Key business questions for pricing excellence

Key business questions for pricing excellence

Ibbaka helps you execute on value-based pricing. This is a pricing strategy where your price is based on the differentiated value you provide to your customers. The alternatives to value-based pricing are cost-plus pricing (good for contracts where the deliverables are poorly defined and controlled by the client), transactional pricing (what happens with commodities), market following pricing (if you have little pricing power) and various forms of auctions (growing in importance as M2M pricing becomes more common).

When is 'user pricing' a good pricing metric?

When is 'user pricing' a good pricing metric?

User-based pricing has gotten a lot of bad press recently. It is generally seen as a lazy pricing metric, used by companies that have not thought deeply about their value metric and how to connect the pricing to value. But there are many cases when user-based pricing is the best metric and should be used.

The Price of Data in the Underground Economy

The Price of Data in the Underground Economy

Monetizing data is a growing topic of conversation globally. The proliferation of data and the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing a lens into understanding customer usage like never before. One that will help drive innovative models for data monetization. Yet, one cannot discuss the opportunities that come with big data without thinking about data security.

Understanding Customer Value Creation and Usage to Determine Price

Understanding Customer Value Creation and Usage to Determine Price

Understanding how a product or service offering creates differentiated value for the customer is the foundation of value-based pricing.  Prices should align with the value the customer receives, thus ensuring the seller is maximizing returns from the customers and target the customers that derive the most value from the offering. These are the customers that will be happiest and most successful, the kind of customer you want to build a business on. For pricing to be effective, it should track the value metric. This is the unit by which the product or service offering is consumed that best reflects how the customer gets value.