Kill Bill Reviews

Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

4.73/5 (15 reviews)

Galen Parker

Powerful Billing + Subscription + Payment System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

We chose killbill for our start-up after much research. We immediately classified it as active open source project with very clever people behind it. At first we only used a small set KillBills features, specifcally the direct Payment features that integrated with Stripe and PayPal. Now that our business has grown we are currently integrating with the subscription and billing capabilities and are finding it very powerful. The Billing domain often isn't easy.... when we sat down with our product and account managers we encountered so many user stories, edge cases and 'need to haves' it got really scary for us as developers. We were very relieved to learn that KillBill has been built to cater for these sorts of user stories. As we did our analysis we were able to consistently tick off that we had coverage for the use case. We've deployed KillBill in docker to AWS easily. The API documentation thoroughly detailed and includes good user guides. The response time with GitHub issues and Google Groups posts is first class. Overall, I would highly recommend asesssing KillBill when comparing subscription and billing solutions.powerful features open source active and responsive contributors

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Nadya Kuzmina

KillBill serves as the core of our in-house billing system

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

We've started using KillBill as the core of our in-house billing system for recurring subscriptions and one-time charges about a year ago. We were looking for a flexible billing solution that would not lock us into any specific vendor, such as Recurly. We decided to try out KillBill and it has proven to serve our use cases well. Here are some points I would like to highlight: - KillBill has an excellent quick-to-respond support team. rep are always very quick to help us with our KillBill related problems and answer our questions. - KillBill is an open source project: I appreciated being able to look at and step through the source code when debugging some of our problems. - KillBill comes with detailed and up-to-date documentation. - KillBill is extensible via a plugin mechanism: we wrote a KillBill plugin to use Authorize.Net as our payment gateway. - KillBill comes with KAUI, a graphical interface that enables non-engineers, such as Sales representatives, to look at billing accounts, invoices, payments and other billing related information. Kaui also supports administrative actions, such as refunding a payment or adding/deleting credit card information. KillBill allows the creation of user roles with a fine-grained permission set, so it is easy to configure different users with different access priviledges. - Just like our other microservices, we run KillBill in a Docker container in a cloud.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Chris Smith

Has a learning curve, but really powerful once you get used to it!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-09
Review Source: Capterra

Very solid and good to work with.The plugin interface is quite extensive. You can write a plugin to do almost anything to satisfy your needs. The support is also very responsive and when an issue is found, they usually fix it very quickly. There are also many guides on their website to get you up and going quickly. Although I haven't tried it yet, you are able to run several Kill Bill instances side by side to ease the load. There is also a web interface which allows you to do most anything. It has a very solid feeling, like nothing can break it.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Jo jabo

We are a SaaS company using Kill Bill to manage billing of our 250,000 subscribers

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-07-14
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to control billing allows far better control over billing fees as well as capability to optimize in any way your business may see fit. Control. Open source and a beautiful pluggable architecture. Building upon the solid base of subscription management provides the ability for unlimited customization for any business. Avoid the problems associated with outsourced billing.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Colin Findlay

Probably the most fully featured open-source billing platform

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-03-15
Review Source: Capterra

KillBill is one of the best billing systems I have worked with to date. One of our clients came to us with the challenge to build a real-time, modern product subscription service, on a tight tight budget and even tighter time frames. KillBill, was easy to stand up, easy to learn and integrate into our architecture, and when our client requested some pretty non-standard functionality, the KillBill team were there to help! Our client couldn't be more pleased, with us, or KillBill.OpenSource, but really well supported. Massive platform to build billing platforms.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Matt Magoffin

We needed a billing system we could easily customize an integrate into our existing platform.

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-06-28
Review Source: Capterra

We have Kill Bill managing invoicing for our customers. We were able to customize it so invoices fit into our existing platform. We have not integrated any payment system yet, but plan to in the future.First and foremost being open source! Dealing with billing is difficult at best, and having access to the source allowed us to more easily understand how Kill Bill worked, how to integrate with it, and how to extend it when we needed something new. The developers have been very helpful via the project's mailing list. The code has plenty of test cases that help with understanding many use cases. In terms of integration with our platform, having a RESTful API to perform all billing actions against has made this easy. In terms of customizing, we have written our own plugin to handle tax items and our own invoice formatter to make sure invoices get rendered how we needed. Both extensions proved easy to achieve.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Matias G. Lambert

We found in KillBill a great technological partner, a solid platform with an active community.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

We had been looking for an open source billing platform for some months until we found KillBill. KillBill is very modular. The catalog is a very complete tool, enabling addons, multiple payments and alignment options, and its APIs and push notifications allow us to integrate it very easily with our software.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Greg Preston

We use KillBill to manage our recurring billing subscriptions, invoices, and payments.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

The built in admin UI (KAUI) is great. Plugable architecture and being open source. Amazing mailing list support, and good documentation.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Stephen Hewitt

Kill Bill enabled us to build a custom, multi-tenant membership sytem with multiple payment gateways

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

The system design and feature set allow for easy customization of recurring memberships and payments, handling the complexities and abstracting away the differences as much as possible. It's hard to imagine a custom membership system ever being easy to implement, but Kill Bill makes it feasible and fairly pain-free even if not easy. Their support via the mailing list is amazing for an open-source product.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Majeed Ghadialy

Comprehensive, robust solution for subscription billing

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

We needed a long-term solution for billing and payments for our subscription services. We looked everywhere - commercial, open-source, hosted, on-premise etc. Nothing came close to the comprehensive feature-set of KB. Other options with good features were enterprise scale products with big price tags. What made KB even better is the responsiveness of the support team. We get answers to our question usually within one business day. We were able to deploy KB within our data center and integrated using a Java plug-in and API's. The peace of mind that all information is within our data center is great. Having a no-license-fee, open-source Java-based solution that goes well with our tech stack and has the potential to save our team hours of work doing mundane billing & collection activity each month is priceless!

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Dave Ow

Easy to get setup and running.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

We did not have to build our own billing engine or buy a commercial one. Out of the box, working billing engine with tons of features. Open source with great community backing. Great commercial support. Good documentation.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Alessio Gaeta

Very flexible product, but steep learning curve (for non-trivial use cases)

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-04
Review Source: Capterra

A ready-made but still heavily customizable billing platform. Writing our own would have costed a lot without the same results.* Extremely customizable: out-of-the-box features cover many scenarios, but if you need more you can write your own plugin to change default behaviours. * Osgi plugins infrastructure make easy install and update custom plugins at runtime. * Event-driven model allows to develop plugins as black boxes (as it should be...). * It's FOSS. * Developers are very dedicated and open to contribution, and Community support is very responsive.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Michael Cassano

I have integrated Kill Bill as my organizations primary recurring billing product.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

I like how the software accommodates easy to use plugins that can modify it's stock behavior. I also like that most use cases are supported out of the box with a robust catalog configuration.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Marc Wallace

it does not get much worse

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

none Tylenol got all the benefits after the headache it caused!!!its free it could be usful if it had not taken 3 days to setup just the server before we could even log in

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing

Arulraj Periyasamy

Really good tool for billing in cloud technology.

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

Really good, if catalog update is available this product is good for use. invoice generation for fixed and recurring billing is so good.

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Kill Bill

Open-source solution for subscription billing & invoicing