At first glance, billing may seem about as exciting as an Excel spreadsheet. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find that billing is actually one of today's most exciting technology sectors, particularly when it comes to cloud service marketplaces. The ability to manage seamless online billing and payments lies at the heart of application delivery, and cloud-based commerce as a whole.
That's why we're thrilled to announce that AppDirect has acquired jBilling, the world's leading open source billing solution. Founded 10 years ago and based in Canada, jBilling powers the billing systems of trusted companies—including Constant Contact, Sage Software, VeriFone, and more—worldwide, and its software has been downloaded more than 120,000 times across more than 150 countries.
For jBilling customers, very little will actually change. The company will continue to serve new and existing clients with superior technology and customer service. Going forward, this move will enable jBilling and AppDirect to leverage our respective expertise and experience in billing and Marketplace-as-a-Service solutions, while we expand the footprints of both companies. We see a lot of opportunity to change the way that cloud service distribution and billing work, and we're excited to start doing just that.
Emiliano Conde, jBilling's founder and lead developer, agrees. As he puts it, "Our solutions are a natural complement to one another, and working together, we have limitless potential to transform the way companies in a range of industries deliver and bill for their software and services."