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Newsletter Highlights - September 14

Daniel Elman

September 14, 2022

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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.

  • Ingest meters from SQS
    We continue to expand the meter ingestion options to allow flexibility for customers to choose what suits best for their architecture and metering needs. Messaging Streaming services (SQS) are a common use case for large events volume. With SQS support, customers with an existing messaging bus can publish events to Amberflo.
  • Billing, Usage, and Invoice Portal embeddable widgets
    To present usage, revenue, and invoices to customers, we offer a number of options including our hosted Customer Portal and embeddable UI widgets. Embeddable widgets have been enhanced to include custom layout based on filtering and analytics options. Users can group data by any custom dimension and show data from any time range. See feature layout below.

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.

  • Salesforce integration via native managed application
    Many businesses use Salesforce CRM to onboard and provision customers. However, traditional CRM systems are not designed for building and operating Usage-Based Pricing (UBP) Plans, calculating realtime usage, or generating metered invoices. With Amberflo's native integration with Salesforce (Managed Application) customers can have the best of both worlds. Our managed app for Salesforce empowers users to manage the full lifecycle of customer onboarding and provisioning for usage-based businesses which includes pricing plan selection, custom discounts and promotions, prepaid and commit transactions, invoice viewing, and realtime usage and billing analytics.
  • NetSuite and Workato integration
    Amberflo now integrates natively with Workato (workflow engine). It can be easily configured as a source to any Workato Recipe. Using this framework, you can take invoice and billing data (incl. prepaid credit amounts, amount remaining, amount consumed, etc.) and reconcile it with NetSuite and other General Ledger systems.Additionally, via Amberflo built-in realtime notification system, downstream systems such as NetSuite, Stripe, and others can be automatically notified when an invoice becomes available.

News and Blog

Insightful articles and perspective from our blog.

  • Going Usage-Based: How Algolia Built Their Most Customer Friendly Pricing Model Ever
    In the article, Julien Lemoine and Gaëtan Gachet from Algolia outline their journey from a traditional feature-gated approach built around paid tiers, to an ungated, usage-based business model that is more closely aligned with user value. We have modeled the Algolia pricing plan in the Amberflo demo. Simply toggle on the demo mode in Amberflo to see meters for tracking records, search requests, and recommendations, as well as the pricing plan. Read the full article from OpenView.
  • Your Guide to Ungated Products
    In the article, Kyle Poyar from OpenView discusses the growing trend of SaaS companies offering free, ungated trials and product experiences. The goal is to get the product in front of users as quickly and with as little friction as possible, so they can see the value for themselves and convert to a paying customer. At Amberflo we see metering and usage-based pricing as a key enabler of this motion. Build awareness of what customers are doing in your product and surface different usage profiles and patterns with a comprehensive metering strategy. Usage-based pricing done right is the most fair, transparent, and PLG-friendly model that allows you to connect payment to the value your customers realize. Read the full article from OpenView.

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