Battery Ventures Leads Growth Investment of More Than $150 Million in Growing Subscription Management Sector

We are excited to announce a new growth-investment of $150 million, led by Battery Ventures, bringing together SaaSOptics and Chargify! This investment is the ultimate validation of all the hard work and effort of both the SaaSOptics and Chargify teams. We want to thank our loyal customers and partners, and we can't wait to share more details with you in the coming weeks. 

To read the full press release, please see here>

Happy 1 Year Anniversary! Events-Based Billing at Chargify

It’s time to celebrate! Events-Based Billing was launched one year ago, and we are thrilled to see the value it is bringing many of our customers. Events-Based Billing is the future of usage-based and metered billing, allowing for the most complex SaaS billing models to take form.Since its initial launch, we have received lots of feedback and have made enhancements:
  • Introduced Multi-Attribute Rating
  • Invoice Template Updates 
Multi-Attribute Rating allows you to dynamically create segments from your events and define targeted pricing for each segment. This  enables increased price flexibility and invoice clarity, which in turn, prevents catalog bloat.

The invoice template was updated to clearly outline how your customers are charged for the value they receive. A new “Usage Details” section is included at the bottom of the invoice detailing both the amount consumed and unique price for each applied rate. 

With Events-Based Billing, your customers see exactly what they’re being billed for, even in the most complex pricing scenarios. Your applications’ usage data is ingested by Chargify in real time, allowing you to offer the ultimate customer-centric billing model. To learn how to start using Events-Based Billing today, please contact Chargify Support or your Customer Success Manager. 

For more information on Events-Based Billing, 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>  

Accounts Receivable Report Now In General Availability

The A/R aging report we announced two months ago is now available. 

You can now track customers' outstanding balances and credit balances using the Accounts Receivables report. This report tracks customer balances down into invoiced amounts, payments, refunds, prepayment balances, and unapplied credits. 

It is also possible to use the Accounts Receivable report to measure outstanding balances and make provisions for doubtful accounts. You can also use this report in tandem with the Revenue Retention report to manage overdue accounts and to identify unpaid invoices that can be paid by allocating existing balances. 

For more information on the Accounts Receivable report, see our documentation here>

Chargify + BlueSnap Integration

As you continue to grow and expand, having access to the right payment gateways is key. To support your payment needs, Chargify has partnered with BlueSnap - a payment gateway specializing in global payments.  

The Chargify and BlueSnap integration allows you to process credit card and ACH transactions in the following initial currencies:

  • USD 
  • CAD 
  • GBP 
  • AUS 
  • ILS 
  • EUR

The next step in the integration is to include the BlueSnaps Account Updater functionality, which proactively keeps credit card number and expiration dates up to date.  

If you are interested in using BlueSnap as your payment gateway or you have a BlueSnap account that you would like to link with Chargify, contact Chargify Support or your Customer Success Manager. 

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




Know More With Our New A/R Dashboard

Closely tracking and understanding your accounts receivables is top of mind for many B2B SaaS companies. To ensure you have the top A/R indicators at a glance, we have rolled out a new A/R Dashboard! This dashboard includes information on:

  • Outstanding Invoices
  • Average Days Outstanding
  • Number of Outstanding Invoices
  • A graphical representation of you aging by number of invoices and balances
  • A sortable outstanding invoice list that can be viewed by Invoice Due Date, Product, and Dunning Status

If you are interested in leveraging the A/R Dashboard, please contact your Customer Success Manager or Chargify Support.

For more information on the Chargify A/R Dashboard, see our documentation >

Enhanced Product Specific Dunning

It is now possible to configure your dunning communications based on the products you are selling - allowing you even more control and flexibility when communicating with your customers.

Product Level Dunning allows you to specify different dunning content and schedules depending on the product being sold. This enhancement also works well with the existing customer type dunning and dunning exemption functionality. With this you can now take into consideration different product specific risk profiles or engagement requirements - giving you the most flexible dunning yet. 

If you are interested in leveraging product level dunning, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or Chargify Support.

For more information on product level dunning, see our documentation >

Chargify + Forte Team Up!

Chargify is partnering up with one of the biggest payment industry leaders to help you scale your payment solutions. The initial release will offer Credit Card processing, ACH (US merchants) , and EFT (Canadia merchants). 

Click here to see how you can leverage Forte for your payment collections.

To have your existing Forte account turned on within you Chargify account, please contact your Customer Success Manager or Chargify Support.

For more information on the Chargify + Forte Integration, see our documentation >

Add More Payment Options with Adyen

As your business evolves, having access to the right payment gateways in the right locations is key. Chargify is now integrated with Adyen for credit card processing in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Many customers choose Adyen because of their large European coverage and presence. They also offer a risk management system and act as an acquirer as well. 

Part of the Chargify to Adyen integration is the out of the box support of 3D Secure 2, which ensures compliance with the latest authentication regulations in Europe. Our support of 3D Secure allows you to reduce your fraud risk and enables a customer-friendly authentication for public signup pages, self service pages,  and your Chargify-hosted page. 

Initial Adyen Support Coverage Includes:

Payment Methods

Geography

Currencies

Credit Cards

USA, Canada, Europe, Australia 

AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, INR, JPY, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, USD, ZAR

If you are interested in turning on Adyen in your site, please contact your Customer Success Manager or the Chargify Support Team.

For more information on all of our gateways that support 3D Secure see our documentation

Control Your Variables with Prepaid Usage

You can now automate your prepaid usage billing scenarios with Chargify!

Prepaid usage allows you to maintain a recurring, predictable revenue stream while still allowing your customers to be charged based on consumption. This is achieved through an upfront fee that is based on a quantity (or prepayment) sometimes thought of as a commitment. Your customer then draws down against their commitment. Once their entire commitment amount is used up they are charged overage fees at a ‘burst over’ rate..Overage charges are then calculated and included in your customers regular billing cycle and invoice, this allows you and your customer to maintain a single source of truth on what they are consuming and being billed for.

With prepaid usage, your customers' prepaid amounts can 're-up' every month (I commit to 50 server hours each month) or can extend out for longer periods of time (I commit to 550 server hours for the year).

Companies often move to prepaid usage models because they can incentivize their customers to increase upfront commitments or prepaid quantities, by offering a reduced price point for prepaid units or an increased rate for overage units. It is also possible to allow your customers prepaid quantities to expire or roll over to a following period.

Our Chargify prepaid usage functionality also supports your revenue and accounting compliance needs. As your customer consumes their prepaid amounts, Chargify tracks their consumption for appropriate revenue reporting and recognition. This is all handled with a single component in the Chargify system, reducing the complexity of setup and maintenance for your team.

To turn on prepaid billing model support in your Chargify environment, contact your Customer Success Manager or the Chargify Support team. 

To learn more about the prepaid usage billing model, see our documentation >



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