Taija Engman

CEO of Good Sign, Taija blogs on digitalization bringing growth and efficiency by building on new business opportunities and customer value.

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Tackle Your ERP Billing Issues Without Using a Band-Aid

By Taija Engman on Jun 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Yes, you want recurring billing, but your ERP and legacy systems do not provide the pricing and rating flexibility to cater for subscriptions and pay-per-use and to deliver that type of invoicing.

We hear this a lot from our clients. So, what was their solution? Often, they had ventured the slippery path of a quick workaround (or two or three): An excel sheet to consolidate data to recalculate the correct pricing. Some RPA to speed up the process. Some manual work. How feasible is it moving forward?

In this blog, we will argue that the cost of a quick band-aid to a deep-rooted problem will be higher than solving it with a real, fundamental solution.

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MacGyver Would Have Taped IT-Tools Together - Why You Should Not

By Taija Engman on Mar 24, 2020 8:45:00 AM

The TV hero MacGyver carries duct tape and a Swiss Army Knife for fixing any issue that comes ahead. Many companies seem to use duct tape solutions for invoicing recurring revenue. ERP, Excel, custom databases, CPQ and RPA are not enough.

Why you should avoid the use of duct tape solutions in billing the recurring revenue?:

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Modernize Your Quote-to-Cash Process – Enjoy Big Financial Results

By Taija Engman on Mar 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Monetize 13 is the only event in Europe focusing purely on monetization, including payments, commerce, billing, and CPQ. 

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Technopolis’ Service Ecosystem

By Taija Engman on Apr 11, 2019 1:54:31 PM

Technopolis implemented Good Sign solution to its Service Ecosystem with Flexible Pricing, Customer Onboarding and Billing for the internationally growing UMA Workspace services.

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13 Symptoms Indicating Need to Fix Pricing, Billing and Monetization

By Taija Engman on Feb 27, 2019 8:29:56 AM

just recently represented Good Sign Solutions at European Monetize 11 event in Amsterdam. The event concentrated in modern monetization capabilities, which are needed when organizations are adopting new business models and growing services.

I will share three of the event highlights like a practical list of 13 symptoms that indicate the need of fixing pricing, billing and monetization

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CFO Surveys Reveal: Companies Capitalizing on Subscriptions & Services Economy

By Taija Engman on Jan 25, 2018 7:22:00 AM


As-a-Service Business Is Growing

Read almost any survey or research paper touching business models: service transformation is clearly visible.

There may be several terms used when discussing growth of services and new service business models, for example: 

  • Service transformation
  • Recurring revenue business model
  • Service business growth
  • Subscription and services economy
  • SaaS
  • Internet of Services
  • Digital Services
  • Disruption 

No matter the terms used, the growing trend towards selling and procuring as-a-service is clear.

Below are two examples: a survey by CFO Research and a study by Forrester.

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