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Killbill vs Recurly: What are the differences?

Developers describe Killbill as "Open-Source Subscription Billing and Payment Platform". Kill Bill is a platform for subscription billing and payments integration Its plug-in architecture allows you to easily apply custom logic and integrate with third party systems.. On the other hand, Recurly is detailed as "Subscription Billing. Zen Simplicity". Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business.

Killbill and Recurly can be primarily classified as "Payment Services" tools.

Some of the features offered by Killbill are:

  • Invoicing and Prorated Billing
  • Event Based Billing
  • Internationalization

On the other hand, Recurly provides the following key features:

  • Subscription Plans
  • Account Dashboard
  • Dunning Management

Killbill is an open source tool with 1.93K GitHub stars and 450 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Killbill's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Killbill?

Kill Bill is a platform for subscription billing and payments integration. Its plug-in architecture allows you to easily apply custom logic and integrate with third party systems.

What is Recurly?

Recurly is the leading pay-as-you-go recurring billing service because setup is easy, integrations are quick, and our service grows with the needs of your business.
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          What are some alternatives to Killbill and Recurly?
          Stripe
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          Adyen
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          Chargify
          Chargify simplifies recurring billing for Web 2.0 and SaaS companies. Build innovative web applications without worrying how to bill your customers.
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          Decisions about Killbill and Recurly
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          Stripe
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          #Paymentgatewayintegration

          Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.

          Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.

          Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.

          Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.

          #Paymentgatewayintegration

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          Overall I've enjoyed working with Recurly, however, their XML only API response produced some headaches/delays in a Node-based (Meteor) project. Conversion of the XML worked, but the way responses were formed wasn't always consistent (e.g. for error handling) resulting in a lot of extra work.

          The product is pretty good, but this XML issue along with improved API documentation would make it great.

          How developers use Killbill and Recurly
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          Frontify-0 uses RecurlyRecurly

          We use Recurly for recurring subscription management and payments.

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          Sail Tactics uses RecurlyRecurly

          Recurring subscription payments

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