Aria Systems Unveils Major Advance of its A+ Billing Platform With Release of Version 5.0
Industry-leading SaaS Billing Provider Increases Flexibility and Ease-of-Use While Extending its Enterprise-Class Capabilities
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Aria Systems Inc., the leading provider of on-demand billing and customer lifecycle management, today announced the availability of Version 5.0 of its A+ Billing Platform — the first and only PCI compliant, enterprise-class billing platform offered in a highly flexible Software-as-a Service (SaaS) based environment. These latest upgrades provide Aria's customers with unparalleled tiers of billing functionality and increased on-demand capabilities within a completely secure environment, creating a powerful-but-simple self-service experience for companies who want to self-manage their complex billing procedures.
"In 2009 SaaS will shine, growing more than 40% over 2008, as the value of application services provides a lower-cost, highly-functional way to serve business users. With this rising demand, payments and billing are two of the thorniest - and critical - business operational elements facing both new and mature SaaS vendors and enterprises," according to Robert Mahowald, director of IDC's global SaaS practice. "By providing a solution to a key pain point that all SaaS vendors share, Aria Systems is helping to drive new opportunities and to usher in the era of SaaS."
Version 5.0 of Aria Systems' A+ SaaS Billing Platform creates a powerful user experience for companies that want to self-manage their complex billing and customer management work flow. Aria Systems A+ Billing Platform now provides:
- Cloud Monetization: move beyond the one to one commerce world and enable channels, partners and independent software developers to leverage internet based platforms and product ecosystems
- Self-Administrative Tools: design the end-to-end customer experience. Create new revenue streams, reduce the cost of operations and unlock powerful marketing.
- Partner Enablement: scale when and how desired, ease-of-use and flexibility by design, and compliant end-to-end, any variety of large cloud partners and smaller channel partners can now access the A+ Billing Platform's capabilities.
Version 5.0 of Aria Systems' A+ Billing Platform contains significant upgrades to its dynamic seat-based pricing (one of several payment mode options Aria Systems provides its clients to fit their business needs); enhanced support for complex supplemental pricing plans; integrated, cross-organization function dashboards; the industry's most powerful ad hoc reporting capabilities; increased number of payment processing methods, including PayPal, with advanced capabilities beyond just payment acceptance.
In addition, and enabling channel and partner expansion, the new customer self-service functionality features enable customers to easily manage set-up, create, and update product profiles and catalogs, product plans and services, and integrate customer relationship management capabilities – all within a highly secure, level one PCI compliant environment that protects customers against potentially catastrophic financial and data losses.
"Business models are becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. Our latest billing platform advances help our clients more intelligently and efficiently manage this change to their advantage, while the new functionality leaps further distance Aria Systems from its competitors," said Ed Sullivan, CEO of Aria Systems. "We're delivering on our promise to ‘monetize the cloud.' More than ever, our A+ Billing Platform provides customers with increased useability, new on-demand features, and highly flexible pricing plans that are all overseen by our one of a kind level-one PCI compliant, enterprise-class SaaS billing platform."
About Aria Systems
Aria Systems is the subscription billing and management market leader serving Global 2000 companies. The Aria Subscription Billing Platform is the industry’s only enterprise-class solution that automates the entire subscriber life cycle for all recurring revenue models. Disney, Ingersoll Rand, DreamWorks, EMC, Internap, Roku, VMware, Taleo, and HootSuite all rely on Aria for fast time-to-market, low operational costs, and monetization flexibility. For more information, visit www.ariasystems.com.