Probe Blog

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From time to time one of your customers will delay a payment. Maybe it’s an expired credit card or a person responsible for making a wire transfer is on vacation. One way or the other such delay in payment affects your metrics. Let’s look into one example of such delay, or past-due payment, and see what possible solutions we could apply to minimize impact on your metrics.

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In an increasingly connected world chances are you charge your customers in at least a few currencies. This short post aims at giving you an understanding of how this affects your SaaS metrics.

First I want to cover why this is important and then I will present you with 3 approaches to this problem.

Let’s dive in!

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In order to understand how to interpret cohort analysis, you have to realize that the time on the cohort table is passing in two directions. From left to right – as each cohort progresses with its life. From top to the bottom – with each new cohort being added at the bottom.

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Here is an ultimate guide on what information do you need to collect and how to use this in data later on to do cohort analysis in Excel.

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We have recently released four new integrations that work with Probe. Let me take you through each of them and show you how they work.

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We have recently released quite a few product updates that our customers love. Here is a quick update on what is new at Probe and the rationale behind.

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Originally published on ProductSchool

At the start of each new product are just a couple of people having an idea and trying to figure out how to make it a reality. You probably speak with potential customers researching your thesis and start building the product.

Small team means everyone stays in sync. Then you start having your first customers, perhaps you raised money and your team grows. It becomes harder and harder to keep everyone focused and up to date on what is happening inside the company.

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I worked for 8 years at a successful startup called Base CRM. It was acquired by Zendesk 2 years ago. During this time I saw the company take different approaches to many problems startups have, but one remained unchanged: unparalleled, obsessive focus on shipping new functionality. Lately, I’ve been thinking a bit more about a company as a whole because I co-started a gig called Probe, so here’s some things I think should have been different at Base.

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After spending 5 years at Base CRM and its acquisition by Zendesk I’ve co-founded Probe – a product in the business analytics space. We defined MVP scope and began a journey to release. At the beginning of the year, we decided to launch on ProductHunt. We had high hopes for this launch and here is a story about how everything went wrong.

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Cohort analysis is a method that allows you to break your data set into the specific groups, examine the lifecycle of each group, and compare them to each other.

It is a great way to find critical points within a customer lifecycle. You can use cohort analysis to understand if you are improving the provided service with time.

In the SaaS world, we usually use cohort analysis to get a deeper understanding of churn or customer retention.

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