Zuora’s January ’11 Release Delivers New Subscription Pricing Power and Reduces Credit Card Fraud

January 25, 2011

The subscription commerce leader continues legacy of innovation with 2 years of consecutive monthly product releases.

Redwood Shores, CA — January 25, 2011 — Zuora, the subscription billing and commerce leader, today announced immediate availability of its January ’11 release, delivering the 24th straight month of consistent product enhancements to its customer base. Each month for the past two years, Zuora has delivered new innovations based on the feedback and experience of hundreds of customers who have already moved into the Subscription Economy with Zuora.

“With Zuora we always know we’re at the forefront of innovation in subscription commerce, which gives us great business agility. Being a Zuora customer means we’re part of a community of the top minds building the most advanced subscription businesses, and the monthly product releases mean Zuora just keeps on getting better and better!” said Justin Bowser, Managing Director of Online Business at HTK Limited.

Competing in the Subscription Economy requires continuous innovation and improvement, and with the January ’11 Release, Zuora customers have even more tools for managing the entire subscription billing and commerce lifecycle.

  • Marketers have more pricing power with advanced discounting features and enhanced overage models in the
    Z-Billing product line;
  • Businesses can significantly reduce costs with new credit card fraud prevention capabilities in the Z-Payments product line;
  • All monthly enhancements are propagated across product lines built for key ecosystem partners including salesforce.com, PayPal, Microsoft and VMWare.

All of Zuora’s hundreds of customers automatically received this 24th consecutive product update with no negative impact to existing configurations and customizations. This is only possible with the modern, multi-tenant SaaS architecture found in Zuora’s Z-Commercew platform. Customers can read about the details of the January ’11 release at zuorainternprd.wpengine.com/whatsnew.

“The flexibility of the Zuora platform already enables Jimdo to configure, test and measure our pricing more frequently and effectively than we ever thought possible,” said Christian Springub, Co-Founder of Jimdo. “We are very excited about the new advanced discounting capabilities because it increases our ability to run and manage across different customer segments to maximize our revenue capture. With this monthly release, Zuora again proves why they are the best partner for subscription commerce.”

“Zuora is incredibly responsive to our input and new ideas. The monthly release cycle means we see our requested enhancements much faster than traditional dot-x or even semi-annual SaaS release cycles,” said Jim Mulcahy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Phonebooth Division for Bandwidth.com.

“Zuora’s dynamic pricing and packaging capabilities will enable us to continue our growth over the past year. The new capabilities in this release will give us even more flexibility to build market share and deliver on our customers’ requirements,” said Andy Chen, Founder and VP Strategic Partnerships of PowerReviews.

“We can always depend on Zuora to deliver the latest innovations in subscription commerce month after month. And with Zuora’s multi-tenant model, we benefit from these updates automatically which makes both the business and the IT teams very happy,” said Andrew Mottaz, CEO of Site9 who uses Zuora for its ProtoShare.com service.

“Every month, Zuora is pushing the envelope of what subscription businesses can accomplish,” said Tien Tzuo, CEO at Zuora. “Our greatest asset is our customers who are on the forefront of the Subscription Economy, enabling us to be constantly challenged to deliver on their needs and expand the possibilities of this rapidly growing market. This is a multi-billion dollar market opportunity for our customers and we are committed to deliver on their aggressive growth plans.”

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About Zuora, Inc.

Zuora’s subscription billing and commerce platform changes the way subscription businesses manage and sell to customers, allowing them to bring new products to market in less time, with more flexibility and less hassle. Zuora customers are up and running within 90 days and often recognize 200% ROI within weeks. Zuora is built from the ground up by SaaS industry visionaries and veterans from salesforce.com, WebEx, Accenture, Google, eBay, Oracle and Vitria. Zuora customers include Reed Business Information, Coremetrics, InsideView, Marketo, Ricoh, Box.net, Xactly, and Cloud Central. To learn more about Zuora, please visit zuorainternprd.wpengine.com.