SaaS Companies & Freemium Offers, December 2014 [CHART]

While 37% of respondent companies do not use freemium offerings or free trials to attract new business, one-third of those who do generate a majority of their new business from the model. That’s according to a study from Totango, which also finds that more companies are placing a high emphasis on new customer acquisition than on customer retention or upsells. Among the metrics identified, the largest share of respondents track unique website visitors (78%), with churn (74%) close behind. With respect to churn, the report notes that 35% of companies see annualized levels higher than 10%, while 31% are in the 5-10% range and the remainder seeing levels between 0 an 10%. Churn rates tend to be higher for high-growth companies. Source: Totango

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