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10 Questions for Every Billing Vendor

Every billing solution looks the same, unless you know the right questions to ask. In this webcast, Nathan Shinn, Chief Strategy Officer at BillingPlatform, digs beneath the surface to evaluate billing solutions for specific product and services needs. In this 24 minute video you’ll explore:
--Key billing considerations for any business
--Features that support business globalization
--Automation and customization capabilities
Recorded Jul 2 2019 25 mins
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    The business world has changed dramatically in the past year, and many businesses are struggling with dwindling revenue as a result of reduced activity. Now more than ever, collecting what’s due is top of mind for the accounts receivable team.

    When it comes to debt management and collections, manual processes can’t keep up and can lead to revenue loss, frustrated employees and customer churn. By aligning technology with staff, you can easily track and automate all collection activities including:

    - Prioritize accounts that need attention
    - Link payments to invoices
    - Maintain an audit trail of all activities

    Join this session to learn best practices from industry-leading companies and how those were built into an automated debt management and collections solution.
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    Many billing software solutions work well "out of the box" for simple subscription-based use cases. But what happens when your business requirements change or more sophisticated functionality is required? Today's finance leaders demand flexible options to support dynamic, constantly changing business strategies.

    Delivering flexible pricing, packaging, and billing strategies has become critical for remaining competitive.

    Join BillingPlatform’s SVP of Finance, Brad Sawaya, in this 45 minute webinar and learn how platform-based billing solutions can be configured to support all of your pricing, packaging and strategic needs. Innovative companies need a billing system that can evolve with market competition and customer expectations, Brad will show you how this can be accomplished.

    The webinar will dive deep into the following billing topics:
    -- Business Process Automation to deliver the optimal customer experience
    -- Configurability designed to enable business users rather than developers
    -- Open Connectivity and Integration that enables seamless end to end processes
    -- Extensible Data Model to streamline critical components for maximum agility

    Register today and discover how billing can separate you from the competition.

    Earn 1 CPE credit!
  • Achieve Software Business Agility: Salesforce + BillingPlatform DataSync Recorded: Mar 25 2020 32 mins
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    Join this webinar to discover the benefits of connecting Salesforce directly to your billing solution. In this 45 minute webinar, Brian Dingman the leader of our Solutions Consulting Team, will demonstrate how a tight integration between billing and Salesforce means a software company can accelerate order management, save time and achieve smoother billing operations.

    BillingPlatform will highlight the following benefits that software companies realize by integrating BillingPlatform and Salesforce:
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    - Enabling support for standard and custom objects and fields in both Salesforce and BillingPlatform
    - Automating order management processing
    - Gaining deep insight into account information, such as usage and payments
    - Tracking key performance indicators
  • Recurring Revenue Models Continue to Evolve, Are You Prepared? Recorded: Mar 11 2020 63 mins
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    60% of finance professionals plan to launch new products in 2020 to increase their product mix, according to BillingPlatform’s 2020 survey, Trends in Finance. And, another 35% plan to leverage recurring or usage-based pricing.

    Do you have the systems to support this level of agility?

    In this 60-minute webinar, Lily and Dennis dive deep into the latest trends for recurring revenue models, new product innovations and the challenges many companies face.

    Watch this webinar and you’ll discover:
    - How and why businesses are changing their business models
    - What you need from billing technology to support your business needs
    - What does it take to make it happen?
  • Down with Spreadsheets, Automated Billing for Franchisors Recorded: Jan 8 2020 36 mins
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    Managing franchisee billing is complex. Between getting new stores online and supporting multiple franchisees and in some cases multiple brands, corporations stay busy. With so much to do, it’s surprising that so many businesses waste valuable time and effort manually managing billing and revenue recognition in spreadsheets.

    In this 30-minute webinar, BillingPlatform will show you a better way. You’ll see how easy it can be to automate complex calculations and critical billing tasks in minutes. See how our solution solves the unique challenges of a franchisor’s business model.

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    --Automate revenue recognition practices across franchisee agreements
    --Quickly launch new monetization strategies that reward your largest franchise owners
    --Augment your FRM solution with BillingPlatform’s extensible data model

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  • 2020 Planning: Cutting Costs While Optimizing for Revenue Growth Recorded: Nov 26 2019 45 mins
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    Discover How to Help Your Business Grow Amid Digital Disruption

    Planning your financial budget seems to become more complex and daunting each year. Join Brad Sawaya, BillingPlatform VP of Finance, and learn how to avoid common challenges and use the latest industry best practices for your 2020 planning.

    During this 60 minute presentation, Brad will provide concrete methods and illustrate innovative examples for how you can better optimize dollars spent. Brad brings a wealth of industry knowledge and intuitive know-how to help you expand your revenue potential.

    The Webinar will cover the following:
    --Methods for avoiding the legacy technology trap
    --Innovative technology for revenue growth
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    Register for this informative webinar today.

    Qualifies for 1 CPE Credit
    Learning Objectives
    When you complete this webinar you will be able to:
    · Define legacy technology
    · Define Digital Disruption
    · Identify common challenges of financial planning in today’s business environment
    · Identify multiple business architecture approaches that allow for digital disruption
    · Explain techniques for planning success in a time of digital disruption
    Designed for:
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    Experience in financial management.
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  • 10 Questions for Every Billing Vendor Recorded: Jul 2 2019 25 mins
    Nathan Shinn, Chief Strategy Officer
    Every billing solution looks the same, unless you know the right questions to ask. In this webcast, Nathan Shinn, Chief Strategy Officer at BillingPlatform, digs beneath the surface to evaluate billing solutions for specific product and services needs. In this 24 minute video you’ll explore:
    --Key billing considerations for any business
    --Features that support business globalization
    --Automation and customization capabilities
  • From Freemium to Premium SaaS Success Recorded: Jun 1 2019 17 mins
    Dennis Wall, BillingPlatform’s CEO
    Watch this 15 minute on-demand webinar to discover business tactics that ensure your success in the Software as a Service market.

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    Dennis explores the following topics:
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  • Beyond Subscription: Pricing and Billing Strategies with SaaS Recorded: May 30 2019 18 mins
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    Is subscription pricing my only option for Saas billing? What are the common business models Saas businesses employ?

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  • Don't Dumb Down Your Billing Process: Strategies for Meeting Complex Billing Recorded: Oct 25 2018 62 mins
    Gareth Morrison, Vice President of Finance, Vertafore
    It's not uncommon for companies to employ multiple strategies for their products and services. Some may be simple, but business conditions often warrant more sophisticated approaches to value creation. In this recorded webcast, senior finance leaders from different industries discuss what they have in common: sophisticated pricing models that create complex billing challenges. These executives will share their experiences, strategies, and best practices for managing complex billing challenges, and the dozens of considerations that factor into their decision-making.

    In this recorded webcast, our panelists:
    --Share their firsthand experiences reconciling sophisticated pricing strategies with complex billing processes
    --Address the real drivers of billing complexity, and how automation and technology can help address these challenges
    --Answer your questions on how they’ve embraced agile monetization strategies for their businesses
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    Panera Bread has quickly grown from one 400-square-foot cookie store to over 2,000 bakery-cafes and annual sales of over $5 billion. Panera offers its franchises and stores over 100 different subscription and usage-based services (e.g. self-service ordering kiosks).

    So, how did Panera automate its invoicing process to reduce costs and generate franchise bills faster? That's exactly what John Davis, Senior Manager of Finance and Strategic Planning at Panera Bread, is going to share with us.

    During this Webcast, you'll get the inside scoop on:
    --How Panera solved the billing challenges that come with a fast-growing franchise model
    --The billing best practices that Panera used that meant the difference between success and failure
    --Lessons learned on how to bill for new products and subscription-based services
    --John's personal do's and don'ts when implementing a centralized billing platform
  • How PGI Modernized Billing without Changing How the Company Bills Customers Recorded: Sep 13 2018 62 mins
    Matthew Rigney, SVP of Billing Operations, PGI
    How do you modernize your billing systems when billing operations is responsible for 50,000 customers across 155 countries, 18 currencies, multiple languages, several brands, and using multiple rate plans? That’s exactly what Matthew Rigney, SVP of Billing Operations with PGi, shares in this recorded webcast.

    During this webcast, Matt:
    --Speaks to how he made the business case to modernize PGi’s billing systems and how he structured the rollout plan
    --Shares his firsthand experience reconciling legacy rate plans along with new rate plans within the same billing system
    --Discusses the approach PGi took to automate previously manual processes
    --Examines the top ten lessons he's learned and what he would do the same and differently if given a second opportunity
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