CASE STUDY

Metered billing with sub-cent accuracy

Gridscale is a German Iaas provider founded in 2014. Gridscale offers its customers freely definable CPU cores, RAM and SSD storage applications to lower operating costs. Fully automated management of the cloud computing infrastructure can be put in place using API. The cloud computing servers are 100 % IPv6 capable and use dedicated Intel Xeon CPU Cores.

THE CHALLENGE

The IaaS and PaaS provider, gridscale, offers its customers freely-selectable resources (CPU, SSD and RAM) and a fair, transparent pricing model: the resources used are billed with millisecond accuracy. The metered-usage model generates amounts to be billed that are well below 1 Cent. Many billing providers round amounts below 1 Cent when billing – to 0 Cent. The result: unusable and/or impractical invoices.

  • “We have compared a lot of subscription management providers. We finally whittled these down to three which could give us a technically comprehensive service – doing so worldwide. We opted for billwerk out of these few, since they – as a German company – understand and comply with the European requirements.”

Torsten Urbas

Chief Technology Officer, gridscale GmbH

Torsten Urbas

Chief Technology Officer, gridscale GmbH

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SOLUTION

  • Extremely precise billwerk feature for metered billing
  • Metered billing with sub-cent accuracy
  • No integration expenditure for gridscale

THE RESULT

RECURRING BILLING POSSIBLE

The billwerk internal calculation produced the accuracy required to make the transparent pricing model marketable. gridscale didn’t have to use its own solution to be able to invoice reliably, but quickly got started with billwerk.

RAPID TIME-TO-MARKET

Developing its own subscription management would have unduly delayed gridscale – the necessary product maturity had long been achieved. It quickly got started with billwerk, with billwerk’s team of developers undertaking the integration work, thereby enabling a rapid time-to-marke.

PARTNER FROM GERMANY

As a German company, billwerk understands the requirements that in turn arise for German subscription firms such as gridscale, regarding financial accounting and GoBD compliance, for example.