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Newsletter Highlights - August 17

Daniel Elman

August 17, 2022

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From the Press Room

A roundup of our recent appearances:

Traction Conference, Vancouver, Canada

The Prime View

  • Puneet gave an interview with The Prime View discussing the advantages of usage-based pricing and why it will become the dominant pricing model across industries. The full interview can be found here.

Next, see us at AWS Summit in Anaheim

Be sure to stop by our booth for a quick hello, check out a demo, and grab some swag.

  • AWS Summit Anaheim on August 18 as an event sponsor. Be sure to stop by Booth #227 to say hello, see a quick demo, and grab some Amberflo swag.

Amberflo Metering Cloud

Monetize APIs, Platforms, Marketplaces, and more...

A fast and accurate, fully-managed, enterprise-grade Usage Metering Service. Single API to Instrument and Meter any resource in real time.

  • New Signal types and rules
    Signals can be applied to both usage and billing data with fine-grained controls for defining rules and conditions.The default signal is delivered via email and via a Webhook (that you can configure to get notifications directly into an application of your choice and take automated action).

    Amberflo allows you to create signals across the following dimensions:
  1. Usage - notify based on meter usage
  2. Prepaid Credits - notify based on the amount of Prepaid Credits remaining
  3. Invoice - notify based on the total invoice amount
  4. Product Item Usage Limit - notify based on the usage of a particular product item
  5. Product Item Charge Amount - notify based on the invoice amount for a particular product item

  • Define Signals across users and customers
    In addition to the new Signal types, Amberflo allows users to take fine-grained control over the scope and application of their Signals. Amberflo allows you to define the scope of any Signal in three ways:
  1. Each customer separately - notify if rule is true for any customer
  2. Entire customer base as a whole - suppose the rule is 'Greater than 1000 API calls'; then notify when the 1,001st call is made by any customer
  3. A specific customer - notify if rule is true for customer X

Amberflo Billing Cloud

Real-time, on-demand Usage-Based Metered Pricing and Billing

Delight customers with flexible Usage-Based Pricing (UBP) and drive highest levels of revenue and product adoption.

  • Create usage “limits” in Pricing Plans
    Amberflo now allows you to easily set "limits" for Product Items in Pricing Plans using functionality from Signals. Suppose there is some Pricing Plan where 10,000 API calls are included with the Standard Plan, but if the usage surpasses that limit, then an additional charge is imposed.
    Amberflo allows you to handle common usage-based monetization strategies like these by creating a Signal to notify with an associated webhook that can take some downstream action (such as advancing the customer to a higher-tier plan).
  • Tax handling and integration with TaxJar
    Our integration with TaxJar allows us to automatically resolve taxes on each invoice sent to customers. Enabling tax integration during invoice generation in Amberflo will automatically sync tax collection with Stripe for payments. We have included a step-by-step guide for configuring the integration in our documentation, linked here.

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