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Marketplace monetization platforms: build or buy? - Opencell Posted on Jan 12, 2017 by Ethan
Building a subscription marketplace with Opencell

Marketplaces are one of the most popular Internet business models. They provide a platform for sellers to aggregate their products and/or services and sell them to end consumers. They commonly provide lead generation and marketing services as well as back-office support for monetization and fulfilment. 

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Opencell featured in latest CGI France telco & media barometer - Opencell Posted on Dec 14, 2016 by Ethan
Agile billing platforms are a critical factor for service innovation.

Opencell’s CEO David Meyer is interviewed in the latest edition of the CGI Telco & Media Barometer.

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Subscription success - Opencell Posted on Oct 25, 2016 by Ethan
New Opencell features make it easier to connect with your customer and build your recurring revenue business.

When we started Opencell, we were convinced that recurring businesses needed a subscription management platform that was easy to configure and simple to set up. We wanted to provide a solution that could go live quickly and make it easy to iterate but that could still handle complex use cases and heavy usage volume.

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Opencell to monetize Actility IoT marketplace - Opencell Posted on Sep 16, 2016 by Ethan
Leading French IoT network will integrate Opencell’s solution into its IaaS cloud

Opencell has been selected as the monetization platform for the ThingPark marketplace launched by Actility, a major player in the IoT network and marketplace space.

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Billing for the cloud - Opencell Posted on Aug 17, 2016 by Ethan
Why billing is a strategic differentiator for cloud providers.

Cloud computing promises IT on demand—perfectly adapted to enterprise needs and quick to react to changing business circumstances. To deliver on this promise, cloud providers require sophisticated monetization and billing go-to-market strategies that will serve as strategic differentiators in a crowded, hyper-competitive market.

In this article, we'll discuss the key drivers of cloud provider monetization models and provide a checklist of key questions a cloud provider should ask when choosing a billing solution.

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Getting ready for everything as a service - Opencell Posted on Aug 10, 2016 by Ethan
How digital services are transforming enterprise IT requirements.

Owning or buying stuff is, well, so last-century.

I have piles of old CDs and DVDs gathering dust at home but haven’t owned a DVD player for years and my latest computer doesn’t even have a CD/DVD drive. My iTunes library is empty except for a couple of films and CD titles I bought years ago. Now, I just rely on streaming subscription services like Spotify or Netflix for my entertainment.

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Open source business : lessons learned - Opencell Posted on Dec 20, 2015 by Ethan
Initial thoughts on Opencell’s business and service model.

The world’s most innovative and successful companies are increasingly turning to open source models. Last month, Google announced that it was opening up the code to Tensorflow, its AI software engine.  Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that it was open sourcing the design of its AI hardware.

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The green invoice - Opencell Posted on Oct 20, 2015 by Ethan
How better billing can contribute to a greener economy.

« You can’t manage what you can’t measure ». As Paris gets ready for ten days of snarling traffic and climate diplomacy around the COP21 summit, that old business adage rings true when thinking about pragmatic ways in which we can meaningfully reduce greenhouse emissions.

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