Using our extensive API and webhooks, automate usage charges calculation and your billing workflow with a minimal setup. All you have to do is create a subscription, specify the metered components and billing frequency, and kickback. Chargebee aggregates the usage data and calculates the charges automatically. After that, your invoices get automatically closed and sent out to customers. In case of upgrades, downgrades, or even a cancellation fee for a premature subscription termination, we got you covered.
Automation can be constricting without flexibility. Suppose a particular customer needs to be charged based on their contract and not their usage. In that case, you can instruct Chargebee to override the metered charges for a specific period. You have the ultimate power to intervene and make changes to your metered billing workflow at any point and on any level.
There's no one ultimate method to calculate MRR. But for a business that charges based on usage, MRR without metered charges can be misleading. Chargebee's flexible MRR calculation lets you define what goes into your MRR, like metered charges, recurring and one-time addons, and coupons. Moreover, metered charges for each month get reported in the same month; it doesn't matter when you send out the invoice.
If there are 100 ways to price a product, usage-based pricing is 97 of it. There are so many levers in a usage-based pricing model. You can price based on seats or quantity, add overage charges, and even couple it with a flat fee. With every iteration, you move closer to your pricing sweet spot. Chargebee scales with your pricing needs and lets you grandfather customers on the older plans along the way.