This email newsletter was originally sent to the GitLab Field Team and stakeholders on 2020-12-07.
In this month's Field Flash, you’ll find new resources and an asset inventory from Strategic Marketing to aid your customer conversations, new integrated competitive takeout campaigns for GitHub and Jenkins, a new Partner Locator and other exciting updates from the Channel team, the Field Certification Program and more. Plus, Ian Chiang and Jonathan Lim walk us through how they leveraged AWS to close a significant expand opportunity with an APAC FinTech company. And, we learn more about some of Timm Ideker's hidden skills in his team member spotlight.
Make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest resources from our Strategic Marketing team including:
Questions? Reach out in #marketing.
Ian Chiang and Jonathan Lim highlight their $349K+ Expand deal with a large APAC FinTech company. They also share more about working closely with AWS on this deal and how Alliance Partners can give us unique customer inroads and solutions to roadblocks.
Have a deal you'd like to nominate? Fill out the nomination form.
The Risk and Field Security team has launched GitLab AnswerBase – a one-stop-shop for Customer-ready security questions and answers designed to help reduce bottlenecks and provide you with a self-serve tool to sell better and faster. Watch this 6-minute demo video to learn more about how to use the tool. Check it out –>
GitLab was ranked 162 on the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list, which ranks the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunication, life sciences, and energy tech companies (both public and private) in North America. Also, GitLab's 13.0 release recently won a 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Award for IT/Application Automation. Read More and Share –>
The Q3-FY21 Post-Purchase Survey results are in and provide interesting insights into which features drive purchasing decisions for customers in each tier that could be useful in your customer conversations. Check it out –>
Learn how E-commerce customer, Veepee, overhauled its central repository and increased deployment and security with GitLab Enterprise. Also, learn how machine learning company Anchormen drove an 85% reduction in deployment time with GitLab Starter. (Reminder that all customer reference discount details MUST be flagged to Deal Desk who will apply the correct wording on the order form and tick the reference checkbox so that the reference team can follow-up accordingly.) Read More - Veepee –> Read More - Anchormen –>
Sid Sijbrandij and Darren Murph were recently featured on a CNBC webinar along with Harvard Business School discussing how to embrace remote work. Watch and share –>
GitLab is running multiple integrated campaigns meant to highlight our CI, security and CD capabilities against competitors:
Find more information and supporting resources in the epic links above. Remember that you can add a prospect to a nurture campaign using this issue template, and you can access all of our competitive content, including detailed Decision Kits, from the DevOps Tools Landscape page.
There are only 2 months left to secure your spot at President’s Club 2021 at the Ritz Carlton in Maui, Hawaii from May 11-14, 2021! Check out the leaderboard across roles in the President’s Club Dashboard and refresh your memory on President's Club selection criteria and FAQs on the President's Club Handbook page.
There is exciting momentum from the Channel team including:
The Fulfillment team has created a new handbook page that will serve as an internal Release post for Fulfillment features. Highlights from the last milestone (13.5) include:
Questions? Reach out in #s_fulfillment.
Field Ops has captured all of the asks of the management team+ from Q4-FY21 QBRs in this QBR Ask Tracker and they have provided a consolidated view of progress and top asks by segment and/or team in this issue. If your ask is not on this prioritized list and/or if you have asks outside of the QBR cycle, Field Ops encourages you to open up an issue using this template at any time throughout the quarter.
Learn more about our QBR ask prioritization process on the QBR Handbook page and reach out to #sales-support with any questions.
Reminder to complete the GitLab Annual Engagement Survey by 2020-12-15! The survey is completely anonymous and is an opportunity to provide feedback and allow GitLab leadership to gain insight into what is important to team members. See your GitLab email for your unique survey link.
The GitLab 13.6 release is live! Here are the takeaways for customers and prospects:
Corporate/Regional Event Spotlights
For a full list of virtual events, see a convenient calendar view in the Marketing Handbook.
Throughout December, the Field Enablement team will launch the first Field Certification Program courses for SALs, AEs, SAs & TAMs. This program will help us achieve predictability as a business and recognize individual mastery of the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in your role. Look out for more information coming very soon about the first course for your role!
YOUR input is needed so Field Enablement can make it easier to find valuable content when you need it to support your customer engagements. Please complete this survey (10 minutes or less) to help us better understand how you currently find and create content.
Where did you grow up, and where are you based now?
I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA and I settled in Minnesota (after short pitstops through Kansas & Maine) in about 1996. No plans to leave the Land of 10,000 Lakes!
What is your favorite thing about your job?
1:1 connectivity to team members is what fills my cup.
Which of GitLab's Values resonates most with you?
Everyone can contribute is a mantra but also a call to action; everyone must contribute. There is no cavalry and we are the experts who are going to solve some of our client's most difficult challenges.
Do you have a helpful tip for working at GitLab to share?
donut-be-strangers is a great slice of technology that connects you to a GitLab team member. I have been doing these random coffee chats every 1-2 weeks since I got here and I always learn something new about another person and / or our business. Highly recommend!
What is a hobby or skill you have that the team might not know about?
Is bartending a skill?!? I can also remember nearly all movie dialog.
Icebreaker: What was the first concert you ever went to?
Guns N' Roses / Metallica / Body Count at Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium in 1992.
Questions or feedback? We want to hear it! Reach out to the field-enablement-team Slack channel or capture it using this process.
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Archive: Edition 9, Description: December 2020 Field Flash