Recurly vs Chargify Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Kallee Lins

Go-to for recurring payments

2019-02-12

My organization uses Chargify whenever we need to manage recurring payments

Pros

The software easily allows my organization to process and track recurring payments.

Cons

The automatic receipting is great, but I would like some more robust templates and tools for additional communication with customers.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Wirth

Billing in for multiple types of subscription models

2019-02-15

We did not want to write a full customer billing system when we started 10 years ago. Chargify let us get up and running quickly and has kept pace with our needs as we grow.

Pros

Easy integration brought us to Chargify and it has been consistently good. The simple interface and a fair number of modifications have been great to manage our billing system without having to master an overly complex system.

Cons

We sell recurring and also Pay As You Go subscriptions.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Flynn

Chargify Works Great!

2019-02-19

Eliminates most monthly invoicing, saving tons of time.

Pros

Excellent way for us to collect recurring revenues, provides daily summaries and monthly reporting for ease of accounting.

Cons

A bit difficult to set-up but with patience and reference to FAQs this can be done.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Carter Foster

Great for Subscription Services

2019-02-22

If you're looking for a tool to help your customers buy on a recurring basis, Chargify is the best out there.

Pros

We chose Chargify primarily for its ability to handle recurring charges for our subscription products.

Cons

I wish the product buying pages were easier to access and edit on the fly. The process to access your product purchasing pages and how you can edit them is pretty cumbersome compared to other tools on the market.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Kolowich

Verified Reviewer

Solid App for Recurring Revenue Businesses

2016-03-22

We use Chargify as the transactional backbone of our recurring revenue businesses.

Pros

- Wide flexibility to create different recurring revenue offers (trial/no-trial, credit card/no credit card, monthly/quarterly/annual, coupon and discount codes, etc

Cons

- Reporting is weak, especially on metrics for managing recurring revenue businesses, such as MRR (monthly recurring revenue), churn rates, ARPA (average revenue per account), etc; must use 3rd party applications to get these, using imported Chargify data - Email notifications are primitive - Coupons cannot be assigned to individual products

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Grant Ukropina

Gets the Job done

2019-02-12

We built a recurring billing product and integrated all of our other pieces of software together with Chargify.

Pros

We use their API extensively to automate our business processes. Chargify has excellent API documentation and their API offers all of the capabilities that we wanted.

Cons

I wish there was a way to easily search all of our subscriptions for who has a specific coupon code. We can do it, but it requires downloading a file. Honestly, that's one of the only comlaints I have.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin P.

A rock solid billing platform lacking just a few search related features.

2019-02-19

Solid and extensible, which is what we wanted, but plenty of room for improvement in admin, search, and reporting areas.

Pros

The platform is fully featured as far meeting as our needs for recurring annual billing for software licenses.

Cons

The admin area is lacking in features. No real ability to generate custom reports, though they have some details reports but the drill down is limited. The search/filter capabilities are poor in most screens. They recently added a global search ability, which is handy for simple account related detail, but presents only a short list, and can only select one account each time, so no good for bulk searches. The main list screens for transactions and subscriptions is severely lacking in searchable parameters. For example, searching transactions exposes only date range and a type. No other transaction data is available to search against. This lack of back end admin features appears in other areas too, such as the web hooks panel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kinga Odziemek

Verified Reviewer

You simply need it for billing!

2019-04-14

If you work with SaaS businesses, this service is for them

Pros

It was like hitting the jackpot - it works wonders with recurring billing and helped us decrease churn.

Cons

You need some time for a solid onboarding, but Chargify has amazing customer support.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Cody Haney

Makes payment processing and subscriber management easy!

2019-02-12

We already had recurring billing set up through another provider but they were no longer supporting their platform and reached EOL.

Pros

Clean and easy to use UI, and reliable and stable payment processing!

Cons

We had a hard time moving customers into the platform in bulk, but that was several years ago and we were a bit limited on our export options.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jackson Kelly

Flexible Recurring Billing Tool

2019-02-12

Overall, we've been impressed with this tool and its flexibility to work for our business needs, all at an affordable price.

Pros

We've used Chargify to handle recurring monthly billing for a wide array of product (or offers).

Cons

Moving between subscriptions, offers, offer sign up pages, and the many different screens can become cumbersome, though this is to be expected when each 'product' of our is a unique subscription. The tool works for our needs, though isn't 100% designed for this purpose.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Chargify


We're glad to hear that you have been impressed by Chargify & our flexibility in handling your billing needs! Thanks for the feedback as we are always trying to improve our product.

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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

Robust system, particularly for API usage

2019-02-12

We came from a competing service where the tech support had devolved. We needed an API that was robust enough to let us convert our existing payment system quickly, which Chargify's did. The customer service and tech support along the way has been excellent. As PCI compliance became more rigorous, we moved to using their hosted public payment pages, which allows us to reduce/remove PCI compliance on our side. However, the public pages do come with some limitations in that customizing them requires knowledge of CSS and Javascript to control various elements. Overall, however, our transition to, and continued use of Chargify has been a great experience and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a merchant account payment processor.

Pros

- API functions to handle almost any processing request you can think of - Great tech support (actual knowledgeable techs, not script-readers) - System uptime seems stable and reliable - Hosted public payment pages helps reduce PCI compliance requirements

Cons

. - Geared strongly for recurring payments, lacking easy single-charge functions (in particular, scheduling a single charge on the future date). - Customizing the public payment pages could be easier with options to display/hide various components instead of relying on merchant to create CSS/Javascript to control them. - ACH support limited to only a couple of merchant account providers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Chargify


We're glad that your experience with Chargify has been a great experience & appreciate the review. We are always looking to improve our service & value this feedback when prioritizing updates!

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