How to Choose a Cloud Billing Platform - Slide 7

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It’s easy to take “always on” for granted, until your billing system goes down during maintenance updates or when unexpected outages occur, causing significant loss of business. When considering a cloud billing solution, the technical and operational infrastructure supporting it needs to be reliable and support 99.99 percent uptime – no exceptions. To ensure your billing provider can meet the failover and redundancy requirements of the most demanding digital companies, review their service level agreements (SLAs) and check that redundancy at the Web server, app server, network and router levels is in place.

According to a recent Incyte Group report, nearly half of all businesses in the United States currently have or are in the process of developing and/or investigating recurring revenue offerings. Unlike traditional business models, which are built around one-time transactions or upfront fees, recurring revenue offerings focus on smaller, ongoing, subscription-based transactions. As more companies develop these types of offerings, they are increasingly shifting from on-premise software to the cloud for a billing platform to monetize and manage their subscription-based products and services. Derek Choy, vice president of engineering for Aria Systems, offers the following tips for choosing a cloud billing system.


Related Topics : Cloud Computing, Dell, Services Vendors, SMBs, Web Platform Vendors

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