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Likelihood to Recommend

Chargebee

Chargebee is really well suited to any growing company. There is probably a lighter-weight solution that might be optimized for a 5 person startup. There may be better options if you're the size of Google. But if you're a venture-backed startup, growing anywhere from Series B to Series E it's great. The tool is purpose-built for SaaS billing, but it now has a ton of features that make non-SaaS billing easy as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

Zuroa is very well-suited for B2B businesses that primarily have a subscription stream of revenue. It is less appropriate for B2C and retail, if you are only selling one-time products or services, this tool would be overkill and confusing instead of helpful. However, if you need to recognize revenue from subscriptions over the service period, Zuora is a lifesaver.
Chloe Sayers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Chargebee

  • Simple interface that new employees are able to navigate fairly easily
  • Provides simple dashboard information you need.
  • Really love the dunning that makes it much easier for us to collect expired credit card info. Otherwise we'd be doing it manually and that would be a huge pain
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

  • The implementation of Zuora is very helpful. Their interactive training guides are one of the best I've used. It is very thorough and any salesperson can learn how to use it very quickly.
  • Their subscription management offers many ways to sell a subscription. These subscriptions can be evergreen (renewing every month) or termed subscriptions. The subscriptions can be amended to add/remove products very easily.
  • The ability to quickly pass through large amounts of usage data for our clients is allowing us to perform billing in a time-effective manner. Once usage data is loaded, a few clicks and all of the invoices for our client base can be generated. Invoices are clean and detailed which help us maintain a good customer experience even with our somewhat complex billing model. The reporting is extremely helpful in calculating the end of month commissions, recognizing and deferring revenue, and overall bookkeeping.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chargebee

  • [I feel] customer service never actually fixes any problems. They make you gather information they easily could, write up a big report of the problem, and then tell you why it's not working (usually not even correct). [In my experience] they never actually solve a problem. Not to mention, [in my experience] you can never speak with anyone immediately and coms turnaround is usually over 24 hours.
  • So far, I can not get my customers to checkout online, even after hiring professional developers to help.
  • [I believe] QBO sync is a mess.
  • My account is set up to send payment tokens to Authorize.Net, and no matter how much I disable every possible security feature, I still have 100's of declined cards, that work perfectly well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

  • User Interface - Zuora's UI is still a weak point, however, this is negated through the use of its API's. Zuora has done a lot of work in releasing new products to limit its UI experience and the addition of Orders allows for more functionality to reduce the UI issue.
  • Complex system - This is both a pro and a con, but in this instance, it is a con because we may not have taken the time to truly understand the implications of all the options that were available. the Flexibility is great however if you do not take the time to understand the product and what problem you are trying to solve, you can make life difficult for yourself later down the track. Take the time to map out your approach end to end and ensure your assumptions at the start are robust.
  • Reporting - reporting is weak as such we have moved away to our own reporting data warehouse.
Dirk Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Chargebee

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Zuora

Zuora 8.6
Based on 13 answers
Our business is now, more than ever, focused on our core business rather than homegrown support tools for quoting, contracts, billing, invoicing, payments and the rest of the subscription economy. We evaluated other solutions and found this the best and most viable solution given the strong ties to Salesforce and it's integration. Zuora works, and it works well.
Rob Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chargebee

Chargebee 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to use once you know what you're doing. I found it very straight forward once I got the hang of things and was able to create plans easily for my business. I was also able to just charge my clients right away easily. Refunding was also easy when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

Zuora 7.6
Based on 17 answers
I had 20+ years of accounting experience before taking on the revenue role. I had several things to [learn] but was able to easily master the software in a matter of weeks. Zuora is our preferred billing platform that we currently use - very efficient and much more automated than our other platform/process.
Cynthia Freeman, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Chargebee

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Zuora

Zuora 9.3
Based on 2 answers
There have only been a few days/instances in the past 2.5 years of using zuora that I, personally have had issues or been notified of issues relating to Zuora.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Chargebee

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Zuora

Zuora 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Zuora does a superb job for all the tasks I use it for. Billing - it is trustworthy and accurate. Customer data- it holds it and keeps past records for even cancelled accounts, and subscription builds - it has the ability to make very difficult subscriptions seem easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chargebee

Chargebee 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Chargebee is simple to use, and we have had little need for support.
Will Goad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

Zuora 7.2
Based on 12 answers
A support request is emailed to their support team, then an automated response is sent to you in a couple hours saying "Hey, someone will take a look at your support request soon". Then somewhere around 12-18 hours later, an actual support member responds with "Have you checked out our tutorials? Here's one that sounds like it might help you". I don't want a tutorial given to me that I've already read through that only exists because of the terrible user design of Zuora's user interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Chargebee

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Zuora

Zuora 9.3
Based on 2 answers
The onsite was so helpful and worth the hours spent. All three people that came to represent Zuora had a lot to offer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Chargebee

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Zuora

Zuora 7.0
Based on 2 answers
It was reliable.
RINKU SINGH | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chargebee

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Zuora

Zuora 7.4
Based on 9 answers
I think Zuora did a great job. However, they could have provided more guidance on how to deal with out Payment Gateway and Processor provider, as well as guidance around providing a Mobile Responsive experience for sites using the Zuora HPM.
Sri Rajan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chargebee

I considered using WooCommerce, cart66, Sam cart, Shopify, big commerce, and a few others I can't recall at the moment. Each one of those options had either limiting abilities to create flexible plans or required expensive add-ons that would make it the timeline to profitability much longer and had a steeper implementation curve. Chargebee was incredibly easy to set up, test, and deploy. I was selling my plans and generating revenue in just a couple of days.
jeffrey samorano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

For matters such as invoicing the customers, Zuora works very well. It automatically sends out invoices to the person of contact for any organization. you can also set a credit card to be charged in the future which is very handy if the customers need quarterly payments. However, the auto-renew function has not been working well as it does not charge the credit card on file. All it does is invoice them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Chargebee

No score
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Zuora

Zuora 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The product is capable of a lot, small companies and large companies can utilize it with ease
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chargebee

  • In what is actually quite unique, all teams outside finance interact with Chargebee in some way -- from our customer success teams, monitoring renewals and triaging customers who may churn, to sales after deals have been made and product (who message people who have upgraded their plans faster than average to understand what we are doing that resonates in value)
  • Given we were early adopters, I wasn't sure if our revenue growth and demands would force a change in the platform to accommodate changes in scale. I am pleased that we haven't had to bear the costs of needing something new, as Chargebee has been and will continue to be a strong partner of ours into the future.
Dailius Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zuora

  • Positive impact: we're able to invoice our customers timely and correctly.
  • Positive impact: recurring payments are simple and accurate.
  • Negative impact: Zuora and the Customer Management System that my organization use are no longer integrated because of some issues in the past with double billing and things of that nature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Chargebee

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Chargebee Editions & Modules

Edition
Rise$2491
Scale$5491
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
No transaction based fees. No setup cost. No monthly contracts. No hidden fees.

Zuora

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Zuora Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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