Graduating Beyond Subscription Billing Webinar


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The ability to adjust pricing, discounts, commitment-based offers for products and services is a powerful tool for driving service personalization, revenues and profitability. In combination with a full dashboard that provides visibility into corporate spending, revenue projections, the right monetization platform becomes a competitive weapon to drive customer and partner behavior. The ability to tailor a customer's service offerings via unique pricing models and volume or commitment-based agreements that span any combination of subscription and consumption-based services – will be the key to success in a services economy.

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Graduating Beyond Subscription Billing Webinar

  1. 1. 1 Graduating Beyond Subscription Billing October 8, 2013
  2. 2. 2 Welcome Alison MacLaughlin Moderator Marketing Director MetraTech Use the chat window to submit your questions for today’s webinar. Follow the conversation on Twitter #beyondsubscriptions
  3. 3. 3 Your Presenters Mike West Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Saugatuck Technology Jason Mondanaro Director of Product Management MetraTech
  4. 4. Copyright 2013 ǀ Saugatuck Technology Inc. ǀ All Rights Reserved ǀ Page: 4 • Easy to understand • Constraints • Money on the table
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  6. 6. Copyright 2013 ǀ Saugatuck Technology Inc. ǀ All Rights Reserved ǀ  The role of the channel evolves as Cloud ISVs better understand how to go to market more effectively Page: 6
  7. 7. Copyright 2013 ǀ Saugatuck Technology Inc. ǀ All Rights Reserved ǀ While subscriptions may work as a placeholder for monetization, as business strategy evolves to include new offerings and partners, the limits of a subscription billing system begin to create constraints Page: 7 …a solution provider may need to move beyond subscription billing to embrace elapsed-time rates, tiered rates, bracketed rates, metered- usage rates, day-of-week rates, time-of-day rates, or some combination of all of the above approaches. If the billing system will not permit that change, the solution provider may be doubly constrained, both on the top line and in the cost of operations…
  8. 8. Copyright 2013 ǀ Saugatuck Technology Inc. ǀ All Rights Reserved ǀ Cloud ISVs that need to pivot toward different markets may find it impossible to do so and address those market needs Page: 8 Case Study excerpt …once launched in the SMB space, the Cloud Marketing PaaS discovered it would have no way to scale to large consumer enterprises, e.g., Pizza Hut, because they could not manage the complex billing that was essential for meeting the needs of those customers. They would be constrained from offering their solutions to large consumer enterprises because their current billing system could not go beyond subscriptions.
  9. 9. Copyright 2013 ǀ Saugatuck Technology Inc. ǀ All Rights Reserved ǀ Cloud ISVs should not lock-in to a subscription billing approach. Rather their longer term business needs are better served by aligning with a more flexible monetization system that can grow with them, pivot if necessary, and evolve as business needs evolve: Page: 9 • Unlimited set of account, contract, agreement, product, service, sales and usage information to price, adjust, discount or true-up individual or aggregated events • Aggregations applied to combination of accounts • suppliers or channels that span multiple national jurisdictions and currencies • Dashboard that provides the customer or partner with a status against the agreement in place • Configurable threshold notifications to manage costs and meet commitments...
  10. 10. 10 Where Does the Trouble Start? If you have Sales…. You have a billing problem…
  11. 11. 11 Starting is Easy Total Number of Features Accessible Price Point
  12. 12. 12 Boiling the Frog “Infrastructure and combinations of business processes can come together however the business model evolves.”
  13. 13. 13 Big Companies, Big Contracts Frankfurt (€) Incremental price on service D Block price on service A Enterprise (£) % Discount on service A Quarterly £ commitment on service B Multi-bucket pricing on service D Monthly £ commitment on all services Incremental price service C for Engineering (Provided by 3rd party partner) N N Tokyo (¥) Monthly ¥ commitment on all services Included on service C Block price on service A N London (£) Included on service C Single-bucket price service A N Monthly service D events % Discount on service F
  14. 14. 14 Back to Back Transactions
  15. 15. 15 Content Platform Example
  16. 16. 16 Cascade of Systems or One Mind VS
  17. 17. 17 Questions