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Chargify

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Chargify is a subscription management tool that allows users to manage their recurring revenue and adapt to add-ons, usage fees, coupons, and discounts.

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Chargify review by Eric W.
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"Chargify is a stable tool that's great at what it does"

What do you like best?

What's not to like about Chargify? They have a reliable app that I simply haven't had an issue ever with loading or using. I've never seen the app crash or any significant speed decreases. I also like being able to select custom activity feeds for my Dashboard so I can see the information I need when I need it.

What do you dislike?

I understand it's for a security viewpoint from Chargify, but I have to say that sometimes when I'm bumping around in a specific account for a period of time, jump in another tab to do something else and then comeback to use Chargify again, I need to re-login to the application. Most financial apps do this which I understand, but it's annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try out the interface and see what you think of it. Also look into their API connections for use between your application and Chargify. I think they're a great product that has a clear view and what they want to provide for their clients that use the application on an everyday basis. Great job, Chargify!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Business problems we're solving with Chargify include quickly pulling up data on accounts and their payment history, updating their card information, and provide them with statements should I need it. It's great to provide our clients with the data that they need so they can move about their day. It's been pretty beneficial so far for all of my uses on a day to day basis!

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Chargify review by Chad K.
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"Excellent tool for anyone wanting to sell their license or usage based product"

What do you like best?

It allows us to automate the sign-up process without the need to deal with PCI. The webhooks and other integration features have allowed us to auto-provision, activate and deactivate based on messages, in real-time. They're consistent and reliable, which is an absolute must for everyone.

What do you dislike?

They have great versioning for product pricing and other changes, but the versioning does not extend to usage based items, such as the "users" configuration we have set up. We wish it would do that. However, it's only a problem once-a-year when we update our pricing models.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best choice out there if you don't want to spend months trying to write a ton of code that you'll have to change every time you want to update. It makes online signup and licensing maintenance of your product via credit card or ACH about 100x easier than anything currently on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a solution for customers who just wanted to sign up with a credit card or bank account. People who didn't have a large user base and wanted to make use of our product needed shorter terms, and an easy way to pay than going through a procurement team.

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Chargify review by Ken S.
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"Fantastically reliable; ideal feature set"

What do you like best?

Chargify has clearly listened to its customers. They don't offer every conceivable bell and whistle - just the stuff that matters. Beyond that, they clearly focus on reliability. We have never once in two years experienced an outage or even an error with their service. That outstanding reliability gives us the confidence to rely on Chargify's APIs 24x7 for mission critical billing and payment services.

What do you dislike?

It would be great if they offered integration with HubSpot. The Salesforce integration could be better as well. The API client library is pretty poor, and the API generally has some blind spots which really need patching up. When you can get the analytics you need right out of Chargify's web interface, that's great. But when you need to probe deeper, the API is essential and I think they should invest more here.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Chargify is super feature-complete, very reliable, and easy to get going with as a developer. I have found their support to be pretty good when needed, and I understand that they took some private equity financing recently which has allowed them to speed up development and improve support resources.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify powers our subscriber management and billing behind a cloud service. Because of Chargify, we never had to build that layer, saving probably well over $100,000 in development costs.

Chargify review by Keith K.
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"Flexible and dependable subscription management"

What do you like best?

When Group set to to develop a flexible online Sunday school lesson-builder, we realized we would need a third-party platform to handle our quarterly billing business model. Chargify gave us the ability to set up PCI-compliant billing plans with multiple pricing tiers and highly customizable options that don't require a software developer to configure. Plus, Chargify's dashboard and analytics tools make it easy to see revenue trends, churn reports, and manage the business. Product support has always been quick to respond and efficient in helping us troubleshoot any issues.

What do you dislike?

When we first shopped competitors for a back-end subscription management tool, Chargify's flat-fee business model was very cost-effective for our needs. Within the last year, Chargify changed their fee structure to include a fee plus revenue share model. This has substantially increased our cost of operations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider your max/min expectations for users and revenue and build a business model to determine how much Chargify will cost. If you're considering building your own subscription management system, consider your budget for future maintenance and upkeep.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without Chargify, we would have had to build a subscription management system from scratch or attempt to integrate subscription billing with our ERP system. Subscription billing has many complexities that I'm sure we would not have foreseen. Chargify helped us to get to market quickly, but also scales well as the number of subscribers has grown in the three years since we launched our program.

Chargify review by Drew P.
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"I'm a big fan of Chargify"

What do you like best?

Chargify's customer support is second to none. Their entire team are passionate about the care of their customers. They are also very organized and transparent. The tools are easy to use but allow you to perform complex tasks, and that's no easy feat.

What do you dislike?

Not much to be honest. As a software company, we know how difficult it can be to implement changes consistently and quickly in an agile format. Chargify does this well, but users (including myself) are always impatient for the next new features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We needed a powerful solution to help up us better manage our subscriptions over the full life-cycle or customer journey and dig into the numbers (signups, renewals, churn, etc). As a software company, we know how important customer support is, but we have been blown away by the Chargify team. Their support is simply amazing!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Total subscription management (signups, renewals or recurring payments, churn, etc), Product signup/split-testing and sales/discounts.

Chargify review by Ammon M.
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"Paid for itself over and over"

What do you like best?

The ability for customers to update their own cards in a simple easy to use format.

What do you dislike?

The initial upload failures need to be easier to fix, without dropping the rest of the upload.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Their Customer Service is far beyond most other companies - and they had far more options for gateways than any other provider we looked at using.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had been looking for a solution to help us better manage our recurring transactions and subscriptions, and had looked into a few other options, but Chargify seemed to be the best fit. Their team was super helpful in the onboarding process, and held our hand every step of the way to ensure that we didn't miss any steps. The interface is really intuitive and keeps reporting simple. I know we may be a-typical, but we were able to get our Chargify account up and running for thousands of subscriptions across dozens of different plans, in roughly 4 weeks. Even when we had questions after hours, their chat support was on the ball and responsive. Chargify has paid for itself over and over again, with an easy and user friendly card update system for our end users - which has helped us recover just under $40K in 30 days. We would highly recommend Chargify to anyone needing a better solution to tracking and updating subscription payments.

Chargify review by Silvia P.
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"Saved us lots of software development effort"

What do you like best?

We're using Chargify to power our monthly recurring plans at Coviu. I particularly like the statistics that help us decide on what works and what doesn't. It's so simple the change the pricing and to check who is subscribed and what their status is. I also like that you can use the same account for staging as production, so you can test your pricing updates on staging (and testing etc) first.

What do you dislike?

Recently, they took away their online pricing page, so you need to find out pricing by contacting them. I also think they could extend their statistics, but they are continuously improving the product, so I'm expecting this to get better over time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Compare to recurrly and chargebee before you make your decision. There's a bit of vendor-lock-in once you've accommodated a platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've used Chargify for our SaaS platform to power recurring payments, but also to do discounts and similar codes which help with marketing. We were able to deliver our paid online services faster and with less effort because of Chargify.

Chargify review by Nick M.
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"Solid product with a great team"

What do you like best?

We've been with this product almost from day one. We've grown and evolved with them as their product continues to provider more value with each passing year. Their team is always responsive and ready to help.

They also just modernized their administrative interface. It feels light weight and fast.

What do you dislike?

We wish they had a couple of additional features; but we know these features are kind of niche. (e.g. prorated components, etc.) Honestly, I have to keep checking back because most of the things we wanted they've added over time. For example, we wanted analytics for better visibility and it originally was only available through a third party. Now it's build right into the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have any questions, reach out to their staff. They have always been quick to respond and helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify provides easy billing management for our customers. We started out processing our own billing and it was a pain. They have handled it seamlessly for us now for years.

Chargify review by Paige B.
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"Great Service"

What do you like best?

Chargify make us east to navigate, switch products, and adding new subscriptions.

I appreciate Chargifys constant reminder to my customers informing them of there payment processing date.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the search criteria. I can only search my client via there name. I'd prefer to be able to choose between Email and Name. Alot of my client have the same full name and its difficult to dis-cipher who is who.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have received backlash from payments being processed automatically that were unauthorized. It was a simple refund and a detailed reason that solved the issue. I have noticed that being able t o change the subscription price with out changing the entire outline of the subscription helps with giving discounts or handling issues with customers not wanting to pay a certain amount of a product.

Chargify review by Ryan C.
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"Chargify is pretty dope"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and the user-interface is pleasing. Fast and the reporting/analytics are good.

Their dunning reports are our favorite. The automatic credit card retries alone allow you to recoup your investment immediately. And the trailing period option is super cool. The client service is also speedy. Plus the reps seemed to be well educated. In general, it seems like Chargify is constantly adding features or upgrade the look and feel of their platform.

What do you dislike?

You cannot connect multiple gateways to Chargify. They offer an additional reporting tool that would be great; however, you'd need to upgrade the account. Not worth the upgrade price though. I'd also prefer they update the way one-time charges are made. Their focus is subscription management; however, it would be great if they covered this better as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Chargify currently supports only 1 payment gateway. This is tricky but even with this being the case, we're happy with Chargify.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Subscription management. This system will make your clients and teammates happy. Don't be cheap on this, get a subscription management system.

Chargify review by Florrie E.
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"Chargify will make excellent service."

What do you like best?

Allows me to be sure of our agreement and billing. I can directly accept payments with a branded payments page. Much better to integrate the tool’s API into our site. Simple access to clients information, earnings, and cancellations. Wonderful working platform.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any problems with information or how billing process. Maybe will be better to have a more simple way of learning about that tools. I don't want to say that all people in our team have problem figure out of payment but some they have.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great Software. With this platform, you will have the opportunity to increase your income. You will be able to work with more helpful tools which will make service be excellent.all you working information and process will be saved. I guess you will like that solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Much better to optimize our sales by testing other plans. With useful tools, our company will have a more informed solution and prioritize. Better and fast we can work on our income. Actually, with this software, our working team works better.

Chargify review by Jean H.
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"Has a flexible service offering and removes the headache of subscription management "

What do you like best?

I love the ability to easily create and launch products and coupons quickly, as well as the ability to have a completely hands-off referral rewards program.

What do you dislike?

I don't like how my customers cannot update their card information and their product at the same time. This is especially an issue for past-due customers who are trying to downgrade. They get billed for the full amount, and then when they downgrade they are given a credit toward future billings. This means they still have a large initial expense.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify has made all or our billing and dunning/account management seamless. Previously, our customer account management was a laborious daily activity in a big, ugly spreadsheet. Now our billing runs quietly in the background and makes billing something we don't even think about.

Chargify review by Zane P.
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"The tool that simplifies the billing needs. "

What do you like best?

I really do like to work with this product. I like that I have the ability to easily access customer information, sign-ups, income or cancellations. With Chargify, I have a chance to work with different payment ways. That's permitting to us to be confident with our agreement and billing.

What do you dislike?

Actually, the program doing their work well but I have some issue with billing. I guess that all steps with payment should be more clear. That part of work gives little bit stress and mess.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Actually, the program allows quicker time to earnings, afford excellent service, and hold our clients longer. You will have the opportunity to work with this software productive and secure. I really like that program and I recommend it to you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can grow our company income and optimize sales by testing different plans. We glad that with the powerful tools our business will have more aware decisions and prioritize. We are sure that all of this steps are helps to increase productivity at our company.

Chargify review by Louis T.
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"Great Product with Amazing Support Team!"

What do you like best?

When we looked into solutions that fit our needs we needed one that was flexible enough to work with our complicated subscription products and can grow with us over time. Chargify was by far the best solution we demoed and have been a happy customer since implementation.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that we have come across yet. Their system seems flexible enough to suit any possible need we may have.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reach out to them and discuss your products and I'm sure that their solution is flexible enough to fit your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We made the push to offer some of our products in a subscription environment and have been very happy with the results. The added benefit was allowing our customers to self manage their subscriptions with the self-service portal. This freed up time from our sales team to focus on larger deals.

Chargify review by Henrietta M.
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"Im cool to be with Chargify."

What do you like best?

With Chargify much easy for me to creat online applications its helps to involved more customers. Really so happy with it. Alos I like to have and to use a lot of tools, Believe me they really have a lot and they are all works so good.

What do you dislike?

I will not write bad things because I know how this software can work for my company.I don't have any bad issue which is really can make me sad. Actually there is more positive solution than negative.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very nice and powerful platform. So nice and clear for company.Pluc its great to understand everything. How they explain makes all working days are more easy.Try and you will see how great its can be.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy and understable for example if you will testing different pricing lines. In your company will big sunshain as you can increase and optimize sales converting in your business. I guess a lot of will like it.

Chargify review by Sergey C.
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"Opinionated, but still pretty flexible"

What do you like best?

Many things for typical use cases work out of the box. The support team is very responsive and is really there to help.

What do you dislike?

The support team is awesome only if you pay. For free accounts at some moment they stop answering and reach you to conduct a sales presentation.

The system is not flexible when your use cases are really complicated. For example, we had difficulties with referral system when tried to have both monthly and annual plans.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our whole billing relies on Chargify: we have plans, add-ons, one-time payments for specific use cases - by the way this is probably the most convenient, when you create a special offer for some service and the customer can pay by link.

Chargify review by Marie K.
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"Great customer service and continuous improvement"

What do you like best?

Chargify is constantly trying to improve it's platform for end users. It listens to us and implements our ideas and suggestions.

What do you dislike?

If I have a subscriber who drops from my program due to an expired credit card, the subscriber cannot reactivate their own account. I have to do it for them. Just like renewing a membership, a subscriber should be able to reactivate on their own, even if their account has been cancelled.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify allows me to have a monthly recurring membership program for my nonprofit. Subscribers can sign up online and Chargify captures their credit card information securely. The other CRM my organization uses is not capable of running a program like this.

Chargify review by User
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"concise"

What do you like best?

The information is a click away and its build to insure a proper use with no errors, at the same time minimizing steps providing a prompt response covering all needs.

What do you dislike?

The new update or stile of the page is a bit tedious given that for an action that with past set up would take 1 step now we use 3. If I may add 1 example, while looking for a customer in a subdomain dashboard appears then we must select billing and sub-option (customers) to place a search criteria. Before the update the structure of the website allowed a user to do the same after selecting a subdomain, in my opinion this

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my experience I have come across a multiple websites , systems and domains and I can say without the slightest doubt I would recommend Chargify. It has a friendly user system for first time users but also a side for the more advance ones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main focus would be billing, one of the main conflicts we had was the information needed to complete a process was not updated, now customers are notify of any changes and have access to make them.

Chargify review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Bait-and-switch on pricing model left us out to dry"

What do you like best?

Interface is easy to use. The system for implementing a subscription plan is well thought out and works well.

It did exactly what we needed it to for a long time.

What do you dislike?

Chargify switched their pricing model on us after we spent a great deal of development time tightly integrating with their product. Their new pricing model was very unaffordable for us so we spent the first quarter of this year migrating off their platform and on to a much more affordable one. Although their customer service was polite and tried to ease the transition, we were left with a pretty bad taste in our mouth.

I didn't expect their business plan to be so unstable when I signed up for them and I can't really recommend Chargify to anyone based on our experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure your needs align with their future offerings since it's pretty clear they are willing as a company to leave you behind if they don't.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Subscription management

Chargify review by User in Internet
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"Revolutionized our billing management"

What do you like best?

Chargify handles the subscription billing and management aspects, and contacts customers on our behalf when there's an issue. Their APIs are tied into our solution to allow customers to add features, change plans, etc. for true self-service. Their reporting tools helps us understand trends in the business, and we're able to see what components are getting adopted by our merchants.

What do you dislike?

Chargify's platform has limitations around revenue recognition, which can create issues when customers sign on for things in the middle of the month (or, where the problem really surfaces) the year. It won't recognize the revenue until the next full billing cycle, which can impact the way the MRR is calculated and managed. There are other quirks like this that have popped up over time. A bug that we encountered around recognition resulted in a pretty signficant drop in our MRR calculation after correction, which had the impact of shaking our faith a bit in how calculations are made.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Chargify is a great overall tool but does have some limitations. It's worth evaluating what your business needs to accomplish. Fortunately, Chargify is upfront about what it can and can't do, so you'll know quickly if it's something that can be solved with their solution or not.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We went from having an employee processing payments, contacting customers around billing issues, etc. to having most of this now automated and self-managed by customers. As we continue to find new ways to leverage their capabilities, we get increasingly intelligent about how to have customers drive their own journey when it comes to updating cards, plans, etc. As a small company, this is a significant development that's allowed us to deploy resources elsewhere to grow our company instead.

Chargify review by Jerold  B.
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"Understandable Software for everyone."

What do you like best?

Very good service of tools, which makes my work better. I can build more great online applications. Ability to bring more clients. I'm glad that I work with this software.

What do you dislike?

I'm lucky that I don't have any problems during my work. That software doing everything good for my work. I like that it is very easy to use. Actually, I was worried about it. I thought that it will be hard to understand.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good tools to have and work with it. In one word great software. Powerful work for your business. Which makes your work clear. Very good experience. I will recommend it to you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very good step in your business. Very simple to understand about price. Opportunity to increase sales converting at work. Helps a lot. Very god explanetion about it.

Chargify review by Sherve' B.
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"Chargify has made transactions for my clients very easy and helpful"

What do you like best?

We really enjoy the simplicity, design, notifications sent to our customers, and all the integrations it works with.

What do you dislike?

Chargify is great however, the features and settings provided are styled particularly for the set up of a product based business, not necessarily a service based one. Additionally, we recently experienced some bug issues with processing some payments but support worked diligently to resolve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify helps cut down on time spent getting clients to make payments. It also helps with managing tracked payments and future payment arrangements as well. It is truly a benefit in assisting with our subscription service and tracking analytics and stats of client retention and monthly financial goals.

Chargify review by Administrator
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"Great billing service"

What do you like best?

I really like that they have multiple different options on how you can bill for services, products and items. This allowed us to offer our solution to the market without having to worry about building a platform to handle the custom billing we were looking for.

What do you dislike?

Certain things that I thought should be on the platform weren't. Like ability to see what your forecast is on metered usage components. Even though the system has this info under each subscription, there is no insight on this at a high level.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Identify all your requirements before your trial and make sure you get all the information you need especially if you are looking at a unique way of pricing your solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consumption based billing. In the world where people are moving to OpEx, we needed a solution that was in line with how our customers charged for services.

Chargify review by Ilya Z.
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"Chargify significantly reduced our time-to-market"

What do you like best?

Chargify is indispensable for us – it significantly reduced our time-to-market when we were launching www.evareceptionist.com and allowed us to have full visibility over our recurring subscription revenue. When it comes to our customers providing payment details to us – having a billing platform provider that is Level 1 PCI compliant definitely helps us with assuring our customers that their cyber security is important to us

What do you dislike?

Before Chargify put additional support staff to support various time zones, response time to our support queries had a half a day lag but it was purely because we are in UTC +12 time zone (New Zealand). They now seem to have have put additional staff to support our time zone and their support team is great! We never get standard template responses - their responses are always relevant and they answer exactly the question that we ask

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure your development team signs up for a trial to check whether it meets your technical requirements

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

our time to market was reduced;

we did not have to write code to manage recurring billing;

Chargify is PCI L 1 compliant which gives us more credibility when it comes to our customers putting in their credit card details

Chargify review by Reed Q.
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"Payments management is easy now"

What do you like best?

Using Chargify we can receive payments in a simple way, in addition to PayPal. It's fast, safe and secure. Very pleased with it. Clean interface, good finance tracking and reliable payments.

What do you dislike?

Chargify more expensive than alternative resources. . Management user interface a bit higgledy-piggledy and can be confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Of course, there is some level of commoditization in the subscription billing. Chargify is competitive, but I would say the overall winner due to continuous innovation and very, very high level of communication and support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify has an ability to accurately track your customer's payment history. Also service show clients that can be owed. We got a tool that allows us to charge and manage credit card transactions across multiple domains. Energizes it.

Chargify review by Rebecca B.
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"Pleased with Chargify "

What do you like best?

I like that Chargify is easy to manage and generally intuitive. It is quite seamless for automated billing and online subscriptions for when our clients checkout via a signup page. Staff have been very good at listening to our feedback and providing solutions. Support is always very responsive and helpful. Love their support chat feature!

What do you dislike?

I dislike the current reporting structure. It's difficult to export specific information and requires several steps to pull the numbers we need. Invoice billing requires a lot of manual work and it not nearly as seamless and easy for us or our clients as automated billing is. Chargify has told us they are currently developing features and improvements specific to invoice billing which we're really looking forward to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've been able to streamline our onboarding for new clients using Chargify subscriptions and do a much better job tracking all of our active subscriptions and customers because of this tool.

Chargify review by William H.
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"Simply the Best!"

What do you like best?

The customer support, period. I am yet to interact with a more friendly or professional customer support group from ANY service. The support services that Chargify offers is truly second to none.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I can't just chat with their customer support all day, BUT, that's not their fault, it's mine :-)

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you do not go with Chargify you are doing yourself an incredible disservice. There truly is no better option than Chargify simply because of the incredible customer service that they provide.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They provide the platforms that we need for our business with great functionality already in place. It saved us thousands in web development on our website.

Chargify review by Tanya V.
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"Such a great experience from start to finish"

What do you like best?

The sales process and the setup process were both so great. I felt very well taken care of by, especially by my on-boarding specialist, Kayla. She took me through a very stressful transition (let's be honest, money and technology can stress a person out) and made it smooth and easy. I'm very happy to be on track and using the system now. And I love it! I went with Chargify because it seemed like the only system that would allow me to both charge clients card automatically, but also send invoices to those clients that need to pay by check, ACH or wire transfer. We have a lot of international clients, so this was imperative for us.

What do you dislike?

There are a few places that improvements could be made, but they are minor and the staff seem very open to hearing comments. I do wish we could go back and edit invoices that have already been created. But I understand the reasoning behind it. I would also like to see more advanced/flexible reporting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits I have seen are: increased billing efficiency, fewer mistakes, better reporting than what I had, plus my clients can manage their accounts and update their credit card info online. Overall just a better way of working.

Chargify review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Not the top recurring payment solution, but making improvements"

What do you like best?

Customer support is responsive and works hard to make customer happy

Product/feature updates are based on customer needs and feedback

Secure billing portal works well and is easy to administer

What do you dislike?

Limited functionality for typical accounting and contract management needs

No ability to connect data to a BI system/data warehouse, can only export csv files

Their invoices and statements aren't fully customizable

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure their product is a fit for your billing needs. Changing payment providers down the line is time consuming and difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Needed a system to process credit card payments on a recurring schedule. Their solution worked well when our clients paid on a fixed monthly schedule. Custom billing schedules are more difficult to manage but they have been much better at listening to customers and understanding their business needs and it has shown in recent enhancements.

Chargify review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Hyrell increased our efficiency and rate of collection!"

What do you like best?

We can easily manage three separate divisions of our company with ease by creating different sites within Chargify. This was an important feature for us because each of these divisions have separate gateways. This product was one of the few when we were searching for a system that was the most flexible when it came to payment type. It worked with our recurring clients who need invoices as well as those set up for recurring credit card payments. Upon setting up Chargify we noticed almost immediately that the product helped us to be more efficient.

- The system also greatly increased our rate of collection for failed transactions with their dunning strategies.

- The recent integration with Quickbooks Online has worked very well saving us time recording the individual sales receipts.

- They have an excellent support team and are quick to respond if you have questions and help to explain how to use the product.

- From our client's perspective the Billing Portal and Self-Service Page are easy to use and most importantly secure so they are confident in entering their information online.

- I also like that you are able to have a test site within the system for those odd or new scenarios that you want to try out before you process them live.

What do you dislike?

There really isn't much to dislike but my only issue is that it's hard to correct certain mistakes. One example would be if a client pays by check and you enter the wrong amount you will only have a certain amount of time to delete that incorrect payment. So, if you catch it 2 months down the line that the $200 payment was entered as $20,000 the delete button is no longer available and you have to try and correct it with multiple other steps.

No product is going to have everything you envision but Chargify does a pretty great job and they are continually updating to include new features. I also really feel like they take customer feedback into consideration and one time my feature request (which I'm sure others asked for as for as well) actually came to fruition!

I will also add that for every time something didn't work as I thought it should I have been able to figure out a solid work around. For example, we have some clients that need their invoices to be printed and mailed. There is no feature for this, so for each of those clients I use our company billing email and when the invoice is sent to me I simply go in and print/mail.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify has really helped us bill and collect payments more efficiently and securely. Their analytics are top notch and help us evaluate future strategies and monthly progress.

Chargify review by Micah L.
Micah L.
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"Great tool for managing multi domain input"

What do you like best?

I like how easy to use & intuitive the tool is to use. I never got any training on the tool, yet I am able to use it with no problem.

What do you dislike?

We have 2 domains running at the moment & sometimes I have to search both for a client. The search only works in the domain you are in. Not a big deal though. Although, in the past when we have had 10 or more domains up it was more tricky.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need a tool that will allow us to charge & manage credit cards on multi domains. Chargify does this.

Chargify review by Administrator in Internet
Administrator in Internet
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"Subscription management at its best"

What do you like best?

Chargify takes the headache out of managing your recurring revenue subscribers. The UI is super easy-to-use, very flexible and great API capabilities to work seamlessly with your business process. The dunning options work great and very customizable, which help recover revenue automatically. They recently improved their reporting and analytics to include reports on churn, revenue retention, MRR, among many others, which was a huge update.

What do you dislike?

More integrations with productivity tools such us Slack, Trello, and Segment would be useful. A mobile app would also be beneficial for quick and easy edits. The ability to select specific clients to receive invoices automatically would be useful. Also, the ability to consolidate annual invoices for clients would be useful, rather than having to send them individually for clients that request them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we first stared our saas business, a lot of the financial processes and management was being done manually. I wish we knew about Chargify sooner, as it completely manages the entire recurring revenue and subscription management process in our organization. We are now able to fully understanding where are business stands financially, recover more revenue, and scale our business efficiently with the tools that Chargify provides.

Chargify review by Felix C.
Felix C.
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"My experience with Chargify "

What do you like best?

This is an easy and simple tool to track your customer's payment information and it integrates well with a lot of other tools (such as Chartmogul). Easy UI to understand your customer's payment history at a glance.

What do you dislike?

Would be nice to also have a deeper analysis of payments (MRR graphs of different cohorts/subscription plans and trends over time) - we use Chartmogul for this instead.

This may not apply to all users - but we use Xero for our accounting purposes and also for manual billing. This is quite a cumbersome process to set up and doesn't give you the best data when integrating with other apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to accurate track your customer's payment history and staying on top of any customers that might be in arrears.

Chargify review by Phil R.
Phil R.
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"Powerful, Versatile Subscription Management Service "

What do you like best?

Easily create, update and manage products and subscriptions. API is complete and very well documented. Overall a fantastic solution

What do you dislike?

Sometimes difficult to undo actions. Slight lack of transparency as to when customers are notified by email

Recommendations to others considering the product

They have a great, well documented API. straightforward to implement and versatile. The overall product is easy to use and manage especially if your internal staff training is done correctly!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our entire SaaS pricing structure is managed though Chargify

Chargify review by Jessica C.
Jessica C.
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"Easy to use payments platform - happy customer"

What do you like best?

The flexibility to connect and set up complex subscription payments for various customers types very easily.

What do you dislike?

I really struggled to come up with something here. I head up the marketing team so we're constantly looking at ways to link in subscription performance with offers/discounts. It would be great to be able to analyize promo code usage in a much easy format. Also, because of our set up (trial payment and subscription payment) it can be confusing for consumers on how their promo code has been applied and when. Like I said, I really struggled to put in a dislike! :-)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to use a safe a secure platform for subscription payments and reoccurring billing. Business life is simpler.

Chargify review by Ben I.
Ben I.
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"Chargify Review"

What do you like best?

General Ease of Use Very easy to create Products and assign a product to a client. Easy to integrate into software also

What do you dislike?

Would be good if you could easily transfer products from one Family to another. Can be a pain if you already ahve a bunch of Products set up but then wish to recategorise

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would recommend had no issues

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easily manage subscriptions for our business

Chargify review by Doug D.
Doug D.
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"Powerful. Great easy-to-use interface."

What do you like best?

The reports are fantastic to track my subscription process. I appreciate the flexibility in creating "products" & components. Self-service pages for my clients is also very convenient.

What do you dislike?

I think I am paying for features I don't use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Organize your products and product families carefully for ease of management and reporting in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing the subscriptions for 100s of customers is time-consuming. Chargify saves me time.

Chargify review by Anssi P.
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"Flexible to the max"

What do you like best?

Chargify is a good fit for Flowplayer's needs. We have subscription billing in our OVP (online video platform) with metered streaming and encoding components --- all this can be automated with Chargify. It has a lot of features and flexibility to make it suitable for a lot of different usage cases.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to get started with. Because it's so flexible and rich in features, it can be a bit overwhelming at first.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Metered usage, subscription billing, dunning. Metered usage is an essential feature for us, automatic dunning is great in order to bring home the money.

Chargify review by Administrator
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"Good subscription processing and metrics"

What do you like best?

Chargify has made it simple to create and manage user subscriptions for our subscription-based product. The subscription API is well-documented and sensible, and other features such as subscription event webhooks are also useful.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I ran into is that credit card objects must have the cardholder's first and last names as distinct, required fields, while our systems only use a single field for the cardholder's full name. It seems like a single name field would be more intercompatible with different systems and different users' name formats.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Chargify for subscription management, subscription charges, and subscription reporting.

Chargify review by Peter M.
Peter M.
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"Automated billing made easy"

What do you like best?

I like Chargify because it is straightforward. I can turn components on and off. I can process refunds and change products with a couple of clicks. All the reports I need are there in a logical spot.

What do you dislike?

I have asked for a way to follow-up with my accounts that go "unpaid". We allow our accounts to go 3 months and there is no nice way to know if the account is one day unpaid or 3 months. Thankfully I don't have too many so I just have to stay on them each week.

Recommendations to others considering the product

n/a

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to automate the billing and manage all our components.

Chargify review by Akram Hasan S.
Akram Hasan S.
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"Reduce tension of billing management"

What do you like best?

Before coming to ecommerce business billing and subscription management always were my first concern. I am willing to provide some service or sale product, how I suppose to keep sales record and provide official subscription service and invoice!! Those were always in my mind before opening my online shop. Chargify made it easy with their builtin hosted billing and subscription management. I don't have to think about payment methods or how to charge my customer for their service or I don't have to think about my billing management. Everything done very well with Chargify. Tax management, discount, coupon, referral everything you can think about is already in Chargify. Very neat analytics, transaction information API accessibility and many other undiscovered features here. Still giving a try

What do you dislike?

They could bring something for physical products with shipping rates and other information. Would be very helpful for small businesses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using hosted billing and subscription management. Found very helpful features on their service.

Chargify review by Marie K.
Marie K.
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"Opening up new possibilities"

What do you like best?

Quickness and reliability of technical support response via chat.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have more flexibility with reports.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chargify has become the solution for several new initiatives at MCA Denver. It gives us the flexibility to do almost anything we can dream up with regards to recurring billing and ongoing subscriptions for digital products.

Chargify review by Administrator in E-Learning
Administrator in E-Learning
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"Terrific Product, Implementation and Support"

What do you like best?

The product is great but the support after the commitment is even better.

What do you dislike?

The ONLY thing I can find fault with is it's inability to handle, simply and cleanly, some of the different subscription scenarios that we come up with. Could that be on us???

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very responsive to enhancement requests, issues that benefit both of our companies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our B2C Division sales have been simplified, it takes far less time and effort to book the sale and get it off to support. combined with Stripe the cc payment process is simple and secure. The metrics are reliable.

Chargify review by David J.
David J.
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"My amazing experience with Chargify"

What do you like best?

I enjoy that fact that Chargify handles everything for me without having to think about it, especially the dunning feature.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that it does not currently integrate with Shopify.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have not had any issues with Chargify. Customer service is great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It saves me time, not having to invoice or follow up with people and their payments.

Chargify review by Maarten v.
Maarten v.
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"Handling subscriptions with Chargify "

What do you like best?

Chargify handles that which is annoying to implement. E.g. recurring subscriptions, trial options, coupons, none of those are difficult to do but do add up if you want them all. Furthermore, the PCI-compliiance is taken out of your hands and no credit-card number ever passes through our server.

What do you dislike?

The Chargify API has some quirks that need to be worked around. Some issues revolve around unclear or absent documentation, others reflect architectural choices that makes implementation harder to tackle.

The lack of solid api libraries in commonly used languages makes this a tougher challenge.

Not being to choose payment provider on a per subscription basis is a pity.

Handling payment issues is difficult since it may be a problem caused by the actual payment provider. Also, the statements Chargify provides are difficult to interpret and as such not useful to give to our customers. We had to implement an invoice system on top of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do extensive research as to whether Chargify meets your requirements. It's hard to change after you've made your choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot is taken out of your hands when using Chargify. Not having to worry about when trials expire but instead just working with what Chargify tells us certainly makes life easier for the developer. Abstracting away payment providers with an in-between layer is clever and useful, although as a selling point a bit diminished as switching payment providers remains though.

Chargify review by Violet l.
Violet l.
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"Great billing software"

What do you like best?

It's user friendly, straight forward function to manage subscriptions for someone that isn't finance-educated.

What do you dislike?

Might not be flexible to incorporate some information - putting manual invoice payments on chargify.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good if you'd like a reliable, trustworthy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Accidental charges, processing quick refunds, adjusting account balance. It's quick and efficient and simple enough for our business needs.

Chargify review by Administrator
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"Best at what it does. Very reliable!"

What do you like best?

Makes it very easy for us to create subscription and invoices for our customers. Never had any trouble with the software. Client support is very helpful and responsive. We even tried their API and it's very well documented.

What do you dislike?

Can't think of anything that is a showstopper. However, I would like to sort the product list by name and active subscribers. It is only sorted by the price.

UI could be improve a bit more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to review our pricing with much more confident as it saves the development time and effort.

Chargify review by Bram V.
Bram V.
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"Simply the best"

What do you like best?

As the title of the famous 80's song says, simply the best, is what describes Chargify in a few simple words. A great service, usefull features, but above all, superior customer service. Chargify will make every possible effort to accomodate you as a customer and this is becoming very rare these days.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far.I couldn't name on single issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automation of subscription services for our customers. The single biggest benefit has turned out to be a 70% decrease in unpaid invoices.

Chargify review by Brian W.
Brian W.
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"Owner"

What do you like best?

Ease of creating monthly subscriptions. Lean software does not feel bloated. Fast page load times when dealing with customer updates.

What do you dislike?

No custom check out page that easily matches my site

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monthly subscriptions, payment updates, churn and reminder emails

Chargify review by Yuriy D.
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"Great payment integration system with tons of features"

What do you like best?

- Easy to integrate

- Different payment providers

- Easy to test

- An automatic handle of renews, past due, etc.

- Fully customizable

What do you dislike?

- You need to implement a fallback daily job to verify that all webhooks were delivered successfully

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed payment system integration to provide a possibility for our client to self-provision accounts. Separate payment information storage and automatic handling of regular payment operations with ease of integration were a great benefits

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