With its announcement to launch latest program strategies, Microsoft has aimed to provide better control of cloud transactions to partners. Titled The Cloud Solutions Provider Program, it is initially to be offered through InTune and Office 365. The number of pilot partners will also be limited in the initial few months, by providing them complete control of what is called customer lifecycle, which includes billing, support and provisioning.
Venturing into the competitive business world is not easy for SMEs and start ups. However, it is these businesses which can be accredited for introducing the concept of subscription revolution. These businesses are either switching to providing services from product selling or adopting service oriented approach from start. This is also true for cloud market, only few companies trying hard to fill this gap with cloud based billing system, see what SURE! has unique in this space.
Technology has certainly revolutionized our lives in many ways. Not one but almost every aspect of our lives has changed, all thanks to the latest technological advancements which are taking place every other day. One such revolutionary advancement is of cloud billing.
Could computing have emerged as an ideal option for businesses. Owing to its numerous amazing features and incomparable benefits it has become the first choice of people looking for some simple, yet innovative advancements. However it does not mean that every business should adopt this immediately and start conducting their operations through this. Especially, big players having varied needs do not prefer to use cloud computing for every application due to several reasons.
Cloud billing has become a fast evolving trend which is being adopted by vendors all over the online world. It is a form of usage based billing in which the user is required to pay a monthly fee which is fixed, along with charges for any additional usage. This kind of cloud billing system have been popularized by mobile phone companies which charge the users on the basis of their usage. In other words this system can be explained as where the service’s value is determined according to the service’s usage.
SURE! and Avalara are teamed up to deliver fully-functional sales tax solutions to end-customers, designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local and other taxing authorities in the US and internationally. This became a reality owing to the new partnership with Avalara Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.
SURE! now integrates Avalara’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for Sales Tax Management directly into its own application. SURE!’s charging, billing and mediation modules are now interfaced with Avalara so as to compute taxes per transaction or for an invoice that are charged or billed within SURE!. As a result, customers can now use Avalara’s “Avatax” capabilities from within SURE!’s existing suite to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount. This eliminates service provider’s effort to manage and configure taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps them in saving cost as well as improving the effectiveness.