Recurly Analytics for Competitive Advantage

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It has been said that you can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data. For subscription businesses, even if they have data, they often do not have ready access to the kind of data that allows them to optimize their business. But with meaningful data, marketing teams and others can formulate strategies that will give their business a competitive advantage in what are often crowded markets.

Recurly is pleased to launch Recurly Analytics which provides relevant, actionable data so that our customers can continually monitor the health of their subscription business. As the saying goes, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure,” and our Analytics gives our customers the information they need to continually refine their subscription business to make sure it’s performing optimally.

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Two-Factor Authentication, User Roles, Anti-Fraud: With Recurly, Your Data is Secure

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There’s no doubt that the internet has brought myriad and far-reaching benefits to people and organizations worldwide. Unfortunately, it’s also brought hackers, fraudsters, and other criminal elements intent on stealing our personal and financial information. They are relentless, exceedingly inventive, and always looking for the next exploitable vulnerability.

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Meeting the Needs of Super Shoppers

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According to a new report by Worldpay, 13% of the world’s shoppers are “Super Shoppers.” They earn that distinction by shopping more frequently and spending far more extravagantly than the rest of us. Eighty-five percent of Super-Shoppers make a purchase at least once a week, and 15 percent do so daily. Perhaps they’re shopaholics or maybe just curating a collection of some kind. What drives their shopping habits is undoubtedly difficult to discern. But we do know one thing about them, from a payments perspective: they prefer credit cards.

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Just in Time for the Holidays: Fraud!

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Last month, we wrote about how summer is the perfect time to start thinking about the holiday season—especially if you’re a retailer! Designing, planning, and getting ready to implement your holiday promotions (using Recurly’s coupon feature, of course!) takes time to do well and get the results you hope for.

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Recurly Analytics for Actionable Insights

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For any business, there are untold secrets and insights hidden in their data. Many times, in order to discover these secrets, marketing and business teams have to become detectives, searching for clues to uncover the hidden motivations of their customers, the evidence in the data for what’s working (or what’s not) in their product or service offerings, and what factors influence the success of their business. Sometimes after great effort, these secrets are revealed. Other times, the data just doesn’t exist to provide more than cursory clues.

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Live Webinar: How Subscription Businesses Take the Pain Out of Month-end Close

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For most finance executives, closing the books is an arduous and time-consuming process. But for those who lead finance teams in subscription businesses, the month-end close is complicated further by the need to recognize recurring revenue.

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OTT Bringing Gold Medals and the Olympic Games to All

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The 2016 Summer Olympics have officially begun, and many are using this time to figure out how they’ll be watching the Games. It probably comes as no surprise that many people will be consuming the competitions primarily through mobile, or so it’s predicted. This is great news for cord-cutters as the Silicon Angle reports that the best place to take in the Games will be through two streaming services: Playstation Vue and Sling TV, and the NBCOlympics.com website.

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New Automated Revenue Recognition Speeds Month-End Close

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At Recurly, we’re dedicated to creating best-in-class subscription management tools for our customers. One aspect of subscription management that is particularly meaningful, and challenging, to our customers is ensuring that they are able to properly account for their subscription revenue and close the books quickly and accurately each month.

We’re excited to announce that, beginning today, we’ve taken a significant step to help our customers meet that goal. Recurly now offers revenue recognition functionality that will allow subscription-based businesses to speed up their month-end accounting and reporting processes by creating a revenue amortization schedule for each transaction in Recurly. This allows merchants to break out deferred and recognized revenue each month, which saves a tremendous amount of time when closing the books.

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Planning Ahead for That Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s a little known fact that the idea of celebrating “Christmas in July” began in 1914 amongst a group of Vaudeville performers living in Freeport, New York. Far too busy travelling and performing in December to enjoy the holiday season, celebrating in July made perfect sense! Fast forward 100 years or so and there’s still a group of people who in the summer months are thinking about the winter holiday season: retailers.

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How to Use Webhooks to Recover Customers

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As noted in a previous blog post, there are different ways to get information out of Recurly, and each option has different pros and cons depending on the specific objective. Using the right tool for the task at hand ensures an efficient use of resources and an improved experience for both you and your customers.

For example, webhooks are a very effective means to obtain information. A webhook is an HTTP callback that occurs when something happens. It’s a simple, automated event-notification system. A web application that has implemented webhooks will POST a message to a designated URL to trigger additional events or notifications.

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