[hackerspaces] Member management/billing software?

Elger Jonker elger.jonker at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 21:23:57 CET 2012

Hey Loki,

Most of the NL hackerspaces are using OR gnu cash, which is general
accounting software with recurring payments (membership) and it
requires some labor to get things on track OR they are using
spreadsheets in excel, docs or whatever.

The most promising project on finances here is by SYNACK who's working
on synlogistics. Maybe you can help him out.

There also seems to be a range of online financial management systems
that are user-friendly as part of the modern "networked economy". I've
never seen such a system. As far as i know bookkeeping software is
horrible :)

Basic accounting knowledge is something you need, even if you are
using your own spreadsheets :)


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Lokkju Brennr <lokkju at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm revisiting our current membership roster management and billing
> system, and wondering if anyone has some suggestions.  Right now,
> we're using a modified version of s2member on wordpress, to support
> subscription/recurring billing of paypal and credit cards...  but it
> is a horrible, horrible, system.  I'd love to hear what other people
> are using, or any suggestions.
> Of importance:
>  - obviously, basic reporting functionality - current members,
> recently expired members, expiring members, length of membership, etc
>  - payment tracking - manual entry of cash transactions by the admin,
> but otherwise being able to track and integrate with paypal, google
> checkout, and as many other currency systems as possible (e-gold,
> bitcoin, etc, etc)
>  - recurring payment processing or at least reminders - the ability to
> either work with google checkout/paypal recurring payment automatic
> payment APIs, or at least the ability to send out billing reminders.
>  - extensibility/well documented code would be a plus...  but open
> source is a must.
> So...  anyone?
> Loki // BrainSilo.org
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