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What's stopping you from changing from WHMCS to Clientexec or other alternative. Lagom theme coming?
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What's stopping you from changing from WHMCS to Clientexec or other alternative. Lagom theme coming?

ezethezeth Member
edited April 6 in General

What's your concern for switching to Clientexec, or other panel? Is it migration, is it the looks of the panel?

https://www.clientexec.com/coming-soon

Today I contacted the Lagom theme creator Paweł Bis asking if they have any plans to support Clientexec. And guess what? They will

I know many here are using lagom https://lagom.rsstudio.net/ for their whmcs installation

What is your concern for switching from WHMCS to Clientexec or other alternative
  1. What is your concern for switching from WHMCS to Clientexec or other alternative25 votes
    1. Migration
      56.00%
    2. The front end
      40.00%
    3. Other please specify in comments!
        4.00%
  2. What do you think has the best future/what would you pick when starting out25 votes
    1. Clientexec
      48.00%
    2. Blesta
      52.00%

Comments

  • I guess WHMCS has been leading the industry for both enterprise and small hosting businesses.

    Seems like they took a wrong path, i would say other billing softwares have had less popularity = less contribution from the community = less modules, plugins and themes. One thing for sure that hesitates current WHMCS clients.

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  • ezethezeth Member
    edited April 6

    @armandorg said:
    I guess WHMCS has been leading the industry for both enterprise and small hosting businesses.

    Seems like they took a wrong path, i would say other billing softwares have had less popularity = less contribution from the community = less modules, plugins and themes. One thing for sure that hesitates current WHMCS clients.

    For sure. Most alternatives supports the basic addons https://www.clientexec.com/addons https://www.blesta.com/features/

  • edoarudo5edoarudo5 Member
    edited April 6

    I was actually turned off when I tried WHMCS... The plethora of features turned me off and it seemed too bloated... Switched to Blesta, thought it was good. ClientExec had the <$200 lifetime deal, got it and I actually liked it better than Blesta! Just like how I used other things, sure it is well-known and has a lot for features but it doesn't necessarily mean it's best for everybody.

  • well the isssue is migrating to people with custom solutions on whmcs

  • ezethezeth Member
    edited April 6

    @edoarudo5 said:
    I was actually turned off when I tried WHMCS... The plethora of features turned me off and it seemed too bloated... Switched to Blesta, thought it was good. ClientExec had the <$200 lifetime deal, got it and I actually liked it better than Blesta! Just like how I used other things, sure it is well-known and has a lot for features but it doesn't necessarily mean it's best for everybody.

    Yep. Even now it's cheaper than blesta. Although I would predict most people here prefer blesta because most people here have used blesta and not clientexec.

    700 vs 500

    I would totally get the clientexec if it was less than 200 again, oh well :( I missed it as I missed everything else. So far I really enjoyed the trial

    If you would like to sell your clientexec license for a profit I'd buy it

  • SmallWebSmallWeb Member, Provider
    edited April 6

    Tbh, I think time is one of the main things. Not the time spent but the time to re-adjust your opinion. People buy WHMCS because they were recommended/preferred it or just thought because it was most popular they'd use it.

    Lee said recently something about only a certain market moving to DirectAdmin from cPanel since the price hike, but I don't think it's an over-night thing. Same applies here. I think many months, perhaps a few years are needed for some of those bigger players to re-adjust their opinions and values. Some might not even care until they have a big old audit in five years time and realise half of their costs are going directly to a billing panel when they could have re-invested.

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  • antpeksantpeks Member

    What is keeping us at whmcs is the lack of modules for other panels. Billing providers, but also affiliate programs, registrar modules, and even proper legal invoice modules.

  • tomazutomazu Member, Provider
    edited April 7

    Honestly, I think WHMCS has become somewhat buggier and more bloated with a lot of features, that offer only marginal benefits in the last few years. Also, some UX decisions (admin area!) are questionable as well as the recent EOL for owned licenses. If WHMCS would just focus on fixing some year-old bugs related to invoices I would really appreciate it (e. g. calculation/prorating of upgrades/downgrades with VAT, consistent VAT calculation and rounding).

    This being said I have used other control panels and what keeps me from fully embracing those is the availability of third-party plugins and third-party developers. HostBill early on was very promising, but then all third-party developers seem to have left that platform. Ubersmith seems nice and stable but is priced in a different category.

    Blesta and ClientExec should seize the moment now, I like both - but currently I am unable to migrate in the short term due to the lack of third-party plugins and integrations available (including custom mods, tax rules and implementations etc.). A lot will depend on companies like ModulesGarden and custom developers... in the grand scheme of SaaS-offerings I think hosting is still considered niche and so every developer needs to evaluate the cost and benefits for supporting (another) billing platform.

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