|[February 05, 2014]
Recurly to Power Subscription Billing for AccuWeather, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Inc. today announced that AccuWeather, the world's leading
multi-media weather company, has selected Recurly's subscription billing
platform to address the demands of modern subscription billing
operations. AccuWeather provides data and information services to more
than 175,000 paying customers and 245 of the Fortune 500 companies,
spanning many industries, such as media, retail, healthcare,
manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, and government, to inform
critical business decisions by delivering weather warnings, forecasts,
and prediction data to businesses and audiences worldwide.
AccuWeather currently offers a wide range of premium weather data and
reporting products tailored in a variety of configurations to serve the
needs of its diverse customer base. Recurly provides AccuWeather the
ability to manage thousands of customized subscription plans, with
automated customer management workflows to ensure operational efficiency
as their subscription-based products and services scale to meet the
demands of their growing business.
"Having established themselves as a household name in the Weather
Community, AccuWeather has also become an authority in what is required
to manage a catalog of subscription services, successfully" said Dan
Burkhart, CEO and co-founder of Recurly. "We're extremely proud to have
been chosen by such an important, trusted provider of weather data
services, and look forward to contributing to their ongoing success of
AccuWeather was able to completely integrate and migrate its
subscription billing operations to Recurly in a matter of weeks. Today,
the company manages customeraccounts, free trials, billing plans and
invoicing details in a single account management dashboard. Recurly's
automated workflows allow the AccuWeather team to provide more
flexibility in managing customer accounts, while incurring less
interruption from credit card errors and declines.
"Recurly has been very hands-on and supportive, and the platform is
great," said Glenn Parillo, Controller for AccuWeather, Inc. "Recurly
has made it easier to invoice our subscription clients, track
subscriptions and create more accurate forecasts."
Recurly's subscription billing platform provides operational efficiency
and automation of the many complex tasks required to manage high
velocity recurring billing businesses. The Recurly service enables
companies to quickly create an online catalog of offerings and automate
the entire customer billing lifecycle, from free trials to plan
creation, billing intervals, customer upgrades and downgrades, invoicing
to credit card errors and declines and all related customer
communications. The entire Recurly service is designed to be easy to
integrate, easy to use, without requiring special training, so that it
can be adopted with minimal cost, time and disruption to its customers.
Recurly, Inc. provides enterprise-class recurring billing management for
thousands of subscription-based SaaS (News - Alert), Web 2.0, Mobile, content, and
publishing businesses worldwide. Businesses like GigaOm, Vocus, Groupon,
JibJab Media, HubSpot, GOOD.is, LinkedIn, and Zillow depend on Recurly's
ability to deliver recurring billing automation. Since its launch in
January of 2010, Recurly has deployed subscription billing for companies
throughout North America and the European Union. Recurly, Inc. is
PCI-DSS Level 1, SAS (News - Alert) 70 / SSAE 16 Compliant, and operates in compliance
with the data protection practices outlined in the E.U. Safe
Harbor agreement. For more information, visit http://recurly.com.
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help
them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their
day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with superior accuracy™ for
nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and
engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free
wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs and Internet appliances,
as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr.
Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was
recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by
Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also
delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to
media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and
weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
more information, visit http://accuweather.com.
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