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Anyone having experience to build invoices?


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Jos

Community Member, 7 Posts

13 October 2009 at 9:31am

Edited: 13/10/2009 9:31am

I just start SilverStripe today and after experimenting for a while, I started wondering whether it is possible to build simple invoice that clients could just access and pay via Paypal - nothing fancy but basic invoice. It would help to save money on freshbooks especially when I am just starting out.

Please kindly share the experience and how you do it. thank you in advance!

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dalesaurus

Community Member, 283 Posts

13 October 2009 at 1:09pm

It would certainly be doable, but I would recommend against rolling-your-own when there are SO many options that don't involve maintaining your own code:

http://freelanceswitch.com/money/7-online-invoicing-apps-for-freelancers/

http://www.irelandsi.com/software/web-applications/3-free-invoicing-web-applications/

http://www.siwapp.org/

And Freshbooks is $20/mo, I am sure your time is worth more than that :)

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Liam

Community Member, 470 Posts

13 October 2009 at 1:32pm

Ya I personally wouldn't suggest getting SilverStripe to do it. Not that it couldn't, but why reinvent the wheel when there are other options out there?

I personally use http://www.workingpoint.com Their free plan pretty much would do everything you need for a starting out freelancer. It's only been out a few months, so it is missing some features like recurring invoices, but I love it and those features will come. It does more than just invoice as it's really a whole accounting service with a super simple and intuitive UI.

That siwapp program looks interesting though. Will probably test it out for the fun of it. Had never heard of it before.

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AdamJ

Community Member, 145 Posts

13 October 2009 at 2:20pm

Just to add to the list, [url=http://www.getcashboard.com]getcashboard.com[/url] rocks my invoicing world.

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Jos

Community Member, 7 Posts

13 October 2009 at 3:21pm

Edited: 13/10/2009 3:24pm

thank you everyone for provding the links and i will check them out :)

one more unrelated to invoices - what about building membership website with silverstripe? is it possible?

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

13 October 2009 at 4:19pm

Membership websites are certainly possible. I am assuming you mean more then just register and blog content, for example some paid membership service. Either way its yes you can - We are currently building a rather large site which requires member payments now.

If you are looking for some code to start have a look at the registration module which enables users to register to the site. If you need payments have a look at installing the payments module with it. Note you will need to write quite a bit of custom code.

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Jos

Community Member, 7 Posts

13 October 2009 at 4:31pm

many thanks :) for the quick reply. I will look into registration and payment module as you suggested.

thanks again