Chargebee Time Machine

Test and visualise future subscription workflows

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#3 Product of the DayMarch 05, 2018

It’s impossible to test a scheduled action for a future time, isn’t it? With Chargebee’s Time Machine, a first-of-its-kind tool, you can test and visualize your subscription lifecycle, and billing workflows. So your real configurations work exactly as you want them to, and won't embarrass you in any way.


  • Pros: 

    Super simple setup and crazy good support



    Have used Chargebee in my previous startup and have also recommended to our customers. One consistent thing about Chargebee is thoughtfulness of features and super-responsive customer support.

    Ashwin | PipeCandy has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Intuitive user interface and APIs, reliably engineered and great customer support!


    None that I can think of!

    We've been using ChargeBee for over 2 years now and it has been a great experience, to say the least! What is most impressive is that their product has always worked reliably, despite the fact that it needs to deal with the complexities and quirks of recurring billing and payment gateways.

    The dashboard's user interface, product docs and their APIs feel really intuitive.

    The icing on the cake is their stellar support! The team has been super responsive and has helped out with queries quickly.

    In short, Chargebee is a no-brainer if you're looking out for a solution for recurring billing.

    Kanishk Dudeja has used this product for one year.


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Praveen FrancisMakerHiring@praveenius · Director of Design & UX @chargebee
Thanks everyone for checking out Chargebee Time Machine! I'd love to answer any questions that you have about Time Machine or Chargebee. We built the Time Machine for ourselves when our own developers needed a way to test their code. We needed an easy way to hurry system time, so the scheduled operations work as intended. We’ve been using the Time Machine internally for a while and our developers absolutely love it! We thought this would be something that will be very useful for people integrating with Chargebee as well. We’ve been surprised by so many of our beta customers using Time Machine to test business use cases, train employees and so much more.
Srikrishnan Ganesan@srikrishnang · Building Freshchat @ Freshworks
This will be great for when we make any changes and want to test them out. Available to all customers? cc @anishdeena @jmsatheesh
Praveen FrancisMakerHiring@praveenius · Director of Design & UX @chargebee
@anishdeena @jmsatheesh @srikrishnang Time Machine is available for everyone using Chargebee 😊 And yes, as an existing customer, you can use Time Machine to simulate any changes to your billing configurations and before any new changes to the integration.
Nivas Ravichandran@nivasravi · Product Marketing - Freshsales CRM
What kind of actions can we test on the Time Machine?
Praveen FrancisMakerHiring@praveenius · Director of Design & UX @chargebee
@nivasravi - You can test if your trial customers and being converted to the right paid plans and proper invoicing happens. - You can test if the right transactional emails are being sent to your customers. - If you want to charge all our customers on the same date, you can simulate how the transition would work. - If your customers don’t want to receive multiple invoices, you can setup consolidation rules and test them with Time Machine And much much more...
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
Cool idea :)
Praveen FrancisMakerHiring@praveenius · Director of Design & UX @chargebee
@daviswbaer Thanks Davis, hope you give it a spin 🙂
Wow. This is a much needed design pattern in Software! Many edge cases elude the dev/QA team and are either found by customers or implementation teams. Case for a new behavioral pattern? 🤔
Srikrishnan Ganesan@srikrishnang · Building Freshchat @ Freshworks
@1ndus yup! Life changing for QA :)