Key features of MetraNet for Cloud include:
•Cloud pricing models for on-demand, reserved, usage-based, location-based, free trials, promotions, bundling, or peak /off-peak pricing for any cloud service •Channel/partner, hybrid clouds to rate usage across any computing model and create product bundles that include multiple resources •Private cloud chargeback to bill IT departments implementing transfer pricing and departmental chargeback •Configurable billing and settlement hierarchies •Grouped commitments across corporate hierarchies •Supplier compensation to manage profitable relationships with suppliers •Channel compensation to manage channel behavior through creative compensation plans •Multi-party settlement (retainer, residual, shared, settled) including multi-party agreements where a single transaction can involve three or more relationships •Partner and departmental partitions to enable customers to share the power of MetraNet with business units or partners •Customizable online bill with easy re-branding for partners and customers •Dynamic scaling to easily and flexibly accommodate peak periods including bursting from private to public clouds •The ability to change product pricing quickly to respond to market demand and competition •Sophisticated charging support including digital bundles, pay-per-use and bursting •Individualized negotiation for enterprise agreements •Improved auditability and data transparency with granular usage and resource allocation •Virtual bundle support with partners and revenue sharing •Customer billing and third-party payments and commissions support on one platform
MetraTech Chief Marketing Officer Esmeralda Swartz said, "MetraTech empowers providers to accelerate time-to-market for any type of infrastructure or digital service, and create value-added bundles flexibly and easily. Customers can run their business the way they need to and not be limited by an inflexible billing system. MetraNet for Cloud is the latest MetraTech innovation that continues our push to make monetization a business enabler by delivering an unlimited ability for providers to differentiate offerings and support high-margin services. We are arming our customers with the tools to drive enterprise cloud adoption through monetization that supports subscription and consumption-based services, value-added services, cloud elasticity and corporate commitments."
Other highlights of MetraNet for Cloud can be found in the MetraNet for Cloud data sheet and video.
MetraTech is showcasing its MetraNet for Cloud and other technologies at booth #437 on the exhibition floor at the Cloud Expo, in New York from June 10 to 13, 2013.
•MetraTech announces new customer mBlox today •MetraTech on Twitter •MetraTech on Facebook
MetraTech Corp. simplifies and enables global commerce innovation, while helping businesses respond to an ever-changing customer and partner relationship landscape. We empower businesses to embrace change through a unique Agreements-Based Billing, Commerce and Compensation platform that models and supports fluid, personalized, multi-party agreements for customers, partners and suppliers. We automate business processes and business models to address rapidly changing or complex business strategies. Our products are deployed globally, and our customers use MetraTech to innovatively create and securely collect revenue, provide settlement to partners and manage their customer lifecycle in 12 languages, 28 currencies and 90 countries. Customers include Arkadin, Bell, Concur, The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Cetip, The City of Chicago, GRU São Paulo International Airport, GXS, InterCall, LifeLock, mBlox, Microsoft, PGi, O'Hare Airport, Telia Sonera, TELUS, and TELMORE. The company is headquartered in Boston, with offices in London, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. MetraTech is a venture-backed, privately held company whose investors include Accel Partners, Meritech Capital and Vesbridge Partners. For more information, please visit www.metratech.com.
 Predicts 2013: Cloud Computing Becomes an Integral Part of IT Published: 4 December 2012
 Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2017, 1Q13 Update, 26 March 2013. ID Number: G00248727
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