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Top Two Reasons for Churn

In working with a number of SaaS portfolio companies, I have found that there are two causes of churn that occur more frequently than any others. They are:

  1. Failure to successfully onboard the customer
  2. Loss of the champion who drove

Demystifying Churn: Measuring and Benchmarking this Metric

As every SaaS entrepreneur knows, churn is one of the single most important metrics in determining the day to day health of the business. Acquiring new customers is time and capital intensive, and this growth is meaningless if those customers …

Managing Customer Success to Reduce Churn

The health of a SaaS business is directly tied to its ability to retain its customers and prevent churn. To do this, they have to ensure that their customers are happy. That means making sure they get the promised business …

Unlocking the Path to Negative Churn

Summary: Illustrates graphically why churn is a huge problem as a SaaS company gets larger. It also looks at a very surprising factor that can massively accelerate SaaS growth: negative churn. (This article  is applicable to any recurring revenue …

Pacific Crest’s 2011 SaaS Survey

Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a strong focus on SaaS, has surveyed a 70 SaaS companies with very interesting results. There is some great data on topics such as growth rates, cost of customer acquisition, churn/retention, expense models, …