Recurring Revenue & Subscription Billing Blog

Infographic: 5 Drivers of New Monetization Schemes
By: Parker Trewin

Parker Trewin

More and more it looks like “one and done” is indeed done. With digital services exploding and IoT taking off, but miles away from its meteoric potential, changes in the “how” and “what” of what’s being manufactured and sold are accelerating. Yet, as MGI Research reports the decline of the […]

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7 Deadly Sins of Billing System Deployment
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

Your billing system is at the heart of your operation, and it touches nearly every other back-office system you use. Accordingly, changing billing systems is no small task. At Aria, we know that switching billing systems isn’t like plugging in a new printer. There is risk involved, it takes time, […]

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Most Important Recurring Revenue Stats of 2016
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

A year ago we asked industry thought leaders to provide us with their go-to metric—their standard bearer and ultimate indicator—for recurring revenue success. We got a lot of opinions that netted KPIs like customer retention cost, customer lifetime value and annual recurring revenue. The reason for their intense interest in […]

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2016 State of Recurring Revenue Survey Results
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

From sandwiches to software, companies are adopting subscription- and usage-based models to drive recurring revenue. As customers also more frequently demand Everything-as-a-Service, how are businesses adapting to these new business models? Check out our 2016 State of Recurring Revenue SlideShare to find out. Based on an independent survey of over […]

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Exclusive Interviews: Audi and Hootsuite on Building Recurring Revenue
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

In these exclusive interviews on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®, you can see how Audi and Hootsuite are driving recurring revenue business. Kathy Ireland speaks with Aria co-founder and chief evangelist Brendan O’Brien about Aria Systems’ introduction of a long-term approach to cloud billing and monetization that increases recurring revenue […]

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Best-of-Breed Systems Adopted More by Telcos
By: Owen Ray

Owen Ray

This beautiful mutt is the result of mixing a dozen different breeds. His hybrid makes him healthy and well-tempered with a longer lifespan than his purebred contemporaries. He’s a good boy! Going with a “best-of-breed” business system over a purebred, or “best-of-suite” system can give you similar results. You get […]

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Mullets, Mood Rings, and On-Premise Billing Software
By: Bob Harden

Bob Harden

Two years and 60,000 lines of code—that was my first exposure to billing software. It was the late 1980s, the days of mood rings, mullets, and giant on-premise billing systems custom-built by dedicated teams of programmers. Thankfully the mullets and mood rings are gone, but many of the old billing […]

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Choosing Pricing Tactics in a Recurring Revenue Business
By: Eileen Bernardo

Eileen Bernardo

From free trials and freemiums to all-you-can-eat unlimited plans, offering various pricing and billing options can grow revenue over time through increased acquisitions and opportunities for cross- and upsells. With the help of a successful recurring revenue management system, you can seamlessly apply a wide variety of pricing tactics to […]

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Fueling Recurring Revenue with a Single Customer View
By: Sean Kirk

Sean Kirk Guest Author

For companies seeking recurring revenue growth, success hinges on having a single view of the customer across the business. But obtaining such holistic perspectives is something few companies actually achieve. The stakes are high. Fragmented customer data can lead to lost sales, customer churn, and lasting brand damage. Agile billing […]

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Tips for Monetizing Your Billing Cycle
By: Rod West

Rod West

The moment someone becomes a customer for your recurring revenue product or service, one thing is guaranteed: You will send an invoice or billing statement for each billing period detailing usage and payment due. The way you handle this process, mundane and routine as it may seem, is crucial to […]

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The Forrester Wave: Subscription Billing Platforms, Q4 2015

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