Chargify Business Intelligence coming May 4th | Register Today

The ability to make effective use of customer and application data will be the differentiator between businesses who win and those who are left behind. 

Chargify's newest feature will transform your untapped data into actionable insights for business growth. This is the first self-service analytics suite powerful enough to support your entire business, but simple enough for anyone to use—no data science degree required.

On May 4th (or 5th-dependent on region), we will be unveiling our latest product offering: Chargify Business Intelligence (BI)! Chargify BI provides intuitive analytics tools that enable you to create and share custom dashboards using data from Chargify and relevant third party sources*. 

Join us at our LIVE event where you will hear from Chargify's CEO, Paul Lynch, Chargify's CSO, Laith Dahiyat, and our special guest, Jenny Leman. Jenny is the President of CareerPlug, a power-user of Chargify, and an early adopter of Chargify BI. 

To register for this event, please click here>


*For more information on the availability of Chargify BI, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or contact our Support Team by emailing support@chargify.com 

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>

New Way to Stream Data into Chargify for Events-Based Billing

Event-driven architectures are crucial for enabling real-time, personalized product experiences and we believe they are the future of modern B2B SaaS applications. For organizations that are already events-based, we’ve introduced a simpler method to send data to Chargify via our Kafka Inbound Cluster. From there, you can use this data to build complex, value-based pricing models which charge your customers for exactly what they use—linking the value you provide to the invoice they receive.

For more information on streaming data from Kafka-based event pipelines to Chargify for Events-Based Billing, see our documentation here>

Multi-Attribute Pricing on Events-Based Billing

Charging based on value is something we believe strongly in and are excited to announce that you can get even more granular with how you price and bill based on events. Previously, it was possible to bill on events and then vary the price based on 2 additional pieces of data (or attributes). This has now been updated to 4. 

For example, if you were billing based on messages sent through your platform, you could track "origin", "destination", "message type", and "data size" in addition to configuring different rates for every permutation of those attributes.  

Try Events-Based Billing today and see for yourself the sophisticated granularity you can achieve with it. For more information on Events-Based Billing, see our documentation here>

Events-Based Billing Pricing Tier Details On Invoices

Customers subscribing to plans with Events-Based Billing components can now see the details for each pricing tier on invoices. This enhancement gives your customers more granular information about how the final charges were calculated for each of the Events-Based Billing components on invoices. Below are the details included for each tier as an addendum on each invoice: 
  • Quantity
  • Unit Price
  • Total Charges

For more information on our 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 >




Multi-Currency Support For Events-Based Billing

In a global economy it is more important than ever to price and sell your products and services in ways your customers want to buy. To support you in this effort, we have introduced enhanced multi-currency support for our Events-Based Billing. This means you can now define your multi-attribute pricing in any currency. An example of this for a Marketing SMS Company is charging $0.10 for a US based customer sending messages to the UK and £0.046 for a UK based company sending the same messages.

To learn more about Multi-Currency support, see our documentation >

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