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It's good for anyone who has customers, in my opinion. Whether you keep track of subscriptions, or just have one-time only invoices, it's just a wonderful way to keep track of everything in an organized way.
If you are a small startup, likely to be charging only in one currency, then Chargify will likely be suitable for you, as it was for us when we first started. However, as you expand and need to charge in additional currencies and require good reporting, you might find Chargify becomes more cumbersome. You do get a very stable and reliable billing platform with Chargify. I can't recall any downtime dues to issues. In the last 5 years, there have been only been 2 times where the app was down, both for scheduled maintenance. The communication leading up to the downtime was excellent, the app was up and running well within the maintenance window and everything kept functioning smoothly afterward.
- Extremely flexible billing structures, documents, and emails.
- Integration with many popular credit card and ACH gateways.
- Quick and easy to integrate with our sales tax and accounting systems.
- Developer friendly
- Chargify's API is solid and easy to use, including JSON and XML interfaces.
- Chargify's customer service is responsive and thorough; always making sure your needs as a customer are met.
- Chargify listens to its customer base and their suggestions for feature enhancements.
- They need the site to be mobile friendly or to develop an app. If I don't use Chrome and remember to view as desktop site, it loses much of its functionality.
- Reporting - It doesn't provide the reporting we need so I have to do it manually. It doesn't track individual components like we need it to for monthly reporting.
- Emails - The system's emails sometimes end up in junk mail, so I also follow up once a customer has missed 2 payment attempts.
- Transactions - An easier way to get to the transactions would be nice. It takes many clicks to see the transaction history.
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They are willing to help with most challenges and are pretty easy to get ahold of by phone. They are limited in their reach, when it comes to bulk cancellations, along with some other bulk edits. It is no fault to them, Chargify is just a system that hasn’t been upgraded much over the years.
Manager in OtherConsumer Goods Company, 1-10 employees
I think ChargeOver is more flexible than any of its competitors. Our business involves both subscription and one-time billing, and most billing systems excel at only one or the other. ChargeOver is also at a great price point with its billing based on a number of customers. We are also able to realize low-cost ACH payments through their gateway integrations when their competitors only provide access to high-cost providers.
Chargify met a list of set requirements and our budget at the time. The main items were:
- Salesforce integration
- Payment gateway support
- Billing portal / self service
- Strong API
- Tax invoice support
- Multi country and multi currency support
Return on Investment
- Our billing is now much more linear, much more organized, and much easier to locate information now that we've been using them.
- People in other departments can easily navigate the system without training and find what they're looking for.
- The positive impact was mostly when we actually did need subscriptions. The negative impact came when we pivoted to a more focused type of product, which did not need user subscriptions. Because we were reusing the code and had already done all the setup (and had a skeleton crew), we stayed with Chargify, but many times it got in the way. Had we continued as a business, we would have switched to just using Braintree.
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