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MGI 360 Ratings - Chargify FEB 16 2016 Billing Management Systemsstems

MGI 360 RatingsWe re-iterate a 48 MGI 360 Rating and a Neutral outlook for Chargify.

Chargify is one a few SaaS billing management vendors that is profitable and majority owned by management. Chargify is an option for small companies and start-ups launching subscription-based solutions. Software companies find it relatively easy to integrate with Chargify. 24x7 support and a simple pricing model with no transaction fees are points of distinction for the company. Chargify lacks the resources to compete against larger, better funded competitors. However, we consider the company to be more stable than many of its peers due its conservative management and financial stability.   Chargify is focused on the SMB segment of subscription billing. With a small team comprised of seasoned industry veterans, Chargify provides an easy to use, well-supported solution for recurring billing. The product roadmap largely follows customer requests and like its immediate competitors, is constrained by relatively limited development resources. Chargify's business strategy is evolving, and it has yet to articulate a clear vision of which segments it wants to focus on. Small and growing businesses should consider Chargify on the basis of its current capabilities. Users requiring heavy customization or integration resources need to look elsewhere.  

Competitors: Recurly, Fusebill, CheddarGetter and a handful of low-end subscription-billing solutions  

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