Looking for a Stripe Alternative?

billwerk – the Stripe alternative made in Germany for European subscription companies

Are you searching for an alternative to Stripe?

You are in the right place!

You do not only want to fully automate recurring subscription processes, but also truly optimise your growth and scalability? billwerk is the solution!

billwerk..

  • is a German subscription management provider and specialises in the challenges and particularities of the European subscription economy
  • is the perfect partner for the long-term scaling and success of your subscription business model
  • stands for EU-DSGVO and GoBD compliance
  • stores your data securely and encrypted – server location Germany
  • offers you integration options in all leading financial accounting systems
  • offers all common European payment methods
  • offers multilingual support and full customer service

Are you looking for an alternative to Stripe and Co.? Put your trust in billwerk!

The payment provider Stripe is a broadly positioned company for a variety of payment processes, financial services and business operations. The software platform is used in the areas of e-commerce, SaaS and global marketplaces, among others. Stripe takes a generalistic, global best-of-suite approach; the payment service provider serves customers from start-up to enterprise level.

In contrast, with many years of experience as a German pioneer in subscription management, billwerk is sustainably shaping the pan-European subscription transformation. billwerk is “Made in Germany” and unleashes the full potential of the subscription business models of European subscription business service providers.

billwerk helps subscription companies to significantly reduce costs and effort and to achieve growth and scalability. In this way, billwerk automates all recurring subscription processes reliably and in compliance with EU regulatory requirements – initially, continuously and on an ongoing basis.

We accompany our customers from the very beginning, every step of the way. In contrast to Stripe, billwerk was developed with the needs of European subscription companies in mind – from MVP in SaaS to the operation of a dedicated system in the client private cloud.

billwerks best-of-breed solution is used in all industries with increasingly digital, collaborative or circular business models where service delivery needs to be managed and billed on a recurring or consumption basis.

billwerks Best-of-Breed vs. Stripe’s Best-of-Suite Solution Approach

Best-of-Breed

  • Combination of different specialised software solutions.

 

  • Ideal coverage of individual customer needs.

 

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

 

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

Best-of-Suite

  • Generalistic, holistic solution from a product bundle.

 

  • Difficult customising implementation.

 

  • Comparatively investment-intensive solution for which cost-benefit must be weighed.

 

  • Comprehensive solutions are often only compatible to a limited extent and difficult to integrate. This results in reduced functionality and a delayed reaction to market changes.

Book your billwerk product demo

Find out in 45-60 minutes how well billwerk, in comparison with Stripe, suits your specific Subscription Business Case. In the personal product demo, our business analysts will show you the billwerk functional scope and determine the degree of fit based on your requirements.

Your billwerk product demo

45-60 Minutes personal screenshare web session with our business analysts.
Introduction to the most important functions and simulation of Use-Cases.
Concrete discussion of your subscription business case and determination of the degree of fit.

Our References

Your requirements for a subscription management provider are not 100% met by Stripe Billing and Co.?

Join our customer base of established subscription companies who have already unleashed the potential of their subscription business model with billwerks market-leading solution. Our customer references speak for themselves:

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 Stripe Alternative

billwerk – the Subscription Management Platform with strong & 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, Stripe offers a generalist best-of-suite solution from a product bundle.

Automate, scale and orchestrate your subscription processes
Integrated and holistic automation & orchestration of all business-relevant subscription processes for the sustainable success of your company.

Highest Compliance – EU-DSGVO and GOBD Conformity
Achieve full compliance with regard to European regulations, as well as financial and tax requirements. The server is located in Germany.

Easy integration into your existing IT infrastructure
billwerk convinces through 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 fit of the demand-oriented functional scope of the platform
billwerk’s established and proven platform is specifically tailored to the requirements of European subscription service providers.

Flexible selection of multiple operating modes
billwerk enables the choice between PublicSaaS, PrivateSaaS and On-Premise operating modes.

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

Helping to shape the product roadmap

billwerk offers you the opportunity to actively shape the product roadmap.

Multilingual support
Excellent customer service in German and English from our support and development team in Frankfurt am Main.

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

Multi-tenancy
The billwerk multi-tenancy feature allows you to scale your subscription business across different companies.

Are you looking for an alternative to Stripe and Co. Place your trust in billwerk!

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. Stripe

billwerk


Best-of-Breed Solution 


Founded in 2015  


“Made in Germany” for the European subscription market


Headquarter in Frankfurt am Main 

Stripe


Best-of-Suite Solution 


Founded in 2010  


Globally oriented, generalist approach   


Headquarters in San Francisco, CA 

 The Alternative to Stripe Billing​

 billwerks fully automated Subscription Business Process HUB ​

The Stripe alternative “made in Germany”. billwerk is the subscription management software and recurring billing solution for your European subscription business. Our open platform complies with all 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 right away.

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 Stripe

Payment provider Stripe at a glance

Stripe was founded in 2010. The company is headquartered in both San Francisco, USA and Dublin, Ireland. Additional offices are located in London, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo and other cities. Stripe employs over 4000 people in its 14 locations worldwide.

Stripe Payment Methods & Stripe Payments

Stripe’s Payments platform accepts payments via credit and debit cards, SEPA Direct Debit, Giro Pay, Paypal, Sofortüberweisung and other popular global payment methods.

Stripe Costs

The cost of the solution varies according to customer needs. Stripe prices depend on the scope and customisation of the chosen solution. A platform for payments with a pay-as-you-go pricing model serves as a base; larger businesses may also request a customised package.

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