New Billing Software: OpenBill
So I've been working on an alternative to Harvest, which is what I currently use to invoice my sysadmin clients. It's great but there are a few drawbacks: - Since it's hosted in the US, it loads a little slower for me - I don't get to see the source code, so can't make any changes - It's hosted software, so I'm not in control of the database - I can't use it on my own domain
The product is now nearly finished, and should be finished by the end of the week, incorporating most of the core features of Harvest/Freshbooks/Ballpark etc. I deliberately haven't bothered with the features I don't use.
I started out making this primarily for myself, but during the development, it became apparent others could use it too, so I'm looking at licensing options. I want to make it affordable to anyone who is getting enough freelance income to actually need a billing system to handle it.
So, if you're in the market for this sort of software, could you let me know roughly what you'd be willing to pay for a: Monthly/owned licence With source code/ionCube encrypted
I'd also be willing to add new features quickly if there is demand for them.
Update: The initial release of the software is now available at www.openbill.co.uk
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