Importing of Cancelled Subscriptions

Having the continuity with your historical data for your customers in a single system makes your life easier by providing "the big picture" on your subscriber base. Because of this, we are excited to announce that we have hit another milestone on our product roadmap to import your historical data into Chargify. 

You now have the ability to import cancelled subscriptions. Importing cancelled subscriptions can be done either through the UI with a CSV or via the API. Once imported, you will be able to see all of the historic cancelled subscriptions on the Subscriptions Page (Billing > Subscriptions)

For more information on the minimum requirements for creating cancelled subscriptions, see our documentation here>

For our API documentation on importing cancelled subscription, please click here>

Salesforce: Creating and Downgrading Opportunities

Having a variety of flexible options when configuring your settings for your Salesforce integration is great and what's even better is being able to choose which ones you turn on/off. Because of this we are excited to announce our latest enhancement to the Salesforce integration, allowing you to enable an "Upgrade/Downgrade Oppty Amount Difference". 

Understanding not all of our customers manage their sales process the same, this new configuration setting will calculate the values on the opportunity based off the value of the original subscription to what it will be now (via upgrading or downgrading the subscription). There are 3 types of proration that will be available when upgrading/downgrading a subscription on an opportunity: 

  • If “Preserve Period” is selected,  the normal next billing date will be respected;
  • If “Include Trial” is selected, the new products trial will be included on the subscription;
  • If “Include Initial” is selected, the setup fee will be included at the time of Upgrade/Downgrade

For more information on our Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

Proforma Static Updates

Keeping in constant communication with your customers about their upcoming renewal is important to maintaining your recurring revenue. That is why we have continued to grow our proforma invoice feature set so you can share with your customers easily. 

We have added the ability to email your customers their proforma invoice(s) by:  

  • Utilizing the existing email capabilities in Chargify with customizable proforma email templates; OR 
  • Saving the proforma invoice as a PDF you can share; OR 
  • Creating a static customer facing URLs to the proforma invoice

In addition, there is a saved history for all of the previously generated proforma invoices.  

For more information on proforma invoices, see our documentation here>

Salesforce: Activating All Subscriptions From Opportunity Record

Organizations whose customer-facing teams sell, manage, and upgrade subscriptions in a central hub like Salesforce have increased operational efficiency. And by having the ability to create many subscriptions under one opportunity record in Salesforce, sales teams save even more time.

The latest update to our Salesforce integration allows you to activate all subscriptions created under one opportunity record to flow over to Chargify. This prevents your sales team in closing-won multiple opportunities when more than 1 subscription is involved, saving them time so they can focus on what they do best: selling.

For more information on our Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

Schedule Future Date for Subscription Cancellation

We understand your business requires flexibility when serving your customers, and that sometimes customers leave. To make this process as painless as possible, you can now specify any future date as a Subscriptions cancellation date. This option and our previously supported cancellation choices ('Cancelling Immediately' and 'Cancel at End of Period') will now be within the 'Cancellation Timing' drop down on the Cancel Subscription page. To start using these cancellation options, simply select on the drop down menu when initiating a cancellation.  

For more information on cancelling a subscription, see our documentation here>

Proforma Invoice Preview

Knowing exactly what you will be charging your customers is vital to running your business and maintaining client relationships. Proforma invoices has been a feature request asked by many of our customers, so we are excited to announce the completion of its first roadmap milestone. The new proforma preview feature will allow you to view the next billing invoice amount for a subscription. 

This previewing function is the first milestone in our Proforma roadmap feature request. This can be used in your formal review processes when upgrading your customers on an annual basis, for example.  

For more information on Proforma Invoices, see our documentation here>

Subscription Groups in Salesforce

Our latest Salesforce integration (v3) is continually being enhanced to parody the functionality in Chargify that is used by your sales & support teams, preventing them to swivel between two systems to serve your customers' needs. The latest update to our Salesforce integration now utilizes Chargify’s Subscription Groups. When creating a subscription you can now select if the subscription should be billed individually or in a consolidated invoice with other subscriptions. 

For more information on our latest integration with Salesforce, see our documentation here>

Gain Predictable Recurring Revenue with Prepaid Subscriptions

You can now provide your customers with a new subscription type: Prepaid. Our latest core functionality allows you to create prepaid usage-based billing models providing a safety net for your recurring, predictable revenue. This new subscription type works with either metered or events-based components, giving you full flexibility on how you want to charge and how your customers want to use and pay for your product or service. Your customers can gain peace of mind with a true value-based pricing model where they pay in advance for usage they will decrement against as they use your product or service. 

With real-time visibility, both you and your customers benefit from always knowing the exact state of funded balances and usage against those balances. In addition, auto-replenishment is an option so that your customers can decide when to re-up their balance after hitting a specifically defined threshold, that is set at the customer level, not the product level. This added level of customization provides you the ability to provide a white-glove service approach to your customers. 

Prepaid Subscriptions also come with sophisticated notification workflows that can keep all or some of your customers in the know of where they stand with their prepaid usage. Customers always know what usage they have paid for with invoices generated at the end of each renewal period.

For more information on Prepaid Subscriptions, see our documentation here>  

Enhanced Finance Report Now in General Availability

The new version of the Finance Report is now live and is available for users. We have made several enhancements to the layout of the new report for added detail and clarity. The new report provides:

  • Sales broken out by component type
  • Credits broken out by credit type
  • Net Payments by subtracting Refunds from Payments
  • An ‘In Collections’ subcategory of Expected Payments for subscriptions that have failed Dunning but have open invoices
  • Access to the old layout at the bottom of the page for easy comparison between versions

For more information on the Finance Report, see our documentation here>


Account Updater with BlueSnap

Credit Cards numbers change all the time, regardless of the reason (ie. expiry dates), these updates impact your ability to successfully bill on time. Last month we announced the launch of BlueSnap, a payment gateway specializing in global payments. As this integration continues to expand to meet our customers' needs, we are excited to announce that the Account Updater feature has been added. 

The Account Updater from BlueSnap enables card information changes (such as expiration data changes, account number changes, account closures, and more) to be conveniently and automatically updated, reducing failed payments and the need to contact each customer directly. 

With Account Updater, you can maintain customer satisfaction of customer service due to non-payment while minimizing costs associated with collections and manual account updates. The BlueSnap Account Updater service is supported for American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa cards. 

For more information on the BlueSnap integration, see our documentation here >


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