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>

Cancel and Reactivate Subscription Groups

The Subscription Group functionality within Chargify is evolving to make it easier for you to process changes for all Subscriptions within a group. The first update which has been released is the ability to cancel and / or reactivate all Subscriptions within a specific group. 

To learn more about Subscription Groups, see our documentation

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 >

Updates to Renewal Email Timings

Making sure your customers know when their trials are ending and paid subscriptions are going renew is now easier with some updates we have made to our renewal email notifications. With these updates, it is now possible to configure the timing and email content for you trial subscription notification. It is also now possible to configure the timing of subscription renewal emails based on the product your customer is subscribed to. This updated timing functionality is especially useful for companies who must follow state mandated renewal standards.

To learn more about the Chargify Renewal Emails, see our documentation >

Improved Subscription Management in SalesForce

We understand a swivel chair integration between your billing and CRM systems is less than ideal. Because of this we are continually investing in our new (v3) Chargify to SFDC integration and are making it easier than ever to manage your subscriptions directly in SalesForce. Recent updates allow administrators to complete the following directly in Salesforce:

  • Initiate Cancellations
  • Reactivate Subscriptions
  • Clear Pending Cancellations
  • Put Subscriptions on Hold and Resume them
  • Give / Deduct Service Credits

If you are interested in learning how the Chargify to Salesforce integration can make your life easier, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or Chargify support.
For more information about these subscription actions or our Salesforce integration, see our documentation >

Manage Multiple Merchant Accounts per Gateway

It is now possible to connect multiple merchant accounts to the same gateway within Chargify. This enhancement makes it easier to:

  • Manage merchant accounts across geographies while leveraging the same gateway
  • Manage specific transaction types to specific merchant accounts within the same gateway
  • Stay within transaction limits on specific merchant accounts
  • Manage multiple currencies with gateways who require a merchant account per currency

A customizable gateway handle has also been added to make merchant accounts easy to distinguish between.

If you would like additional information on Chargify’s multiple merchant per gateway support, please see our documentation



Enhanced Product Specific Dunning

It is now possible to configure your dunning communications based on the products you are selling - allowing you even more control and flexibility when communicating with your customers.

Product Level Dunning allows you to specify different dunning content and schedules depending on the product being sold. This enhancement also works well with the existing customer type dunning and dunning exemption functionality. With this you can now take into consideration different product specific risk profiles or engagement requirements - giving you the most flexible dunning yet. 

If you are interested in leveraging product level dunning, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or Chargify Support.

For more information on product level dunning, see our documentation >

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