When to be Thankful and When to be Watchful with Recurring Revenue

There are things to be thankful for and things to watch for and today we’re going to talk about things to watch for even though ‘this the season to be thankful (though, let’s be honest, you can find reasons to be thankful throughout the year, but we digress…). Anyhow, we know, you know, that person […]

How to Win with Subscription Pricing Models

Last week we launched The Academy, a new educational site dedicated to helping companies build and run amazing subscription-based businesses. One of the content areas that always generates a lot of interest is subscription pricing and packaging. We do many live events and webinars every year and it continues to be a topic subscription business […]

SAP, Welcome to the Subscription Economy

By Tien Tzuo, CEO           The WSJ reported this week that SAP will start to sell its core and most popular Business Suite product line via a subscription model. “It’s very, very clear that a cloud offering as a subscription is what customers want,” said Steve Lucas, SAP’s president of platform […]

Five Reasons Why Online Learning Rocks

As the popularity of online learning continues to grow the innovators in the field will continue to build new, refined models for educating online. It leaves one asking, just what is it about the digital format that makes it such an attractive choice?

Join the Direct Debit Debate

Elizabeth Glover EMEA Marketing   One of the greatest things about working for Zuora is the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our customers, who – as the protagonists of the Subscription Economy – are forever pushing the boundaries of their respective industries. This is most apparent at our user groups, where our customers network […]

Is Amazon Prime Pulling a Netflix?

Joe Andrews Sr. Director, Marketing   At first glance, Amazon’s price increase seems like a repeat of Netflix’ disaster a few years ago – remember, Netflix raised their prices and faced a ton of backlash while seeing a significant drop in # of subscribers and in short term stock price.   In the Subscription Economy, […]

What’s the Magic of Recurring Revenue?

The market doesn’t lie: software businesses today can either succeed by moving to a recurring revenue model or become food for faster, more adaptable competitors.

Happy New Year from Zuora

During 2013 we saw companies of all sizes and industries embrace new recurring revenue strategies as more subscription industries emerged. That’s why we want to take a moment to look back on some of the interesting and noteworthy Subscription Economy stories of 2013.