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Experts' Advice On Choosing an Agile Billing System

By Marc Wullings on Jan 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Agile Billing, The Cornerstone Or Stumbling Block In Your Business Strategy?

We have all discovered the need to quickly adapt to new business models and to pragmatically introduce new ways to deal with sudden events.
 
Often, the billing system turns out to be the stumbling block. For example, your billing system might have been part of an original ERP rollout years ago, and your needs have since changed.
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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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Does Buying Behavior Change Faster Than Ability to Create Offering?

By Janne Kivilaakso on Apr 18, 2018 7:17:00 AM

The other day I attended an event where sales coach Mika D. Rubanovitsch @Rubanovitsch was talking about sales, marketing and customer behavior.

His key statement was that the buying behavior of customers is changing way faster than companies’ ability to create desirable offering.

This led me to a thinking process pondering what and why - and how to avoid such.

Who Drives the Offering?

Should we trash what we learnt in business school about strategically developing our offering to the focal point matching our core competency and the needs of our carefully selected customer segment(s)? Hitting the sweet spot produces such a compelling reason to buy that success follows automatically.

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How to Thrive in Digitalizing Services: Three Questions to Ask.

By Petri Takala on May 17, 2017 7:50:00 AM

Digitalization and new business models force most companies to think of the drivers for future success.

New business models require new thinking - and also new tools.

We have summarized three questions all companies should consider to thrive in this digital era.

Perhaps surprisingly - one of these important questions is tied to understanding the operational role and value of a customer contract.

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Seasonal Greetings

By Taija Engman on Dec 22, 2016 1:05:04 PM

Reaching the End of the Year 2016,

And although it might not seem too different to 2015, we have seen some formidable change in the views of business professionals. The business world has talked about digitalization, servitization and as-a-service innovation for a while now, but now this seems to be turning into new service business model initiatitives in many industries.

The Continuous Services Business is Happening, Now

Back in the day it may have been easy to put a product to a package and deliver the package.

Now the customers want to hand-pick the features and build their own service combo.

Customer also expect to pay for just the parts they use: either paying for a safe fixed fee package which is fitted for their specific needs, or saving by paying according to actual use instead when the needs vary.

Therefore, service providers need to be able to provide custom fitted services and custom fitted pricing.

And they are – but at what cost? If variety must be offered, but the backoffice concists of traditional systems, the result is loads of Excel spreadsheets, costly manual work, inaccuracies and revenue leakage.

Our Prediction for the Year of Service Growth 2017

The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2030 all products will transform to services.

Would like to add, that transforming the products to services means new approach to operational and financial systems.

Our prediction is that in 2017 new intelligent automation software will be implemented for new service business models alongside the traditional ERP systems. The new service business software will provide for handling new kinds of service contracts and service subscriptions with customer specific and dynamic variety.

The Good Sign team would like to wish you

Happy Holidays and a Great New Year of Innovative Services 2017!

Click here for our blog page to reach the link to World Economic Forum prediction that by 2030 all products will transform to services.

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