Subscription Economy News: Week of 04/27/20

Every week, we bring you the top stories and analyses from the global Subscription Economy. Xbox Game Pass subscriptions hit 10 million Excerpt from an article by Keith Stuart on The Guardian Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Game Pass subscription service has passed 10 million members. The initiative, which adopts a similar model to Netflix […]

MaaS comes to the masses

This bylined article by John Phillips, GM EMEA at Zuora, was first published in ITS International. From autonomous vehicles (AVs) to subscription car services to bike-sharing, the global mobility ecosystem is forecast to grow to more than $1 trillion by 2030, according to KPMG’s Mobility 2030: Transforming the Mobility Landscape report. The truth is, Mobility […]

Zuora Celebrates Earth Day All Month Long

Earth Day is not only a global celebration it is also a movement that aims to mobilize people worldwide for transformative action for our planet. At Zuora, we continue to focus efforts on lessening our environmental impact. From the technological tools we implement to the electric car charging stations for employee use at our HQ; […]

7 Responses to COVID-19: Doubling Down on Relationships

If you’re a subscription business that has avoided the worst of the crisis so far, the two most important assets you have right now are resilience and empathy. Things are undoubtedly hectic, but you’re not in a tailspin. You’re not wrapped up in an ugly knife fight for immediate revenue. You have the ability to […]

Subscription Economy News: Week of 04/20/2020

Every week, we bring you the top stories and analyses from the global Subscription Economy. SolarWinds Software Available Via Subscription Excerpts from an article by Jeffrey Burt on Channelnomics SolarWinds is offering subscription-based pricing for most of its on-premises IT operations management software, a move designed to give partners and companies greater financial flexibility and predictability […]

How subscription companies are reacting to COVID-19

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we’re seeing trends in how subscription companies are reacting and adapting for their customers. What we’ve observed so far is both uplifting and promising that the wider subscription community can learn from one another in this situation. To bring the Subscribed community together, we hosted a series of […]

Subscription Businesses Prove Their Resilience (Surprise, Surprise)

This is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Every sector of the economy is being hit, and technology is no exception. An online tracking spreadsheet shows approximately 25,000 startup workers have been laid off so far. The general sense is the world is falling apart. But my conversations with other subscription companies have […]

Subscription Economy News: Week of 04/13/2020

Every week, we bring you the top stories and analyses from the global Subscription Economy. Glitch launches subscriptions to power up its bite-sized apps Excerpts from an article by Jacob Kastrenakes on The Verge The coding platform Glitch is formally launching its first paid product today: a subscription that lets you pay to upgrade the bite-sized […]

The Subscription Economy: Doing What’s Right

No one can predict a sudden change in the economic climate — it can happen anywhere, to any business, at any time. We’re, of course, seeing this first hand with the worldwide spread of COVID-19, which has had a significant effect on the global economy. Yet subscription businesses are proving to be resilient across the […]

Demand Shock: Some companies are set up to manage disruption much better than others

This article was originally posted by Interbrand with contributions from Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo and C Space Americas President Jessica DeVlieger. Brands across the world are bracing for a “demand shock”. What does this mean for businesses’ strategy, now and in the future? We’ve surfaced some valuable human truths about disruption, demand and desire in […]