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For The Profession of Cloud/SaaS Product Support
A common thread throughout the research of The Customer Success Management Initiative has been the interest in members of the growing CSM community to meet other professionals and to learn what is being done in their companies and groups.  Curiosity is high, and questions abound.  What will the future of CSM look like?  What will drive the CSM role to…

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There are a wide range of third-party firms that can become involved in a typical transaction between a software manufacturer and the customer.   In some cases, these companies are part of a product sales and distribution line from manufacturer to customer.  Other types of partners may only sell add-on services such as implementation, training or consulting.  The definitions for the…

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As the SaaS tsunami continues to roll out at a dizzying pace, staying current on developments is a considerable challenge for people in all sectors of the SaaS/Cloud community.  One of the best sources I’ve found for vision, information and ideas throughout my career has been the conversations that happen at well-run industry conferences.  Yes, travel budgets are tight and…

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