With the growing love the industry has for SaaS, it’s going to become a continuing trend for businesses and individuals to seek SaaS solutions for any given task, including SaaS billing software.
Considering the fact that tax regulations, APR ratios and economic climates and regulations change at nearly the drop of a hat, a non-SaaS solution to billing software, which until recently was all we had, meant constant purchases of updates or entire new suites of software. This was calamitous to consumers and made for some embittered bad UX.
So, with the revolution in SaaS in full swing, let’s have a look at the top 5 SaaS billing software suites available right now. This is a newer form of SaaS, so we might see something unique in SaaS deployment topology.
Number 1 – Chargify
Chargify, aside from having a rather adorable name, has a lot – a lot of amazing things to offer businesses and individuals of any scope and scale. This SaaS billing software offers handling of trial periods, recurring and single charges, as well as one-time charges for large or singular purchases.
With diversified interfaces for multiple financial and payment platforms, this is one of the most cost-effective and user-friendly billing suites available. With no transaction fees, its less than $40 USD per month subscription easily wins Chargify the number 1 spot on our list.
Chargify has been marked with some downtime issues now and then, but they seem to be reducing significantly in recent times.
Number 2 – Zuora
Zuora is an enterprise SaaS billing software suite intended for enterprise organizations and companies wishing to enter larger sector marketing and billing. Designed around enterprise resource planning systems and inter-company transactions, Zuora is the big papa of billing suites, intended for large scale handling.
It’s designed for large-scale and enterprise transactions, and is therefore less suited for diversified transactions than Chargify, earning it the second spot on this list. Its FDIC insurance policies and lack of downtime in most of its history keeps it from a number 3 spot.
Number 3 – ChedderGetter
For the exclusively web-based service provider, ChedderGetter is the SaaS billing software of choice. With native PayPal integration and a custom payment gateway, this API-driven billing system offers ease of integration and scalable transaction platforms for new and seasoned web service companies of any type and demographic.
CheddarGetter is incompatible with some prepaid debit cards, so be wary of that.
Number 4 – Speedly
Speedly is a low level billing platform designed for integration with other payment gateways, allowing unification of multiple payment systems, which allows a service provider to accept multiple forms of payment and payment origin into one central service.
This reduces the need for spaghettified billing files and fiscal records, which makes for simplicity for monetary management and billing bookkeeping. This software is great for diversified interests and companies with many subsidized services, as well as novel new service providers.
It’s a bit barebones …
Number 5 – Recurly
Recurly is an SaaS billing software suite centered around subscription billing plans for any subscription service. This only gets a spot as low as 5 due to its difference in design and practicality from others on this list.
Recurly is a gateway system perfect for the billing cycles of other SaaS systems, which makes it the first SaaS service for SaaS services. This recursion, a phenomenon that often happens in technology industries, has happened in the SaaS industry faster than any other recursive application aside from programming tools to author programs.
Recurly is relatively new and is prone to a few bugs now and then, so patience may be a necessity at times.
There are of course many other SaaS billing software suites out there, and just because they didn’t make this list, it doesn’t mean they’re not great, but hey, we had to limit the list or we’d be here all day.