Billing Cloud

Billing that keeps pace with the speed of your business.
Amberflo Billing Cloud Diagram
Don’t let pricing bottleneck your business; create usage-based pricing plans in days, not months with Amberflo.
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INGEST
USAGE DATA
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BUILD & DEPLOY
USAGE-BASED PLANS
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DELIVER METERED
INVOICING & BILLING

Features

Flexible Usage-Based Pricing Plans

Build modern Usage-Based Pricing Plans that accelerate growth and delight customers. Foster trust with your customer base and differentiate from your competitors with simple, transparent pricing based on consumption of your product or service.

Move beyond seat-based and other legacy pricing strategies that frustrate customers and contribute to the proliferation of shelfware. Choose from a range of usage-based models such as unit-based, pre-paid with overage, volume-based, tiered, block, and multi-attribute; or price based on custom dimensions to support any pricing vector across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, IoT, and edge applications and services.

Amberflo Billing Cloud includes full lifecycle management for all pricing plans, including proration and automated customer account migration. Create, deprecate, and deploy pricing plans to customers in hours, not months, and immediately begin generating real-time invoices from the moment of activation. For more information on building successful usage-based pricing plans, read here.

Real-Time Ingestion and Aggregation

Connect Product Items to the corresponding meters and Amberflo Billing Cloud automatically calculates metered charges for each Product Item in real time, according to the assigned rates and pricing plans. Data coming into Billing Cloud is guaranteed for accuracy based on the design principles of Amberflo Metering Cloud, ensuring the system of record for billing is current, accurate, and auditable at all times. You can be secure knowing you will not overcharge your customers nor will we drop or misprocess a record, causing you to miss out on earned revenue.

Amberflo Billing Cloud provides customer-facing teams such as product, finances, sales, marketing the tools to independently own and control all aspects of pricing and billing functions without requiring dedicated engineering resources.

Price Modeling

Our Price Modeling capability allows users to forecast and compare the impact of different pricing plans based on real usage data before deploying them live to customers.

Usage-Based pricing plans are often multi-dimensional (having multiple line items) and each dimension can be priced in a variety of different ways (by unit, block, tiered, volume, etc.). Price Modeling is an essential building block of modern Cloud Metering and Billing Systems allowing teams to optimize usage-based pricing plans faster and introduce greater predictability to the model without using guesswork or relying on gut feel.

Product and pricing teams can compare the revenue generated from each plan over different time periods based on historical usage data from Amberflo Metering Cloud. Users can also compare the results at the customer or product item levels to see how different customers are impacted by potential pricing changes. For best practices and recommendations for leveraging Price Modeling, read more here.

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Enable Prepayment and Commitments

Increase predictability for customers and internal accounting teams alike with modern usage-based constructs such as prepaid credits and commitments. Customers can purchase services in bulk by paying for a certain amount of credits upfront, often receiving a discount for purchasing upfront. Amberflo meters and tracks usage drawn-down in real time against these prepaid credits and manages the entire transaction from end to end. For commitments, customers can commit to a spend over a given time period and Amberflo will track and manage this process over the full life cycle.

Amberflo also allows you to build hybrid models that incorporate a regular prepaid allotment each billing cycle with a pay-as-you-go option for overages. Additionally, Amberflo supports the “top-up” model where Signals are created when the prepaid balance crosses a certain threshold, notifying the customer to refill their prepaid balance (or alternatively, notifying the account manager to proactively reach out to sell more credits). See more details on this capability here.

Promotions and Rewards

Create custom promotions and rewards to delight customers and incentivize greater usage. Amberflo Billing Cloud supports full lifecycle management for all promotions including creation, depreciation, and deployment to production. Amberflo offers fine-grained control over the attributes and scope of each Promotion – which customers the promotion applies to; whether it is a one-time, recurring, or valid for a set number of billing cycles; and whether the discount is a fixed monetary amount or a percentage deducted from the total (can be the total invoice amount or the subtotal for a specific product item). Read full details about promotions in Amberflo here.

On-Demand Metered Invoicing and Billing

Eliminate surprises at the end of the billing period. View real-time metered invoices at any point throughout the billing cycle to stay current on all usage and revenue trends, and create custom Signals for proactive awareness on high level items such as product consumption and invoice amount. Expose this data to your customers and allow them to track their own usage and bill throughout the billing cycle to offer a fully transparent, differentiated billing experience to your customers.

Move beyond static invoices to show customers line-by-line what Product Items were consumed, in what quantities, at what price. Every invoice is fully auditable and guaranteed to be accurate based on the Metering Platform design principles.

Actionable Signals

Be alerted to changes in revenue and invoice amounts in real time with customizable Signals and notifications. These signals can be delivered as emails, configured to arrive as Slack or Discord notifications, and sent via webhook to other applications or downstream processing.

Signals are fully customizable in their trigger rules and scope; create signals for specific customers or product items (such as when a customer’s invoice amount reaches X dollars or when their consumption of a particular product item crosses a defined threshold), or more general alerts across the entire user base (such as when the 1,000,000th API call is made to a particular endpoint within an hour). Read more on our detailed breakdown of signal capabilities and best practices here.

Proactively formulate customer engagement sales plans to drive product adoption and customer satisfaction based on real-time insights into usage, revenue, and costs. Operationalize data-driven Product-Led Growth (PLG) and other modern sales motions with real-time awareness to customer usage and adoption trends.

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Revenue Analytics

Amberflo provides a rich set of real-time revenue analytics capabilities. Identify the highest revenue-generating Product Items, compare revenue across Pricing Plans, or pivot revenue data by Customer to define customer segments and identify critical accounts. You can show data based on a custom date range and aggregation interval (daily, weekly, or monthly), and all data can be shown in either a Table or Graph view. Create custom queries and reports, then save and easily share with stakeholders across your business.

Amberflo does not price on a per-seat or per-report basis, so these visualizations can be created and shared across your organization as-needed for no additional cost.

User-Friendly Interface

Amberflo Billing Cloud is built with a user-friendly design and decoupled architecture that allows pricing and billing teams to completely manage, edit, and deploy all aspects of pricing without requiring resources from engineering. Create product catalogs and custom usage-based pricing plans in minutes, code-free using our Console or with code via API. We offer rich guides and information windows throughout the solution, and have detailed documentation available here.

Future-Proof Your Billing Processes

Amberflo Billing Cloud is an application built on top of the Amberflo Metering Cloud platform. The Billing Service leverages the Metering Service as a single source of truth and system of record for usage and consumption. Usage-based pricing is never a finished product, and teams responsible for pricing and billing are free to iterate, test, and manage pricing plans without requiring additional development or engineering resources. Amberflo ensures your pricing can always keep up with changing usage profiles and business requirements.

Empower Product and Billing teams to operate independent from engineering and development teams responsible for the metering infrastructure, allowing teams to iterate and optimize pricing faster and with less overhead.

Developer Friendly
Native Integrations

Amberflo is natively integrated with Stripe; by connecting your Stripe account with Amberflo, invoices generated and shared by Amberflo are processed and payment is collected by Stripe. The setup is simple and can be finished in minutes, only requiring corresponding Stripe IDs for each of your customers.

Amberflo also allows you to easily list and sell your solution on AWS Marketplace. Amberflo collects and aggregates usage, then computes the total amount due based on the applied Pricing Plan. This amount to be billed is reported to AWS Marketplace as a usage-based charge. AWS Marketplace is only receiving the amount due - all the Pricing logic is handled by Amberflo, so you're still enabled the full flexibility of the platform with use of promotions, rewards, credits, and other pricing options.

To automatically include taxes with each generated invoices, we currently offer an integration with TaxJar. You only need your TaxJar API key, as well as your product tax codes and business address to get started.

Salesforce Managed Application

Salespeople do not want to work across multiple tools. In a perfect world, every task could be accomplished within the CRM, ensuring all customer-related data is centralized and accessible for sales and customer success teams, and minimizing the time wasted toggling between tools and windows trying to get things done.

Amberflo has built a fully-managed application for Salesforce; users can assign pricing plans, create discounts and promotions, query customer usage and invoice information, and see metered invoices at any point all from directly within the Salesforce workflow that your sales teams are familiar with.

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