions from a backend administration and implementation stance, but I was more directed to hobble along. I've made great strides, and the Pendo.io Slack channels and user community are quite helpful.
Pendo.io is well suited to drive a complete overhaul to how businesses interact, inform, educate, and retain customers by the way in which information is delivered based on overall impact and importance. Being able to customize what we message and how we message to our audience members has given us a great ability to target meaningful change.
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May 16, 2019

Pendo changed the way we do product

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We use Pendo.io in our Product team for tracking usage data, tracking NPS, creating in-app engagement, and managing in-app education. We are able to use the data from Pendo.io to inform product decisions and improve customer experience. We are able to provide contextual answers to common questions to decrease our support volume.
  • Pendo.io support is responsive and informed.
  • Pendo.io segmentation is top notch. You can break down user groups into random groups, groups based off of product usage, groups based off of permissions, or a combination thereof.
  • Pendo.io's targeting of elements is very simple, and their recent update has made it even more streamlined.
  • 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.
Pendo.io is great for running analytics and creating quick dashboards so you can provide easy to interpret product usage information to stakeholders through your company.

I also love being able to create targeted guides that provide necessary information to affected users and don't bother anyone else!
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April 08, 2019

A Well Deserved 5 Stars!

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Pendo.io has been an absolutely amazing application for our company. We have been able to use this for a catch-all of activities that we have been wanting to execute but didn't know how to. In-app tours for first-time users of our platform, support, notifications and product feedback, user analytics, NPS, product validation and the list goes on. Pendo.io has really served as a great asset in understanding and communicating with our users directly within our application. Pendo.io is predominantly used by our Customer success team but also by our product team and marketing teams. Besides Customer Success and Product teams, the reporting from Pendo.io has proven to be of value to our marketing and finance teams as well.
  • In-app messaging (guided tours, alerts, notices, etc)
  • Feature usage and user activity within applications
  • App usage reporting
  • Integration with Zendesk guides
  • Simplifying the presentation of paths users take within the application
  • Organization of guides (suggest adding folder or folder like structuring to make it easier to manage large numbers of guides)
Pendo.io is extremely useful at providing insight on high-level and even mid-level detail on use app engagement with simplicity. Building guides are also quick and easy and don't require a strong background in HTML. All-in-all this is a great app to pick up and use without an extremely steep learning curve.
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March 04, 2019

Pendo makes it easy to understand your Product, without giving you a headache!

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We've been using Pendo to gather data about usage of our multiple services as well as creating personalised guides for our Users. It's been great so far and we've been able to build and track our KPIs around Pendo data, which is capable to not only present data, but allows us to go into detail information about users and create reports and graphs with ease. Guides allowed us to drive adoption and communicate new features to our users as well as get their feedback on the products we work on. I'd definitely recommend Pendo, its biggest advantages are ease of use and outstanding suppport.
  • Ease of Use - Interface is easily understandable and laid out clearly.
  • Support - Pendo provides us with great Customer Experience through their Support Team as well as Account Manager.
  • Flexibility - We are able to adjust Guides and Reports in many ways.
  • Well Defined Reports - Default graph and raports are very usefull and are good enough to gather most important information on our users.
  • Customisation of Guides might be hard to understand for all of the users as it requires CSS/HTML knowledge.
  • Would be great to have more in depth (advanced) options for Guides start method.
  • More Enhancement Request than a downside - I'd like to be able to save snapshots from specific time in the tool - I.E Data of Q42018. I know I can click few times and get it each time, but I'd like to have some saved ones always ready.
Pendo is great if you are looking to understand the usage of your application. It allows to build heatmaps and get the data on specific pages and features usage, as well as it gives you the ability to build basic guides to enhance User Experience. I wouldn't recommend Pendo if you are looking for a very advanced and detailed tool. It has a lot of capabilities, but has its limitations. Don't get me wrong though - it is not a disadvantage, it provides all the key indicators and features that are most important and for us - it is perfect. This way it is not too crowded and makes it easy to use and understand.
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May 31, 2019

Pendo helps us reduce customer churn!

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As a Customer Success Manager, it's crucial that I understand how my customers are using our tool and what they are interacting with the most. That's why Pendo is essential in helping me support my customers and in making decisions about how to drive engagement with our software. Not only that, but the Pendo team is incredibly helpful and supportive. I'm so glad we decided to work with Pendo!
  • Customer Usage Insights
  • Responsive Support Team
  • The tool requires a bit of setup and onboarding before you can fully utilize it.
I would definitely recommend Pendo to other people. Pendo helps me identify which of my customers have not been using the tool recently, which in turn allows me drive engagement and prevent churn - a MUST HAVE for all SAAS companies.
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April 30, 2019

Pendo.io has absolutely changed how foreUP does business!

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Pendo.io is being used currently by our entire company. Account Management and Client Success use it for NPS, and to create reports and systems to indicate leading indicators of churn. They also use Pendo to facilitate new customer onboarding.
We have found that the Product and Dev departments also use Pendo.io to understand how the product as a whole is being used and where we find bottlenecks that can improve customer/user experience. It has completely changed how we operate and make data-driven decisions.
  • Analytics for software usage.
  • Indicators of churn.
  • Guides and tutorials that are easy to set up.
  • Incredible segmentation abilities that allow for customized messaging.
  • Pathway and funnel generation takes longer to load than we'd like.
  • It's a little difficult to dig into specific data/feature usage per visitor/account.
  • Currently, you can set the default visitor table to be viewed in Pendo.io, you have to customize the columns, which we have to do every individual time.
We absolutely love Pendo.io. It's hard to think about what our processes and company would be like without the functionality Pendo.io has provided us with.
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April 05, 2019

Powerful Cross-Functional Solution For Usage Insights

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At Affinio, Pendo.io is being leveraged across departments, spanning Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, and Product.
My team (sales) uses it to glean insights into user behavior and adoption -- specifically during trials. My CS team uses it to monitor and spur customer adoption.
Before Pendo, my team was completely in the dark on usage data for prospects on trial. That information needed to be pulled and analyzed by our operations team, resulting in bottleneck delays. Now, my team is empowered, data-driven, and able to meet unmet needs -- this increases both win rates and deal velocity, as my team can help guide users to 'ah-ha' moments much more quickly and assuredly.
  • Ease-of-use: Pendo's interface is intuitive and incredibly easy to use once it's set up.
  • Seamless sync up with Salesforce/CRM.
  • Flexibility and granularity -- myriad ways to build dashboards, analytics, etc.
  • Share-ability: ability to create, share, and replicate/duplicate dashboards. This would allow my team to standardize their dashboard views.
Suited to:
  • Sales teams looking to glean insight into usage for trials.
  • CS teams looking to glean insights into user behaviors and monitor adoption/health.
  • Sales teams analyzing user behaviors in order to optimize subsequent trials and boost conversion.
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March 28, 2019

Pendo.io makes product analytics easy

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In the 4 months since implementing, we've made heavy use of Pendo in our Product Management and UX groups to aid in finding hotspots, evaluate the success of features, and seek out areas of improvement or possible retirement. We've begun experimenting with guides and tooltips to prompt usage of more lightly used features and to introduce new functionality to our users.

We've utilized the Salesforce connector to pull data in at the account level to aid in segmentation when evaluating feature usage and rendering guides. Additionally, we've begun pushing account level activity and feature usage reports out to Salesforce that gets used within our Gainsight customer engagement scores.
  • The ability to tag features is amazing. I've used other behavior analytics tools that required development time for each additional feature (or update) and Pendo's tagging functionality is 1000x easier and quicker.
  • Guide creation! Again, we've used tools like joyride or similar to introduce features but they require programming time, time to change, and time to remove.
  • Path analysis is incredible - seeing what people are doing is great, but then seeing what they do before and after they've done the desired feature is really, really useful to get a bigger picture of "why".
  • The new feature tagging tool/designer doesn't seem to always work very well. I often drop back to the original.
  • Observing behavior that is not performed via a click (drag & drop, form submission, etc) is impossible.
  • The dashboards could be made more useful - only being able to add (mostly) pre-defined widgets is limiting. I wish I could define several features to watch on a dashboard...I would love to create one dashboard per application or product we sell with the most crucial features & user info on each.
If you have a moderately technical team, who can tag features based on CSS rules, Pendo.io is the analytics tool you need. If not, you may be better off with a more developer oriented tool.
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March 28, 2019

Hugely powerful platform which is easy to use and understand

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We use it across the entire organization to get an understanding of how our users experience our platform and to help guide them to specific areas we want them to see, use and understand. It has solved a huge problem of needing to use up valuable resources to code in guides and tooltips - instead, we can actually understand where our users need help and then implement guides or walkthroughs to help them.
  • Guides are so easy to use and put in place. As someone who is not traditionally from a tech background, it is easy to implement without the need of technical resources and you can have a new guide live in minutes to address a problem you might have.
  • Easy to understand insights: we used to use another provider and felt the insights we were getting were convoluted and a little hard to understand. Pendo.io is far more visual and it's easy to see what your users are doing and how they move through our app.
  • Sometimes we do have some issues with guides behaving as they should, despite everything looking right in terms of the implementation.
  • More system-generated recommendations of changes you can make to your app/site would always be welcome - with Pendo.io already seeing the data, it would then be great to see which pages need tooltips, guides or walkthroughs.
Definitely well suited if you want to understand what your users are doing and how to provide a great onboarding experience for them. The fact you can also use it to collect valuable feedback on what your users want to see (including NPS), means you have one single system that does a lot of what you need when it comes to user experience.
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March 12, 2019

Incredible for in-app NPS

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We utilize Pendo.io to accomplish in-app NPS and track product usage. It's been incredibly enlightening to see what users get frustrated with, and what they like, in order to compile trends and a plan of attack into our user-base.
  • Detailed insights into product usage.
  • Seeing which customers are frustrated.
  • Onboarding walkthroughs.
  • More robust reporting.
  • Additional marketing functionality.
  • Chat support.
Incredibly helpful for in-app NPS and to determine product usage and feedback.
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March 18, 2019

Love the tool!

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Fantastic software that assists our team with key data to track customer interaction and movement across the platform. On the client success side, it helps us identify how we can better help our customers.
  • Helps us track the usage of our platform.
  • Lets us know when clients are on our site so we can provide enough support members at those key hours.
  • Shows where the customers are on the platform.
  • Email alerts for specified parameters.
Customer success, sales, engineering.
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April 19, 2019

Incredible Tool, Robust User Experience, Valuable Company Insights

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Pendo.io is utilized by our company to track our customer usage of our own Software. While Pendo.io is primarily utilized by the Client Success team, the entire company has access to the data and relies on it for information on usage. Depending on the department, we use the Usage information to guide our product decisions, help increase adoption for customers, examine trends for like-minded clients, and identify potential upsell opportunities.
  • Identifies Trends in Usage across different customers. This allows us to help make valuable product decisions when adding new features.
  • Provides insight into potential upsells for our customers. By giving us in-depth breakdowns of usage, we can identify opportunities to sell additional products based on that usage.
  • Deploys an NPS Survey straight through our App, and then tracks the results in Pendo.io. We deploy our own NPS survey within our software and the results feed directly into Pendo. Beyond giving us an accurate look at the success of our platform and customers, Pendo provides a source to store this info for analysis at the Company and Client level.
  • The Reporting structure could be simplified. While Pendo.io does have Reporting features, the building of a report can be a little cumbersome and confusing to a first time user. By simplifying or restructuring the reporting process to something more similar to typical CRM reporting structures (say Salesforce, for example), it would make the end user experience much better, and provide the ability to quickly build and access your own reports.
  • Search Functionality Improvements: The search bar can be a handy tool to quickly access different pieces of info, however, it seems pretty basic in its build-out and requires semi-specific searches to find what you want. Adding a more flexible search bar that looks across multiple pieces of the platform would really help with the user experience.
  • Online Resources/Self Help Resources: This may already be available, and if it is, I apologize! However, I have not seen any of those resources yet (like a quick FAQ or step by step to build a report). It would be nice to have this knowledge-base, and if it does exist, then have it more noticeable/marketable to the end user for access.
Pendo.io is a great tool when you need to track the usage of a particular Software your company may utilize. It gives great insight into feature tracking/adoption metrics, and seems to be very flexible in terms of the features it can track. On top of feature tracking, it excels in helping establish "Guides" within your software to help your clients utilize your own tools effectively. Things like NPS tracking also become very simple when using Pendo.io. It is hard to envision scenarios where you wouldn't want to use Pendo.io, provided you're in the software business and interested in the items mentioned above. However, I was not involved in the decision-making process for using this tool, so I am not able to speak to what necessarily is/isn't possible.
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June 25, 2019

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance = PENDO!

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Pendo has created an awareness for our internal groups that is vital to our Customer Success teams. We are now able to see where our customers are spending their time. Our Product teams can identify and prioritize new feature development based on user experience and adoption. Overall Pendo analytics and in-app training guides are key to our company's success.
  • Surveys
  • Guides
  • Reporting
  • The new designer and navigation could be smoother.
Overall a great tool if you really want to see where your customers are spending time on new features and functionality.
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June 12, 2019

Best tool for high-level analytics and mico-surveys

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Pendo has been a great friend for the past 2 years! I had found and chose it in my past job and really loved it. So, when I joined my current company, I recommended it to the team. Pendo is great for overall analytics, segmentation, and voice of customer initiatives. "Guides" have improved significantly and are super useful for showing information pop-ups, as well as gathering feedback. The sales, support, and customer success teams are wonderful.
  • Guides: for sharing info and gathering feedback from users.
  • Page and feature usage (heatmaps).
  • Funnels and path.
  • Usage/engagement reports.
  • Showing geo-location data.
Already covered in previous sections.
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June 25, 2019

Outstanding Software and GREAT support behind it!

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Pendo is used on our SAAS platforms to assist with the on-boarding of new clients and to enrich their ongoing user experience.
  • Flexible.
  • Comprehensive.
  • Customer support is outstanding.
  • No negatives discovered thus far, Pendo has been very open to enhancement requests.
Well suited towards product onboarding and continuing feature adoption.
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February 28, 2019

A solid platform and a great addition

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Namely has been using Pendo.io for a few years to alert clients of any and all new product launches. We just recently started using the platform to send payment reminders.
  • It's simple and to the point.
  • I like the fact that you actually have to click on the pop-up to get to the next page.
  • The analytics gleaned from the site are stellar!
  • Hopefully, in the future, there will be more templates available for a wider variety of users (i.e. across different departments).
I find Pendo.io to be very well suited for collections.
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February 20, 2019

Pendo.io: Analytics for Anyone

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Pendo is being used for one of our newer products (where it was easier to work into the code), but not for our flagship product. It's used for analytics, occasional announcements, and invitations to participate in our NPS survey. We could/should be using it more.
  • I love that you can target specific tags and elements for analytics. It's pretty easy even if you don't understand HTML, and super easy if you do.
  • It's easy to set up specific filters and audience groups to slice and dice the data.
  • Pendo is very flexible... and sometimes that causes problems. For example, you can customize your guides and invitations with your own HTML, CSS, and JS, but the effects of doing this are not always obvious and sometimes break the experience without you being able to tell. I've had a support person even tell me that they recommend people NOT change the HTML or CSS for this reason... in which case the feature shouldn't be exposed to users.
  • It is harder to identify specific data about a user (role, permission level, etc.) than it ought to be. You can set up specific custom fields, but it's not easy and requires a bunch of coordination.
Good for walkthroughs, guides, and analytics. OK for very simple surveys. Inappropriate for surveys with more than one or two questions, or which require more robust survey functionality.
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December 20, 2018

Pendo helps me do my job in ways I didn't know were possible

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Pendo was a new concept to me when I started my Product Management Associate position at a software company. Being new to the software industry, I didn't realize how valuable it would be to look at the analytics of how customers use your website. Throughout my work term, my main task was to look at various statistics on how our customers interacted with the UI (number of clicks, time on site, etc.) that Pendo tracked, and present my findings. Additionally, we also have a guide centre that varies by page which I was responsible for updating and refining. It truly amazed me that there was a software that existed that could do all of what is helpful to the Product Management Team, along with Customer Success. I can't imagine what my term would have been like without Pendo!
  • Tracks customer interaction in a way that makes it easy to extract and read data
  • Help provide help content to users in a way that is easy to manage
  • Clean and organized UI help save time when searching for specifics in the website
  • A way to label different guide names without the title appearing on the website
  • A way to create a duplicate of a superpage, without having to recreate it from scratch
  • URL doesn't change when looking at different guides in-app
Pendo is well suited for scenarios where a company wishes to look at how a customer is using their website to better understand the likes and dislikes of the UI.
Also, it is well suited for easing the on-boarding experience for customers with the aid of help guides that can be created and managed through Pendo.
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December 19, 2018

Stellar communication tool from a stellar team

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Pendo is currently used by several teams at Conductor. Most notably, the Product, Product Marketing, Customer Knowledge & Support, Customer Success, and Engineering teams. While each department has several different use cases for Pendo, we're actively working towards improving our communication and reporting workflows to establish clear procedures and transparency across teams.

For messaging purposes, we use Pendo to communicate:
  • Surveys
  • Education / tooltips / "learn more" opportunities
  • Report overview training videos
  • Feature enhancements / releases / up-sells
  • Usability Improvements & simplifications
  • Partner announcements
  • Error notifications
  • Engagement nurtures & feature highlights
  • User groups / events
For analytics purposes, we use Pendo to track:
  • Page engagement
  • Feature engagement
  • Visitors & account reports
  • On-going trend and click path reporting
  • NPS surveys
Our main drives in using Pendo are to minimize development resources needed to communicate directly to our users in an agile manner, receive feedback from our users easily, keep users informed in the context of their workflows, and understand how users engage with our application to help substantiate product decisions.
  • Pendo provides a flexible solution to rapidly create and deploy messaging to our users directly in the context of our application. We can target segments of users easily, and can even set up engagement tracking on the guides themselves to gauge how effective they are.
  • We also utilize Pendo for good high-level on-going reporting centered around feature engagement. On the Product team, we reference these reports for our QBRs, as well as during design strategy sessions to substantiate which areas of our application we want to focus on for improvements.
  • We utilize NPS poll data to understand user perspectives, delightful moments & pain points, and use that qualitative data to power customer stories for internal & external presentations on application usage. We also combine that qualitative data with engagement data to further plan ongoing product update efforts.
  • Customer service is top class. Really. Their team is amazing, and I chat with them pretty regularly. I create lots of custom implementations of guides and often have questions about what I can & can't do. Our CSM is super responsive and very knowledgeable. When I have more technical questions, I have an easy time scheduling 1-on-1's with their tech support team, and 98% of the time, my questions are resolved quickly. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the VP of Product regarding their roadmap and was pleasantly surprised to find out that a feature I wanted to suggest is already in the roadmap & being developed.
  • This team is super engaged and cares about their partners. They are a terrific example of how to effectively grow a product, create an environment to foster customer loyalty, and make sure everyone wins.
  • I'd love to see an integration with Airtable, it's my primary organizational tool at this point, and I think it would be quite effective with live Pendo data.
  • I'd love to get more granular data on the analytics side - currently, we use Pendo for higher level reporting (and on-going reporting) on a page / feature basis, but it takes a little time to set up definitions & parse the data. On-demand reporting without a lag would be major.
  • Some parts of the interface have small hiccups (ex: uploading a CSV for a segment doesn't display the CSV name properly), and navigating large tables isn't particularly easy (ex: lack of pagination / scroll area while viewing the guides or pages list)
On the messaging front, we're constantly finding new use cases to use Pendo. As previously mentioned, guides:
  • are quick to set up and deploy
  • don't necessarily require dev resources
  • are super customizable and can be targeted effectively
On the analytics front, I'd say that high-level reporting is great, but very granular reporting isn't as easy.
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October 09, 2018

Pendo: For the Product Manager on the go

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Over a year ago I stumbled across Pendo when researching tools to make user tracking and walkthrough tutorials easy for our company without needing engineering. After speaking to their sales rep, I quickly knew this was going to be an integral tool for our product organization, design, and customer success group.

Set up was very easy and took about 1 day for all our products. Once this was complete I jumped directly into their product, watched all their online YouTube tutorials, joined their Slack channel and I was off to the races. I have a design background and am currently in product management for our front end applications so I began to creating template guides for the rest of our organization. Fast forward a year later and we have integrated Pendo into our third party applications, product is actively tracking user data to make more informed decisions and customer success is tracking new and existing clients instead of using Intercom and their limited event tracking. Could not be happier with this product and their customer support is top notch.
  • User Tracking.
  • Intuitive and easy to use guide building.
  • Great customer service.
  • Some portions of their product can be harder to use for users who do not understand HTML/CSS.
  • I sometimes experience lag in their frame builder.
If you are looking for an easy to use, out of the box guide or tutorial builder look no further. Pendo also has robust tracking and metrics with event driven guides to help you target exactly who needs to see the message.
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January 28, 2019

Pendo.io is a wonderful product to dePend on.

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Pendo.io is being used by our business to understand how our customers are using our product and how we can better design our software for the betterment of our customer experience. Pendo.io addresses the need to understand how our customers are interacting with our software and what areas may need improvement based on usage statistics.
  • Provides a clean interface with which to interact. This ensures all data is able to be found quickly and efficiently.
  • Provides accurate and up to date metrics on the data we are looking for.
  • Allows us to create guides and surveys to keep us closer with our customers and ensure we are offering the best product we can.
  • The current Dashboard is easy to use but is limited on the customization ability. I'd like to see the ability to customize your dashboard and move features where you want them instead of adding them and having them be set/stuck for you.
Pendo.io is perfect if you're looking to gain a better understanding of not only your product but also find out how your customers are interacting with your product. It's perfect for small to large scale software businesses who are looking to obtain a better understanding of the analytics behind their product.
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January 21, 2019

Great usage analytics tool for Product Managers

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Pendo.io to track usage of and engagement with our SaaS application. We've tagged pages and features and identified workflows in order to see if usage on the ground matches our expectations of our user experience and to track feature adoption across clients and client segments. We also use Pendo.io to message our users about new features, upcoming opportunities, and any service outages.
  • Pendo.io has a very intuitive and in-depth UI that allows me to digest a lot of data easily and within a single page.
  • Pendo.io is easy to install and manage.
  • Pendo.io has enough customization to allow me to get what I need out of it, but isn't so customizable that it becomes a pain to manage.
  • Pendo.io makes it easy to create easy notifications for users.
  • Pendo's team produces great Product content.
  • Added customizability to its usage metric (more than just logins).
  • Broader library of announcement templates.
I think if you are a PM for any kind of SaaS application that has regular users, you need Pendo.io, or something like it. The only instances where Pendo.io would not be a good fit for you are if your users rarely log in (i.e., middleware) or you already depend on internal tools for user messaging and monitoring. But even then, Pendo.io is a benefit because it takes the effort of maintaining internal tools off your hands.
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January 16, 2019

Quick and easy messaging and analytics

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Pendo is used across our organization and is essential to our user adoption. We use guides to help new users get acclimated and to inform current users about new features and releases. Pendo is also the backbone of our recently stood-up NPS and other user surveys, providing an easy way to integrate the surveys directly into the platform and then push that data out of Pendo and into our other systems. Overall, what should have been a complicated NPS implementation was made super easy by Pendo.
  • Pendo makes it easy to quickly create in-app guides and messaging, without a great deal of technical knowledge necessary
  • When we decided to start tracking NPS, Pendo was our obvious choice and made the whole process quite simple
  • The segmentation options make it trivial to target very specific subsets of users, for anything from usage tracking to survey responses
  • A lot of the UI still feels like it could be polished -- there's no separate menu to edit/create a segment without first opening a report for example. Most of it is very intuitive but decisions such as the above can be frustrating.
  • There are certain fields that can't be used in reports but are available in other parts of the app. For instance, a visitor report can't use the date of response for an NPS survey as a field, so it can't be pushed externally. However, this information is plainly available in the NPS panel. Making additional fields available for use in reports would be a major step forward.
  • There still seems to be hiccups with the Salesforce Visitor and Account integrations. Fields don't sync sometimes, or need to be selected multiple times before the field actually displays under the account or visitor.
Pendo's messaging use-cases are on point and highly customizable, while also being quick and easy to implement. The reporting afterward is still a work in progress in some regards, but they have always been quick with their responses, either explaining their reasoning for specific decisions or providing a workaround. If you're willing to submit feedback and work with their limitations Pendo is an excellent choice. If you are looking for a heavy, granular analytics platform that is already fully-featured there may be better options available.
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January 11, 2019

Pendo usage for Software Analytics

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Pendo on a regular basis to monitor the adoption and engagement with our customers' interaction with our software. It is great for insights into where people spend their time and informs us what they really care about. They appreciate that especially when we use that data to inform our strategic conversations so that we're not playing a "guessing game" or acting like "we don't know" where their interests lie. All in all a great data-driven tool that is universally adopted across the organization.
  • Research usage by account and by user.
  • Showing specific activities rolled up by account or by individual user.
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In my experience Pendo has been an invaluable tool for evaluating software usage and adoption.
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About Pendo.io

Pendo.io is a product engagement platform with features for in-app analytics, surveys and feedback, and guidance.

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