Billing & Automation

Browse Month: April 2012

HostBill 3.4.0 released – introducing new clientarea theme

We’re happy to announce release of brand new HostBill 3.4.0.
This time we’ve spent countless hours in client section of HostBill, and new client theme – “NextGen” – is result of this work.

Take a tour of new clientarea at http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/clientarea-tour.html

If you’re used to old clientarea theme (“default”)- don’t worry, its also included in this release 😉

Full changelog:
hostbillapp.com/changelog/

Install/upgrade:
wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Order/ free trial:
hostbillapp.com/order/

Feature Overview: Order Scenarios

With recent release of HostBill we’ve completely re-designed order process in HostBill. It was scheduled for a long time and as some of our cusomers demanded it – we’ve decided to give it a go, and boy we’re glad we did!

We called this feature Order Scenarios.

Each orderpage (also known as product category) in HostBill can have different Order Scenario attached.
Order Scenarios defines what steps should HostBill take after client submits order. Following are default steps:

1. Automated Fraud Prevention – if third party fraud prevention module is enabled (like MaxMind MinFraud) HostBill can verify whether order was fraudulent, and if so automatically rule out such order and prevent account from being provisioned
2. Enable Invoice – You can choose to approve this step manually – if invoice is enabled its visible in clientarea and allowed to pay – for some expensive services you may want to review order at this early stage before processing it.
3. Authorize Payment – If order was submitted with credit card HostBill can automatically authorize payment before capturing it. You can also choose to authorize it manually – this way you will be 100% sure if credit card submitted is valid and with enough funds. Not only credit cards can be authorized with HostBill – you can even verify buyer PayPal to see if its valid!
4. Capture Payment – Order good so far? Time to collect money – you can choose to do it manually or automatically, by HostBill.
5. Provision Order items – Time to create ordered hosting accounts – HostBill can do this automatically after receiving payment, just like it always did, you can also set this step to be manual and review order once again, just to be 100% sure!
6. Final order review – Account was created, but your fraud verification is delayed? You surely don’t want valid customers to wait! Provision their account automatically first and review order once its provisioned to finally mark order as active – this step is optional.

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HostBill 3.2.6 Release

In a glance: New Orderpage, Affiliate Vouchers, Improved Order manager & much more!

We’re happy to announce that HostBill version 3.2.6 has just been released!
This time with minor iteration comes major improvements!

Introducing: Affiliate Vouchers and Commission Plans

Now you can set different commission rates for different products & billing cycles. Additionally your affiliate will be able to generate coupon codes (vouchers) that will give discount to referred signups.
Learn more at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/affiliates.html

New OrderPage: Bootstrap Sliders

You will love new HostBill order page! Built with OnApp and Cloudstack in mind this orderpage will allow your clients to adjust his basic vps/cloud details easily during order.

Bootstrap Sliders orderpage

Make sure to see it in action: Watch screencast

Improved order processing

Now you can define which steps of order processing should be automated, and which requires staff review.
Staff members gets detailed information about order progress
Order Processing with HostBill: Order Scenarios

Improved Credit Card management

Now selected Credit Cards processing modules supports separated authorization and capture, which will give your staff additional opportunity to perform fraud check before capturing payment. Client is now prompted to provide his credit card during order, to reduce steps necessary to complete it.
Client can now provide credit card during order

Full changelog:
hostbillapp.com/changelog/

Install/upgrade:
wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Order/ free trial:
hostbillapp.com/order/