About billwerk

billwerk helps you realise the full potential of your subscription business model!??
billwerk solution enables you to reduce costs & effort and maximise growth & scalability. billwerk automates all recurring business, financial and marketing processes in compliance with relevant EU regulatory requirements. As a state-of-the-art subscription management platform with a strong open REST API according to a best-of-breed approach, billwerk orchestrates the processes between all involved systems to achieve both streamlining and profitability.?

With billwerk, users can create and manage a variety of subscription products, with the ability to add setup fees, test phases, optional components, durations, cancellation terms, and one-time, periodic, or usage-based invoicing. Tax regulations and reverse-charge processes for multiple EU countries are supported, and users can offer reseller reductions or price promotions for any time period. Customer self-service functionality allows customers to sign up through custom-branded pages, and manage their personal and billing information, download invoices, and track their usage through the customer portal.

billwerk enables the automation of recurring billing, including periodical or prorated recurring billing, and usage-based metered billing. Usage can be billed immediately or at the end of ongoing contract periods, and for upgrades, cancellations, and contract period changes, billwerk automatically manages interim or final bills. billwerk also automates collections and debtor management processes, including payment escalation, multi-step dunning, outstanding items management, chargeback detection, and reverse-charge processes.

Pricing starting from:

EUR 139.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of billwerk

  • Users are automatically informed 30 days in advance of customers’ payment methods expiring, allowing users to proactively inform customers and prevent payment escalations.

  • The self-service portal allows customers to make changes to their personal, billing, and payment information, download invoices, cancel contracts, and more.

  • Users can create a variety of different packages with or without optional test phases and setup fees, determine package durations and terms, and offer flexible pricing with optional components which can be billed once, periodically, or based on customers’ usage.

  • Periodical and prorated recurring billing are both supported, alongside usage-based metered billing, and both recurring and metered billing can be automated.

  • Worldwide billing and payments are supported with the ability to offer multiple languages, currencies, and payment methods across a range of international service providers, including PayPal, SEPA direct debits, invoices, credit cards, and more.
  • Business size

    S M L

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premises

    Markets

    Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden

    Supported Languages

    Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

    Pricing starting from:

    EUR 139.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    billwerk Software - billwerk provides data on recent transactions, undelivered emails, open orders, failed payments, and more
    billwerk Software - Users can offer multiple subscription plans, and control test periods, setup fees, durations, cancellation terms, and discounts
    billwerk Software - Each customer's contract details can be viewed
    billwerk Software - Users can choose to send automated emails to customers before payments are taken
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    billwerk Software - billwerk provides data on recent transactions, undelivered emails, open orders, failed payments, and more
    billwerk Software - Users can offer multiple subscription plans, and control test periods, setup fees, durations, cancellation terms, and discounts
    billwerk Software - Each customer's contract details can be viewed
    billwerk Software - Users can choose to send automated emails to customers before payments are taken

    Features

    Total features of billwerk: 73

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Billing Portal
    • Billing Rate Management
    • Cancellation Management
    • Client Portal
    • Contact Database
    • Contingency Billing
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customer Database
    • Customer Profiles
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Invoices
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Deferred Billing
    • Discount Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Dunning Management
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Reminders
    • Email Templates
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • Hourly Billing
    • Invoice Creation
    • Invoice History
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Mobile Payments
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-Period Recurring Billing
    • Multiple Payment Options
    • Online Invoicing
    • Online Payments
    • Order Management
    • PCI Compliance
    • Payment Processing
    • Product Catalog
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recurring Invoicing
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Refund Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Revenue Management
    • Revenue Recognition
    • Self Service Portal
    • Subscription Management
    • Subscription Plan Management
    • Summary Reports
    • Tax Calculation
    • Tax Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Transaction History
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (7)
    Value for Money
    4.8/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.9/5
    Customer Support
    4.5/5

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    Frank
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Subscription Billing Solution for SME and Enterprise Organisations in Germany and EU

    Reviewed on 01/10/2020

    It is very comfortable to have access to this very professional and responsive team in the GMT...

    It is very comfortable to have access to this very professional and responsive team in the GMT time-zone.

    Pros

    Billwerk is uniquely positioned to provide a full subscription billing solution for mid to large companies who require strict adherence to german bookkeeping and accounting standards (GOBD).
    With its set of APIs the solution is easy to integrate into a marketing technology or enterprise software framework. Based on these APIs we connect Billwerk to CRM Systems and to ERP and/or accounting systems.
    We like the fact that we can deploy a solution very easy and fast based on their existing checkout pages. And later integrate the billing systems into an optimized checkout journey.

    Cons

    Difficult to say. Not much really.
    Maybe some customers may miss particular US-centric conventions in billing and checkout journeys.

    Alternatives Considered

    Chargify, Recurly, Zuora, Chargebee and Fusebill

    Reasons for Switching to billwerk

    Strict adherence to german legal accounting framework (GOBD).
    Oliver
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Sports
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    By far the best on the market

    Reviewed on 12/10/2020

    Pros

    We run KERNWERK®, a fitness app for functional fitness athletes.

    Our customers are private individuals - we have the highest demands on the user experience in our fast moving App Business.

    We have developed our own and highly customized checkout flow - only Billwerk offers us this high degree of adaptability.

    Furthermore, Billwerk has excellent customer support. On weekdays, you receive high-quality answers reliably on the same day. I have never experienced a situation where an inquiry could not be answered by an untrained support employee.

    We have thousands of monthly invoices with small amounts that would make our accounting department a huge effort. Billwerk books all invoices completely correctly according to German requirements so that our tax consultant can rely completely on the delivered DATEV files.

    Billwerk also meets the high requirements of GDPR.

    Cons

    Compared to other tools Billwerk's interface is a bit nerdy; in our experience a short training is necessary for your own team.

    Other tools on the other hand have a polished UI with many "vanity metrics" that you won't find at Billwerk.

    However, I see this as a disadvantage for users who are looking for a one-click solution. We were looking for exactly that - a software that stays completely in the background (whitelabel) and is 100% customizable.

    Alternatives Considered

    Stripe and Chargebee

    Reasons for Switching to billwerk

    As described above, we needed a 100% customizable solution that works well with our PSP and also meets the high demands of German accounting and data protection. Only Billwerk can do that.
    Camille
    Overall rating
    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A great tool for subscription management sadly lacking some features.

    Reviewed on 12/02/2022

    Pros

    We have used billwerk for like two year in order to manage all subscriptions plans for a B2B SaaS product. I am pretty happy about how it works and what you can do with it.

    Cons

    Billwerk is missing some features and for a beginner it can be quiet hard to understand how everything works.

    Craig
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    With Billwerk subscription management is easy

    Reviewed on 29/04/2022

    Pros

    Billwerks's subscription management capabilities are definitely beyond my expectations.

    Cons

    Refunds module could be developed in a more user-friendly way.

    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Super helpful

    Reviewed on 03/01/2022

    Pros

    - It strongly decreased our time effort to run our subscription based business model
    - Vast options to administer your customers, their plans, invoicing etc.
    - Localized to German requirements, but also ready for other countries

    Cons

    Not much. For non-German/EU customers, a few payment options could be added and the invoicing could be localized more to their needs. That is quite transparent from the beginning though and not a big issue if your customers are mostly EU-based.

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    billwerk offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: EUR 139.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Plan M: €139/month Plan L: €298/month Enterprise: customized, pricing available on request.

    billwerk has the following typical customers:

    51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    billwerk supports the following languages:

    Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

    billwerk supports the following devices:

    billwerk integrates with the following applications:

    Adyen, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Bilendo, ChartMogul, GoCardless, HubSpot CRM, Mailchimp, PayPal, Stripe, Worldline, Worldpay, Zapier

    billwerk offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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