Financial Services

Real Time Pricing incentivising customer loyalty

Real Time Pricing can greatly enable data driven businesses. A company can use data and pricing to attract and retain customers or provide value added services. These mechanisms can enable a long term competitive advantage against less capable competitors.

Challenge

Pricing services for broad markets is very general and causes money to be left on the table. Not all customers, in all segments, in all locations, in all situations will value your services at a similar price. Connecting pricing to customer situations will enable you to maximize revenue and provide optimal value to customers.

 

Example: Condominium businesses are looking to create a revenue model that will ensure long-term customers in a highly competitive market. Condo corps  provide various services to residents and nearby customers, while also competing with the similar services offered by local competition. They need a way to calculate loyalty incentive pricing to attract and retain customers.

Omniware Approach

Using Dynamics Billing, a service provider can incent loyalty with its  customers by directing them to available service options through incentive pricing. Dynamics Billing has a powerful data mediation hub, which assesses data from IoT sensors or operational systems for the purposes of rating specific customer situations. Moreover situational rules, such as revenue thresholds,  can be applied to offer customers pricing unique to their segment and situation. 

 

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For example, by looking at the various monthly costs that current condominium customers pay for condo services, such as rent, parking, using the party room, etc…, condo corps can incent loyalty by rewarding purchase of additional services (such as laundry, sports equipment, EV charging) above a revenue threshold. These additional purchases can be offered at a discount.

Benefits

  • Maximize revenue 

  • Improve customer satisfaction

  • Incent customer loyalty 

  • Improve the value of services for customers by recognizing their unique situations.

  • Improve market share by creating loyalty through situational awareness

 
 

Reflecting Customers' Variable Usage

Equipment Finance companies provide financing large variety of equipment for use by an organization. Equipment can include computing hardware, networking equipment, medical equipment, heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, control modules, and other various types of infrastructure assets.

Challenge

Quantities of equipment assets will fluctuate over the life of a deal. Customers will need to use the quantity of assets versus the baseline quantity set at the commencement of the deal. The quantity of assets used by customers will fluctuate based on the customers' business needs. Accommodating this fluctuation in assets is historically managed as a manual and tedious process. 

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Omniware Approach

Dynamics Billing offers unique features to capture, assess, and bill for asset quantity changes. Dynamics Billing can capture transactions via IoT messages from network-based devices, file transfers from an operational system, or simply via a formatted excel file. Dynamics Billing will then compare the transaction volume of each asset against the contractual commitments. Baseline quantities can be set as volumes or dollar commitments. Changes from the baseline are then billed as a flat minimum, as per unit charges above the baseline, or as tiered charges above the baseline or using almost any other charging mechanism. Invoices are then calculated and distributed showing baseline quantity, volume adjustments, and respective charges.

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Benefits

  • Accurately capture usage of assets and automatically bill for quantities used

  • Customers of equipment finance companies can assess their consumption of assets in a convenient report 

  • Review customers' consumption behavior and engage customers during billing to offer new services or enroll in new programs

  • Offer customers’ management  information to allow them control over their consumption of your services

Real Time Pricing via customer behaviour insights

Companies can use pricing to reflect the value of a service to a market. But when you connect pricing to situational changes in supply or demand, companies  can create increased value and competitive differentiation. Data from IoT sensors or operational systems can provide insights into usage, capacity, availability of assets or customer behavior, which can then be used to guide a customer’s behavior through pricing incentives.

Challenge

Pricing services for broad markets is very general and causes money to be left on the table. Not all customers, in all segments, in all locations, in all situations will value your services at a similar price. Connecting pricing to customer situations will enable you to maximize revenue and provide optimal value to customers.

Example: A laundromat business finds that some locations can become over utilized, while other locations are being underutilized. It wants to better balance its machines capacity and location availability to avoid customer frustration waiting in line for machines and direct them to available machines in other locations at potentially lower prices.

Omniware Approach

Using Dynamics Billing, a service provider, such as a laundromat business, can provide greater convenience to its customers by directing them to available service options by offering incentive pricing. Dynamics Billing has a powerful data mediation hub, which assesses data from IoT sensors or operational systems for the purposes of rating specific customer types. Moreover situational rules can be applied to offer customers pricing unique to their segment and situation.

 

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For example, the laundromat provides a web app to direct customers to the closest laundromat. Service utilization is tracked by IoT sensors on each machine. When a location becomes >80% utilized, the Dynamics Billing real time pricing algorithm offers customers incentive pricing at neighboring locations.

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Benefits

  • Maximize revenue 

  • Improve customer satisfaction

  • Improve the value of services for customers by recognizing their unique situations.

  • Improve market share by insights of situational awareness

  • Reduce maintenance costs by spreading utilization of machines / equipment facilities

 

Processing Very Large Volumes of Customer Usage for Billing

Credit processing companies provide credit checks and reports on consumers to customers who offer large dollar assets for sale. Credit checks are often used for home mortgages, loans, automobile purchases, appliances, or a range of other home infrastructure assets such as heating, cooling, battery storage and solar panels.

Challenge

The large volume of transactions being fielded and responded on a daily basis need to be managed quickly and accurately. Credit processing customers require a process and system that just works -not one that requires a lot of manual intervention. Customers also demand aggregated reports and consumption information that can be validated quickly.

Omniware Approach

Dynamics Billing offers unique features to capture, assess, and bill for usage transactions.  Dynamics Billing can capture transactions via IoT messages, network-based devices, and XML file transfers from operational systems. Dynamics Billing will then compare the transaction volume of each asset against the appropriate price plan for that customer per contractual commitments. Invoices are produced that identify services consumed for each of a customer's location and charges are aggregated for location, region, or according to the customer's required hierarchy.

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Benefits

  • Accurately capture consumption of services and bill for charges according to contract

  • Customers of credit processing services can assess their consumption of services on a consolidated report 

  • Review customers' consumption behavior and engage customers during billing to offer new services or enroll in new programs

  • Offer customers management  information to allow them control over their consumption of your services to better engage them in your services

 
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Benefits

  • Effortlessly create and manage products and services as required by your customers

  • Design, test, and optimize pricing plans based on how your users are using your products

  • Test different charging methods based on customer, product, and usage attributes in the calculation of pricing

  • Bill when and how you want with numerous billing options with easy-to-read invoices

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Omniware Approach

Dynamics Billing enables organizations to quickly set up products and services into natural hierarchies. New products will adopt characteristics from “parent” products and pass along characteristics to “child” products. Changes across entire portfolios can be made with only a few clicks. All customers are managed with a full suite of subscription management features, like entitlement management, cross-sells and upsells, and customer and business insights.

Challenge

Organizations often have large and constantly changing portfolios of products and services. Organizations can iterate different approaches in each market in which they operate with Omniware's solution. Our billing system manages large and constantly changing products and service offerings while still allowing them to go to market quickly.

Transforming Traditional Products to the Digital Economy

The digital economy allows organizations to iterate and adapt their products and services on the fly. This creates an explosion in the products and services they offer in each market. 

Advanced Invoicing for Complex Customers

You have created a desirable product and offer various bundles to customers. Organizations want to monitor the use of your products by all their employees. Additionally, they want their cost centers to review and pay consolidated invoices.

Challenge

Your existing billing solution cannot accommodate customized invoicing for enterprise organizations. Your billing staff cobble together workarounds to track employees in an organization, download individual invoices, consolidate and issue invoices as customers require them. While it works for you now, you want to offer customer self-service for how customers want to receive their employees’ invoices.

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Omniware Approach

Dynamics Billing offers unique features to manage customer attributes which can then be used for consumption, charging, or invoice distribution. Clients can enable customer-centric invoice distributions on our platform. For example, at the end of this month’s billing cycle:

  • Consolidate all invoices and aggregate amounts owing by your customers’ 10 regional offices

  • Issue separate invoice copies, one for each employee which shows their consumption of a la carte features and their selected bundle (bronze, silver, or gold) for the billing cycle

  • Display a button on the customers’ portal to allow each of the regional offices to pay their respective aggregated invoices

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Benefits

  • Deliver customers the invoicing and messaging that is best suited to their business structure

  • Eliminate manual workarounds and minimize billing inaccuracies

  • Engage customers during billing to upsell or enroll in new programs

  • Offer customers’ management  control over their consumption of your services