The Industrial Subscription Economy

A practical guide to designing, pricing, and scaling your industrial subscription

The subscription business model has become the primary way of doing business in many consumer sectors and in the B2B SaaS world. Many industrial companies have also launched subscription business models to complement, augment, or diversify their product business portfolio. Companies like Toyota, ABB, Thales, Siemens, Scania, Schindler, Honeywell, Caterpillar, Schneider Electric, and many more have successfully done so. Others are just getting started. This book offers a practical roadmap for getting started, designing a new business model, pricing industrial subscriptions, and scaling them successfully. It’s designed to be a cookbook of best practices, tips, stories, and case studies to accelerate time to value. The industrial world is unique and requires its own approach to subscription business models. Welcome to the Industrial Subscription Economy!


Pricing–The New CEO Imperative

A Book from the Pricing Profession to the C-Suite

Pricing–The New CEO Imperative, the 11th volume by Stephan M. Liozu on the topic of pricing and customer value management, is a message from the pricing profession to the C-suite. It aims to promote pricing and encourage CEOs and C-suite executives to pay greater attention to pricing and to increase their investments in their pricing initiatives. In the context of digital transformations and a post-COVID-19 new normal, pricing is a strategic capability that no CEO should ignore—and a driver of competitive advantage and a strong profit lever.

Pricing has 21 chapters organized in five sections: Pricing Lessons and Myths, Pricing Impact and Pricing Power, Pricing Testimonials, Pricing Maturity and Capabilities, and Pricing as a Force of Transformation.

This book was made possible through the financial contribution of ten companies:

  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Manchon & Company
  • Miller Advisors
  • Pricefx
  • Pros Holdings
  • Simon Kucher & Partners
  • Vendavo
  • Zilliant

This collection is also endorsed by the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) and the Coalition for the Advancement of Pricing (CAP). Be bold: join the pricing revolution!


B2G Pricing

Best Practices in Business-to-Government Pricing Strategies

B2G Pricing is the 10th book by Stephan M. Liozu on the topic of pricing and customer value management. This volume focuses on the topic of business-to-government (B2G) pricing and, more specifically, on best practices for pricing differentiated, high-value, and complex offers to government procurement entities. In 22 chapters organized in four sections-pricing, value-based pricing, price-to-win, and innovation in pricing-the book combines Dr. Liozu’s experience in the area of B2B pricing with his many years of experience in the B2G pricing world.

It also contains valuable contributions from experts in the field who’ve spent decades in government contracting and pricing: Katie Ashton, CGI Dennis Berg, Shipley Associates Michele Flynn, SIREAS LLC Andreas Hinterhuber, Università Ca’ Foscari Kim Kelly, Knowledge Link Alex King, Amplio Services Marsha Lindquist, Granite Leadership Strategies Michael Mansard, Zuora Scott Miller, Miller Advisors Larry Newman, Shipley Associates Michael O’Guin, Knowledge Partner Emmanuel Poidevin, Chris Street, Thales UK Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee.


Pricing Strategy Implementation

Pricing can truly transform organizations. The impact of pricing on organizations is a result of two factors: pricing strategy development and the implementation of these strategies. Implementation is arguably the most difficult part in the pricing strategy process where even seasoned practitioners demand guidance. Pricing strategy development requires creativity, analytical rigor, and an ability to master the internal political competition for scarce resources, but it takes place in a well-defined environment. Fast forward to strategy implementation: competitors that stubbornly fail to behave according to assumptions, new entrants, internal resistance, new opportunities, changing customer preferences, leadership changes, regulatory interventions, or market growth rates that change unexpectedly are some of the intervening variables between the pricing strategy originally developed and the strategy actually implemented. This book provides the theories and best practices that enable the effective implementation of pricing strategies. It offers:

  • a best practice overview on how to convert a pricing strategy into superior results
  • insights from current academic research on driving profits via pricing strategy implementation
  • examples on how to deal with digital transformation in the context of pricing
  • tools and insights into how to overcome internal resistance, align the organization, and forge win-win relationships with customers

Taking a new approach, Pricing Strategy Implementation is a critical and practical tool for practicing executives and managers, as well as academics and researchers in pricing, marketing strategy, and strategic management.


Monetizing Data

A Practical Roadmap to Frame, Price, and Sell B2B Digital Offers

The Digital revolution promises trillions of dollars in created value by 2030. Consultants and researchers are projecting massive and disruptive disruption in entire industrial sectors. As a results, PwC reports in their DigitalIQ report that 73% of executives say that they are investing in internet of things (IoT) and 54% in artificial intelligence. ABB predicts that 33 billion things or objects will be connected to the internet by 2020. So we are experiencing a deluge of digital investments, programs, and large-scale transformations.

Yet, and despite this tsunami of activities, in 2017, Cisco reported that 60% of IoT Initiatives stall in the Proof of Concept phase and that only 26% of companies have had an IoT initiative that they consider a success. In 2017, Siemens also revealed that less than a fifth (18%) of surveyed companies analyze more than 60% of production data they collect. Finally, Simon-Kucher & Partners (SKP) reports that 3 out of 4 firms that invested in digitalization in the past 3 years fail in their efforts due to the lack of monetization strategies, the focus on the wrong priorities, the lack of customer intimacy, and the neglect of digital pricing best practices. In fact, only 18% of these firms are true digital heroes.

Despite the high level of interest and investments, the reality is that most companies are just getting started. The digital champions are not yet reaping the fruit of their investments. Most companies tend to struggle with the process of designing digital business models, with the development of truly differentiated offers, and with the monetization and pricing of their data-based offers.

This book focuses on the topics of data monetization and of the value-based pricing of data-driven offers. The authors introduce a newly-developed practical data monetization roadmap that can be used by digital project teams, incubators, and digital factories to better frame their offers and to apply the principles of value-based pricing. They present options in digital pricing models and practical guidelines on how to deploy them.

Readers will learn:

  1. The various monetization and value creation models for data-enabled offers
  2. The 8 steps of the data monetization framework
  3. The best practices in designing differentiated data-enabled offers
  4. The value-based pricing of data and options in digital pricing models
  5. Business model implications of switching from ownership to consumption model

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