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Recurly is a subscription billing platform and manages customer communications via email, business performance monitoring, and account changes. A merchant bank account is required to work with Recurly. A payment gateway is part of the product but it integrates with other gateways, such as PayPal, to give shoppers a more comprehensive suite of payment options. Give your end users flexible account management tools and save yourself hundreds of hours each year!We serve emerging and professional speakers with a unique subscription based service. We offer multiple membership levels with options to upgrade, downgrade, and cancel directly by the user. Implementing Recurly has ended the late office nights manually updating accounts. Its API has also enabled us to monitor user activity in real time.,Analytics of new versus renewing revenue Analysis of subscriber retention Managing subscription plans for individual clients,We'd like to see the revenue statistics update in real time. Currently there seems to be many hours or even a day before the numbers reflect new orders.,10,Providing an interface for our subscribers to manage their own accounts has simplified our business tremendously. This alone has freed up hours of our staff's time each day. Many customers receive new credit cards due to expiration or fraud. The time we spent in updating this information prior to using Recurly's Revenue Recovery feature versus now is significant.,Zoho Invoice,MailChimp, Zoho Invoice, LiveAgentRecurly - Subscription management can't be more complete than this.We use Recruly to manage the subscriptions and billings of our PaaS. Since the marketing team handles the billing and other stuff around the product here in our organization we are the primary users of Recurly. Recurly makes it easy for us to track various metrics like MRR, active subscribers, LTV and many other metrics all in one glance. The way they built their dashboard requires great appreciation. There are many features in Recurly which makes it very easy to manage subscriptions which otherwise would be very hectic. Recurly is helping us save a lot of time and effort in managing subscriptions and billings as well as giving good insights into our performance. So this is one of those complete solutions which you would love you use.,It is very easy to track MRR, which gives you insights into your overall revenues and health of the subscriptions. Though MRR is pretty easy to calculate Recurly puts it beautifully on the dashboard which is very easy to read. LTV, Recurly calculates lifetime value which is a good insight for adjusting Marketing spends. Even this is available on the dashboard. The other features like Subscriber churn Rate, Average revenue per customer etc are really great and would help the marketing team a lot.,I really can't think of any shortcomings on Recurly because they have tried to cover all bases well. However, I believe that pricing could be little competitive because Recurly can become quite expensive when you have acquired a good number of subscribers. So apart from price, there are no shortcomings I can think of on product side.,9,If you have considered spending a little and saving a lot of time, then Recurly is a great fit. We are a small team and we handle a lot of subscriptions and also get good insights into how our business is doing. So in a way Recurly is helping us a lot.,Intercom, JIRA Service Desk, MailChimpRecurly for Subscription ServiceRecurly is part of our billing software and subscription management service. Finance and Support use the application as well as Sales. This software provides a solution to the problem of quick and easy billing for a subscription-based service. It also helps provide visibility across teams for when clients require an in-depth view of their billing.,Quick and easy to set up Simple for the end user Navigation on the back end makes sense and is clean,They could offer a lot more customization If you dont fit their one specific use case its hard to mold the process flow Some areas of the software seem redundant,7,End-user visibility is not as good as it could be, clients want a level of detail that's not easy out of the box Good for multiple teams to see the same data Although you can see you cannot collaborate. Notes or atypical billing instances are hard to accommodate,QuickBooks Online,QuickBooks OnlineRecurly vs. QuickBooksRecurly is used primarily in the finance department. It provides a smooth experience for users to make purchases and provides automatic recurring billing. The Dunning cycle also helps with accounts receivables collection which frees up valuable time and shortens the A/R turnover cycle. Recurly provides useful reports for the accounting and leadership team.,Recurring billing Collection Subscription management,Integration with other software Recording of external payment Customization of Dunning,9,Reduced A/R turnover cycle,QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Pro,QuickBooks Online, Airtable, ChartMogulDo it will save you time and longer work days!I love Recurly. It's user-friendlyy, easy to use and easy to bill clients. I am actually trying to get my current company to sign up for Recurly (wish me luck, budgets ugh).I love it and found it super fantastic. A++++++ Must have for all business sizes from small few people companies to huge corps.,Easy layout User-friendly Clean and sharp look,I can't think of any but hmm - reminders maybe.,9,Saves me from remembering to enter - I can do so beforehand and not worry.,Salesforce Partner Management, SugarCRM
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June 21, 2018

Recurly Review: "Give your end users flexible account management tools and save yourself hundreds of hours each year!"

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We serve emerging and professional speakers with a unique subscription based service. We offer multiple membership levels with options to upgrade, downgrade, and cancel directly by the user. Implementing Recurly has ended the late office nights manually updating accounts. Its API has also enabled us to monitor user activity in real time.
  • Analytics of new versus renewing revenue
  • Analysis of subscriber retention
  • Managing subscription plans for individual clients
  • We'd like to see the revenue statistics update in real time. Currently there seems to be many hours or even a day before the numbers reflect new orders.
If you are managing a subscription service Recurly is a fantastic solution. If you are a small business with little to no IT background you may have trouble implementing all the bells and whistles offered by Recurly.
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June 20, 2018

Review: "Recurly - Subscription management can't be more complete than this."

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We use Recruly to manage the subscriptions and billings of our PaaS. Since the marketing team handles the billing and other stuff around the product here in our organization we are the primary users of Recurly. Recurly makes it easy for us to track various metrics like MRR, active subscribers, LTV and many other metrics all in one glance. The way they built their dashboard requires great appreciation. There are many features in Recurly which makes it very easy to manage subscriptions which otherwise would be very hectic. Recurly is helping us save a lot of time and effort in managing subscriptions and billings as well as giving good insights into our performance. So this is one of those complete solutions which you would love you use.
  • It is very easy to track MRR, which gives you insights into your overall revenues and health of the subscriptions. Though MRR is pretty easy to calculate Recurly puts it beautifully on the dashboard which is very easy to read.
  • LTV, Recurly calculates lifetime value which is a good insight for adjusting Marketing spends. Even this is available on the dashboard.
  • The other features like Subscriber churn Rate, Average revenue per customer etc are really great and would help the marketing team a lot.
  • I really can't think of any shortcomings on Recurly because they have tried to cover all bases well. However, I believe that pricing could be little competitive because Recurly can become quite expensive when you have acquired a good number of subscribers. So apart from price, there are no shortcomings I can think of on product side.
I haven't used any other platform similar to Recurly, however, I can confidently claim Recurly to be a great tool because it makes work so easy, gives great insights for the marketing team and makes all the metrics easily readable for the management. This is one of the complete platforms which handles end to end work.
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June 14, 2018

User Review: "Recurly for Subscription Service"

Score 7 out of 10
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Recurly is part of our billing software and subscription management service. Finance and Support use the application as well as Sales. This software provides a solution to the problem of quick and easy billing for a subscription-based service. It also helps provide visibility across teams for when clients require an in-depth view of their billing.
  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Simple for the end user
  • Navigation on the back end makes sense and is clean
  • They could offer a lot more customization
  • If you dont fit their one specific use case its hard to mold the process flow
  • Some areas of the software seem redundant
Well suited for SMB or mid-market clients. Anyone with a subscription-based product would find this is an effective tool to use. Specifically, a good starting product and you can add layers of complication as needed, but it offers a solid starting program for your business needs from day one.
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May 01, 2018

User Review: "Recurly vs. QuickBooks"

Score 9 out of 10
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Recurly is used primarily in the finance department. It provides a smooth experience for users to make purchases and provides automatic recurring billing. The Dunning cycle also helps with accounts receivables collection which frees up valuable time and shortens the A/R turnover cycle. Recurly provides useful reports for the accounting and leadership team.
  • Recurring billing
  • Collection
  • Subscription management
  • Integration with other software
  • Recording of external payment
  • Customization of Dunning
It is well suited for companies with a monthly or annual subscription model who have many customers paying via credit card.
It is less appropriate for service companies that charge by the hour or have an inventoried product. The invoice interface in Recurly would be hard to customize to meet these business needs.
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March 16, 2017

Recurly Review: "Do it will save you time and longer work days!"

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I love Recurly. It's user-friendlyy, easy to use and easy to bill clients. I am actually trying to get my current company to sign up for Recurly (wish me luck, budgets ugh).

I love it and found it super fantastic. A++++++ Must have for all business sizes from small few people companies to huge corps.

  • Easy layout
  • User-friendly
  • Clean and sharp look
  • I can't think of any but hmm - reminders maybe.

I find it great to use for monthly billing - you add all the info and done. Recurly will take care of the rest for you! It's a fantastic tool - a real must I say.

I used it for 2 years and haven't lately and oh how I miss it. Hope to sign on again soon.

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July 21, 2015

User Review: "Recurly + SaaS = Magic"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Recurly to handle all of our recurring subscription credit card transactions with all our clients. It is how we automatically bill our clients for our service each month. Currently our account management, sales, and engineering departments use Recurly. Recurly solves the problem of having to remember to charge our clients for service each month. It integrates into our payment processing service, and automatically runs transactions based on a pre-configured subscription. They support coupons, credits, refunds, prorated refunds, etc.
  • Recurly is very easy to use. Their UI is very clean and intuitive, so my staff has no problem understanding how to handle payments in Recurly. They just released a new UI, which is currently in Beta, but does an even better job making the user experience great.
  • Recurly really helps reduce the time involved in collecting payment from a client. They have a dunning process which detects when a transaction has failed, and automatically re-tries running the payment several times before giving up. Recurly gives you full flexibility on how the dunning process works, including the ability to send your client payment declined notifications every few days to inspire them to update their payment info.
  • Recurly just added a new feature which can automatically update credit card information from clients whose card has expired. They ping the credit card company (visa, MC, AMEX, Discover) to retrieve new card information for cards who have just gone past their expiration dates. This is extremely handy, and has reduced the number of times we've had to contact our client to get updated billing information.
  • Recurly has excellent customer service. You can chat with an agent and receive an instant reply to your questions. I love this.
  • The coupons feature is a bit cumbersome. It can become tricky to set up, apply, and un-apply coupons for a particular client. If you have special billing cases where you discount for a few months or give a client service in any irregular fashion, using coupons can become tricky.
  • We have a referral program with our clients where they receive a perpetual monthly discount for each client they refer to use. The client receives this discount as long as their referral remains active with us. We would like to be able to apply a discount to a client account, and have the ability to remove that discount in the event a referral ends service with us. In some cases a client has referred several clients, and we would like to apply a discount for each referral, and still have the ability to remove one or more discounts as referrals begin and end service with us. Currently there is no way to do this in Recurly. There isn't even a very good work-around, which is disappointing.
Recurly is particularly well suited for SaaS business models where the pricing is standard, and there are little to no discounts involved. If your business has a variable pricing model, you may want to really dig around using their "Sandbox" trial to make sure it will be a good fit for your business.
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August 18, 2014

"Recurly Review"

Score 7 out of 10
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Recurly is used in our organization as a reoccurring billing solution option for our customers. Recurly is used primarily in the accounting/finance department of the company. Recurly addresses the problem of maintaining numerous customers and being able to accurately billing them on a reoccurring basis.
  • Recurly does a excellent job providing support and documentation for both the user-side of the program and the developer side of the program.
  • Exporting reports is one area of Recurly that is lacking. In today's business world, accountants need the ability to easily custom make reports to be able to fit their business needs. Right now we must spend resources to pull numerous reports and reference them with each other to get the information we need.
  • The ability to automatically prorate the 1st invoice and to be able to set default renewal date of for new subscribers would be a great feature to implement.
Recurly would be best suited for a company that had the resources to implement Recurly's API. If a company had limited resources, I would make sure that they where aware of the limited reporting.
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August 12, 2014

User Review: "Recurring billing. Trust Recurly."

Score 7 out of 10
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It's used for recurring billing for one of our clients. The organization uses it to manage their subscription billing, as well as their general day-to-day billing needs. It addresses issues involving storage of sensitive data and PCI compliance, as well as provides a catch-all solution for billing without in-depth integration.
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance
  • Recurring billing
  • Security
  • API documentation
  • Pricing
  • Native clients (e.g., Python)
Where recurring billing and subscriptions are primary concerns, Recurly is a cut above the rest.
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About Recurly

Recurly is a subscription billing platform and manages customer communications via email, business performance monitoring, and account changes. A merchant bank account is required to work with Recurly. A payment gateway is part of the product but it integrates with other gateways, such as PayPal, to give shoppers a more comprehensive suite of payment options.
Categories:  Recurring Billing

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