erichz at superhero.org
Mon Dec 8 23:54:41 PST 2003
Dave Johnson wrote:
> Can anyone recommend an Accounting / Billing System for ISPs
Basically it all sums up in. All Accounting / Billing Systems suck, some
just suck less then others.
Im not trying to be cheeky but I've tried a good number of them. Here
are my experiences.
BillMax - Runs on *BSD, and other *NIX platforms, good base install,
etc. The interface while powerful is complex, and can be daunting to
FreeSide - It's OK. If you dont mind doing every thing yourself. Ivan is
a decent enough guy but he is a BOFH, so just keep that in mind.
OptiGold - It's decent. Unfortunatley it runs on FileMaker which should
be burned in the bowels of the deepest hell. I believe all the issues
I've had with the application would be solved by going over to SQL, but
I dont see that happening. Make sure that when you talk to their sales
force that you are very explicit in what you want. We weren't and had to
shell out a lot more money then we planned on. Also having to have at
least 3-5 FileMaker licenses just to run the software is a little
outrageous in my opinion. If you go with OptiGold be sure to pick up
OptiSkin it makes life worth living.
Platypus - I've heard good things, but the licensing leaves a lot to be
desired. If you are ever bought out license does not transfer as an asset.
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