Xero Integration: Component Quantities Shown on Invoice

Thanks to feedback from our customers, we are very excited to announce an enhancement to invoicing with our native Xero integration! The invoices produced out of Xero are now updated to align with the Chargify invoice quantity per each specific component your customer is billed on. Previously, the quantity was set to 1 with the total amount of the component noted in the unit price attribute. The actual quantity was only available in the line item description. This added functionality improves the ability to view and track in Xero the components sold to your customers.

For more information on Xero invoicing, see our documentation here>

Component Allocation History in Salesforce

Mirroring as much of your customers' subscription information in Chargify to your Salesforce environment is vital to creating efficiencies amongst your Sales and Customer Success Teams. After hearing from many of our customers currently leveraging our native integration, we are excited to share an exciting new feature in Salesforce! 

You can now view historical and current allocation of all components and their respective usage for each customers' subscription. This added visibility in Salesforce gives your team faster response times to take action and assist customers, preventing the need to look up component allocations in Chargify.  

For more information on configuring the subscription layout object for your Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

HubSpot Integration: New Multi-site Support

Providing a consistent customer experience starts with having the right applications talking to each other, such as syncing your HubSpot environment with Chargify, leading to less friction between your sales & support teams. For our customers who are currently utilizing the NextGen HubSpot integration, or are planning to integrate soon, we have some very exciting news! 

Our Product Team dedicated to our native integration with HubSpot has been hard at work developing new Multi-site support so you can connect more than one Chargify site to one single HubSpot account! If you are using multiple sites to segment entities, revenue streams, products or customers, you can now leverage this within your HubSpot environment.

For more information on our HubSpot integration, see our documentation here>

Stripe BECS Direct Debit

As many of our customers continue to globalize, we want to provide strategic payment gateway partnerships that will help you scale. Because of this, we are excited to announce our continual partnership with Stripe by offering BECS Direct Debit!

Stripe BECS Direct Debit is a payment method available in the Stripe platform that allows Chargify merchants to easily collect Direct Debit payments in the Australian Dollar currency. Your subscriber may add existing banking information to seamlessly pay for products and services. This payment method allows you to take payments from customer bank accounts in Australia in 3 easy steps: 

  1. Customer selects BECS Direct Debit at checkout
  2. Customer completes the Direct Debit Request
  3. Customer gets notification that the payment is complete

Interested in enabling BECS payments with your Stripe account? Contact your Customer Success manager today or support@chargify.com.  

For more information on BECS Direct Debit, see our documentation here>

Our API documentation can be found here>

Backdating Issue Date on Ad-hoc Invoices

We understand that charges can occur outside of a normal billing cycle and therefore provide the functionality for you to send ad-hoc or one-time invoices. Many customers utilize ad-hoc invoices to sell services or items on a non-recurring basis to their customer base. We are excited to announce that our Product Team has made some exciting developments to these types of invoices! You can now backdate ad-hoc invoices using both the UI and API. 

If performing this in the UI, you go under Subscriptions > Invoices > Create an Invoice. There is a new input field for Issue Date in the top right of the ad-hoc invoice within the UI. The issue date will be set by default to the current date. In order to back date the issue date, you will use the date selector functionality by clicking into the Issue Date input field.

Alternatively, you can also backdate the issue date via the API with the "Create an Invoice Endpoint". If no issue date parameter is passed, then the issue date will default to the current date. If you desire to back date, you can simply pass an issue_date parameter of any date in the past.

The primary use case for backdating ad-hoc invoices is when you experience a delay in issuing an ad-hoc invoice but would still like for the invoice to be due at the same time it would have been had there been no delay. As an example, one-off usage is incurred but not charged until 7 days later and you want the due_date to reflect your standard net terms of 15 days. In this case, you could back date the ad-hoc invoice to the day the usage was incurred and set the due_date to Day 15.

For more information on backdating the issue date on ad-hoc invoices, see our documentation here>

Salesforce Ad-hoc Invoice Creation

Having your sales team work in a platform they're most comfortable in without having to learn other systems (especially billing) can be a key component to creating efficiencies within the organization. At Chargify, our native Salesforce integration is set out to solve the swivel-chair movement between CRM and billing for your customer-facing teams. Due to recent feedback from our customers, we are very excited to announce a brand new feature for our Salesforce integration! 

To better enable your sales team to sell specialized deals, we have now added the ability to create ad-hoc or one-time invoices from Salesforce. These one-time invoices can have custom line item pricing as well as unique invoice billing and shipping addresses for added flexibility. Any time an invoice is created in Salesforce, it will automatically be synced over to Chargify. 

For more information about our Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

HubSpot: New Subscription Details Link & Enhancements to Coupons and Setup Fees

Since the launch of our native HubSpot integration earlier this year, our beta users have provided valuable feedback leading to several updates over the past few weeks. Our latest enhancements are around Subscription record details and redesigning Coupon and Setup fees. 

You are now able to view Subscription Details in HubSpot and link from the Subscription details to the Subscription UI in Chargify from any Subscription record. In addition, Coupons and Setup Fees have also been redesigned, allowing for a more seamless workflow with HubSpot Quotes. Chargify custom fields are now selectable on HubSpot Deals and Contracts. 

We look forward to continuing to evolve our native integration to meet your business needs. If you are interested in this integration, please email us at support@chargify.com or contact your Chargify Customer Success Manager.

For more information on our HubSpot integration, see our documentation here>

Salesforce: Lead Generated from Trial Subscriptions

Your success as a company is heavily dependent on a strong and effective sales pipeline. Managing and capturing the most up-to-date information on your trialing subscribers can become difficult, oftentimes leading to misplaced or duplicated contact and account information. To help prevent these hiccups for your sales organization, we are excited to announce our latest enhancement to our Salesforce integration!

Your trialing subscription data from Chargify can seamlessly integrate with your Salesforce environment, allowing for your trial subscriptions to create or match to an existing lead in Salesforce. This will give your sales team the most up-to-date information on their prospects and existing customers currently on a trial subscription. 

Your sales team will quickly see new customer signups that have not converted to an active subscription. Additionally, once the Chargify subscription moves to an active state, the Salesforce lead will automatically convert to an Account/Contact record. This parody of information between Chargify and Salesforce can save dozens of hours for your team by eliminating manual data entry and the extra communication needed to keep everyone up to date on those customers in the pipeline. 

For more information on our NextGen Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

Chargify's Salesforce Quoting

Giving your customers a seamless buying experience starts with your sales team having the right tools at their disposal, especially in a system they’re so natively used to: Salesforce. As we continue to make enhancements to our Salesforce integration, we are excited to announce that we have added the ability to create quotes with versioning inside a subscription preview. 

This will allow for your team to negotiate pricing with your customers. In addition, Manager and Customer approval settings are also available to allow no interruption to your existing workflows. 

For more information on our Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

Salesforce: Populate Custom Fields in Subscription Wizard

Over the past several weeks we have made several enhancements to our native Salesforce integration thanks to feedback from our customers! As many of you have seen, we added the ability to activate all subscriptions on an opportunity record, upgrade/downgrade subscriptions via opportunities, and also extended Calendar Billing from Chargify into Salesforce allowing for the utmost flexibility in the way you manage and sell your subscriptions. 

Today we are excited to announce a new development with our integration by adding in custom fields to the Subscription Wizard. When creating a new subscription, you can update and/or edit your custom fields to provide additional data that is vital to your business and beneficial for your end customer to see. These custom fields provide an extra layer of information, beyond what is already provided in your product catalog. 

For more information on our Salesforce integration, see our documentation here>

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