The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Google vs Microsoft
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Misunderstanding
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Big Data
Cloud Startup: Zuora – Helping Businesses Shift To Subscription-Based Sales

Cloud Startup: Zuora – Helping Businesses Shift To Subscription-Based Sales

Startup Zuora: Helping Businesses Shift To Subscription-Based Sales Via Their SaaS AndThe Cloud

Over the years, there has been an evolution of how companies sell products; especially as companies are building new business models to reflect the changing commerce world with online sales and such. Seeing as startups are building from the ground up integrating a new platform can be easier, especially with the various models out there today, such as Dropbox and Netfilx. However, for those businesses that have been running for decades, changing their long used SAP or Oracle run programs to the more widely-used subscriptions based scheme can be complex.  From switching decades of client data between platforms, to assisting employees and customers with the change, depending on how large the company, the change can seem overwhelming. However, altering one’s platform to evolve with the market is essential for survival. That is where startup Zuora comes in!

Zuora

Zuora is a newer, yet successful company that has been assisting businesses transition from the traditional sales- one item at a time- to the more commonly used subscription –based sales for the past five years. Their client base includes businesses such as Pearson, Zendesk, Dell, Box, Vnumedia and more.

Zuora was created back in 2007 by entrepreneur Tien Tzuo. Since its start, the company has reeled over $130 million in funding, $50 million of which was raised in September. Zuora has brought on board new investors including Northgate Capital, Vulcan Capital and Next World Capital. On top of building capital, the startup itself has grown significantly including nearly doubling their employee base, totaling to around three hundred staff.

It isn’t just about transitioning, Zuora offers an all inclusive software as a service, or SaaS. The product assists with selling, billing and reports.  Zuora’s cloud-based tools allow clients of all sizes to build, scale and maintain their subscribers continually with ease. Zuora works with various fields of specialty including telecom, healthcare, cloud services and media.

Zuora’s platforms are built for two different business types: high growth and enterprise.  With the high growth platform, also known as Z-Business Growth, clients have tools for e-commerce and proportionately sized sales assistance. Zuora also helps their clients compile customer information, such as credit card data and other billing data, along with subscription data to create automated recurring billing and renewal for the client’s customers. Zuora’s Enterprize platform assists clients in a similar way just on a much larger scale with more complex capabilities. Both Zuora’s Z Business and Z Enterprise offer a free trial to new customers.

The Zuora team in continually upgrading and altering their platform to best suit the needs of their clients. Zuora’s website shows new platform features, currently 2013 Q3, along with previous features, 2013 Q1 and Q2. They offer demos and detailed information on how subscription commerce is flourishing.

By Glenn Blake

Follow Us

Glenn Blake

Glenn Blake is a writer for CloudTweaks and has been writing about technology trends for over 25 years.
Follow Us

Latest posts by Glenn Blake (see all)

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Popular Archives

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype Skype is the most popular cloud-based VOIP service. Since being bought out by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011 the company has grown to more than 300 million users and now accounts for 34% of all international calls. Some people don’t want to use Skype though. Reports of…

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

The Future (IoT) By the year 2020, it is being predicted that 40 to 80 billion connected devices will be in use. The Internet of Things or IoT will transform your business and home in many truly unbelievable ways. The types of products and services that we can expect to see in the next decade…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Recent

Cloud Security Hottest Issue At RSA

Cloud Security Hottest Issue At RSA

Cloud Security Hottest Issue The integral integration of cyber security and cloud technology seemed to be the hottest issue at the busy RSA 2015 Conference in San Francisco. Interested parties packed security and cloud service booths for the duration of the conference. Several prominent publications covered the increased importance of securing their private information that’s…

Imperfect Security: The RSA Conference And The Illusion Of Safety

Imperfect Security: The RSA Conference And The Illusion Of Safety

The RSA Conference And The Illusion Of Safety This year’s 2015 RSA Conference is taking place from April 20th to 24th, in San Francisco, California. Here, security leaders from across the vast expanse of tech, politics, and more will gather to discuss the past, present, and future of security. From application security to technology infrastructure,…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Day 5

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Day 5

By David Fletcher Are you looking to supercharge your Newsletter, Powerpoint presentation, Social media campaign or Website? Our universally recognized tech related comics can help you. Contact us for information on our commercial licensing rates. About Latest Posts Follow UsGlenn BlakeGlenn Blake is a writer for CloudTweaks and has been writing about technology trends for…

Contact Us

Sending

Technology Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7 200px-KPMG

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

CloudTweaks Comic Library

Advertising