I am using DirectI as domain and having cPanel/Whm for hosting, i found WHOICART and awbs.com for automation. While awbs.com is claiming that client can manage domain through awbs control panel and i dont have to assign directI default contorl panel, however cPanel will continue.
I am looking forward single window solution for client, where he can manage billing, domains and support. For hosting management he can use cpanel.
Is there anyone who can give feedback on AWBS.COM is it worth? whoiscart is claiming that they are good buy i have understood that it is just shopping cart. and billing management - not for domain management or support ticket system.
We use AWBS and are extremely happy with it. But realize that a program that does as much as AWBS does is not something you drop on your server some afternoon and expect it to work. Takes some planning and time to understand how it does things. But once you reach that, it does everything for you. Shopping cart allows buying domain or hosting plans, Queue manager hands off the script to your control panel to create the customers website, and the billing keeps track of the invoices.
Took a while to get to there but we feel we have in place a system that can grow with us even if we decided to change control panels tomorrow. Any program that does some much, be it ModenBill, AWBS, or whatever, takes time to setup and absorb.
You could lease it for a month or two to see if it works for you. I believe they will apply the lease payments toward the full blown version which in my opinion is not expensive for what it does.
sounds good! and i can see you have implemented it your site too. We are testing AWBS,
How you feel the template customization here? as i seen all most all sites powered by AWBS looks same! you guys have done pretty good job for customization. Since how many months you are using it? I am bit affraid as company should stay behind us for future support, as once we migrate to their system, it is difficult to manage w/o it
The template system took a while to get my head around since I am from a windows environment and always used ASP. Decided it made more sense to stay with php as the main web site.
In retropect it would have been just as easy to use IFRAMES and encapsulate AWBS inside of a 500 pixel wide chunk of screen but once we kinda of had it like we wanted I was too lazy to keep messing with. Working on a new version that does away with the left hand menu and has drop down menus and more. It does take a little bit of time to understand but if you play around with the sample template you can get a good feel in a weekend.
A good example of AWBS integration is the AWBS web site. Their whole site is built with their product and it looks very good. there are a couple of sample sites urls at their web site to look at as well.
We started using DRAMS+ about 9 months ago and then switched to AWBS 2.0 and really like the product. Support is good and their forum acitivity is so so.
I feel confident that AWBS will be around for the long haul and only get better.