Looking for a Zuora Alternative?

billwerk – made in Germany for European subscription companies

Looking for an Alternative to Zuora?

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 tailored to the challenges and specifics of European subscription businesses
  • scales your subscription business and accelerates your growth sustainably
  • enables full EU-DSGVO and GoBD compliance
  • stores all your data securely and encrypted – server location Germany
  • integrates effortlessly with all leading financial accounting systems
  • has all common European payment methods
  • understands you. We offer multilingual support and full customer service

Are you looking for an alternative to Zuora and Co.? Trust billwerk!

Zuora is an expert in the US subscription market. With a generalistic global approach, the Zuora Subscription Management Platform aims to simplify the management of subscription-based services for subscription companies.

billwerk is a “Made in Germany” solution tailored to the European subscription market. As a pioneer of the German subscription economy and with its many years of expertise in the subscription business, billwerk is shaping the Europe-wide subscription transformation.

Do you operate a digital, collaborative or circular subscription business model in which the provision of services must be controlled and billed on a recurring or consumption-based basis? Then billwerk is the right partner for you! We scale and automate your subscription processes reliably and efficiently.

With billwerk, you can unleash the full potential of your subscription business model. Our platform increases scalability and accelerates the growth of your business while reducing monetary and resource-related efforts. The reliable automation of all your recurring business, financial, sales and marketing processes is done in compliance with EU regulatory requirements – initially, continuously and ongoing.

billwerk was developed with the needs of European subscription companies in mind – from MVP in the Public SaaS to the operation of a dedicated system in the Client Private Cloud.

We accompany our customers from the very beginning, every step of the way. billwerk’s best-of-breed solution is suitable for SMEs, enterprises and fast-growing start-ups across all industries.

billwerk’s Best-of-Breed vs. Zuora’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.

Book your billwerk product demo

Find out in 45-60 minutes how well billwerk, in comparison with Zuora, 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

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 Zuora Alternative

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

billwerk is a powerful state-of-the-art subscription management platform with a strong and open REST API. To achieve profitability and streamlining, billwerk orchestrates the subscription processes between all systems involved. In contrast to billwerk, Zuora offers a best-of-suite solution from one product bundle.

Automation, scaling and orchestration of your subscription processes
Holistic and sustainable automation, scaling and orchestration of all business-relevant subscription processes.

Highest Compliance – EU-DSGVO and GOBD Compliant
Full compliance with regard to European regulations. The server is located in Germany.

Easy integration into your existing IT infrastructure
High integration capability 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 proven and established billwerk platform is specially tailored to the requirements of European subscription companies.

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

Automated support
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 features of the product roadmap.

Multilingual support in German and English
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
Multi Tenancy allows you to scale your subscription business across different companies.

Are you looking for an Alternative to Zuora and Co.? Rely on 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. Zuora

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   

Zuora


Best-of-Suite Solution 


Founded in the USA  


Strong focus on the requirements of the US market  


Headquarter in Redwood City, CA 


SMEs and Enterprises   

 The Alternative to Zuora​

 billwerks fully automated Subscription Business Process HUB ​

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 Zuora

Zuora’s history

Founded in 2007 by K.V. Rao, Cheng Zuo and Tien Tzuo, Zuora is a US-based company that develops and markets enterprise software and delivers it as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications for companies with a subscription business model. Zuora has offices in North America, Europe, China, India, Japan and Australia.

Zuora’s focus

Zuora applications aim to automate billing, trading and financial operations. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California. Zuora’s product portfolio includes the Zuora Central Platform, Zuora Billing, Zuora Revenue and Zuora Collect. Zuora’s pricing varies depending on the scope of services selected.

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