Monetization, Agile Billing and the 'Internet of Things'

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A Guide to Recurring Revenue Success… Minus the BS Happy 2015 and welcome to the New Year! Regardless of the business or industry you’re in, there’s no doubt that a successful year is at the forefront of your strategy. And at the helm driving that success is revenue. But not just any kind of revenue… we’re talking recurring revenue. When an average of 80% of a company’s future profits comes from 20% of its existing customers, it’s a telling sign of where your focus should be. And if you’re like nearly 50% of U.S. businesses today, you’ve either already adopted or are planning to adopt a recurring revenue model in your business. If you haven’t, there’s no better time than now to do so. But why recurring revenue? What’s wrong with your old legacy billing system? If your goal is expansion, these old billing systems can’t handle or support the growth required for incre... (more)

How to Embrace Cloud Billing Safely By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The benefits of cloud billing can be irresistible. Always-on availability, flexibility, elastic scalability, low cost, global reach. But with high-profile security breaches from the likes of Target, Sony and health insurer Anthem, it's understandable that thinking about turning your billing system over to the cloud could give you the willies. How can you capitalize on the cloud's tantalizing advantages while minimizing risk? Here are three things to look for in a cloud billing system you can trust. Security and privacy certifications. The first thing to assess in a cloud billin... (more)

Five Ways to 'Quickly' Monetize the Internet of Things By @AriaSystemsInc | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Five Fast Ways to move Toward the Monetization of Things It seems that every other week there’s another entrant in the booming market for IoT products. This time it’s Microsoft Band. Bully for Microsoft, but what about you? What if you don’t have an IoT device in the pipeline? What if you don’t have legions of R&D wizards at your beck and call? What if your business has nothing to do with smart homes, fitness, healthcare, transportation or any of the other industries currently being heralded as first movers in IoT? Here are five ways to move faster down the path to IoT and claim ... (more)

Internet of Things Monetization By @AriaSystemsInc | @Thingsxpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things – Monetization Opportunities for B2Bs By Sean Kirk When it comes to monetizing the Internet of Things, it can appear that consumer scenarios are where all the action is. Connected cars, homes, kitchen appliances, connected clothing — connected wrists. If you’re a B2B company, you may be feeling left out of the party. Fear not. Your RSVP is waiting. In fact, the market potential for IoT may be as large for B2B companies as for B2C, if not larger. Here’s a look at just a few of the burgeoning IoT opportunities in store for companies that serve business-to-busin... (more)

Boosting Customer Retention By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Boosting Customer Retention - The Metric More Valuable than Customer Acquisition Remember Andrew Mason, the giddy and self-deprecating GroupOn CEO who introduced daily deals into our lexicon? It’s been almost two years since he was fired, but the lessons of his ouster are, if anything, more relevant today to those who’ve bet their future on recurring revenue. The broad brush strokes of Mason’s rise are well-known. In the span of three years, the music major founded and led the Internet-coupon site to an impressive IPO that valued the company at almost $13 billion. Pundits pointed... (more)