SOURCE: Aria Systems

Aria Systems - Billing and Subscription Management

February 02, 2010 08:00 ET

Issuu Drives Publishing Industry Transformation With Aria Billing and Subscription Management Platform

World's Leading Digital Publisher Deploys Leading SaaS Billing Solution to Monetize Apple iPad and Other Popular Mobile Platforms

MEDIA, PA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Aria Systems, Inc. (, the leading provider of on demand billing and subscription management solutions, today announced that Issuu (, the leading digital publishing platform, has deployed the Aria Billing and Subscription Management Platform. The Aria Platform has helped Issuu monetize its growing repository of more than one million documents, managing both free user accounts as well as paid subscribers.

Issuu is the leading publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of digital magazines, books, catalogs, reports, and more. In just a few seconds, users can create beautiful digital editions available in both web and mobile platforms simply by uploading their publications. Issuu is used by more than 9 million visitors per month and is trusted by leading organizations like Google, Viacom, Random House, Siemens, Cambridge University Press, The Telegraph, the United Nations, and thousands of other publishers. Time magazine recently named Issuu one of the Top 50 websites of 2009. Issuu provides a digital newsstand with the best e-reader on the market for popular mobile platforms like Android. Coming this spring, Issuu will provide an e-reader for the new Apple iPad currently under development.

"Issuu represents the future of publishing and has rapidly established itself as a global leader," said Ed Sullivan, CEO of Aria Systems. "The Aria Platform powers a lot of next-generation businesses like Issuu that need fast deployment, scalability, and billing flexibility and we look forward to supporting Issuu's continued growth."

Taking advantage of the increasingly popular "freemium" model, Issuu needed a platform that could manage both free and premium subscribers. Issuu also needed to be able to support a large and diverse network of resellers that includes print shops, web agencies, media and publishing companies, freelancers and many others. It was also critical to Issuu to find a billing and subscription management partner that could deliver a system quickly.

Originally deployed in June 2009, the Issuu Pro Billing System, powered by the Aria Billing and Subscription Management Platform, integrates with Issuu's internal financial systems to track receivables. Issuu considered many other SaaS billing solutions and selected Aria because of the Aria Platform's maturity and reliability, rich application programming interface (API), administrative interface, and robust user self-service capabilities.

"Issuu serves a large, global audience and we needed a platform that could scale with our growth and support our various revenue models," said Astrid Sandoval, CCO Sales & Marketing at Issuu. "The Aria Billing and Subscription Management Platform was the clear choice for rapid deployment and short-term results as well as the flexibility and reliability to deliver long-term success."

About Aria Systems

Aria Systems is the leader in on-demand billing and subscription management solutions. Since its inception in 2003 as the pioneer in SaaS billing, Aria has grown rapidly to manage millions of accounts in every country in the world and spanning a wide range of industries. The Aria Billing and Subscription Management Platform is the industry's most reliable, flexible and scalable on-demand platform for organizations looking to accelerate revenue capture while significantly reducing operating costs. Aria Systems also leads the market in security and compliance as the only vendor to have achieved both SAS 70 Type II certification as well as PCI DSS Level 1 compliance for the entire billing management process. Aria's team is comprised of industry veterans that have managed multi-billion dollar billing operations supporting millions of end user subscribers. For more information about Aria Systems, visit or call 1-877-755-2370.

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