SOURCE: MetraTech

July 12, 2011 09:00 ET

MetraTech's Metanga Taps Scribe for Online Billing Integration for Azure ISVs

Partnership Delivers Cost-Effective Pre-Configured Integration for Rapidly Connecting Billing, CRM and Other Business Applications

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference -- MetraTech, the leading provider of agreements-based billing and compensation solutions, and Scribe, a global data integration provider, today announced that the two companies are collaborating to connect the Metanga cloud billing application to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other business applications. This technology partnership delivers faster time to revenue at a fraction of the cost of traditional integration solutions for independent software vendors (ISVs) that create and support cloud-based services.

Using Scribe Online, customers can integrate customer and transactional data between Metanga, MetraTech's multi-tenant, cloud-based billing application, and other online and on-premise business applications. The Scribe Online platform simplifies the implementation and maintenance of integration solutions, and like Metanga, it is built on the Windows Azure platform. Its unique collaborative user experience and ability to support global integrations make it an ideal solution for integrating a broad range of applications quickly and easily.

"The MetraTech and Scribe partnership supports Microsoft's commitment to the cloud with online offerings for CRM," said Brad Wilson, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM. "They provide the first integrated billing solution with Dynamics CRM Online for ISVs building industry-based vertical solutions."

"Using the solutions from Scribe and Metanga, ISVs can benefit from the ability to rapidly develop and deploy next-generation solutions that are based on the Windows Azure platform," said Aashish Dhamdhere, senior product manager, Windows Azure at Microsoft Corp. "In addition, Scribe and Metanga's billing solution is integrated with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online."

The Metanga solution enables the management of customer enrollment, product catalogs, pricing, promotions, invoicing, customer self-care and payment capture for industry verticals, including cloud, business-to-business (B2B), consumptive media, telepresence, broadband and smart grid. It facilitates consumption-based billing for online applications that require more than simplistic recurring credit card billing.

"Today, no application is standalone, especially in the cloud," said Scott Swartz, founder and CEO of MetraTech. "The billing system is the center of knowledge for financial relationships and for providing that information to other systems, which lets ISVs better manage and service their customers. We selected Scribe because we wanted a partner that could deliver world-class integration in the Windows Azure environment in the most efficient and effective manner possible for our ISV customers."

"Metanga is unique among cloud billing offerings in that it draws upon MetraTech's years of experience in developing and operating billing systems for service innovation leaders," said Lou Guercia, president and CEO of Scribe. "We built Scribe Online based on our years of integration experience to support the needs of ISVs; it is the data integration solution of choice for Azure ISVs. Our partnership with MetraTech and Metanga provides simplified data transfer between applications in the cloud and on- premise to get solutions to market quickly and to speed up cloud adoption."

The integration solution will be showcased at Microsoft's 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), July 10-14 in Los Angeles. The WPC is the premier event for Microsoft partners worldwide. It provides a forum for connecting with other partners and with Microsoft, and to learn about the latest Microsoft programs, strategies and cutting-edge technologies.

About MetraTech
MetraTech Corp. offers two innovative solutions to billing, compensation and customer care. We empower organizations to embrace change through a unique agreements-based billing and compensation solution that models and supports fluid, personalized multi-party agreements. We automate business processes and business models to address rapidly changing or complex business strategies. Metanga, our multi-tenant, cloud-based service, provides a guided operational experience for companies seeking a turnkey solution. MetraNet, our on-premises or managed service, provides a solution for organizations seeking complete control over the configuration of their billing environment. Together, these solutions enable customers to securely collect revenue, compensate partners and manage their customer lifecycle in 12 languages, 28 currencies and 90 countries. Customers include The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), CETIP, the City of Chicago, Microsoft Online, PGi and OnStream (National Grid). The company is headquartered in Boston, with offices in San Francisco, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and London. MetraTech is a venture-backed, privately held company whose investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Meritech Capital and Vesbridge Partners. For more information, please visit www.metratech.com and www.metanga.com.

About Scribe
Scribe is a global provider of cloud and on-premises data integration solutions. With over 800 partners and 10,000 customers, Scribe has proven its ability to deliver cost-effective, reliable data solutions that give both its customers and partners a competitive advantage in business today. The Scribe Online platform delivers a robust, collaborative cloud computing platform for data integration to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.scribesoft.com, follow Scribe on Twitter, or subscribe to the Scribe Blog.

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