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February 14, 2024

Introducing Meteroid

Meteroid Logo

Pricing and billing can be incredibly difficult.

The challenge isn't just about slapping the right price tag on your service; it's about aligning strategy with your product's value, crafting an experience that feels fair, flexible, and transparent, and ensuring you don't end up on the losing side of a pricing model that looked good on paper but flopped in reality.

We've all been there—juggling growth, market trends, and, oh yeah, trying to make some money along the way. We've seen too many SaaS businesses trip over their own pricing models, leaving customers feeling nickel-and-dimed or just plain confused.

And let's not even talk about the headache that comes with managing pricing changes for your existing user-base, without hampering your scalability.

It's a wild ride, to say the least.


Introducing Meteroid

That's why we're very excited to introduce Meteroid — a flexible and extendable pricing and billing infrastructure. With Meteroid, you no longer have to settle for inflexible pricing structures, complex infrastructure and complicated billing processes. Our platform enables businesses to easily launch and scale any pricing strategy on autopilot. Whether you want to try dynamic pricing, offer personalised plans, or implement usage-based billing, Meteroid offers the flexibility and freedom to do so on your terms.

Today, we're rolling out Meteroid Alpha on Github, kicking off our journey of #buildinginpublic for all you code warriors and data wizards. We're peeling back the curtain on our development process, inviting feedback, collaboration, and community involvement every step of the way.


A data-driven journey

We've been on the front lines, struggling with the same issues you face. Too often, pricing decisions are driven by technical constraints. And with the SaaS world moving at warp speed, especially with AI shaking things up, it's time our infrastructure caught up.

The one-size-fits-all subscription model is showing its age. Dynamic, usage-based and hybrid models are the future, offering fairness to your customers and aligning your revenue with your value. But let's be real, implementing this isn't trivial—unless you're using Meteroid. We've built the infrastructure to make this as straightforward as running a lemonade stand.

We're also eyeing the product-led growth narrative. This buzzword has substance, focusing on letting your product sell itself. Your pricing model isn't just a revenue lever—it's a growth engine. We've built Meteroid to support this from the ground up, ensuring your billing system backs your growth strategy, not hinders it.

Beyond pricing, we're tackling entitlements, usage limits, and feature management, ensuring they're seamlessly integrated with your plans. This isn't just about billing; it's about crafting experiences that grow with your customers and scale with your products.

On the analytics front, we aim to demystify your subscription data, offering clear insights that drive decision-making, not just data dumps that clutter your dashboard.

And for those navigating the B2B maze, we get it. Meteroid smooths out those bumps, making it easier to manage contracts, from negotiation to renewal. Because let's face it, nobody got into tech to wrangle paperwork.



For whom ?

Meteroid is designed for businesses looking to offer flexible billing models, including but not limited to, subscription-based and usage-based pricing.

It's ideal for SaaS companies, digital service providers, and any business that requires a sophisticated, yet user-friendly billing solution to adapt to their growth and the evolving needs of their customers.

Whether you're a tech entrepreneur, a product manager, or a business executive, Meteroid provides the tools and flexibility needed to streamline your billing processes, enhance customer satisfaction and build for sustainable growth.


So… why open-source?

Simple. It's about giving you control and keeping us honest. We're laying our cards on the table, inviting you to join the game. Open-source means community, collaboration, innovation, and a bit of healthy chaos, all driven by real needs, not locked-down ecosystems.

It means you're in control, free to tweak, fork, customize, contribute and critique. Because why should you compromise on your vision due to software limitations?

Looking ahead, we're not just stopping at our open-source offering. Our mission is to build a sustainable company with stable and valuable tools for growing SaaS businesses, therefore a Cloud version of Meteroid is on the horizon, combining the flexibility of our platform with the convenience of a managed service.

And here's something for the tech enthusiasts among us: we're talking Rust. Why? Because speed, safety, and concurrency are not just nice to have in a billing and data provider; they're essential. And as we gear up for our Cloud offering later this year, Rust (alongside Clickhouse and Kafka) ensures our platform is built to perform at its peak, securely and efficiently.


Over to you

We're not just building a product; we're starting a conversation. A dialogue with you—founders, developers, product managers—about how we can help reshaping the subscription landscape together.

So check out Meteroid, fork it, push it to its limits, and tell us where it shines and where it falls short. Join us on GitHub, Discord, or wherever you like to hang out online. Let's build this future together, one line of code at a time.

Opinions & Insights

·

February 14, 2024

Introducing Meteroid

Meteroid Logo

Pricing and billing can be incredibly difficult.

The challenge isn't just about slapping the right price tag on your service; it's about aligning strategy with your product's value, crafting an experience that feels fair, flexible, and transparent, and ensuring you don't end up on the losing side of a pricing model that looked good on paper but flopped in reality.

We've all been there—juggling growth, market trends, and, oh yeah, trying to make some money along the way. We've seen too many SaaS businesses trip over their own pricing models, leaving customers feeling nickel-and-dimed or just plain confused.

And let's not even talk about the headache that comes with managing pricing changes for your existing user-base, without hampering your scalability.

It's a wild ride, to say the least.


Introducing Meteroid

That's why we're very excited to introduce Meteroid — a flexible and extendable pricing and billing infrastructure. With Meteroid, you no longer have to settle for inflexible pricing structures, complex infrastructure and complicated billing processes. Our platform enables businesses to easily launch and scale any pricing strategy on autopilot. Whether you want to try dynamic pricing, offer personalised plans, or implement usage-based billing, Meteroid offers the flexibility and freedom to do so on your terms.

Today, we're rolling out Meteroid Alpha on Github, kicking off our journey of #buildinginpublic for all you code warriors and data wizards. We're peeling back the curtain on our development process, inviting feedback, collaboration, and community involvement every step of the way.


A data-driven journey

We've been on the front lines, struggling with the same issues you face. Too often, pricing decisions are driven by technical constraints. And with the SaaS world moving at warp speed, especially with AI shaking things up, it's time our infrastructure caught up.

The one-size-fits-all subscription model is showing its age. Dynamic, usage-based and hybrid models are the future, offering fairness to your customers and aligning your revenue with your value. But let's be real, implementing this isn't trivial—unless you're using Meteroid. We've built the infrastructure to make this as straightforward as running a lemonade stand.

We're also eyeing the product-led growth narrative. This buzzword has substance, focusing on letting your product sell itself. Your pricing model isn't just a revenue lever—it's a growth engine. We've built Meteroid to support this from the ground up, ensuring your billing system backs your growth strategy, not hinders it.

Beyond pricing, we're tackling entitlements, usage limits, and feature management, ensuring they're seamlessly integrated with your plans. This isn't just about billing; it's about crafting experiences that grow with your customers and scale with your products.

On the analytics front, we aim to demystify your subscription data, offering clear insights that drive decision-making, not just data dumps that clutter your dashboard.

And for those navigating the B2B maze, we get it. Meteroid smooths out those bumps, making it easier to manage contracts, from negotiation to renewal. Because let's face it, nobody got into tech to wrangle paperwork.



For whom ?

Meteroid is designed for businesses looking to offer flexible billing models, including but not limited to, subscription-based and usage-based pricing.

It's ideal for SaaS companies, digital service providers, and any business that requires a sophisticated, yet user-friendly billing solution to adapt to their growth and the evolving needs of their customers.

Whether you're a tech entrepreneur, a product manager, or a business executive, Meteroid provides the tools and flexibility needed to streamline your billing processes, enhance customer satisfaction and build for sustainable growth.


So… why open-source?

Simple. It's about giving you control and keeping us honest. We're laying our cards on the table, inviting you to join the game. Open-source means community, collaboration, innovation, and a bit of healthy chaos, all driven by real needs, not locked-down ecosystems.

It means you're in control, free to tweak, fork, customize, contribute and critique. Because why should you compromise on your vision due to software limitations?

Looking ahead, we're not just stopping at our open-source offering. Our mission is to build a sustainable company with stable and valuable tools for growing SaaS businesses, therefore a Cloud version of Meteroid is on the horizon, combining the flexibility of our platform with the convenience of a managed service.

And here's something for the tech enthusiasts among us: we're talking Rust. Why? Because speed, safety, and concurrency are not just nice to have in a billing and data provider; they're essential. And as we gear up for our Cloud offering later this year, Rust (alongside Clickhouse and Kafka) ensures our platform is built to perform at its peak, securely and efficiently.


Over to you

We're not just building a product; we're starting a conversation. A dialogue with you—founders, developers, product managers—about how we can help reshaping the subscription landscape together.

So check out Meteroid, fork it, push it to its limits, and tell us where it shines and where it falls short. Join us on GitHub, Discord, or wherever you like to hang out online. Let's build this future together, one line of code at a time.

Opinions & Insights

·

February 14, 2024

Introducing Meteroid

Meteroid Logo

Pricing and billing can be incredibly difficult.

The challenge isn't just about slapping the right price tag on your service; it's about aligning strategy with your product's value, crafting an experience that feels fair, flexible, and transparent, and ensuring you don't end up on the losing side of a pricing model that looked good on paper but flopped in reality.

We've all been there—juggling growth, market trends, and, oh yeah, trying to make some money along the way. We've seen too many SaaS businesses trip over their own pricing models, leaving customers feeling nickel-and-dimed or just plain confused.

And let's not even talk about the headache that comes with managing pricing changes for your existing user-base, without hampering your scalability.

It's a wild ride, to say the least.


Introducing Meteroid

That's why we're very excited to introduce Meteroid — a flexible and extendable pricing and billing infrastructure. With Meteroid, you no longer have to settle for inflexible pricing structures, complex infrastructure and complicated billing processes. Our platform enables businesses to easily launch and scale any pricing strategy on autopilot. Whether you want to try dynamic pricing, offer personalised plans, or implement usage-based billing, Meteroid offers the flexibility and freedom to do so on your terms.

Today, we're rolling out Meteroid Alpha on Github, kicking off our journey of #buildinginpublic for all you code warriors and data wizards. We're peeling back the curtain on our development process, inviting feedback, collaboration, and community involvement every step of the way.


A data-driven journey

We've been on the front lines, struggling with the same issues you face. Too often, pricing decisions are driven by technical constraints. And with the SaaS world moving at warp speed, especially with AI shaking things up, it's time our infrastructure caught up.

The one-size-fits-all subscription model is showing its age. Dynamic, usage-based and hybrid models are the future, offering fairness to your customers and aligning your revenue with your value. But let's be real, implementing this isn't trivial—unless you're using Meteroid. We've built the infrastructure to make this as straightforward as running a lemonade stand.

We're also eyeing the product-led growth narrative. This buzzword has substance, focusing on letting your product sell itself. Your pricing model isn't just a revenue lever—it's a growth engine. We've built Meteroid to support this from the ground up, ensuring your billing system backs your growth strategy, not hinders it.

Beyond pricing, we're tackling entitlements, usage limits, and feature management, ensuring they're seamlessly integrated with your plans. This isn't just about billing; it's about crafting experiences that grow with your customers and scale with your products.

On the analytics front, we aim to demystify your subscription data, offering clear insights that drive decision-making, not just data dumps that clutter your dashboard.

And for those navigating the B2B maze, we get it. Meteroid smooths out those bumps, making it easier to manage contracts, from negotiation to renewal. Because let's face it, nobody got into tech to wrangle paperwork.



For whom ?

Meteroid is designed for businesses looking to offer flexible billing models, including but not limited to, subscription-based and usage-based pricing.

It's ideal for SaaS companies, digital service providers, and any business that requires a sophisticated, yet user-friendly billing solution to adapt to their growth and the evolving needs of their customers.

Whether you're a tech entrepreneur, a product manager, or a business executive, Meteroid provides the tools and flexibility needed to streamline your billing processes, enhance customer satisfaction and build for sustainable growth.


So… why open-source?

Simple. It's about giving you control and keeping us honest. We're laying our cards on the table, inviting you to join the game. Open-source means community, collaboration, innovation, and a bit of healthy chaos, all driven by real needs, not locked-down ecosystems.

It means you're in control, free to tweak, fork, customize, contribute and critique. Because why should you compromise on your vision due to software limitations?

Looking ahead, we're not just stopping at our open-source offering. Our mission is to build a sustainable company with stable and valuable tools for growing SaaS businesses, therefore a Cloud version of Meteroid is on the horizon, combining the flexibility of our platform with the convenience of a managed service.

And here's something for the tech enthusiasts among us: we're talking Rust. Why? Because speed, safety, and concurrency are not just nice to have in a billing and data provider; they're essential. And as we gear up for our Cloud offering later this year, Rust (alongside Clickhouse and Kafka) ensures our platform is built to perform at its peak, securely and efficiently.


Over to you

We're not just building a product; we're starting a conversation. A dialogue with you—founders, developers, product managers—about how we can help reshaping the subscription landscape together.

So check out Meteroid, fork it, push it to its limits, and tell us where it shines and where it falls short. Join us on GitHub, Discord, or wherever you like to hang out online. Let's build this future together, one line of code at a time.