Vision Report

Supercharge Postsale Growth By Aligning Customer Marketing And Customer Success

August 30th, 2023
With contributors:
Dave Frankland , Shari Srebnick , Alesia Garrett , Pippin Evarts , Ellen Lind


Customer success and customer marketing often suffer from role ambiguity that makes it difficult to provide a seamless postsale experience and demonstrate business value. As firms concentrate more on retaining and growing current customers, Forrester sees these teams aligning to unlock customer-obsessed growth. Survey data gathered from postsale professionals reveals how both contribute unique strengths that, through collaboration, multiply their impact and enhance customers’ postsale experiences. This report explains four ways to align these teams to ensure customers get the value they expect while improving customer retention and postsale revenue growth.

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