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CXM earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2021.

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Sprinklr, Inc. ( CXM 9.78% )
Q2 2022 Earnings Call
Sep 09, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to Sprinklr's second quarter of fiscal 2022 earnings conference call. Joining us today are Sprinklr's founder and CEO, Ragy Thomas; Vivek Kundra, chief operating officer; and Chris Lynch, chief financial officer. [Operator instructions] Please be advised that today's conference is being recorded. I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Mr.

Chris Lynch for introductory remarks. Please go ahead, Chris.

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you, and thanks to everyone joining us today for Sprinklr's second quarter of fiscal-year '22 earnings call, our first as a public company. We issued our earnings release a short time ago, filing the associated 8-K with the SEC, and we've also made that available on the Investor Relations section of our website. As a reminder, during today's call, we'll be making forward-looking statements about the business and about the financial results of Sprinklr that involve many assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, and our actual results might differ materially. Any forward-looking statements that we make on this call are based on our beliefs and assumptions as of today, and we disclaim any obligation to update them.

For more details on the risks associated with these forward-looking statements, please refer to the text in the company's press release issued today and to our periodic reports filed with the SEC, including our prospectus filed on June 24 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2021, that will be filed with the SEC. With that, let me turn the call over to our founder and CEO, Mr. Ragy Thomas. Ragy?

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Chris, and hello, everyone. It's wonderful to speak with you all today during our first earnings call as a publicly traded company. Our IPO was an important milestone, but it was just one step in what we believe will be an exciting multi-decade journey. We've always believed that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

And today, I'm pleased to share that our first quarter as a public company was a strong one, with Q2 total revenue rising to $118.7 million, up 27% year over year. This is the third consecutive quarter that we have accelerated our revenue growth rate, which reflects continued validation from the world's largest enterprises that there's a massive need to deliver a unified customer experience across digital channels and customer-facing functions and that our Unified-CXM platform is the solution. At Sprinklr, everything we do centers around delivering value for our customers, building the world's best product, and creating an amazing culture. And when I look at the momentum we built this quarter, it's clear that focus is paying off.

Through Q2, we now have 74 customers with more than $1 million in trailing 12-month subscription revenue. These are the world's largest and most iconic brands who continue to grow with us quarter after quarter and year after year, spending $1 million, $5 million, and in some cases, over $10 million annually. We know how mission-critical we've become to these global companies, and it's something that we're truly humbled by. It's why we are so obsessed with creating transformational enterprise value, whether it's increasing revenue, reducing costs, or mitigating risk for these brands and delighting them at every touchpoint from product to marketing and from sales to success.

This quarter, we were also named a leader in the most recent Forrester Wave: Social Suites report, which is a definitive ranking of tech providers in the social media management space. With the foundation that started in social back in 2009, SMMS is a category that we've been at the top of for more than a decade. And it's driven by three things: the unmatched depth and breadth of our platform, our laser focus on the largest companies in the world, and a broad vision that is always so social as a part of a much larger customer experience management thesis. From the beginning, we knew that every customer-facing function, from marketing to care, would need to listen to engage and reach customers across an ever-growing number of channels, not just social.

And that secular shift of connected and empowered customers would require those functions to adopt dozens of new capabilities from advocacy and influencer management and marketing to live chat and communities in customer care. We knew, too, as has happened in the evolution of every major software industry category throughout the years, like ERP and human capital management, that the point solutions that were cropping up to address these areas would eventually be replaced by a select few platforms designed to solve the full problem, which is why we pursued that architectural vision relentlessly from the start, building 31 products within our four product suites on one unified code base and one unified platform and putting a decade's worth of engineering between us and everyone else in the industry in the process. It's great to see that the analyst community is continuing to validate that vision and our execution, with Forrester's report ranking Sprinklr as having a stronger current offering than anyone else. But at the end of the day, what our customers really love is our people.

I can't tell you the number of times I've heard from customers that there's something special about Sprinklrites, whether it's their willingness to go the extra mile or the fact that they do it with a smile always. Nothing makes me prouder. So it was incredibly gratifying to hear that in Q2, Sprinklr was certified as a Great Place to Work and recognized by Ink, Fortune, and Computerworld for the culture that we're aspiring to build each and every day. Now I'd like to take a step back for a moment to share some of the market trends we are seeing and why we are more bullish than ever about the opportunity in front of us.

When COVID hit last year, every company that didn't already know it became acutely aware that their digital transformation initiatives needed to accelerate. In the world's largest companies where we operate, even the most well-intention and urgent desires to transform can take six, 12, sometimes, 18 months to really kick off. So the acceleration in digital transformation we're seeing has not been instantaneous, but it has been obvious, with the number of trends picking up that we fully expect to stay. One of the most significant trends that we see is in customer care, where we're seeing a huge opportunity with the digital transformation of the traditional call center.

During the pandemic, many companies quickly had to pivot from in-person call centers centered around traditional channels like the phone, to virtual care centers increasingly focused on modern channels like messaging and live chat. Now we're seeing many companies realize that by shifting from traditional to modern channels they can not only deliver a better customer experience, they can do so at a lower cost. At the start of the pandemic, for example, one well-known electronics manufacturer came to us to consolidate multiple point solutions within customer care, and they wanted to unify care and marketing workflows as well to improve their customers' experience and provide self-help solutions like chatbots so customers could troubleshoot their own issues faster on the modern channels that they prefer, all while deflecting call volumes from more expensive call centers. So far, this company has reduced cost by 8% while increasing customer satisfaction by 18%.

That's a double win, reducing costs and making customers happier. And last quarter, we doubled the size of our partnership, with the customer adding more products like modern research and modern sales and engagement. We also had a big win this quarter with one of the world's largest banks that we believe really signals our arrival in the CCaaS, contact center-as-a-service, space as we beat out some of the industry's biggest names, thanks to a digital-first and AI-powered approach. Today, we're not only replacing more than endpoint solutions at this company and helping this customer completely reimagine its customer care infrastructure with the Unified-CXM platform, we're also empowering more than 15,000 contact center agents globally to work across several channels like live chat, WhatsApp, social, SMS, email and now, voice.

And we're not talking about traditional voice capabilities. With the advantage of building from the ground up on a modern digital platform like Sprinklr's, we've been able to reimagine what voice can be, using artificial intelligence to spot challenging conversations and changing sentiments in real time and analyzing millions of unstructured interactions to identify the most effective responses to any issue, tactically helping your worst-performing agent to emulate your best-performing agent at any given point in time. The other thing that's really powerful here is the fact that Sprinklr's unified agent console is integrated directly into this bank's CRM and back-end systems. With that, we can eliminate the pain customers feel having to switch channels to resolve issues and the pain agents feel in swiveling chairs between systems.

These agents will also be able to leverage Sprinklr's AI and automation to drive greater efficiency with the support of chatbots, voice bots, workforce management, and IVR, all on top of an enterprise-grade platform with the security, compliance, and governance trusted by nine of the world's top 10 financial services brands. As you can see, bringing a modern mindset to a traditional capability like voice and putting it alongside the modern digital channels that consumers now use more is a powerful differentiator for us, and it's an area we'll continue to invest in. To that end, we have just completed the acquisition of a small company called VoiceN, an AI-powered voice-to-text analytics and workforce optimization platform. And we've brought on its remarkable engineering team with the domain expertise in voice to text and contact center AI as we continue to double down and build out our capabilities.

With these trends and the immense innovation we're seeing in this space, Modern Care has quickly become one of our fastest-growing and more strategic products, highlighted by a number of Care deals in Q2 with brands like Samsung, Robinhood, Milwaukee Tool, Moncler, BlockFi, and SimpliSafe. Our pace of innovation has always been one of the things that set Sprinklr apart. This quarter was no different as we executed a major platform release with over 540 new features, including conversational AI, an all-new video calling option for Care, usability enhancements across the platform, more out-of-the-box integrations with SAP for Care and Adobe and for marketing and advertising. We also introduced Modern Research Lite, a new easy-to-use product for marketing, product and PR personnel to use publicly available digital data to discover AI-powered insights about their customers, brands, and competitors, in many cases within minutes.

With zero configuration required and a streamlined user interface, with prebuilt dashboards for dozens of use cases, Modern Research Lite gives enterprise brands a self-service way to trial a lightweight version of Sprinklr. This is something we are very, very excited about as it's a new way to make our comprehensive platform more approachable to companies that are not Sprinklr customers yet. When we founded Sprinklr 12 years ago, it was clear to us that we were entering a new world of business, a world where billions of consumers were moving from traditional to modern channels, a world where the data from those channels was unprecedented and unstructured and a world where customers had new expectations for an instant and seamless experience across every channel, across every touchpoint and every single time. Over the years, enterprises have spent fortunes trying to address these new realities, but they've gone about it in a piecemeal way, falling into point solution chaos and fracturing the customer experience with marketing care, research and sales, and every team behind their own technology products to tackle small parts of the customer experience problem.

Sprinklr was born to offer a new path forward, a way to listen, engage and reach customers on the dozens of digital channels they prefer and each of those that will come next, a way to harness experience data, using powerful AI to analyze a vast ever-expanding ocean of unstructured customer data and the automation to act on it at scale, and a way to modernize customer-facing functions while enabling them to work together, providing each function with the next generation of capabilities they need built on a single code base with shared governance, workflows, analytics, automation, so everything and everyone can work together. We call it unified customer experience management. From the beginning, we set out to define this emerging new category that we believe represents one of the single most strategic investments for any modern company. And we set out to build a different kind of software company while doing it.

We've always said that Unified-CXM is an idea whose time has come, and it's never been more clear to us that time is now. To our new investors, thank you for joining us on this journey, for recognizing, like we do, that there's an inevitable and immense new category of enterprise software that's coming together and that is only getting started. To our customers and partners, thank you for all the trust you've placed in Sprinklr through the years. Many of you, like us, saw this category coming from the beginning and pioneered it along with us to build that from the start.

We wouldn't be where we are today without your support. And most of all, to our employees for waking up every day and working hard to create this wonderful company and create this category for all of us. The best is really yet to come. With that, let me turn it over to our COO, Vivek Kundra.

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

Thank you, Ragy, and good afternoon, everyone. When I look at the strength of this quarter and revenue increasing 27% year over year, I see the results of amazing execution across every function, from product to marketing to our field sales teams, services, and customer success and a company that's scaling up and delivering. And it's happening on a global scale across four major product suites in every market around the world, from the Americas to Europe to APJ. With a $50 billion-plus TAM, we believe Unified-CXM is going to be a massive category for decades to come, and we're playing to win.

That's why we've been investing in key areas like sales and marketing to capitalize on the opportunity in front of us. And with visibility into hiring and pipeline, we believe we're well-positioned to march forward and drive durable long-term growth. One key driver helping to fuel the growth is a fact that we continue to see high customer retention rates across the board. That's even more clear in our $1 million-plus customer base, which continues to grow.

As of Q2, we now have 74 customers generating $1 million-plus in subscription revenue, up from 60 just one year ago. We landed some amazing new logos this quarter from Allianz to Robinhood to Neiman Marcus to SimpliSafe and expanded in many others with upsells and cross-sells from world-class brands like Microsoft, Samsung, Netflix, Siemens, Diageo, TikTok, Moncler, Sonos, Havas, and the U.S. Marine Corps, just to name a few. Let me take a minute now and tell you about two of them.

The first customer I want to highlight is Siemens, which is one of the brands setting the standard when it comes to modern marketing and advertising, with over 2,000 in-house and agency users working together on one Unified-CXM platform. This quarter, we renewed and expanded our partnership with a three-year deal that includes hundreds of new users, a significant increase in ad spend, and an expansion of modern research to benchmark and get competitive insights on the performance of Siemens content. With 293,000 employees and more than 120 agencies in over 60 countries, Siemens started this journey with us two years ago, looking to increase efficiency and effectiveness at scale while managing thousands of global campaigns. Today, Siemens is using modern marketing and advertising to plan, produce and analyze owned and paid content performance across more than 10 digital channels from its website, blogs, and social properties to internal communication platform.

Administration and management costs have dropped and enabled Siemens to reinvest back into advertising, all while generating higher ROI with the help of AI optimization. Another customer we're thrilled to be partnering with this quarter is SimpliSafe, one of the leading brands in home security. I spoke with SimpliSafe's chief customer experience officer, Doug Woodard, who shared with me why they chose Sprinklr. To quote him, "We chose Sprinklr because we know they're as obsessed with customer experience as we are.

And they've built modern technology with everything from AI-powered chatbots to IVR deflection all on one unified platform. That can become the foundation of everything we do when it comes to caring for our customers." Driven to build lasting relationships with its customers, SimpliSafe will leverage Sprinklr's AI-powered Modern Care suite to replace multiple point solutions and provide a unified care experience that saves agents' time while improving the customer experience. It starts with providing customers with self-help via community forum and knowledge base where they can read about products, find tips to troubleshoot issues, and connect with other loyal SimpliSafe customers for advice. With the help of AI, agents are alerted when these conversations need their attention and can quickly jump in with brand-approved responses.

And with live chat, customers now have instant access to agents who can help them with everything from sales to support. Whether you're Siemens or SimpliSafe, there are three value drivers that matter to every enterprise: increasing revenue, reducing costs, and mitigating risk. And in Q2, we delivered that value even faster, accelerating go-live time by 30% with pre-configured environments and templatized sandboxes. One of the reasons we've been able to build such a strong business is because we have a growth flywheel that's working at scale.

Whether it's our ability to upsell, landing an account like Siemens with modern marketing and advertising and continue to grow seats and volume or our ability to cross-sell, as we have with Moncler landing with a product like Modern Research and adding others like Modern Care. And lastly, given the global nature of our client base, expanding with customers like Samsung across divisions and into new geos from the Americas to Europe to APJ, this growth flywheel is fueled by a proven go-to-market motion with a direct sales model and a partner ecosystem. From the beginning, our focus on large enterprises with $1 billion-plus in annual revenue has been our primary growth vector. And it continues to be with thousands of companies that are left to target as our sales capacity grows.

We believe this segment will fuel our growth for years to come. We're also excited about our second growth vector of enterprises with $100 million to $1 billion in annual revenue. These are large organizations with complex business problems. And in Q2, we're seeing signs of early success with new customers like SimpliSafe and BlockFi.

To serve our customers and expand our footprint, we've built a broad partner ecosystem. Whether it's global systems integrators like Accenture or Deloitte, technology partners like Google, Amazon or Microsoft, channel partners like Facebook and Twitter or agencies like Publicis and Havas, these partners see the power of our platform and the opportunity of Unified-CXM. And when a partner is engaged, our average deal size typically doubles. We see a significant opportunity to scale this ecosystem.

And this quarter, we continue to see our GSIs doubling down. For example, Deloitte launched regional practices in five new countries across EMEA and APJ and expanded with us in the public sector. Accenture doubled its number of Sprinklr-certified consultants who now support 100-plus Sprinklr clients with everything from implementation to managed services. Today, more than 1,000 of the world's largest and most valuable enterprises trust Sprinklr, the world's first Unified-CXM platform as a vital backbone of their digital transformation.

We win for three main reasons: number one, the depth and breadth of our Unified-CXM platform, which is purpose-built for the enterprise and customer-facing functions from research to marketing to sales to care; number two, industry-leading AI that gives these enterprises something they never had before, a way to make sense of a vast ever-expanding ocean of unstructured customer experience data and the ability to act on it at scale; and number three, consistently delivering meaningful ROI for our customers by increasing revenue, reducing costs or mitigating risks. With that, let me turn the call over to Chris Lynch to review the financials. Chris?

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Thanks, Vivek. Today, I'm going to provide a brief overview of our second-quarter financial results and discuss guidance for our third quarter and for our full fiscal year, which ends on January 31, 2022. And then we'll open it up for questions. I should point out that in addition to our GAAP financial results, I'll also be discussing certain non-GAAP numbers today.

Our GAAP results, along with the reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results, can be found in today's earnings release and on our Investor Relations website. So let's get into those results for Q2, where we delivered a very strong quarter across the board, and I'm really proud of the companywide execution that drove some exceptional top-line growth. Total revenue grew 27% year-over-year to $118.7 million. That was driven largely by subscription revenues of $103.3 million, which grew 25% year over year.

Our non-GAAP subscription gross margin was 79% in Q2, and that helped us drive a total non-GAAP gross margin of 70%. And on the bottom line, we generated a non-GAAP operating loss of $11.4 million for the quarter. There's a few other momentum metrics I think it's helpful to share at this point, the first of which is our customer count. On July 31, we had 1,062 customers, and as you know, we're focused on selling our Unified-CXM platform to the world's largest enterprises and then growing our footprint in those accounts over time.

That large enterprise focus is one of the things that continues to set us apart. And as you heard from Ragy earlier, we now have 74 customers generating $1 million or more in subscription revenue on a trailing 12-month basis, and that's a 23% increase year over year. That footprint growth or net dollar expansion rate, which we calculate also on a trailing 12-month subscription revenue basis, that was 114% for Q2, which was very consistent with the Q1 result. The 12-month look-back period in our calculation means the impact of COVID from last year continues to impact this number but that will start to wash through the results in the second half, and longer term, we expect this number to increase again.

Our remaining performance obligations, or RPO, totaled approximately $457.4 million. And we expect to recognize approximately $332.1 million or 73% of that revenue over the next 12 months. Cash and short-term investments as of July 31 was $549 million, and that was bolstered by the $276 million in net proceeds that we raised in our IPO. That cash influx strengthens an already rock-solid balance sheet and gives us ample resources to aggressively pursue the attractive growth opportunity in front of us.

And then finally, we used $6.5 million in operating cash flow and $10.6 million in free cash flow during Q2. As we indicated during our IPO, after delivering positive free cash flow in both of the last two fiscal years, we've made a conscious decision to invest some of the capital we raised and use it to accelerate top-line growth. And I'm happy to report that we're making good progress on that goal as these results show. That brings me to guidance for the third quarter of FY '22 ending on October 31.

We expect subscription revenue to be in the range of $104 million to $106 million, and that represents 23% growth year over year at the midpoint. And we expect total revenue to be within the range of $117 million and $119 million, representing 22% growth year over year at the midpoint. We expect a non-GAAP operating loss in the range of $24 million to $26 million and a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.09 to $0.10, assuming 260 million weighted average shares outstanding. Now I think it's worth just double-clicking on that loss for a second because it is growing meaningly from Q2, and to be clear, that's absolutely in line with the operating plan we set out at the start of the year.

Our goal was to build capacity across the company to drive and support the top-line acceleration that you're now seeing start to come through in these results. We continue to make investments to capitalize on that large addressable market opportunity in front of us. And it's the return on those investments that we're starting to see now on the top line which will help us drive leverage into the model, and that's how we start moving toward the longer-term margins that we talked about during the IPO. For our full fiscal year, which ends on January 31, '22, we are providing the following guidance.

We expect subscription revenue to be in the range of $413 million to $418 million, and we expect total revenue to be within the range of $470 million to $475 million. And at the midpoint of these ranges, this represents a 22% growth rate year over year for both subscription revenue and total revenue. We expect a non-GAAP operating loss in the range of $62 million to $66 million, and we expect a non-GAAP net loss per share between $0.36 and $0.38, assuming 197 million weighted average shares outstanding. In closing, I'm excited to be able to report such strong results in our first quarter as a public company and by the momentum that we're building to capitalize on our very large market opportunity and drive durable multiyear growth from our Unified-CXM platform.

With that, Ragy, Vivek, and I are happy to take your questions.

Questions & Answers:


Operator

Thank you. [Operator instructions] Our first question comes from the line of Raimo Lenschow with Barclays. Please proceed with your question.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays -- Analyst

Hey. Congratulations on a great quarter and a reacceleration. Ragy, first question for me, like if I look through, you are showing up in a lot more Magic Quadrant, Forrester reports, etc., than anyone else because your platform is much, much broader or like you're kind to kind of solve a much broader problem than some of your more point solution competitors. Can you just kind of talk a little bit about how you're going about kind of filling out this kind of platform and where we are in terms of that journey? And then I have one follow-up for Chris.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Yes. Absolutely. First off, thank you, all, for taking the time. We're excited to be on this call and speaking to you all.

Raimo, thank you for that question. Good to talk to you again. The answer is this is not an afterthought at Sprinklr. This strategy to build a platform, put AI, put an omnichannel ability to reengage and listen to the foundation of it, build end-to-end stacks for marketing care, it's very ambitious but we know this is something that needs to be undertaken.

We've seen this happen in other industries. So we've always focused on getting the platform right and then going after product areas. And so if you look at our past, it should be obvious to you that we will go into a specific area like content marketing, as an example, or conversational AI is another one. You'll see us competing with point solution.

In the beginning, we start with the strength of the platform, and we stay on it and listening to our customers, we don't rest until we become No. 1 ideally in every single space. And what we are trying to do for digital channels and modern channels by providing this unified platform with best-in-class product functionality, we're giving our customers, our target segment of 171,000 companies, a no-compromise solution. Traditionally, you think, do I want a unified platform or should I go for best of breed? And we're making the decision in a success for us.

So let me give you the example with one of our customers, Siemens, that started with marketing. And in the beginning, you have a point solution, a different workflow for social, a different one for press releases, a different one for corporate communication, a different one for research and sentiment and competitor analytics. And just within marketing and advertising, you're now able, in this case, put a lot of these solutions together on one platform. And certainly, the cost is down, it's easier to maintain, the CIO gets a better handle for compliance, governance and you get a lot more bang for your buck and create better experiences with AI.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays -- Analyst

Yes. Makes sense. And then, Chris, since the first quarter, how do you want us to look at the kind of the leading indicators? Obviously, in the past, we had billings. There's like RPO coming up, etc.

Like how do you see the business? And what are kind of some of the moving parts we should kind of maybe consider? And congrats again.

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. Thanks for the question. Yes. So you're right, billings for us.

And if you see the billings in this result, the calculated billings using the short-term deferred revenue, that grew over 30% year over year. RPO, RPO is a better metric potentially just because you look at the full contract value for new sales and renewals. And the duration of those contracts get taken into account, so it's not a perfect metric. So we look at the trend in that one.

That one is up over Q1, which is sequentially up over Q4. We don't have the year over year for RPO simply because in Q2 last year, we were a private company. That's not a metric that we reported. So our last year-over-year comparison was at our Jan 31st year end, which grew 30% year over year.

So again, I think it's those two of the best leading indicators for us.

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays -- Analyst

OK. Perfect. OK. Thank you.

Congrats.

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Tom Roderick with Stifel. Please proceed with your question.

Tom Roderick -- Stifel Financial Corp. -- Analyst

Great. Hey, everybody. Thanks for taking my questions, and congratulations on the results and the recent IPO. Fantastic job right out of the gates.

I think there's so much to ask here relative to the breadth of the platform, and I'm really interested in sort of understanding a little bit more of the go-to-market motion. The product's been there. Ragy, you were pretty transparent in the roadshow and what we read in the S-1 with respect to sort of slowing down the pace of sales hiring during the middle of COVID. And then you reaccelerated that, of course, on the way out as we entered 2021.

So really encouraging to see the revenue acceleration. Tell me a little bit more about what you're seeing from sales productivity, what you're trying to do in terms of adding sales capacity, and how you feel the pace of hiring is working relative to the opportunity set out there.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Let me start by saying we feel really good, Tom, and thank you for that question. We feel really good. We saw the impact of COVID hit us like everyone else, the first two quarters of 2020. And then we saw that the business begin to recover in Q3, and in Q4, we exceeded our original pre-COVID plant.

So we did take -- we did do a cost or a spend in capacity building. And I think it was the right thing and prudent thing for us to do. And you'll always find this management team acts prudently. And we're here for the long run, not a quick flash in the pan move.

And then -- so what you're seeing is a continued investment. So we unpaused our expenses and then built it back up. Vivek, why don't you add to it?

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

Sure. I think, look, we're already seeing signs of things paying off. As you saw from Q1, where we had revenue at 19.3%, to where we are at 27%, and we're actually ahead of our hiring plan. So sales and marketing is actually our biggest focus area to continue to drive organic growth.

And we continue to add sales reps to build up this capacity to ensure that we're capturing the market that Ragy articulated. And we're also investing on marketing and building out our demand-gen engine and broader brand awareness. So we're actually very pleased by our ability to attract top talent, especially in this dynamic market.

Tom Roderick -- Stifel Financial Corp. -- Analyst

Outstanding. And this is probably a pretty good follow-on question for Ragy, both you, and Vivek. But I look at the long history of this company, and Ragy, even your time spent in the messaging industry before. It's really fascinating to watch the large enterprise work within the bounds of changing use cases.

And whether that was messaging moving into marketing and now we're seeing the social media management space, of course, move from marketing into care. Tell us a little bit more about how some of your biggest customers here are evolving that use case. In particular, I'd love to hear more about the use case on care because that seems to be a massive potential for wallet share and maybe not a massive current percentage of the existing ARR in terms of the care use case.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Yes. Thank you. That was a great question. Should blow everybody's mind when you realize an average global enterprise company has 92-point solutions in marketing alone.

So the other day, we were talking to one of our larger customers in Europe and we threw out the stat and he looked very amused. And so we asked him why, you guys seem like you're in a good situation. He says, "No, we aspire to get down to 92." So it should be very obvious that this is not sustainable. Let's take care.

It's -- again, you have your traditional call center infrastructure that was built primarily for voice, and then you bolt on emails typically a different solution. You've got a different solution for live chat. Now you need a community system, that's another solution. You got a knowledge base.

There's a new crop of companies that are providing AI capabilities to call center. That's coming on as a bolt-on. Another one to -- speech to text. A third one, speech-to-text feature sentiment detection.

It's not sustainable. These channels will continue to increase. So let me give you the example of Samsung, one of our clients, which Vivek mentioned. Started out with social and digital customer care on modern channels.

We got that down, expanded out from Europe back to APJ, then to US, expanded more channels, all the traditional social channels, if you will, and then added live chat, added video calling, now in the process potentially to add things like community and knowledge base and AI-based routing, all of that. Now that's an obvious situation, large global company, scores, and scores of markets that are independent. We blew them on this unified care situation. They are now expanding from care, adding sales to it, which we think is where the future is.

Care is -- care has to transform. Contact center has to transform from a reactive inbound to potentially being the face of the company where your customers are calling in. Now that's a typical traditional use case for us, right, large company, lots of complex point systems. Let me kind of switch gears and talk about another example, SimpliSafe.

That's a great example in the second vector, the next 30,000 companies. And SimpliSafe is a direct-to-consumer growing private company. It was interesting to see how they had the same situation: a different solution for community, a different solution for live chat, a different solution for knowledge base, a different solution for social, a different solution for email. It goes very, very quickly out of control.

And so the beautiful thing is by moving to this unified platform, you are actually increasing customer satisfaction. You're increasing customer satisfaction and you're reducing cost. That's a beautiful thing. A large electronics manufacturer in the U.S., a U.S.-based global company drove CSAT up by cutting response times, and they saw a 7% increase right after that.

Tom Roderick -- Stifel Financial Corp. -- Analyst

That's great. Thank you very much. I'll jump back in the queue, but I really appreciate that, Ragy.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Anytime.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Brian Schwartz with Oppenheimer. Please proceed with your question.

Brian Schwartz -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. -- Analyst

Yeah. Hi. Thanks for taking my question. Good afternoon.

I just had a follow-up on the partner announcements during your introductory commentary. You did announce a number of expansion partnerships to the large GSIs. And so I just had two questions. The first question was on those announcements, if it's possible to highlight which of these new expansions or partnerships stand out to you in terms of being the most significant.

And then second, just looking at the partner channel in its entirety, I'm wondering if you're seeing any meaningful change with the partner velocity of deals or in their execution. Thanks.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Let me kick it off. We have different types of partners. One is the cloud service providers like the Amazons and the Azure and the Google Clouds. We've got our channel partners like Facebook and Twitter.

We've got agency partners, and we've got system integration and other service partners. We're committed to the partner ecosystem, and the tech companies, the tech partnerships that we have where we connect to other larger players. So our point of view is that the world will move from a best-of-breed hundreds of solutions to a best of suite, where three to five of these platforms work very well together. And that's really what we're trying to do.

Vivek, why don't you add something?

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

You think about expanding our global footprint, a company like Deloitte continues to expand with us into countries like, whether it's Italy or South Korea. And then when we look at Accenture as an example, they're able to help us serve 100-plus customers and get consultants that are being certified in the Sprinklr platform as they move forward with more and more complex implementations like in the care world. This is allowing us to actually get leverage. But also when we look at our pipeline, they're able to actually help us source bigger deals, larger deals, more strategic.

But I want to be clear that we're still very early in our journey. We continue to invest in our partners. But what they're seeing is, as the example that Ragy shared at the top, when you think about these large kinds of global banks and partnering with companies like Google, from a technology perspective, it really allows us to not just expand our footprint from an implementation perspective, but also our hosting and channel partners.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Brian, let me also add that it helps to our case that most of these are also our clients. So they're a platform like, for example, Twitter, to really see the power of what we do to enable them to use their own channel and other channels. So it's a pretty interesting dynamic, and we're very early, like Vivek said.

Brian Schwartz -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. -- Analyst

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Mark Murphy with JPMorgan. Please proceed with your question.

Mark Murphy -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- Analyst

Yes. Thank you, and I will add my congrats on a very nice performance. Ragy, I was wondering if you could dive deeper into the point products that you're displacing in some of these large accounts. I had recalled that comment that the average enterprise has 92-point solutions in marketing.

You mentioned the company replacing 10 contact center point solutions, I believe. Could you just help us understand which ones are the most vulnerable that you can displace with your unified products?

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

So let me try not to take any specific names but try and answer your question in a way that makes sense, right? So let's take live chat as an example. That's an independent category, and you know the companies that play in it. Let's take traditional social engagement. That's a category that we were in and we understand it very well.

There's still a lot of ton of point solution companies in it. You can take community, which is the ability to get your customers to help each other. That's a product that was a category of -- a full-blown category, and the companies got acquired, and there are different point solutions still offering that. I would take, for example, there is agent assist and voice analytics.

There are very specialized companies that do that. I mean, these are all examples just inside of the tech center when you peel the onion, how many of these things are trying -- sticking in there. And what's funny is most people don't realize how many of these are -- have been put in place because it's out of sight, and it will be funny to see how many CIOs and CMOs will actually be surprised if someone did their CXM tech scape and put it out in a diagram for them. And not to mention the marketing and advertising, right? You can see plenty of point solutions, the influence of marketing.

That's a category. Advocacy is a category. So if you go on our website and look at products, you practically -- with 31 products, and you probably -- you can easily pick 27 categories from within those.

Mark Murphy -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- Analyst

Yes. OK. The breadth of it is impressive. Just as a quick follow-up, Chris, on the composition of the results, obviously, we -- you've always been clear that billings is not a key focus for Sprinklr.

I think we all know that. The composition -- so that said, the composition is more weighted to the recognized revenue and it's less in deferred revenue than I think what we -- generally than what consensus expected. So I'm just curious, what is the underlying driver of that in this case?

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Well, in this case, we had very strong services. You probably saw that from the earnings release. Our services -- so we recognized more revenue from deferred, so our billing came in pretty much where we thought it would. We ended up recognizing more for revenue out of deferred, and that's why deferred was down a little bit.

So that -- and a big chunk of that was services. Our services team had a really strong quarter. And remembering it's not a massive piece of our business. It's 13% of our total revenue, and it tends to fluctuate on a quarter-to-quarter basis.

And that's why you see from a guidance standpoint in Q3, I'm guiding services down a little bit, really more to average it out between Q2 and Q3. Again, from a subscription perspective, we're really excited to see the stair-step increase to the 25%, and that's -- the 25% range is what I'm guiding to for the balance of the year. So that's really, I think, what's driving that, if that answers your question, Mark.

Mark Murphy -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- Analyst

OK. Very clear. Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Stan Zlotsky with Morgan Stanley. Please proceed with your question.

Stan Zlotsky -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Perfect. Thank you so much, guys. Well, one question for me. I will actually -- and then a quick follow-up.

The very aggressive pace of hiring that you guys are going through right now obviously makes a ton of sense, considering the opportunity that you're going after. How -- what are you seeing as far as the productivity and the ramp in productivity within the new sales hires that you're bringing on board now?

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

So, look, we're seeing productivity very consistent with enterprise companies. And that's one of the reasons, as Ragy mentioned, we're actually investing because we know we can be doing it in a very, very responsible way to make sure that we're sequencing it appropriately and ensuring that the AEs that we're hiring are actually hitting the productivity metrics.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

And Sam, let me just add that there's a little bit of a pent-up relief from the COVID slowdown and pause we did, right? So there's a little bit of a catch-up in investing we have to do just as we look to the out-years. But we'll always be watching our expenses in line with the growth and validating it before we invest more.

Stan Zlotsky -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Got it. Got it. And then just on the guidance for Q3 for Chris. For subscription revenue and total revenue, is there anything else that we need to be mindful of there beyond just the pro services ticking down sequentially and just the typical conservatism in the Q3 revenue guidance?

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

No. Nothing else in there. And as you say, I mean, as we think about our guidance strategy more broadly, when we guide to a number, it's got to be a number that we feel comfortable with. So nothing else in there.

Stan Zlotsky -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

OK. Perfect. All right. Thank you so much, guys.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Pat Walravens with JMP. Please proceed with your question.

Unknown speaker -- JMP Securities -- Analyt

Hi. This is Joe on for Pat. Thank you so much for taking our question. Could you just give us some -- maybe some color around kind of the mix of bookings in the quarter versus new logo versus existing customers? Thank you.

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. Let me do that, if I may. So happy to report in Q2, no change in the mix of sales to new and existing customers and it stayed within a very consistent range over the last year. As I reported, we have 1,062 very large enterprise customers.

And because of the breadth of the capabilities of the platform that you all know about, there's a natural upsell and cross-sell motion into the existing client base on the back of the value we create for them. But we also had some great new logos in Q2 that we're pretty excited about. Internally, we tend to look more of the trend in ASP rather than new logos. Because of our focus on large enterprises, new logos tend to fluctuate a little bit on a quarterly basis, so I wouldn't read too much into the absolute number in any discrete quarter.

Instead, I'd probably look at new logos on a trailing 12-month basis to normalize things out. And as I say, we tend to think about the ASP. So if you took our trailing 12-month subscription revenue divided by the client count at the end of the period, it's up over $350,000 in terms of ASP now. And I think that really tells the story of the type of customers we focus on and how strategic our platform is today.

Unknown speaker -- JMP Securities -- Analyt

Understood. Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Arjun Bhatia with William Blair. Please proceed with your question.

Arjun Bhatia -- William Blair & Company -- Analyst

Yes. Perfect. Thank you very much, and I'll add my congrats on the quarter and the IPO. Maybe first question might be for Ragy or Vivek, but I want to touch on the existing customer base and the growth opportunity you see there, right? We talked about this transition from best-of-breed to best-of-suite.

Where do you think your existing customers are in that transition? And is there further room to either cross-sell or expand even those seven-figure relationships that you have across your customer base today?

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

It's -- even in our existing customers, we are hardly scratching the surface, Arjun. Thank you for that question. So let me tell you, if you take the top 10 banks that work with us, the bank that's paying us $5 million and using more of our software is no different from the bank that's probably paying us $600,000. And so it's just a question of getting our go-to-market motion down to get our message heard by everybody that matters, and the natural go-to-market evolving with stories that are verticalized and getting to these people.

And same thing with technology, there's nothing different for a large tech company that pays us $300,000, there's nothing different from another company in the same space, the same size as paying us $7 million or $10 million. That's the same thing with, if you take any of these industries, retail. And so it's just a question of normalizing, educating. We see this as a long journey.

And so we think we can build an amazing company just for our existing customers, but we're going to start activating our second vector as that's important in the long run as well.

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

And then just to add to what Ragy said, if you look at this quarter, we had some amazing upsells with Samsung and Netflix, Diageo, Moncler, as I mentioned. And if you really think about our customer base, about 10% of our customers actually use all four suites. So there's plenty of room and opportunity for us to continue to expand. And when we land an account, we generally land with two products, demonstrate value, and then continue to expand from there.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

So again, I've mentioned to you that our vision is to be the world's most loved enterprise software company. So we tend to start small. We tend to start asking for an opportunity to deliver value. So I'll use the example of an electronics company that was one of our first clients, has started with $30,000 that pay us over $3 million or $4 million now.

And that's a story that can play out in any one of our customers.

Arjun Bhatia -- William Blair & Company -- Analyst

Wonderful. Thank you very much. And then one for Chris, if I can. The -- We talked about leading indicators from a billings and RPO perspective.

Obviously, you pointed out strong growth in professional services. Can you just help us understand how you think about that -- the growth there as a potential leading indicator? Is that implementation of the managed services? Just help us understand that a little bit.

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Yes. So services for us, you may remember, it's made up of two components. Again, it's 13% of our total revenue, but the two components sort of split roughly 50-50. We have a recurring service business, we call managed services and then platform enablement services in there that you see in most enterprise software businesses.

Revenue from managed services, it looks a lot like our subscription business, is generally recurring in nature, is recognized evenly over the contract term. And so that means really that more than 90% of our total revenues actually become recurring. And so it's that enablement work that tends to fluctuate on a quarterly basis based on a variety of different factors like the timing of when that work is performed. But we see that -- one of the reasons the guidance in Q3 is a little bit less than the outperformance that we saw in Q2 is really the normalized rate there is around the $14 million to $15 million mark on a quarterly basis.

And so there's nothing -- there's no strange changes. As far as your models are concerned, it's very -- it should be very consistent. Nothing has changed in that business.

Arjun Bhatia -- William Blair & Company -- Analyst

OK. Got it. Thank you, and congrats again.

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Operator

Thank you. Our final question comes from the line of Michael Turits with KeyBanc. Please proceed with your question.

Michael Turits -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Just a quick one. Vivek, can you just drill down, please, on Research Lite and your rollout and more generally of a self-service go-to-market?

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Yes, Michael. let me take that. This is Ragy. So this is an attempt for us to make our platform, that's very comprehensive, as you know, more accessible to our target segment.

So to be clear, we're only targeting the largest and fastest-growing companies in the world. And we've always needed to help them get their hands in experiencing the platform and getting to know how things work. And this is also a way for us to hopefully shorten the sales cycle. And so this is -- the self-service option so that you can try before you buy, and you can get your hands on keyboard maybe as a user but from a target company.

So we're not driving any traffic to the site outside of our[Audio gap]As we go to the next 30,000 companies on our list, this removing friction in the sales process is a very, very important part of our things to solve. And it's also a bigger part of our strategy to drive more inbound request and demand. So we need to just smoothen that -- the funnel all the way from the top down to further down.

Michael Turits -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Thanks, Ragy. Congrats on [Inaudible]. OK, Vivek.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Thank you.

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

And last thing, just to add to what Ragy said. When you really think about our TAM, which is north of $50 billion, if you think about the 171,000 customers that are potentially target customers for Sprinklr, we purposely targeted our account executives and the sales team to the first 10,000, the first vector that Ragy was speaking about. And then the second vector, we've got plenty of room to continue to expand and grow. And as Chris mentioned, when you look at that ASP of $350,000, we've got plenty of room to continue to grow this business for decades to come.

Michael Turits -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

Thanks, guys.

Operator

Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the end of the question-and-answer session, and I will now turn the call over to Ragy Thomas for closing remarks.

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

I want to thank you all again for joining this call and the opportunity to present to you. Appreciate your support and your interest we're here trying to create a brand-new category. In a few years, it should be very obvious that this could be what -- be coming after the big -- last big one, which is CRM. And the trend is very, very obvious as you read the new S-1s that are coming out and how the language is changing, even existing large companies, the word unify appears a lot more, the word CXM appears a lot more.

And we've got a 10-year advantage on it. And so this is playing for the long game, and hopefully, in that process, create a company that our investors and partners and customers will love. Thank you again for your time, and we look forward to talking to you soon.

Operator

[Operator signoff]

Duration: 65 minutes

Call participants:

Chris Lynch -- Chief Financial Officer

Ragy Thomas -- Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Vivek Kundra -- Chief Operating Officer

Raimo Lenschow -- Barclays -- Analyst

Tom Roderick -- Stifel Financial Corp. -- Analyst

Brian Schwartz -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. -- Analyst

Mark Murphy -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- Analyst

Stan Zlotsky -- Morgan Stanley -- Analyst

Unknown speaker -- JMP Securities -- Analyt

Arjun Bhatia -- William Blair & Company -- Analyst

Michael Turits -- KeyBanc Capital Markets -- Analyst

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