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MGI 360 Ratings: Chargify in Billing Management JUNE 30 2017

MGI 360 LogoIRATING UPDATEWe upgrade the MGI 360 Rating of Chargify in the Agile Billing market from 48 to 50 and maintain a Neutral outlook. 
 
OPINIONThe increase in rating reflects a new, more seasoned management team and a stronger focus on sales and strategy. Acquired by an investor group in 2016, Chargify is undergoing a complete overhaul. Previously run as a virtual business, today operations (sales, marketing, engineering, support) are centered in San Antonio, TX. New management is aiming at B2C and B2B customers with integrations including Quickbooks Online and Salesforce available now and an update for Xero in the works. The company has consistently executed through considerable internal change and extension of the product footprint. A gap in market perception of Chargify product and its true capabilities remains. Sales and marketing are still a work-in-progress. Execution should see further gains as new team and processes settle in. 
 
Rating details and benchmark vs peer group is in the research report attached below.
 
USE CASESMBs with or without IT resources that need a billing, dunning, reporting capability for low to medium complexity recurring revenue
 
 
COMPANY DESCRIPTIONChargify is a rapidly maturing provider of agile billing. The customer base is a mix of subscription and “as a service” emerging growth companies and traditional small-midsize companies that require subscription billing. It also has sold into a handful of large companies on a project/business unit/divisional basis.
 
 
COMPETITORSChargeBee, Chargeover, Fusebill, NetSuite-Oracle, Recurly, Zuora
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