Increased retention and upsell leads to faster growth Companies that are doing a good job of controlling churn and driving new revenue from existing customers are on the whole growing substantially faster than their peers. Companies still place priority on new customer acquisition Despite a shift in the metrics companies are tracking, priority and funding for customer renewals and upsell has not increased. This suggests that despite best intentions to focus on monetizing existing customers, day-to-day business realities make it di?cult for companies to shift priority and funding. SaaS metrics shifting focus toward existing customers This year more companies than ever are looking at metrics on existing customers such as customer lifetime value, revenue per user, product adoption, and customer health.
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The median average contract length is 1.3 years and the average billing term is seven months in advance in 2016. Comparable to 2015, with average contract length shortening from 1.5 to 1.3 years and average billing period increasing by one month from 2015 to 7 months