Subscription Economy

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Subscribed Pop-Up Boston 2018

by Community Manager on ‎04-02-2018 11:45 AM

Subscribed is the must-attend global event series for companies looking to master the changing world of recurring revenue.

After taking our flagship Subscribed Francisco event on the road to New York, London, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, and Tokyo, our next stop is Boston on Wednesday, April 11th!

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Subscribed Magazine D2C Special

by Community Manager on ‎02-28-2018 04:47 AM

At Zuora, we work with over 900 companies across industries, company sizes and geographies. Based on our experiences working with leading D2C companies, we’ve compiled this special edition of Subscribed magazine.

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The benefits of moving to flexible subscription pricing are closer than they appear, but common misconceptions hold companies back.

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Zuora achieves ISO 27018 compliance, which means we protect your PII data in the cloud—something every order-to-cash, billing, or financial management solution should do.

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Subscribed Stockholm 2018

by Community Manager on ‎01-30-2018 05:14 AM

Join Zuora and the Nordic community at Subscribed Stockholm, the event that is dedicated to best practice sharing and learning around the subscription business model.

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Connect with Zuora at SaaStr

by Community Manager on ‎01-24-2018 04:10 AM

If you’re coming to SaaStr, you’re looking for practical guidance on how to grow your SaaS business quickly and efficiently.

 

Zuora’s subscription management technology is the answer. Our complete order-to-cash platform is the engine that powers your go-to-market strategy by allowing you to price, quote, order, bill, recognize revenue, report, and automate the entire customer lifecycle from a single place.

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Denver Revenue Recognition Roadshow

by Community Manager on ‎01-18-2018 03:07 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, February 7th for an exclusive revenue recognition roundtable in Denver. We’ve specifically designed this event to help you prepare for the new ASC 606 and IFRS 15 guidelines.

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How do you build a billion-dollar business? As the first CMO of Salesforce.com, Tien Tzuo was instrumental in transforming that landmark company from ten people in a room to a billion-dollar run-rate. As the co-founder and CEO of Zuora, Tien has raised a quarter of a billion dollars and grown his company to over 1000 employees and counting. So far, so good.

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Subscribed Weekly 11/17/17

by Community Manager on ‎11-17-2017 11:23 AM


The latest news and resources from the Subscription Economy

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New study from Zuora and YouGov finds a rise in automotive, energy and healthcare sectors shifting to recurring revenue models

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Get our free whitepaper that will help prepare you for ASC 606 and IFRS 15.

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We were really interested to read our partner, Zuora’s excellent guide B2B vs B2C Subscription Payment Strategies last week.

 

Iain Hassall, Zuora’s VP Finance & Strategy, highlights that subscription businesses can choose from more than 200 payment methods; but he singles out credit cards, PayPal and Direct Debit as the three most beneficial.

 

Of course, we wouldn’t be GoCardless if we didn’t stand proudly in support of Direct Debit! And since it’s our specialist subject, here’s our take on the subject:

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Hubs are familiar in some contexts: the center that makes order out of chaos and that serves as the connector orchestrating multiple moving parts. A hub is where “it” all happens.

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Case Study: Air

by Community Manager on ‎09-27-2017 05:42 AM

Since implementing Zuora, Air has had a much easier time managing their billing and has already seen revenue growth. In Valandro’s view, “it’s a topic of deployment. We were able to implement a new business model while reducing by half the time of our development. This will definitely have an impact on the commercial side.”

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We recently spoke with Magdalena Yesil, the founder of Broadway Angels and the founding board member and first investor in Salesforce, on the Subscribed Podcast and she was simply amazing! She also recently joined the Zuora board of directors. Magdalena has been active in Silicon Valley for three decades.

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Case Study: Swiftpage

by Community Manager on ‎08-23-2017 05:53 AM

"With our subscription model, we've shifted our entire interaction philosophy to be more engaged with our customers throughout their lifecycle." - Joe Greenspan, VP of Commercial Operations

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Denise Lugo of Bloomberg says, “Public companies—including Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.—are gearing up for the most historic accounting changes to hit U.S. capital markets in decades.”

 

Denis Pombriant of Beagle Research says, “We have before us a perfect accounting storm, the likes of which has not been seen since the late 1990s.”

 

Josh Paul, Head of Technical Accounting & SEC Reporting at Alphabet says, “Hopefully, fear is what you’re feeling now.”

 

What are these people talking about? The most profound new compliance changes to come to corporate finance since Sarbanes-Oxley. And they’re five months away.

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[VIDEO] Zuora Customer Story: CLEAR

by Community Manager on ‎08-02-2017 05:42 AM

Ken Cornick, President, Co-founder, and CFO of CLEAR explains the company's vision, customer-centric focus, and how Zuora's subscription management platform helped with pricing flexibility, payments, and scale.

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Tesla made headlines recently when its market capitalization nosed past both General Motors’ and Ford’s to make it the most valuable U.S. automaker. Overall U.S. auto sales are down after last year’s highs, and the Big Three (Ford, GM, and Chrysler) automakers have been turning in lackluster numbers lately. Meanwhile, Elon Musk’s company is on track to sell 100,000 cars this year, after delivering almost 80,000 last year.

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Customer churn has a major impact on the bottom line for any company using a subscription billing model.

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It’s a fact: software implementations often fail. They go over budget, there’s no cross-functional buy-in, go-live deadlines slip, and worse. When you make an investment in a new software platform, it’s in your best interest to ensure that the implementation is fast, clean, and efficient—and can quickly show a return on your investment. In this guide (based on a joint webinar with Riskalyze and Zuora, Software Implementation in 60 Days: Best Practices for a Fast, Clean, Efficient Go Live), we outline the 10 best practices for implementing a mission-critical software platform.

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If your office is well-stocked with snack options such as protein bars, dried fruit, granola and other healthy food, you should probably thank SnackNation for it. Since 2014, the California-based company has been offering businesses easy access to healthier foods. Clients include leading brands such as Microsoft, Uber, Marriott, Travelocity, NFL Networks and others whose employees benefit from the company’s nutritious, whole ingredients and taste-tested snack boxes. And last year, SnackNation launched a home delivery service — healthy snacks delivered right to your doorstep.

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Zuora Case Study: Visiomed

by Community Manager on ‎06-28-2017 05:42 AM

Visiomed Group, the French pioneer in connected health, designs and develops “enhanced health” products and services aimed at improving the health and well-being of subscribers.

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What is driving this seemingly endless string of giveaways by subscription companies? The answer can be summed up in a single, very important metric: Customer Lifetime Value (LTV).

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Driving Customer Value Creation in the Subscription Economy (Part 1 of 2)

by Z-Product Team on ‎06-20-2017 09:37 AM - last edited on ‎06-22-2017 10:57 AM by Community Manager

It seems like everyday Amazon is adding some new “free” benefit into its popular subscription membership service Amazon Prime -- free videos, free music, free book rentals. The list goes on and on. The same goes for lots of other vanguards of the subscription economy. Google launches a few free apps that make living your life and work just a bit easier; Netflix ships a brand new batch of kids movies that would’ve cost $1000s in Blockbuster rentals back in the 90s; Tesla pushes a few wireless updates and suddenly your car just got better at driving itself. These subscription economy companies are the envy of entrepreneurs everywhere who want to surprise and delight their customers with new and unexpected features and benefits seemingly with a spirit of unbounded generosity.

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Caterpillar and the Age of Smart Iron

by Community Manager on ‎06-07-2017 05:43 AM

Caterpillar has been in the business of building tractors, engines, and other machinery for over ninety years. But as Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby notes, today priorities are shifting towards “what goes around the iron,” or the technology and services that wrap around Caterpillar’s core offerings to drive greater productivity for customers.

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Payments Fraud Hits Record Highs

by Community Manager on ‎06-01-2017 05:41 AM

The Association for Financial Professionals’ 13th annual Payments Fraud and Control Survey asked finance professionals from across the country about their experiences with fraud and the strategies they are adopting to protect themselves.

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The Enterprise Shift to Subscriptions: 4 Lessons from PTC

by Community Manager ‎05-24-2017 05:36 AM - edited ‎08-02-2017 02:00 PM

PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation) is a computer software and services company headquartered outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1985, PTC makes a wide variety of CAD and design programs for the industrial manufacturing industry, particularly around the field of connected devices. PTC’s customers design aircraft, plan buildings, make sneakers, build tools, pioneer new medical diagnostic technology, and much, much more.

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There have never been more ways to pay someone. Mastercard is working on a new system that confirms transactions with selfies using facial scanning technology. Apply Pay is set to launch in the UK in July, joining a crowded European global payments ecosystem. Bitcoin is getting more attention as a result of the Greek crisis. These new technologies will join the roughly 200 different types of electronic payment methods that currently permeate our world. With so many options and use cases, it can be daunting for any global business to select the right payment methods.

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The Basics of Subscriber Management

by Community Manager on ‎05-09-2017 01:23 PM

This guide covers the basic system requirements for subscriber management within an agile, responsive relationship business management platform. While it starts with some obvious fundamentals, we get into a number of variables later in the guide.

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