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Aria Systems and NetSuite Partner to Deliver Usage-Based Billing on SuiteCloud Platform

NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, and Aria Systems, Inc., a leading provider of on- demand billing and subscription management solutions, today announced a partnership that offers Aria’s usage-based billing functionality as an integrated part of NetSuite’s core billing engine. Developed using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud platform, the new billing solution from Aria Systems is designed to address the needs of companies that are currently offering subscription-based products or looking to expand their current business with new subscription-based revenue streams. In particular, businesses that bill based on usage such as online data storage, ad space, pay-per-click and minutes used are particularly suited to benefit from the new integrated solution. For more information about the integrated solution, please visit http://www.suiteapp.com.
  • 18 November, 2009 12:07

<p>As NetSuite’s preferred solution for high-volume usage-based billing, Aria’s Billing Platform has been tightly coupled with the NetSuite business management software suite using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud platform. The combined solution provides easy-to-use subscription management capabilities for administrators as well as a seamless and intuitive experience for NetSuite users. The first phase of the integration, available now, automatically synchronizes customer information between NetSuite’s native billing engine and the Aria Billing Platform. The Aria Billing Platform manages billing processes centered around usage-based billing and updates NetSuite with payment information as payments are received, including detailed invoice information. The integration optimizes workflow around usage billing scenarios, reduces costs for joint customers and minimizes the risk of errors associated with manual processes. Additional phases of integration have already been defined based on early customer feedback and are currently under development.
“Usage-based billing is playing an increasingly important role in the strategies of companies across many different industries,” said Ed Sullivan, CEO at Aria Systems. “Given their global reach, huge installed base, and market position, we’re very pleased to be partnering with NetSuite to offer a complete SaaS-based solution to provide usage-based billing to support subscription-based businesses.”
“NetSuite has a strong offering for technology companies that have a particular need for the usage-based capabilities that Aria brings to the table,” said Evan Goldberg, CTO and founder of NetSuite. “The Aria Billing Platform provides the functional breadth, product maturity, and SaaS-based delivery model that we look for in our SuiteCloud developer partners and serves as a great addition to NetSuite’s built-in billing capabilities.”
Aria Systems is a member of NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Developer Network, a multi-tiered program that enables Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to quickly go to market with on-demand business applications by building on NetSuite’s SuiteCloud platform and leveraging the power of NetSuite’s core business suite. The Aria billing solution for NetSuite is available now from Aria Systems to all NetSuite customers.</p>
<p>About SuiteCloud
NetSuite’s SuiteCloud is a comprehensive offering of on-demand products, development tools and services designed to help customers and commercial software developers take advantage of the significant economic benefits of Cloud computing. Based on NetSuite, the world’s most widely used Software as a Service business software suite, SuiteCloud enables customers to run their core business operations in the Cloud, and software developers to target new markets quickly with newly created mission-critical applications built on top of mature and proven business processes. The complete SuiteCloud offering includes NetSuite’s multi-tenant, always-on SaaS infrastructure; the NetSuite Business Suite of applications (Accounting / ERP, CRM, Ecommerce); the NS-BOS Development Platform; the SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN), a comprehensive developer program for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs); and SuiteApp.com, a single-source online marketplace where customers can find applications to meet specific business process or industry-specific needs. For more information on SuiteCloud, please visit www.netsuite.com/suitecloud.</p>
<p>About NetSuite
NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites for mid-sized companies and divisions of large enterprises. NetSuite enables companies to manage core business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's patent-pending "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.
For more information about NetSuite Inc., please visit www.netsuite.com.</p>
<p>NOTE: NetSuite and the NetSuite logo are registered service-marks of NetSuite Inc. SuiteCloud is a trademark of NetSuite Inc.</p>
<p>About Aria Systems
Aria is a market leader in subscription and recurring billing solutions. Since 2003, Aria has managed over one million accounts in more than 195 countries. Aria’s Billing Platform is the billing industry’s most reliable, flexible and scalable on demand tool for accelerating revenue capture while significantly reducing operating costs. Additionally, having achieved end-to-end Level 1 PCI Compliance and SAS70 Certification, Aria Systems leads the market in security and compliance. Backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Venrock Associates and Dave Labuda, Founder and former CEO of Portal Software, Aria’s team of SaaS and billing experts are part of a company that billed over 2.5 million customers for $1 billion a year in transactions. Aria Systems is headquartered in Media, PA (metropolitan Philadelphia) and has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, CA). Aria Systems has been ranked as the 5th fastest growing, privately held company in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia 100. For more information about Aria Systems, visit http://www.AriaSystems.com or call 1-866-933-ARIA.</p>

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