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April « 2009 « Billing Hero Online Billing Software

Archive for April, 2009

Dynamically Loading Billing Information Using jQuery

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

During development of Billing Hero, our online billing and invoice software, we had the need to dynamically populate a select box (aka combo box or drop down listbox) based on information that the user entered from another select box.  At first this task may seem complicated but with just a glance at jQuery, JSON, and [...]

Online Invoice Software Templates

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

In our last post we discussed the billing and invoice preferences that we initially worked on during the development phase of Billing Hero’s Online Software System.  We did not venture into the invoice templates that we are working on.  This article will describe a portion of our billing templates.
We have three templates and one theme planned [...]

Sending Billing Invoices

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

One of the major benefits of Billing Hero, our web-based billing software, is the option to avoid sending invoices via postal mail.  We have several ways you can send an invoice, the most convenient being simply sending the invoice embedded right in the email body text.  Once you create an invoice (which is based on [...]

Online Billing System Preferences

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

During the design of our web-based billing software we knew we had to have a framework for the billing perferences and invoice options.  In the beginning, we simply created the options which we knew would be important to the system.  As of the very first draft of our billing system, these options include default invoice [...]

Submitting Billing Charges and Creating Invoices

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

A major step towards completing our online billing and invoicing software was completed today.  The work horse behind the scenes was implemented: Submitting Billing Charges.  After all, what is a business if you can’t bill and invoice your clients?  Within our billing software we decided on two different type of charges: Time Based Billing and [...]

Billing and Invoice Data Entry Forms

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

After our Online Billing Software framework was put into place and we had our skeleton site up and running the next step was to fill in the blanks for each page.  One of the best ways to start with this is to begin designing and implementing the necessary data entry forms.  After all, we need [...]

Selecting A Framework And Interface For Web-Based Billing

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Over the years we have worked with many different types of web-based development frameworks. These include, but are not limited to: Wordpress, Drupal, CubeCart, and OSCommerce. For our web-based billing and invoicing software we needed a custom framework because we wanted to guarantee fast performance, security, and reliability. What we decided to [...]

Web-Based Billing Software Database Design

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

One of the very first tasks to complete was the design of our online billing database system. The design would have to be robust enough to accommodate thousands of Billing Hero users while maintaining performance so as to not slow the site down. Our design was completed in about two days and we [...]

Online Billing Software System Development Begins

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

A few years ago my web design and technology consulting company was looking for software that managed clients, invoices and bills, payments, and billing based on time. We researched desktop solutions such as Quicken Home and Business, Bill4Time, and K Billing. The problem with the invoice and billing desktop software solutions was that [...]