Customer Success is a fairly new field that’s grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Companies are seeing the benefits of Customer Success at other organizations, like reducing churn and increasing Net Recurring Revenue, and want that success for themselves. Customer Success, once thought of as a luxury or nice to have, is quickly becoming essential to a company’s ability to win over and maintain strong relationships with its customers.

But what constitutes effective onboarding? What are the best practices that will help your company achieve success?

  1. Set realistic goals for onboarding: Before beginning the onboarding process, it’s important to establish objectives and expectations so that everyone involved is on the same page. The customer should understand what success looks like, and you should have a plan of how to get there.
  2. Establish a timeline: Determine an appropriate time frame for onboarding, as this will help guide the customer and keep them on track. Having a timeline also makes it easier to diagnose any issues that may arise during onboarding and address them quickly.
  3. Dedicate resources: Make sure you have dedicated personnel with the appropriate skillsets to handle all aspects of onboarding, from technical implementation to customer service and marketing.
  4. Utilize automation: Automation can save time and effort when onboarding customers, so use it wherever possible to streamline processes and make them more efficient.
  5. Measure success: Establish metrics that will help you measure the success of your onboarding process and identify areas for improvement.

Check out our Customer Success Foundations: Onboarding Best Practices →