CSC AND ARIA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCE COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF CSC CLOUDBILL™ TO ONLINE BUSINESSES IN EUROPE
News Release -- January 23, 2012
Luxembourg – Jan. 23 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) and Aria Systems today announced the commercial availability of CSC CloudBill™ to businesses in the European market. CSC CloudBill is a billing and subscription management solution delivered “as a service” that provides online businesses with a more efficient way to monetize their products and services.
The solution is hosted in the CSC Trusted Cloud Datacenter and is built on Aria Systems’ Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. Unlike large, capital-intensive billers and niche providers, CSC CloudBill is the only monetization platform that encompasses the full customer lifecycle from subscription management to billing in an as a service environment.
CSC’s consulting, systems integration and cloud technology leadership, combined with Aria’s industry-leading platform, offers a low-cost, flexible subscription billing and recurring revenue management tool to the market. Initially, the two companies will enable European clients to enter new markets quickly, manage complex pricing schemes, accelerate time to market and optimize sales strategies to increase revenue and cash flow.
“In today’s fast-paced and hyper-competitive e-commerce environment, companies need to get to market quickly, offer differentiated products and services and generate revenue accurately — and the powerful duo of CSC and Aria are providing a user-friendly, effective recurring revenue subscription and billing solution that accomplishes all of this at a low-cost point of entry,” said Mary Jo Morris, president, Technology and Consumer Group, CSC. “CSC has more than 25 years of experience supporting clients across industry segments with their billing needs, and in CloudBill has consolidated these best practices in an intuitive and integrated management tool.”
“The European billing industry is ready for a cloud-based transformation,” said Mike Morini, president and CEO of Aria Systems. “CSC’s CloudBill service, powered by Aria, is perfect for companies launching new recurring revenue businesses in a PCI-compliant environment.”
Earlier in 2011, CSC and Aria Systems announced a global agreement to collaborate on cloud subscription billing and recurring revenue management. As part of the agreement, CSC has adopted the Aria Systems platform as the foundation of CloudBill, and today’s announcement reaffirms both companies’ commitment to offering a competitive cloud-based solution.
For more information about CSC’s cloud services, visit www.csc.com/cloud.
About Aria Systems
Aria Systems is the subscription billing and management market leader serving Global 2000 companies. The Aria Subscription Billing Platform is the industry’s only enterprise-class solution that automates the entire subscriber life cycle for all recurring revenue models. Disney, Pitney Bowes, Ingersoll Rand, DreamWorks, EMC, Internap, Roku, VMware, Taleo, and HootSuite all rely on Aria for fast time-to-market, low operational costs, and monetization flexibility. For more information, visit www.ariasystems.com.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 97,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.