Looking for a Chargebee Alternative?

billwerk – made in Germany for European subscription companies

Looking for an Alternative to Chargebee?

You are in the right place!

You don’t just want to automate recurring business processes, but maximise your growth and scalability? billwerk is the solution!

billwerk..

  • is a German subscription management provider specialising in the challenges and particularities of the European subscription economy.
  • is the ideal partner for the sustainable scaling and success of your subscription business
  • stands for EU-DSGVO and GoBD compliance
  • stores your data securely and encrypted on a server located in Germany
  • offers you integration options in all leading financial accounting systems
  • has all the payment methods commonly used in the focus countries at its disposal
  • includes multilingual support and full customer service

Are you looking for an Alternative to Chargebee and Co.? Trust billwerk!

As a specialist for the US subscription market, Chargebee is a broad-based company with a generalistic global solution approach. Chargebee is a readily available subscription management provider, especially for young companies and start-ups.

billwerk, on the other hand, is “Made in Germany” and acts as an expert for the European subscription market. As a German pioneer in subscription management and with many years of expertise in the subscription business, billwerk unites the essence of the subscription economy and sustainably shapes the Europe-wide subscription transformation.

billwerk unleashes the full potential of the subscription business models of European subscription business service providers. With the aim of significantly reducing costs and effort as well as achieving growth and scalability, billwerk automates all recurring business, financial, sales and marketing processes reliably and in compliance with EU regulatory requirements – initially, continuously and ongoing.

SMEs, large and global companies and fast-growing start-ups benefit most from our solution.

billwerk is used in all industries with increasingly digital, collaborative or circular business models in which service provision must be controlled and billed on a recurring or consumption-based basis – reliably and efficiently.

billwerk’s Best-of-Breed vs. Chargebee’s Best-of-Suite Solution Approach

Best-of-Breed

  • Combination of different specialised software solutions.

 

  • Individual customer needs are better met by combining specialised solutions.

 

  • Very good and cost-effective integration into the existing IT system landscape.

 

  • Increased flexibility, agility and a competitive advantage through the combination of various different modern state-of-the-art software technologies.

Best-of-Suite

  • Generalistic, holistic solution from one product bundle.

 

  • Comparatively investment-intensive solution for which costs & benefits must be weighed.

 

  • Personalised adjustments are often difficult and can only be implemented through customising.

 

  • Complete solutions are often only compatible to a limited extent and difficult to integrate. Reduced functionality and a delayed reaction to market changes are the result.

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45-60 minute dedicated product demo with our business analysts to specifically discuss your subscription business case

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Our References

Chargebee and Co. do not meet your requirements for a subscription management provider 100%?

You too can rely on the German market-leading subscription management solution for the European subscription market.

RTL+ | Logo | billwerk Reference customer | Industry: Digital Media

“Within a short period of time, we were already able to use the billwerk-solution to make a large number of decisive optimisations to our processes and the contract-relevant features, as well as to the business and pricing models themselves.”

immocloud logo | billwerk references | Property

“In addition to simple subscription management, we have steadily expanded our services with billwerk so that we can now also conveniently bill our customers for one-off purchases, such as the purchase of a digital rental contract or shipping, via the interface to billwerk.”

sevDesk | Logo | billwerk Reference customer | Industry: SaaS

“By introducing the billing and payment solution from billwerk, we were able to achieve better scalability due to the high degree of automation of the processes. A major advantage for our further growth was the integration of a business intelligence tool and debt collection provider. A high degree of control over processes and finances thus brings planning security.”

Lexware | Logo | billwerk Reference customer | Industry: SaaS

“When analysing different subscription management systems, it was important for us to find a provider that could demonstrate a GoBD certificate for consolidating accounting upstream systems, and here billwerk was the only provider we found. Thanks to this consolidated accounting in billwerk, we can completely dispense with mapping the business models in our group ERP.”

RTL+ Logo | billwerk reference customer | Industry: Digital Media
Lexware Logo | billwerk reference customer | Industry: SaaS
waipu.tv Logo | billwerk reference customer | Industry: Digital Media | Streaming
Duden Learnattack Logo | billwerk reference customer | Industry: e-Learning
sevDesk Logo | billwerk reference customer | Industry: SaaS
Hatz Diesel Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: Industry
Information DK Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: Digital Media
EWE Go Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: e-Mobility
PONS Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: e-Learning
Cornelsen Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: e-Learning
Bedrock | Salto | Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: Digital Media
Clinton Company | Camp David | Logo | billwerk reference customer | Sector: e-Commerce

billwerk – The Chargebee Alternative

billwerk – the Subscription Management Platform with strong & open REST API 

The alternative to Chargebee: billwerk is a state-of-the-art subscription management SaaS platform with a strong and open REST API. As an essential part of a best-of-breed solution approach, it orchestrates the processes between all systems involved to achieve both streamlining and profitability. In contrast to billwerk, Chargebee offers a best-of-suite solution from one product bundle.

Automation, scaling and orchestration of your subscription processes
Automate and orchestrate all your business-relevant subscription processes – integrated and holistic for the sustainable success of your company.

Highest compliance – EU-DSGVO and GOBD compliant
Achieve comprehensive compliance with regard to European regulations, financial and tax requirements. The server is located in Germany.

Easy integration into your existing IT infrastructure
billwerk convinces with the integration capability of the platform as well as standard connectors to leading ERP systems (SAP FI, SAP SD, MS D 365 FO and SalesForce).

High accuracy of fit of the demand-oriented functional scope of the platform
The established and proven billwerk platform is specially tailored to the requirements of European subscription service providers.

Flexible selection of multiple operating modes
billwerk offers the possibility to choose between the operating modes PublicSaaS, PrivateSaas, and On-Premise.

Automated support
You receive automated support for invoice payment/bank transfer, order data processing, and e-invoicing (e.g. ZUGFeRD, xRechnung).

Participation in shaping the product roadmap
You have the opportunity to actively shape the product roadmap.

Multilingual support
Customer contact in German and English by our support and developer team in Frankfurt am Main. Experience what quality personal support really means.

Payment methods for recurring billing
SEPA direct debit and payment on account in addition to credit card payment and PayPal.

Multi-client capability
billwerk has a multi-client capability for scaling your subscription business across different companies.

 Chargebee Alternative – billwerk focuses on Europe

We help our clients initially, continuously and on an ongoing basis…

  • to reduce process costs and effort.
  • to minimise error rates
  • to comply with the European regulations

= to rationalise effectively

  • to reduce the time to market
  • to convert better and faster
  • to enable customised subscription services
  • to reduce churn, optimise marketing ROI & CLV
  • to maximise customer loyalty

= to grow continuously and scale & to be more competitive

billwerk vs. Chargebee

billwerk


Best-of-Breed Solution 


Founded in Frankfurt am Main 


“Made in Germany” for the European subscription market


Headquarter in Frankfurt am Main 


SMEs and large companies   

Chargebee


Best-of-Suite Solution 


Founded in Chennai, India  


Strong focus on the requirements of the US market  


Headquarter in San Francisco, CA 


Young companies, start-ups and SMEs   

 The Alternative to Chargebee ​

 billwerks fully automated Subscription Business Process HUB ​

The Chargebee alternative “made in Germany”. billwerk is the subscription management software and recurring billing solution for your European subscription business. Our open platform complies with European standards according to EU-DSGVO and GoBD and is integrated into the ecosystem of leading third-party providers. With the strong REST API and the ready-to-use integrations to the most important payment providers, you are ready to go.

Billwerk subscription process hub

PRICES

PLANS AT BILLWERK

Powerful API, excellent support and 100 % customer satisfaction – that’s billwerk. Best price-performance ratio.

PLAN M

Net revenue share: 2,8 %
€ 139,-/Month

up to 1.000 contracts

contract management
discounts and coupons
dunning
account reconciliation
role rights management

PLAN L

Net revenue share: 2,4 %
€ 298,-/Month

unlimited contracts

contract management
discounts and coupons
dunning
account reconciliation
role rights management

ENTERPRISE

Customised
upon request

unlimited contracts

contract management
discounts and coupons
dunning
account reconciliation
role rights management

PLAN M

Net revenue share: 2,8 %
€ 139,-/Month

up to 1.000 contracts

contract management
discounts and coupons
dunning
account reconciliation
role rights management

PLAN L

Net revenue share: 2,4 %
€ 298,-/Month

unlimited contracts

contract management
discounts and coupons
dunning
account reconciliation
role rights management

ENTERPRISE

Customized
upon request

unlimited contracts

contract management
discounts and coupons
dunning
account reconciliation
role rights management

Customized

Test billwerk free of charge

  • create your Sandbox-Account without obligations
  • try out all functions and features

About Chargebee

Chargebee’s history

Chargebee was founded in 2011 by four young entrepreneurs in Chennai, India. Chargebee is still led by its founders Krish Subsramanian (CEO), Rajaraman Sanathanam (COO, Saravanan KP (CTO), and Thiyagarajan T (Architect). Chargebee is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and currently employs over 900 employees in four offices worldwide. 

Chargebee’s focus

The Chargebee Subscription Management and Recurring Billing platform is designed for SaaS and subscription-based businesses. Chargebee’s focus is particularly on young companies and start-ups. Chargebee pricing varies depending on the plan taken out and the size of the company. The close partnership with the US Payment Service Provider Stripe underlines the focus on young companies, especially in the English-speaking world.

Case Studies & References

Your goals, our mission – a large number of German and European medium-sized companies, as well as “fast growing” start-ups and globally operating corporations rely on the benefits and reliability of our platform. Get to know some of them here.

Ingo Voormanns | Senior Manager Paid Services | RTL interactive GmbH, Mediengruppe RTL
Senior Manager, Mediengruppe RTL (TVNOW)

Ingo Voormanns

Björn Hoffmann | Managing Director | CTO | Duden Learnattack | e-learning
Managing Director & CTO, Duden Learnattack

Björn Hoffmann

Dr. Carsten Block | Lexware | lexoffice | SaaS Software-as-a-Service
Chief Product Owner, lexoffice, Haufe Group

Dr. Carsten Block

Christian Storch | Exaring AG | waipu.tv | billwerk GmbH
Head of Software Development, Exaring AG (waipu.tv)

Christian Storch

Senior Manager, Mediengruppe RTL (TVNOW)

Ingo Voormanns

 

TVNow | Logo | RTL | billwerk GmbH

“Within a short period of time, we have already been able to make a number of decisive optimizations to our processes and contract-relevant features as well as to the business and price models themselves.”

>>> to the RTL TVNOW Case Study

Managing Director & CTO, Duden Learnattack

Björn Hoffmann

 

Duden Learnattack Logo | Case Study | eLearning | billwerk GmbH

“billwerk is scaling perfectly for us so far and I have no concerns that we won’t be able to manage much larger subscription stocks with billwerk.”

>>> to the DUDEN Learnattack Case Study

Chief Product Owner, lexoffice, Haufe Group

Dr. Carsten Block

 

Lexware Logo | Case Study lexoffice | SaaS Buchhaltungs Software | billwerk GmbH

 

 

“When analyzing different subscription management systems, it was important for us to find a provider who could provide a GoBD certificate for accounting consolidation systems and billwerk was the only provider we found.”

>>> th the Haufe Lexware Case Study

Head of Software Development, Exaring AG (waipu.tv)

Christian Storch

 

waipu.tv App | billwerk Wiki

 

 

“In billwerk, we have found a reliable partner for the management and billing of our subscription model. This allows us to fully concentrate on our core business. The cooperation with billwerk is uncomplicated, the team reacts quickly: It is a short time from request to provision of new features.”

>>> to the waipu.tv Case Study

>>> here you can find more billwerk Case Studies & References