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>

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>

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>

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>


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 >

More Countries Supported with AvaTax

As your company continues to grow and expand into new regions, tax compliance can be a difficult sticking point. To support your growth, Chargify has added several new supported countries  to our AvaTax integration, including:

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Israel
  • United Arab Emirates

For more information of Chargifys  AvaTax supported countries or our AvaTax integration in general, see our documentation here >

Additional Information in our API Endpoint

As the Chargify product continues to evolve, additional data has also been added to our API Endpoints to ensure all data is accessible when and how you need. Several recent updates to our API include:

Components API

  • product_family_name field added
  • conditional pagination added
  • query enhancements

Products API

  • Products#index pagination added
  • price_point_name field added
  • query enhancements

Coupons API

  • product_family_name field added
  • query enhancements

Events API

  • customer_id field added
  • filtration by multiple types added
  • query by datetime parameters

Offers API

  • per_page settings enabled
  • product_family_name, price_point_name, coupon_id, coupon_name fields added

For more information on our API, please see our documentation here >

A/R Dashboard and Export Updates

It is now possible to filter based on invoice status within the Accounts Receivable Dashboard. This filter is especially useful when working with invoices that are past due or in a 'Collections' status. All filters have also been moved to the top of the dashboard and now filter the results across the entire dashboard.

Refunds and service credits are also now included in the Accounts Receivable Export, fully rounding out the content to include a wholistic view of open A/R.

For more information on the A/R Dashboard and Export, please see our documentation here >

Invoice Amount in Subscription Export

The most recent amount invoiced has now been added to the Subscription report to provide even more detail on the current state of the Subscription at the time of export. This field represents the total amount billed, in cents, of the most recent recurring invoice (does not include mid-period probation invoices). It does not include invoices in a pending status or invoices which have been voided. 

For more information on our Subscription Export, see our documentation here >

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