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>

Improvements to Product Catalog Navigation

Our Product Team has made some exciting new changes to Chargify's User Interface (UI) after collecting some feedback from our customer base! Although these changes are minor, the enhancements we made to the Product Catalog layout will look different than what you have been used to. 

We have now added pagination to the top of the Product Catalog to make it easier for you to navigate your product catalog across multiple pages, allowing you to scroll to the right page in your catalog. We have also added a 'Back' link to the Product, Component, and Coupon Details views such that after working with a particular product item, you are taken back to the same page in the catalog. 

This will make it easier to make several edits to products, components, and coupons in the same product family. For more information on managing products in Chargify, see our documentation 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>

Enhanced UI for Customer and Organization Field Displays

Having options for detailing your customer records enables you to align the information in Chargify with how you manage your business. We know from our own customers, that some manage their business relationships on an individual contact level, while others manage via the organization level. 

Chargify now differentiates your customers as an organization or an individual contact. If you have populated the organization field for any customer, this information is now prominently displayed in many locations, including: 
  • Subscription Index
  • Subscription Record
  • Customer Index
  • Customer Record
If you do not use the Organization field in Chargify, the contact on the customer record will continue to be displayed. For more information on these changes, 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>


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>

NetSuite Integration Enhancements

To make sure you continue to have the data you need where you need it most, we continue to make investments in our NetSuite integration. These enhancements include moving onto the latest released NetSuite API (20.1), enabling several functionality enhancements to streamline your business processes. 

Our latest enhancements include the ability to use custom forms in addition to the out-of-the-box forms for creating sales orders. You can also now choose the specific bank account and specific AR accounts used by the integration when recording refunds. 

In addition, NetSuite Payment Instrument functionality is now available. These latest enhancements add specific granularity and control as you sync data back and forth between NetSuite and Chargify. 

For more information on our Chargify to NetSuite integration, see our documentation here >

Avalara Integration Accounting Updates

You can now choose how to sync over invoices to your Avalara account using the Chargify to Avalara integration. When configuring your Avalara account in Chargify, you have the option of posting documents to Avalara, as well as choosing how those documents are sent. The two options available are:
  • Set open invoices as 'Uncommitted' in Avalara, supporting Cash Based Accounting practices
  • Set open invoices as 'Committed' in Avalara, supporting Accrual Based Accounting practices

This flexibility allows you to follow either Cash Basis or Accrual Basis accounting principals through our Chargify to Avalara integration. To turn this on for your environment, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or the Chargify Support team.

For more information on linking your Avalara account, 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 >




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