I'm going to be starting out soon with a reseller account. This account comes with a free installation of Clientexec. Being the kinda optimistic person that I am I would like to think that within a few months I'll be in a position where I could move to a dedicated server. When this happens I think I will probably use Modernbill.
The question is how difficult is the move from clientexec to modernbill? Is it an easy transition or would I be better off getting modernbill from the start?
I'd get MB from the start. I started out with ClientExec and had to manually migrate all of my customers and each individual domain record, by hand. At the time we had about 40 clients and 80 domain records to transfer. It took me several days full-time to do it. Basically you have to put the two windows next to each other and copy/paste every data field... or type it all in.
I am not aware of a migration script that works consistently, so the safest way to migrate the data will be by hand. I don't want to make it sound like it's impossible because it certainly isn't, but I had a lot of other things I could have been doing the better part of that week... it was a dreary task so I admit it stretched out a bit longer than it should've, I managed to procrastinate it out and grumble about it for a couple 2, 3 weeks. LOL
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Thanks for the replies. I've been playing around with the modernbill demo some more and the more I use it the more I like it so I reckon I'll go ahead with that. WIll save some hassle further along even if I do pay someone to import the details for me....
I've also been looking at something to address the problem of CE -> MB conversions, as this seems to be a problem that comes up quite frequently. Although, unfortunately, I don't have enough hours in the day for all of my side projects, some have to take a back seat to the work that pays the bills.
Many scripts will tell you they move over the data from one script to another but they usually do not include what does not get copied over little things like past invoices and transactions, usernames and other things which will leave you still going back manually to copy certain things over from all accounts.