Cloud Accounting Service freee Selects Zuora to Drive Further Growth of Subscription Business

March 9, 2016

Foster City, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan – March 9, 2016 Zuora®, the world’s leading provider of subscription billing, commerce and finance solutions, announced that freee K.K. located in Tokyo, Japan has chosen the Zuora Relationship Business Management (RBM)™ platform to power its cloud accounting service.

The freee accounting service enables small businesses to easily carry out a wide range of routine accounting operations, freeing employees to focus on more strategic activities. Zuora RBM will enable freee to accelerate business growth by more quickly deploying new services that are finely tuned to customer needs while also boosting the efficiency of freee’s own back-office operations.

“Many prominent international SaaS vendors already use Zuora, and I was impressed that the Zuora platform includes as a standard feature the functionality we needed to drive growth,” said freee Co., Ltd. Representative Director Daisuke Sasaki. “Our choice of RBM will enable us to focus even more on development that benefits our users, and with Zuora’s help, we will be able to accelerate the pursuit of our mission.”

Deployment of RBM will eliminate the need for freee to upgrade its existing systems whenever it brings a new service to market, thereby enabling the rapid launch of new services. As a result, freee should be able to shorten time-to-market for new services by approximately 40 percent, boosting opportunities for winning new customers. Deploying new plans tailored to customer needs will also be easier, enabling freee to build long-term relationships with customers by providing high-value services to existing customers on a continuing basis. RBM will also help to drive sales channel expansion by enabling freee to standardize and streamline its operations.

In September of 2015, Zuora opened its first office in Tokyo, reflecting the growth of the subscription model in Japan’s entertainment, cloud service and IoT markets.

“Like elsewhere, Japanese consumers increasingly prefer becoming subscribers to buying products outright,” said Zuora Japan Country Manager Junichiro Kuwano. “To meet the needs of these consumers, cloud service companies like freee must have the agility to offer the personalized services subscribers demand, and Zuora is the most complete and mature solution for delivering, managing and adapting products and services in the Subscription Economy®.”

You can learn more and be a part of the Zuora Subscribed™ community at the world’s only conference dedicated to the subscription experience, Subscribed 2016, on April 12-13 in San Francisco, California, USA.

 

About Zuora, Inc.

Zuora’s Relationship Business Management (RBM) solution helps enable businesses in any industry to launch or shift products to subscription, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, open new revenue streams, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zuora also operates offices in Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Munich, Beijing, Sydney, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Vienna, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Zuora clients come from a wide range of industries, including media, travel services, consumer packaged goods, cloud services, and telecommunications. Clients include Financial Times, Schneider Electric, Box, Honeywell, NCR, RTL, lynda.com, The Guardian, YP.com, BlueJeans, Shutterfly, TripAdvisor, Vivint and Trulia.

 

About freee

freee is the vendor of “Cloud Accounting Software freee”, Japan’s most popular cloud accounting service for small businesses. Launched as a service in March 2013, Cloud Accounting Software freee took off rapidly, and as of February 2016, is already used by over 500,000 businesses. freee also offers an increasing range of other accounting services for small businesses. freee aspires to create an exciting world in which the deployment of new technologies and solutions enables small businesses to become stronger and smarter than large enterprises by freeing their people to focus on creative activities.

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