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>

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>

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>

Create One-Off Invoice via the API

We are excited to continually provide you new API endpoints that surface our core functionality outside of our UI, allowing for full flexibility of how you bill your customers. Our latest API endpoint is creating ad-hoc invoices for one-off services or products, separate from your recurring charges. With these one-off invoices you can directly feed in everything that will be charged including the price, description and item being sold and you can set these invoices to be paid either by remittance or automatic payment collections.  They can have multiple line items, a custom memo, and all other basic attributes you get when you create the one-time invoice in the UI.

For more information on how to create a one-off invoice via the API, see our documentation here>

Subscription Migration Preview Available via the API

As customers upgrade or change their subscriptions with you, providing a preview of their updated charges is a great way to mitigate surprises and keep customers happy! Chargify's latest API enhancement enables you to do just that. The 'Preview Migration' API call allows you to pull the prorated new charge amount based on a specified date (within the current billing period). Simply pass in the future date and get the corresponding prorated adjustment, charge, payment and credit applied values.

For more information on product migrations via the API, see our API 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 >


API Endpoints Supporting Subscription Groups

As Chargify continues to evolve the way you can manage subscription groups,  new API endpoints have been added that give you the option to easily navigate and view:

  • Groups 
  • Members of the groups
  • Balances of group accounts

Cancellation and reactivation of the entire group can happen through a single API call. In addition, groups can now have their own service credits and prepayments, apart from individual member subscriptions. 

For more information on our API endpoints supporting subscription groups, see our documentation here >

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