[hackerspaces] Member management/billing software?

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 21:35:32 CET 2012

Yup, familiar with gnucash and the like - I want to emphasize that I'm
less interested in bookkeeping type systems, and more interested in
roster management and payment processing.

The bookkeeping I do separate, along with bills and the like - this is
only for tracking membership status, reporting, and collecting money
from members.  Hence why I said membership management, not finances or
bookkeeping *grin*.


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Elger Jonker <elger.jonker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> https://wiki.bitlair.nl/Pages/Project/SynLogistics
> 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 :)
> Regards,
> Stitch
> 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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