[hackerspaces] Member management/billing software?

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 21:39:33 CET 2012

At least for me, I *don't* want to mix my accounting and membership
management.  The proper way, imho, to handle this is that your
membership management system exports reports that your accounting
system can import.

payment processing is extremely important to me, in order to remove
the hassle of manually tracking and entering payments into the system.

Other then staying away from general account packages though, it's
definitely possible that things like payment processing get resolved
later, if there is something that does everything else well.


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM, webmind <webmind at puscii.nl> wrote:
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> On 2012-02-10 20:15, Lokkju Brennr 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?
> I'm wondering whether this should be membership management software or
> accounting? (or both).
> Not to bikeshed the thing, but wouldn't it be more sensible to aim for
> ideal support and optionally others like paypal (although they can give
> you headaches)? And basic bank transfers like automagische incasso?
> Also, afaik we didn't want stuff like bitcoin for membership payments.
> Besides that, sensible points and much gracias for looking into it.
> w.
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