Companies that are doing a good job of controlling churn and driving new revenue from existing customers are on the whole growing substantially faster than their peers. Companies still place priority on new customer acquisition Despite a shift in the metrics companies are tracking, priority and funding for customer renewals and upsell has not increased. This suggests that despite best intentions to focus on monetizing existing customers, day-to-day business realities make it di?cult for companies to shift priority and funding. SaaS metrics shifting focus toward existing customers This year more companies than ever are looking at metrics on existing customers such as customer lifetime value, revenue per user, product adoption, and customer health.
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Because of the losses in the early days, which get bigger the more successful the company is at acquiring customers, it is much harder for management and investors to figure out whether a SaaS business is financially viable.
If your Net Revenue Churn is high (above 2% per month) it is an indicator that there is something wrong in your business; which may have a dramatically negative effect on your company’s growth. Source: Mckinsey
When determining Sales Capacity, “it’s worth noting that some percentage of new sales hires won’t meet expectations, so that should be taken into consideration when setting hiring goals. Typically we have seen failure rates around 25-30% for field sales reps, but this varies by company. The failure rate is lower for inside sales reps. can be counted as half of a productive rep”