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Braintree only caters for one part of a SaaS business’ revenue delivery infrastructure. Paddle is the all-in-one Braintree alternative for software businesses.

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Your revenue delivery infrastructure needs to sell software globally, on subscription, in a compliant, reportable way that "speaks" to your product and all back-office tools. This infrastructure needs to be easily implemented and maintained.

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A single, unified integration

We help you migrate from your existing set-up to our unified platform.

A single integration for all your revenue delivery needs: built-in payments, subscriptions, invoicing, and tax.

A single source of truth for all your revenue data.


Need to plug in multiple integrations

Braintree's payment gateway comes integrated with PayPal, but the rest of the platform is limited for SaaS businesses. You will need to integrate with other tools - subscriptions, tax, invoicing, SaaS metrics, and more.


Payments infrastructure needs careful implementation and continuous optimization to minimize lost revenue collection.

Ideally, the infrastructure you build with should be focused on other SaaS sellers, and exclude high-risk products that drag overall performance down.

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Relentless optimization

Revenue performance refined for over 2,000 software sellers globally across acquisition, renewals, and expansion.

Our Advisory prescribe growth experiments tailored to your product, industry, and customer profile - from our insights across five million software buyers.


Limited global payments optimization

Braintree accounts are typically linked to acquiring banks in the same region as you. Without multiple global payment gateways, this often leads to high payment failure internationally.

Braintree is also focused on multiple types of internet business, not just specialising in SaaS.


Software businesses need to be able to execute growth strategies without being constrained by their revenue delivery infrastructure. Launch new products, move upmarket, and sell across geographies with ease.

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Instantly ready for every strategy

Execute every SaaS growth strategy within Paddle:

  • Localize to all your top markets worldwide in a few clicks 

  • Easily cross-sell products to drive expansion revenue 

  • Discover teams amongst individual users, upsell their card subscriptions

  • Sell enterprise invoices in one unified platform


Strategic ceiling to growth

Braintree has limited native tooling to support SaaS strategies like integrating multiple currencies and local sales tax rates across subscriptions, or enabling manual invoices without card-based payments.

Typically, SaaS businesses supplement Braintree with an additional 'stack' when scaling up.


Software is now a regulated market - your revenue delivery infrastructure should keep you out of jail! You need to protect your business from today and tomorrow's compliance risks like tax, payments, and data.

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Operate with full integrity

Future-proof and protect your business by offloading your global liability (and the operational complexity that goes with it) onto Paddle.

Our expert team handles all your tax and payments compliance – no additional consultants, accountants, or advisors needed.


Full liability & responsibility

With Braintree, you'll need to consider customer data, PCI, and sales tax compliance. It’s your responsibility to register, file, and remit the correct sales taxes and comply with local payment regulations globally.

This will need dedicated expertise and tooling on top of Braintree's tooling.