How can SaaS vendors provide unrivaled support to your organization?

By demonstrating how the product/service works and will help my organization48%

By providing a free trial of the product/service55%

By providing training for IT and product users58%

By providing strong customer service47%

By providing consulting services21%

Other (please share below)1%


5.3k views2 Upvotes5 Comments

CISO in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
I chose customer service as if they are doing that, the other categories will be done
1 1 Reply
Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees

True, I went with the demo option - but that's because a good vendor should know when their product is not the right fit.

Counterintuitive, but if they have canned demos that tries to be one size fits all then they don't really ubderstand how their product will help.

Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Better customer & technical support for customization
Executive Architect in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
A demo or trial may not be adequate.  Other options may be more appropriate.  As a prospect I might want to have a comprehensive customer reference visit, where I could see the solution in action and talk to their inhouse IT people to discuss their integration and rollout experience.  Understanding this is big ask, another avenue for validating a SaaS solution is a pilot where the key business processes and technical touch points for success can be validated.  I've seen too many instances of  applications, both SaaS and on-prem, that might have worked wonderfully, but were not configured or integrated adequately to meet business needs.
CTO in Education, 11 - 50 employees
Even if one could demonstrate ROI on SaaS offering, the offering fails with a customer  due to low adoption of the software, particularly so if the end customer is not an IT firm. There is a tendency to overestimate user-friendliness of the software or the skills of the customer (customer employees) to work with it with ease. 

A SaaS vendor who - 

1. puts little extra effort to estimate how tech-savvy is their end customer(people working there) 
2. can identify the barriers to adoption,
3. hand holds customer until the adoption is objectively satisfactory,

can provider unrivalled support.  

Once a customer gets used to a tool, it is very difficult for them to change. A SaaS vendor must aim to reach that stage where customer/employees of customer resist the change.

Content you might like

CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
Using AI tools 2-3 a week. Use cases: 
-summaries of content 
-slide outlines
-Beauti.Ai for slide preparation
-Chat GPT 4
Read More Comments
2.9k views2 Upvotes8 Comments

CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
Read More Comments
41.7k views131 Upvotes319 Comments

We are not doing regression testing10%

25% manual, 75% automated50%

50% manual, 50% automated28%

100% manual, 0% automated8%

Don't know2%


1.7k views3 Upvotes2 Comments