Seven Ways SaaS Providers Should Improve Their Service

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Communicate Product Direction Far in Advance

What sets SaaS apart is the fact that improvements are constantly being delivered. While customers understand that their product is likely to change over time, they need to be clear on what direction their vendor is going in, and how to plan to manage potential new features and functionality. This allows them to make the best long-term decisions to meet business needs.

The hidden reality in the SaaS community: It's not the software, but the service that differentiates cloud providers in building quality customer relationships. So while many providers spend their time and resources improving the feature functionality of their software, their customers are focusing on expectations of the consistent quality of service delivery they've come to expect from traditional providers.

Beyond being expected by today's customers, service is now an essential. With up to 90 percent of buying decisions made before engaging with sales, according to Forrester, SaaS customer relationships are won and lost by the quality of experience they deliver.

In this slideshow, SAP's head of HR Line of Business Mike Ettling shows how SaaS companies can make the "service" side of business the hero of their customer relationships, gaining customer loyalty and improving the bottom line.


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