How to prevent your company’s most valuable data set from rotting away

Varun Sharma
Co-founder, CEO
April 4, 2024

The results of the 7th A/B test of the month have come in for the Product Growth Tiger Squad - Variant B is the clear winner. The team has a chance to improve month 3 retention by 0.47%. You’ve been at this with such intensity, that at this point, you remember every key product metric by heart to the second place of decimal.

A product tale as old as time

You arrive at the next Product Leadership Weekly. While getting deserved plaudits as you walk through the results, one uncomfortable question arises from a teammate -

“Taking a step back. What do we believe are the top 3 customer pains points we can solve for new users that may put us on a path to improve this month's 3 retention metric by maybe 10 percentage points?”

Another team-mate chimes in, ”Well, there is no good way to know that”.

The question asker however, isn’t satisfied. They clear their throat and say…

“I mean, we get 10,000+ Zendesk tickets a month, our CS and Sales team record every call on Gong, we collect thousands of in-app and Typeform survey responses weekly. And, that’s not even counting all the product feedback we get on Twitter, app stores, and our community forum. We are drowning in customer feedback from all angles.
These are our customers. People whom we build the product for. People who pay the bills that keep the lights on here. They are telling us every day in great detail across 10 different channels, exactly what they like and don’t like about our product. We need to be doing better here”.

An awkward silence echoes across the room. Besides the fizzy sound of Pamplemousse LaCroix from your neighbor, it is pin-drop silence.

You think about breaking the silence by sharing your plan for the 8th A/B test of the month, and corresponding dashboard already configured for track it.

But before you can utter something, the Chief Product Officer calmly chimes in-

”I’d agree. We have a tremendous opportunity to unlock a step functional improvement in our product growth if we can truly harness the voice of our customer, map each customer pain to revenue impact, and align our entire team on it. That’s how we win our category and have the highest Customer Lifetime Value amongst our competitors. We live in the age of AI. Customer Feedback is no longer a process but a data set, and arguably the most important of them all. ”

Prevent customer feedback from rotting away

So, how do we prevent this valuable dataset from rotting away in silos across your support tickets, reviews, forums, social media, sales calls, and more? Here are a few ways to approach this:

1. Centralize and Organize Your Data

With feedback scattered across multiple channels, the first step is to centralize this information. Use tools that can aggregate data from various sources into one accessible, searchable database. This consolidation makes it easier to analyze trends, identify recurring issues, and prioritize action items.

2. Use AI and Machine Learning

AI and machine learning technologies can sift through vast amounts of data to highlight sentiments, categorize feedback, and even predict churn risk based on customer complaints. These insights can guide your product development efforts towards solving the most impactful customer pain points.

3. Incorporate Feedback Loops

Make feedback analysis an ongoing process, not a one-time event. Establish regular reviews of customer feedback across all departments, not just product development. This ensures that your entire team remains customer-focused and that valuable insights are acted upon promptly.

4. Idenity and Act on Feedback with the Most Significant Impact

Not all feedback is created equal. Use your consolidated and analyzed data to prioritize issues based on their impact on customer satisfaction and revenue. This prioritization helps ensure that resources are allocated efficiently and that the team is focused on making changes that will have the most significant impact.

5. Close the Loop with Your Customers

Finally, communicate back to your customers about the changes you've made based on their feedback. This not only improves customer satisfaction but also encourages further engagement and feedback. It shows that you're listening and value their input, which can turn even dissatisfied customers into loyal advocates.

Read about the Enterpret Maturity Model

Your Voice of Customer is a treasure trove of insights waiting to be unlocked. When your team is able to effectively managing and acting on this data, we can make significant leaps in product development and customer satisfaction, ensuring that our most valuable dataset never rots away.

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Anna Esrov
Vice President of Customer Experience & Loyalty
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Louise Sellars
Analyst, Customer Insights
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VP of Data
The big win-win is our VoC program enabled us to leverage our engineering resources to ship significantly awesome and valuable features while minimizing bug fixes and" keep the lights on" work. Magnifying and focusing on the 20% that causes the impact is like finding the needle in a haystack, especially when you have issues coming from all over the place
Abishek Viswanathan
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Abishek Viswanathan
Enterpret's Gong Integration is a game changer on so many levels. The automated labeling of feedback saves dozens of hours per week. This is essential in creating a customer feedback database for analytics.
Michael Bartimer
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Enterpret has made it so much easier to understand our customer feedback. Every month I put together a Voice of Customer report on feedback trends. Before Enterpret it would take me two weeks - with Enterpret I can get it done in 3 days.
Maya Bakir
Product Operations, Notion
The Enterpret platform is like the hero team of data analysts you always wanted - the ability to consolidate customer feedback from diverse touch points and identify both ongoing and emerging trends to ensure we focus on and build the right things has been amazing. We love the tools and support to help us train the results to our unique business and users and the Enterpret team is outstanding in every way.
Larisa Sheckler
COO, Samsung Food
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Lauren Cunningham
Head of Support and Ops
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Michael Nguyen
Head of Research Ops and Insights, Figma
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Senior Product Analyst, Boll & Branch
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Emma Auscher
Global VP of Customer Experience, Notion
The advantage of Enterpret is that we’re not relying entirely on human categorization. Enterpret is like a second brain that is looking out for themes and trends that I might not be thinking about.
Misty Smith
Head of Product Operations, Notion
As a PM, I want to prioritize work that benefits as many of our customers as possible. It can be too easy to prioritize based on the loudest customer or the flavor of the moment. Because Enterpret is able to compress information across all of our qualitative feedback sources, I can make decisions that are more likely to result in positive outcomes for the customer and our business.
Duncan Stewart
Product Manager
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