Resell AWS with ActivePlatform

ActivePlatform offers automated provisioning, billing, and invoicing of cloud solutions from Amazon Web Services. ActivePlatform ideally takes on the difficulties of handling demanding customers with complicated cloud resource consumption. Its self-service portal helps customers understand their expenses using cost analysis and reporting tools.

You get a while-labeled multi-vendor storefront so customers can order cloud services alone. Above that, you can use any of our integrations with other vendors and connect payment systems via available SDK.

Launching your AWS reselling business in ActivePlatform takes a few days and does not require up-front investments or commitments.
Interested in reselling Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware vCloud, or other cloud products? Check our integrated cloud services.

Automated provisioning for AWS

To start AWS selling via ActivePlatform, you only need an AWS account and to provide us with some information. Our specialists will complete the other integration steps. When it's done, your AWS account will be used as a parent organization for customers who order the service as a subscription in the platform:
  • If a customer does not have an AWS account, the platform creates a new one under your parent organization.
  • If a customer already has an AWS account, the platform adds it to your organization.
In both cases, only an email address for the root user is required. It is used to link the ordered subscription to the customer's AWS account. For better security, the platform does not ask and store third-party passwords.
ActivePlatform is ISO/IEC 27001 certified and meets the most stringent, internationally recognized security standards. Learn more.

Automated billing and invoicing for AWS

ActivePlatform uses the subscription model for every cloud service. For instance, an AWS subscription itself is free — a customer pays only for the resources consumed in the previous month. ActivePlatform does not store any prices locally. It relies on the data retrieved from Amazon Web Services. So, you may be sure your customers are always billed correctly.

At the beginning of a month, the platform issues a PDF invoice to customers. It may include only one subscription or all AWS subscriptions of a customer's account in the platform. Feel free to choose the option individually for every customer.

Among the invoices, ActivePlatform provides customers with various analytics charts. They can explore their daily-updated preliminary consumption statistics. When another month ends, the complete detailed data becomes available. The platform can also generate an Excel report for those who prefer to dig into the numbers.

Custom service terms

With ActivePlatform, your sales managers can not only order subscriptions for customers and check their invoices and payments. They also get a powerful tool to adjust service terms the way they need them.

They can offer discounts or agree on individual markup for a VIP customer. It will help you attract customers and be more flexible in highly competitive markets.

As a reseller, you can also rely on external invoicing and use our integration with one of the third-party ERP systems like NetSuite. Your customers can still download invoices and pay using the platform.

Mitigating financial risks

Pay-as-you-go services may bring some risks, but you can use the following ActivePlatform's standard tools to prevent potential loss of money.

The most convenient setting is consumption limits for postpaid subscriptions. When such a limit is set, the platform will send an alert on approaching the specified threshold to inform a manager or a customer. You can use different limits for different groups of customers, individual customers, or even a separate subscription.

If you want to check new customers' eligibility before allowing them to have an AWS subscription, turn on the corresponding feature. After ordering a subscription, a customer will have to wait for manual approval from your managers to start using the service via the platform.

Advantages of reselling AWS with ActivePlatform

Start billing your AWS customers via ActivePlatform and earn all the benefits of our multi-vendor ecosystem:
  • Use multiple currencies and payment systems to expand into other regions. To align with local laws or reduce the influence of the high volatility of local currency rates, you can fix the AWS product prices in the platform in one of the stable currencies like USD or EUR. While you will bill customers in a local currency, you can set the preferable exchange rate directly in the platform and update it as often as you need
  • Stay confident in high-risk markets and try a prepaid model in favor of a classic postpaid model. The "money first" approach means customers who order AWS from you as a prepaid subscription must top up their internal balance in advance. The costs of the subscription consumption will daily reduce the available funds on balance. At the end of a month, only a minor correction is possible when the final data from Amazon Web Services becomes available.
  • Offer additional services accompanying AWS via a white-labeled storefront to empower your customers and grow your profitability. Becoming a reseller in ActivePlatform unlocks an ecosystem for buying, selling, and managing cloud services. Here are some ideas for you:
    • Technical support for AWS products.
    • Cybersecurity solutions.
    • Implementation, consulting, data migration.
    • Cloud services from other vendors (check our integrations).
About ActivePlatform
ActivePlatform is a full-service automated cloud brokering solution for cloud service providers and internal IT hubs that makes it easier to manage and control the cloud delivery and profitability. ActivePlatform unites vendors, providers, developers, and resellers into a single ecosystem for buying, selling, and managing cloud services. With its open vendor integration framework, ActivePlatform creates a vibrant catalog of cloud services ultimately helping businesses gain access to the services they need to thrive.
ActivePlatform enables SaaS, PaaS, IaaS aggregation, delivery, and monetization, provides simplified administration through central management, and enables critical visibility into resellers and cloud services consumption and usage. The platform has implementations with distributors, cloud solution providers, and telecom operators. ActivePlatform is headquartered in Europe.
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