Zenchef is a France-based SaaS that enables over 4000 restaurants in France, Spain, the UK, and all over the world, to build and manage their online presence.

How Chargebee Untangled Zenchef from Spaghetti Billing and Set Them up for Flexibility at Scale

Zenchef moved out of Zuora and migrated their subscriptions to Chargebee for a faster scale.

Before Chargebee

50% of their engineering resources were spent on building internal tools

Maintaining Zuora required huge upfront investments in terms of money and time

After Chargebee

8797 Subscriptions were seamlessly migrated from Zuora after opting for Chargebee

60% of unpaid accounts were recovered using smart dunning capability

Going Global is now easy with multi-language, multi-currency, and global tax support

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The Problem

With 50% of their engineering resources being used to build and maintain their in-house billing solution, Zenchef decided to switch to Zuora for their billing needs.

Zuora needed substantial development time to make it fully functional. Some of the reasons that prompted them to migrate out of Zuora are:

  • The API was "way too complex"

  • The setup team wasn't familiar with the French accounting rules

  • The interface was too hard to comprehend

  • Standard subscription actions took way too long to execute

  • Support was unresponsive

The Solution

Chargebee helped Zenchef seamlessly migrate about 5015 customer accounts, 8881 contacts, and 8797 active subscriptions from Zuora.

Zenchef picked Chargebee for its:

  • Flexible and easy-to-use interface

  • Intuitive API oriented for developers

  • Compatibility with French accounting solutions

  • Pricing and the monthly subscription model

  • Super responsive support

According to Julien Balmont, Co-Founder & CTO of Zenchef, "The Chargebee interface is intuitive, requiring no training or documentation, allowing everyone in the company to quickly understand actions and save time. Responsive customer support adds to the overall advantage."

The Impact

With the help of Chargebee, Zenchef:

  • Recaptures 60% of formerly unpaid accounts using the smart dunning system

  • Generate credit notes for specific but diverse credit needs, while strictly adhering to Revenue Recognition and Reporting standards like GAAP and ASC 606

  • Has more control over their health and growth, with accurate and real-time reporting and metrics

  • Creates tailor-made experiences for its global customers, using Chargebee's multi-language (English, French, and Spanish), multi-currency, and global tax support

Tech Stack


Stripe, GoCardless, Chargebee

Sales & Marketing

Salesforce, HubSpot


Zapier, Slack





We were able to recover 60% of formerly unpaid accounts thanks to our switch from Zuora to Chargebee.
Julien BalmontCo Founder and CTO, Zenchef