Recurring Revenue & Subscription Billing Blog

Freemium or Free Trial Models. What works best for your business?
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini Free trials and freemiums are two common pricing tactics frequently used by businesses with recurring revenue models. While conceptually simple, these tactics can be tricky to implement effectively to drive adoption. It’s important to emphasize that free trials or freemiums don’t fit every business. Let’s take a […]

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Understanding the distinct advantages of the three basic recurring revenue models.
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini It hardly comes as news that Wall Street analysts look favorably at publicly traded companies that generate recurring revenues compared to companies that rely on one-time sales. Why? If your business has a $10 milllion run rate and 90 percent of it is in recurring revenue you […]

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Automate the Recurring Revenue Recognition Process for Best Results – 5th in the Series
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini There really is a “right tool” for every challenge. Some tasks cannot or should not even be attempted without the right tool. All of us have experiences where the solution for a basic task or process first became possible, then expanded in depth and breadth, and ultimately […]

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Billing systems that foster relationships, not just transactions, seem to be trending up.
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini I’m noticing a profound shift in the way leading companies are transforming the traditional boundaries of billing. Where billing was once focused on transactions, I’m seeing businesses increasingly focus on using subscription-billing systems to drive ongoing, profitable and satisfying customer relationships. When viewed through the lens of […]

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It’s Best to Have a Single System of Record for Revenue Recognition – 4th in the Series
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini There are a lot of different sources that one can use for information. The internet has enabled a tremendous explosion in the accumulation and sharing of data. Most Google or Bing searches produce many millions of results within just fractions of a second. While the technology to […]

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Aria Eliminates Software Maintenance Downtime for Cloud Billing
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

From the Desk of Mike Morini This week Aria became the first in the software-as-a-service-billing industry to announce that it is rolling out new product features, enhancements, customizations and bug fixes without impacting service availability. When routine code rollouts affect the availability of billing systems, whether they are built in-house […]

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Flexibility and Agility are Important in a Revenue Recognition Solution
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini There are a lot of different ways a business can make a profit. I have discussed various recurring revenue models and service provider successes in a couple of my previous posts. In general, we can say that the best-run businesses are typically able to understand the current […]

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CSPs Shift Back Office to Front Lines to Better Serve a New Breed of Customer
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini Today’s consumer of communications services is unique. Connected by powerful mobile devices that are always on, they consume bandwidth at rates previously unimagined. This new broadband consumer is demanding, too. They want simplicity in their pricing plans and complete and total access to services as soon as […]

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Revenue Recognition Regulations, the 2nd in a Series of Posts on Revenue Recognition
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

From the desk of Mike Morini We are getting a lot of positive feedback and interest in our revenue recognition offering. Our customers and prospects have been reading our white papers and our blog posts, and are letting us know they appreciate the insights we’re providing and are looking forward […]

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DigitalBridge Builds the Right Revenue Model, then Streamlines its Billing
By: Mike Morini

Mike Morini

By Mike Morini A rock-solid monetization strategy is the key to building a recurring revenue model for any business. The Aria team helps dozens of cloud services companies execute these strategies and it has been interesting to see best practices developing around generating recurring revenue. We see four primary components […]

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The Forrester Wave: Subscription Billing Platforms, Q4 2015

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