Cloud Billing Blog

Perfect Alignment of Pricing & Demand

Posted by Tim Cook - CEO BluLogix, April 28, 2018

When BluLogix was founded 5 years ago our mission was to build a platform to take our customers into the "subscription / consumption economy".  As we have a matured of the past 5 years our vision has evolved.  As CEO of BluLogix, I shared a vision of helping our customers deliver price agility to the market to enable them to compete with new pricing models that better aligned with the way consumers wanted to buy.  In speaking with our customers, over the past 5 years, and having time to better understanding the market, I have realized this vision in not complete without the intelligence to

Subscription Billing - Sample RFP

Posted by admin, February 13, 2018

Shopping for a subscription billing solution requires as much detail as possible relating to functional components required to achieve your objectives.  This sample RFP offers a detailed list of requirements most subscription billing solutions should have.  With this sample RFP you will be able to compare the functional differences between one vendor and another. This is critical to ensuring your selection meets both immediate and long term requirements.  

Top 10 Business Impacts of Changes in Monetization

Posted by admin, February 8, 2018

Agile monetization has become a competitive advantage, and opportunity for enterprises to compete and win against adversaries not capable of reacting to more compelling pricing models evolving around the digital revolution occurring in many industries.

Three Critical Benefits of a Cloud Billing Platform in Partner Exchange Programs 

Posted by admin, February 6, 2018

Partner exchange programs have revolutionized the telecommunications marketplace. An example of how they work is seen in AT&T’s Partner Exchange program , which enables companies to become an AT&T partner that can then sell AT&T mobile, network, and cloud and hosting services.

How to Create an Agile Monetization Plan

Posted by admin, February 6, 2018

Agility is often mentioned as a key to competitive advantage and business success. An agile approach is more commonly associated with computing and data, but it can also be used to describe a monetization methodology.

This guide will explain the concept of agile monetization, the key elements of the method and provide you with tips on how to implement an agile monetization plan for your organization. Finally, we'll explore the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.

Five Things You Need to Know About Subscription Billling

Posted by admin, February 6, 2018

There’s a big glass ceiling that needs to be broken in the subscription billing space. Today, there are more opportunities than ever for IT & SaaS solution providers to augment revenue and better serve customers with subscription billing—but not nearly enough are aware of this. Once your eyes have been opened to the evolving new world of services billing, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner. It's never too late to start building recurring revenue, but there are some things you should know about this avant-garde billing model to ensure the most successful migration:

The Perks of a Global, Subscription Billing Catalogue for Cloud Resellers

Posted by admin, February 6, 2018

Having a pre-populated, pre-integrated subscription catalogue is vital as it enables resellers to inherit services from upstream providers as well as create, price and sell their own service offerings. But it’s not uncommon for resellers to partner with multiple providers. A reseller may be certified to only sell video with one provider and voice with another, for example, and the list goes on and on. So what happens when you’re certified for multiple subscription services across multiple vendors?

Eight Reasons to Move to a Subscription Billing System in 2018

Posted by admin, November 6, 2017

Cloud billing is considered by many in the IoT, Mobility & Telecom industry to be the missing ingredient for solution providers competing in today’s marketplace. With research showing that the global cloud billing market will nearly triple in growth to reach $5.4 billion by 2018, representing a CAGR of 27.7 percent during that time, it’s clear that more businesses are getting on board with this advanced new billing model to improve on a number of processes and workflows.

Monetizing IoT

Posted by admin, January 8, 2017

Most IoT providers require three components to establish an IoT offering:

- A device, typically sourced from a third party
- A network, which can take many forms:  wifi, cellular, satellite, etc.
- A portal, of which there are many portal platforms on which to build

The barrier to entry continues to lower as the first two components, devices and networks are somewhat commoditized and the portal platforms become more and more sophisticated, benefitting from significant market momentum.

Global Cloud Billing Services Market Continues to Take Off

Posted by admin, December 6, 2016

It has been exciting seeing resellers adopting cloud billing as of late to achieve more targeted and profitable sales, increase revenue assurance and enhance selling strategies using data integration and process automation. In fact, according to a recent study from Infonetics, one of the top reasons why resellers are investing in data analytics is to better understand their subscribers and in effect reduce customer churn.