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Keep forgetting to charge clients for their hosting renewals

3:44 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi All

I keep forgetting clients hosting renewal dates, is there any simple bits of kit that can remind me whats going on without having to resort to outlook.


4:32 pm on Jan 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why don't you want to have to 'resort' to Outlook? It will do everything you need it to.

8:06 am on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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put it all in a database on your server
run a cron job (ie, php script that runs automatically same time every day) to send emails with payment instructions
do the same for anything that requires regular payments

check modernbill - it's for hosting, but don't know how well it'll automate things for you

10:39 am on Jan 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just set the hosting date in Outlook as a yearly recurring appointment. Set it with a 4 week reminder and send the invoice when the reminder goes off. Works ok for me, but of course if you don't use Outlook then a simple spreadsheet/text file listing each client and their renewal date is a good alternaitve. You need to get into the habit of checking the file at least once a week tho!

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