Kill Bill

Kill Bill

4.5 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

E-commerce businesses and marketplaces selling one-off or recurring goods and services.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Kill Bill
  • killbill.io/
  • Founded 2010
  • United States

About This Software

Kill Bill is the leading open-source subscription billing and payments platform. It provides a full-stack, yet modular, solution to manage subscriptions, generate invoices and optimize your payments. Extensible through plugins, your engineers can easily apply custom logic and integrate with third party systems. You can run Kill Bill anywhere and therefore access the most up to date data at any time. Reports become easy and test sandbox nightmares go away.


Features Checklist

  • Automated Work Timer
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Portal
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Dunning Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice History
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Recurring Billing
  • Retainer / Contingency Billing
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Service Ticket Billing
  • Subscription Billing

Product Reviews

Probably the most fully featured open-source billing platform

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenSource, but really well supported.
Massive platform to build billing platforms.

Cons: It's a big product with a lot of features. It take a while to learn, although the documentation is pretty good.

Overall: KillBill is one of the best billing systems I have worked with to date. One of our clients came to us with the challenge to build a real-time, modern product subscription service, on a tight tight budget and even tighter time frames.
KillBill, was easy to stand up, easy to learn and integrate into our architecture, and when our client requested some pretty non-standard functionality, the KillBill team were there to help! Our client couldn't be more pleased, with us, or KillBill.

Recommendations to other buyers: As mentioned above - there's a lot of features, and the product is very flexible. Well worth doing a POC to determine the best approach to your needs.

Powerful Billing + Subscription + Payment System

Feb 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: powerful features
open source
active and responsive contributors

Cons: learning curve (but that's because billing is hard)
version migrations

Overall: We chose killbill for our start-up after much research. We immediately classified it as active open source project with very clever people behind it.

At first we only used a small set KillBills features, specifcally the direct Payment features that integrated with Stripe and PayPal. Now that our business has grown we are currently integrating with the subscription and billing capabilities and are finding it very powerful.

The Billing domain often isn't easy.... when we sat down with our product and account managers we encountered so many user stories, edge cases and 'need to haves' it got really scary for us as developers. We were very relieved to learn that KillBill has been built to cater for these sorts of user stories. As we did our analysis we were able to consistently tick off that we had coverage for the use case.

We've deployed KillBill in docker to AWS easily. The API documentation thoroughly detailed and includes good user guides.

The response time with GitHub issues and Google Groups posts is first class.

Overall, I would highly recommend asesssing KillBill when comparing subscription and billing solutions.

Recommendations to other buyers: first understand deeply your own billing user stories, this is where most of the complexity lies

KillBill serves as the core of our in-house billing system

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We've started using KillBill as the core of our in-house billing system for recurring subscriptions and one-time charges about a year ago. We were looking for a flexible billing solution that would not lock us into any specific vendor, such as Recurly. We decided to try out KillBill and it has proven to serve our use cases well.

Here are some points I would like to highlight:

- KillBill has an excellent quick-to-respond support team. St├ęphane and Pierre are always very quick to help us with our KillBill related problems and answer our questions.
- KillBill is an open source project: I appreciated being able to look at and step through the source code when debugging some of our problems.
- KillBill comes with detailed and up-to-date documentation.
- KillBill is extensible via a plugin mechanism: we wrote a KillBill plugin to use Authorize.Net as our payment gateway.
- KillBill comes with KAUI, a graphical interface that enables non-engineers, such as Sales representatives, to look at billing accounts, invoices, payments and other billing related information. Kaui also supports administrative actions, such as refunding a payment or adding/deleting credit card information. KillBill allows the creation of user roles with a fine-grained permission set, so it is easy to configure different users with different access priviledges.
- Just like our other microservices, we run KillBill in a Docker container in a cloud.