A subscription management and membership management software.

About Advantage

Advantage is a full-featured subscription and order management platform for marketing and selling digital and print content, services, products and combinations of the above, and includes eCommerce, customer and self-service, payments and reporting. Advantage has an open API for integrating with other applications.

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Advantage Features

  • Subscription and order management
  • Synchronization between digital and print content
  • Promotions and offers
  • Discounting
  • Packages/bundling
  • Payment processing
  • Digital wallet
  • Retention
  • Upsells and cross-sells
  • Loyalty programs
  • Membership
  • Workflow events
  • Scripting
  • Business intelligence
  • Integration with Salesforce and Dynamics
  • Extensibility with other systems

Advantage Target Market

Advantage is best for mid-size to large publishers of:

  • Digital and print magazines
  • Journals
  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Books
  • Box subscription retailers
  • Membership organizations
  • Service companies

Advantage Pricing

The cost of Advantage starts at $3,600/month. The software is priced at a base price per month plus a per user per month charge. There is an upfront migration project fee. There is no free trial available. There is no free version available.

Product Overview

  • Developer AdvantageCS
  • Type Subscription Management Software
  • Client OS Windows, Web
  • Deployment Cloud or On-Premises
  • Starting Price $3,600/month

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User Reviews of Advantage

Submitted on August 15th, 2021 by Mark Judd

With the system handling both print and digital subscriptions, plus bundles and single items purchases, Advantage provides our clients with the ability to offer a wide range of products and services to their customers. [In particular] the ability to bundle print and digital items into packages has been fundamental to us supporting our clients’ subscriptions strategies as they seek to monetize digital and further extend the life of print. It has been beneficial in many ways, particularly with the synchronization of subscription terms with revenue and liability allocation and the tax management across bundled products.

AdvantageCS has been a trusted and valued partner of CDS Global during the last decade, providing support and guidance both operationally and from a strategic perspective. Our teams see the AdvantageCS team as an extension of CDS Global. Where technical solutions are not obvious, there is always a willingness to explore alternative solutions to meet our needs and collaborate on projects and initiatives. When differences do arise, we work together to find mutually agreeable solutions and they are always open to any new ideas and suggestions we, or our clients, may have.

Advantage has given us a strong platform to support our existing clients as they grow, and to attract new clients to CDS Global. The international features and capabilities supporting multi-language, tax and currencies have been particularly helpful in enabling us to work with new media clients in Europe and Asia.

Submitted on August 15th, 2021 by Svend Erik Hansen

We are extremely pleased to now have Advantage running in three countries—Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Having Advantage as the single subscription system provides the efficiencies, cost reductions, and superior capabilities we need to move forward. This is like a dream for me. The people at AdvantageCS are real professionals.

Submitted on August 15th, 2021 by Tricia Koning

Advantage staff worked hard to solve challenges and to get our Cider site to a stable place for go-live. Improving the deeper integration between Advantage and Cider is an ongoing effort that keeps evolving as we do more with the Cider platform.

We use Cider in servicing our customers, not only as a transactional platform, but also as a rich source of product and author information. Advantage has remained committed to improving and better-utilizing Cider throughout our partnership with them.