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KingsIsle Entertainment Drives Online Gaming Revenues With Aria Billing and Subscription Management PlatformMassively Multiplayer Online Gaming Company Succeeds With SaaS Billing Leader (March 10, 2010)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/10 -- GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE 2010 -- Aria Systems, Inc. (http://www.AriaSystems.com), the leading provider of recurring billing and subscription management solutions, today announced that KingsIsle Entertainment (http://www.kingsisle.com) is using Aria Platform Enterprise Edition to support tremendous growth in its online gaming community. KingsIsle specializes in massively multiplayer online (MMO) games that provide entertainment for the entire family. KingsIsle now processes millions of dollars a month using the Aria Platform, and serves as a great real-world example of the flexibility and economic advantages of Aria's SaaS billing platform over traditional on-premise enterprise billing solutions.
Wizard101 (http://www.wizard101.com), KingsIsle's flagship property, recently won MMORPGs "Family Game of the Year" for 2009, received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009 and was recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards. Wizard101 is an elaborate virtual world of Wizardry in which magic and sorcery come to life. Players embark on quests through the game's themed worlds interacting with a cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters along the way. The company's experienced and creative team is raising the bar in online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle's Wizard101 community recently raised $126,000 for Children's Charities, and recently launched its new WizardBlox application for the iPhone.
"When entertainment companies like KingsIsle launch new titles, it's hard to know how quickly those titles will take off, and what kind of revenue and subscriber activity to expect in the first year," said Ed Sullivan, CEO at Aria Systems. "That's the beauty of Aria's SaaS billing platform. Instead of having to estimate growth or pre-pay for hardware and software licenses, we let companies get to market quickly and focus on their business, not their billing infrastructure."
KingsIsle manages paying subscribers using Aria Platform Enterprise Edition, with integration to Chase Paymentech for payment processing. The Aria Platform automates regular invoicing to KingsIsle customers, as well as tracking payment status and sending notifications to subscribers based on current or future events like upcoming credit card expiration. KingsIsle chose Aria for its functional breadth, comprehensive API, scalability, and unmatched security and compliance.
"Aria Platform Enterprise Edition is a key enabler of our commercial success," said David Nichols, President and COO at KingsIsle Entertainment. "Aria lets us focus on building great games and has scaled from both a capacity and economic perspective for our business."
Aria Systems is proud to be exhibiting at the Game Developers Conference 2010 at booth #1246. To learn more about the Aria Billing and Subscription Management Platform at GDC, email [email protected].
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 recurring 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 http://www.AriaSystems.com or call 1-877-755-2370.
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