Top Six Ways to Accelerate Value Creation

Zohaib Salahuddin

Zohaib SalahuddinSenior Consultant

July 9, 2024 in Revenue and Market Intelligence, Product, Pricing, Sales, Customer Success

Feeling pressured to engage more with underperforming portfolio companies but short on time? Consider how the right pricing strategy, aligned with value delivery, can provide the boost you need.

This article highlights the top six approaches to maximize value creation through effective B2B pricing strategies. Skim these approaches to identify one or two that align with your portfolio company’s specific needs. Each approach is tailored to address common challenges and goals faced by managing directors in private equity. Don’t hesitate to request a brief call to go deeper with a Cortado expert to determine if this is worth your time.

The purpose of your B2B pricing strategy is to create and capture maximum value for your portfolio companies offerings. This involves delivering exceptional product and/or service and ensuring that customers recognize and appreciate the benefits of the offering. An effective pricing strategy goes well beyond setting a competitive price. It’s about elevating the perceived value of your offerings through proven approaches.

Here is a quick overview of the top six pricing approaches that can drive significant value creation. Each strategy will be described in depth below.

1. Personalize Your Offerings

B2B buyers have high expectations where one-size-fits-all solutions rarely work. Tailoring your products or services to meet the specific needs of individual clients can significantly enhance perceived value. Personalized solutions demonstrate a deep understanding of unique challenges and position your company as a trusted partner. By offering customized solutions, you can address specific pain points more effectively, justifying a premium price point. The customization can be selected so that it can be customized on a one-to-many basis.

  • Example: If your software product can be customized to integrate seamlessly with a client’s existing systems, this adds substantial value. Clients are willing to pay more for a solution that fits perfectly into their operational workflow and solves specific problems.

2. Provide Exceptional Customer Support

Exceptional customer support is a differentiator in the B2B market. By investing in customer support training and ensuring prompt response times, you can set yourself apart from the competition. Providing swift and effective problem resolution justifies a higher price.

  • Example: Imagine a scenario where a customer faces a critical issue during a crucial project phase. Your ability to provide immediate and effective support can prevent significant operational disruptions. This level of reliability increases the perceived value of your product or service.

3. Elevate Customer Onboarding

Customer onboarding is a pivotal phase in the customer journey. Investing in comprehensive onboarding programs—such as webinars, workshops, or personalized training sessions—can help customers unlock the full potential of your solutions. Detailed onboarding programs can enhance the user experience, and yield higher adoption rates. The net result are customers who appreciate the value and are willing to pay a premium.

  • Example: A new client unsure how to maximize your software’s features would benefit from a detailed onboarding program. As they begin to see tangible results, their overall satisfaction and perception of value increase.

4. Collaborate with Strategic Partners

Strategic partnerships can expand the value of your solutions by integrating complementary products or services. Collaborating with other businesses to offer bundled solutions can create a more comprehensive value proposition for your clients. This is particularly beneficial for clients who need holistic solutions to their challenges.

  • Example: A partnership between a software company and a cybersecurity firm can provide clients with an all-in-one solution for their digital needs. The added security features coupled with your software’s functionalities create a compelling value proposition, justifying a higher price point.

5. Continue to Improve and Innovate

Staying ahead through continuous improvement and innovation is essential in capturing maximum value. By anticipating your customers’ evolving needs and enhancing your offerings accordingly, you can maintain a competitive edge and justify higher prices. Solutions that continually evolve to meet changing needs can significantly reduce the time spent on problem-solving.

  • Example: A tech company that continuously updates its software to include the latest features and security enhancements can maintain its relevance and value. This ongoing improvement ensures the solutions remain effective and beneficial.

6. Demonstrate Your Value

Creating and sharing content that proves your product’s value is crucial in helping potential customers understand what they are paying for. Case studies, testimonials, and customer success stories are powerful tools that can illustrate the tangible benefits of your offerings. Clear evidence of the benefits helps justify investment.

  • Example: A case study showing how your product helped a client increase efficiency by 30% can be a decisive factor for potential customers. Tangible evidence of value helps clients justify the price to themselves and their leadership.


The ideal B2B pricing strategy focuses on creating and capturing maximum value for customers. Leverage one of these six areas of value to update your pricing strategy on a foundation of recognized value. By personalizing your offerings, providing exceptional customer support, investing in comprehensive onboarding, collaborating with strategic partners, continuously improving and innovating, and demonstrating your value, you can elevate the perceived value of your products or services. This approach not only justifies a higher price point but also fosters long-term customer relationships and loyalty. A value-driven pricing strategy is not just about the price—it’s about delivering unparalleled value that aligns with the goals of rapid growth, competent leadership, and successful business operations.

Download the full pricing report to go deeper into how pricing strategy can help you accelerate your portfolio company’s growth rate.

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