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3 Features: Quantum Vault, LOGICBOXES Privacy Protection, and BILLABLE ITEMS


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Hi,

I am an old user of WHMCS, and I know the following 3 features are present on that platform. I had purchased Blesta some time ago, but I haven't been able to use it due to some missing features I need.

I have written about the first of the requests below in the forums, and the other 2 requests are suggestions on my particular case, which will make BLESTA complete enough for my needs:

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1) CDG commerce Merchant - Quantum Gateway VAULT version (tokenization)- Module

https://www.blesta.com/forums/index.php?/topic/925-quantum-gateway-vault/

http://dev.blesta.com/browse/CORE-852

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2) LOGICBOXES (ResellerCLub) Module : to allow adding "configurable option: PRIVACY PROTECTION"

I saw a workaround by editing the logicboxes.php file, but didn't work on my case (tested on Blesta 4.10). It makes the "Manage/Editing Services" page under the customer records totally Blank after hitting the "SAVE" button.

https://www.blesta.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10371-how-to-add-privacy-protection-to-logicboxes-module/

(Thanks -Blesta Addons- for the contributed coding)

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3) BILLABLE ITEMS: added to Next Invoice created (as I do in WHMCS). For those who Bill bandwidth used in excess of the monthly plan, or for example VOIP services I run a CRON to add that Billable Service Excess of the plan (bandwidth, minutes, etc) per month/cycle to the billing system so it's stored in the Database until the Next Cron generates the regular recurring invoice for that particular Customer, so the "billable item pre-recorded" can be added to that new generated INVOICE. This feature is called "Billable Items" in WHMCS, and accepts entries via API.

I found this but no updates:

https://www.blesta.com/forums/index.php?/topic/13849-adding-usage-items-from-external-api-to-invoice/

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Any update to these points will make my transition to Blesta final.

Thanks

 
 
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-Bump- for point 2 and 3.  I don't use  QUANTUM Vault anymore since I switched to STRIPE, and I see you have STRIPE module already.

I would love to see the "privacy protection" for those using LOGICBOXES (ResellerCLub) Module (point 2 above), and the "BILLABLE ITEMS" to be added to Next Invoice Feature (as point 3 above).

 

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On 4/6/2021 at 8:52 PM, chameleon said:

-Bump- for point 2 and 3.  I don't use  QUANTUM Vault anymore since I switched to STRIPE, and I see you have it already.

I would love to see the "privacy protection" for those using LOGICBOXES (ResellerCLub) Module (point 2 above), and the "BILLABLE ITEMS" to be added to Next Invoice Feature (as point 3 above).

 

Hi sorry for the delay,

For Logicboxes we're looking into this after the 5.1.0 has been released because this has finally helped make the domain management much better.

You can bill customers for usage by creating an invoice we are looking into options to make it better but I don't know how we can work around this?

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Thanks for the reply

13 hours ago, Michael said:

For Logicboxes we're looking into this after the 5.1.0 has been released because this has finally helped make the domain management much better.

Cool, it will be very useful. 

13 hours ago, Michael said:

You can bill customers for usage by creating an invoice we are looking into options to make it better but I don't know how we can work around this?

The reason I don't do this, and I prefer to stick with the "billable item" added to coming invoice feature as in WHMCS is because my Merchant will charge me additional fees for any other invoice charged same cycle, same customer.  I explain with an example:

One of my services is VOIP.  My customer has a plan for $39.99 / month.  And customer used some minutes beyond the allowable with the monthly plan, then the amount for the excess is just  $ 1.78.  Then, If I let the automation do this at the billing date, an additional invoice for the excess will be charged separate, so customer will get 2 charges in the CC (39.99 and 1.78) and Merchant will charge the typical small fee per transaction too.

Billable item in my actual server works like this (all through automation, API connection and CRON JOB):   

Same example as above, but my server via a CRON JOB at midnight BEFORE the billing date send the $1.78 billable for the minutes beyond the plan to the WHMCS database as a billable item to be added to the coming invoice.  Then  billing date has come, and at 9 am, an invoice is created (via automation) with both included :  39.99 + 1.78 (in a separate line with the description "additional minutes").  CC is charged then $41.77, one charge for same customer for that cycle.   I don't intervene in this process since everything is done via the CRON JOB and API.   Otherwise, I had to do this manually every month, every billing date for all customers to add the excess amount to every invoice created for them not collected yet.  

With a "billable item" feature similar to the one that WHMCS has, an API command via CRON JOB could add that overuse to the coming invoice.  This could be useful for Hosting services too (metered Bandwidth, etc.)

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