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7 SaaS Subscription-billing Solutions, for 2016

My 2012 article, “9 SaaS Subscription-Billing Solutions,” garnered many comments and requests for an update. So with this post, I am providing a new list of providers. This is not a comprehensive list and excludes solutions that work only with certain platforms. Companies that do not make their pricing publicly available are not included.

Chargebee

Chargebee allows your customers to access and manage all their subscriptions. The company offers four plans that incorporate invoicing, payments, and subscriptions. The basic plan accommodates 100 invoices for $59 a month with a 50-cent charge per invoice for overages. The standard plan allows for 200 invoices and three company users for $99 a month. The 50-cent charge for each invoice overage applies. Only one payment gateway is allowed.

The pro plan accommodates 600 monthly invoices for $199 a month with a 30 cent per invoice overage charge. It includes 25 users, unlimited payment gateways and sophisticated SaaS metrics. The enterprise offering includes all the pro features with unlimited users for $399 a month. All plans include dunning for automatic payments. Chargebee does not yet provide for currencies other than the U.S. dollar.

Chargebee

Chargebee

ChargeOver

ChargeOver allows its users to create an unlimited number of plans with custom billing methods and schedules. Users can set up recurring flat rates, installment plans, and limited billing cycles. It integrates with QuickBooks recurring payments and Xero recurring payments.

The starter package accommodates up to 50 customers for $65 per month. The basic package allows for 51 to 150 customers for $115 a month. The professional package for 151 to 500 customers is $229 a month. All the options include one payment gateway.

ChargeOver

ChargeOver

FastSpring

SaaSy, one of the previous providers we covered, has been merged into FastSpring, which offers multi-currency support, international tax collection and management, refund management, and branded order pages. Automated dunning services are included. The company also offers a wide array of developer tools and customization options.

Pricing is 5.9 percent plus 95 cents per transaction or 8.9 percent per transaction with a minimum fee of 75 cents. Enterprise companies can call for a custom price quote.

FastSpring

FastSpring

Invoicera

Subscription billing is one of 13 features in the invoice management suite from Invoicera. It might be more than what most small businesses require.

The classic pricing plan is $20 a month for 100 clients but only 15 automatic recurring billings and five users. The business plan is $40 a month for an unlimited number of clients, 100 recurring billings, and ten users. The $100 a month infinite plan has no limits on the number of clients, recurring billing, or users.

Invoicera

Invoicera

PayWhirl

PayWhirl offers embedded widgets so customers can paste an embed code on their websites to activate a checkout without having to use a third-party payment portal. The product provides customer intelligence metrics and recurring revenue statistics.

The business pro offering is $49 a month with a two percent transaction fee. The business plus plan is $149 a month with a one percent transaction fee. The business ultimate plan costs $249 a month with a .5 percent transaction fee. All plans accommodate an unlimited number of customers.

PayWhirl

PayWhirl

Subscription DNA

Subscription DNA ties into one payment gateway for automated credit card processing using secure token payment systems.

Subscription DNA includes a secure subscriber portal that allows members to manage their own subscriptions, account profile, and payment methods. For advanced implementations, its web services API allows users to develop their own solution.

The company’s basic package starts at $99 per month. The company offers both a tiered monthly plan, and a blend of per transaction fees and fixed fees. The startup, small, and enterprise level pricing varies depending on the number of users and subscription cost. The standard tier is $199 per month for up to 350 users.

Subscription DNA

Subscription DNA

Zoho

Among its many products, Zoho offers subscription billing both as a standalone product and one that integrates with its other tools. It works with several payment gateways and provides hosted payment pages and multi-currency support. Zoho also supplies subscription metrics and automatic dunning. Pricing is $29 per month for 500 customers and three users and $69 per month for unlimited customers and users.

Zoho

Zoho

Marcia Kaplan

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