I need some recommendations on billing software. I'm in the spam filtering business with some email hosting and some web hosting. What I do is front end spam filtering. Email comes into my servers, I clean it, and send it on to their existing server.
Most of my customers are on a fixed rate per month or per year. It's a fairly simple business. I use Authorize.net to do CC billing.
I'm someone who is scatterbrained and that is especially true when it comes to billing. Accounting scares me. But counting on recurring billing, notes in the configuration files, and saved email is not an accounting system. I know I'm giving away a lot of free service to people I haven't been billing.
So - looking for something easy. Something that can either run on one of my servers or some service that I subscribe to that runs on their servers and charges me monthly for the service. I suppose that whatever it costs me is going to be less than what I'm giving away for free for lack of billing.
So - what's out there and what would be best for me?
If you want to have a full suite system for a hosting company that handles not only billing but support etc, use ModernBill
If all you want is to have something to charge recurring billing, then sign up for the recurring billing service with authorize.net, you already have the gateway so all you have to pay is like $15 a month for it.
Keep in mind that with Authorizenet.com you will need to pay them to use their recurring billing module and then go into their virtual terminal to even activate the recurring billing. This can get pretty cumbersome if you are getting a lot of sign-ups and / or changes on your system