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Recurly to Power Subscription Billing for AccuWeather, Inc.
[February 05, 2014]

Recurly to Power Subscription Billing for AccuWeather, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

Recurly, Inc. today announced that AccuWeather, the world's leading multi-media weather company, has selected Recurly's subscription billing platform to address the demands of modern subscription billing operations. AccuWeather provides data and information services to more than 175,000 paying customers and 245 of the Fortune 500 companies, spanning many industries, such as media, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, and government, to inform critical business decisions by delivering weather warnings, forecasts, and prediction data to businesses and audiences worldwide.

AccuWeather currently offers a wide range of premium weather data and reporting products tailored in a variety of configurations to serve the needs of its diverse customer base. Recurly provides AccuWeather the ability to manage thousands of customized subscription plans, with automated customer management workflows to ensure operational efficiency as their subscription-based products and services scale to meet the demands of their growing business.

"Having established themselves as a household name in the Weather Community, AccuWeather has also become an authority in what is required to manage a catalog of subscription services, successfully" said Dan Burkhart, CEO and co-founder of Recurly. "We're extremely proud to have been chosen by such an important, trusted provider of weather data services, and look forward to contributing to their ongoing success of their business."

AccuWeather was able to completely integrate and migrate its subscription billing operations to Recurly in a matter of weeks. Today, the company manages customeraccounts, free trials, billing plans and invoicing details in a single account management dashboard. Recurly's automated workflows allow the AccuWeather team to provide more flexibility in managing customer accounts, while incurring less interruption from credit card errors and declines.

"Recurly has been very hands-on and supportive, and the platform is great," said Glenn Parillo, Controller for AccuWeather, Inc. "Recurly has made it easier to invoice our subscription clients, track subscriptions and create more accurate forecasts."

Recurly's subscription billing platform provides operational efficiency and automation of the many complex tasks required to manage high velocity recurring billing businesses. The Recurly service enables companies to quickly create an online catalog of offerings and automate the entire customer billing lifecycle, from free trials to plan creation, billing intervals, customer upgrades and downgrades, invoicing to credit card errors and declines and all related customer communications. The entire Recurly service is designed to be easy to integrate, easy to use, without requiring special training, so that it can be adopted with minimal cost, time and disruption to its customers.


About Recurly

Recurly, Inc. provides enterprise-class recurring billing management for thousands of subscription-based SaaS (News - Alert), Web 2.0, Mobile, content, and publishing businesses worldwide. Businesses like GigaOm, Vocus, Groupon, JibJab Media, HubSpot, GOOD.is, LinkedIn, and Zillow depend on Recurly's ability to deliver recurring billing automation. Since its launch in January of 2010, Recurly has deployed subscription billing for companies throughout North America and the European Union. Recurly, Inc. is PCI-DSS Level 1, SAS (News - Alert) 70 / SSAE 16 Compliant, and operates in compliance with the data protection practices outlined in the E.U. Safe Harbor agreement. For more information, visit http://recurly.com.

About AccuWeather

Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with superior accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
For more information, visit http://accuweather.com.


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