Earlier this month, we attended and exhibited at ClueCon, a conference focused on development of FreeSWITCH and open-source telephony.
We had the good fortune to be interviewed by Don Witt From Telecom Reseller. Check out the podcast!
Channel Web recently included Freeside in their list of fifteen open source PBX/VoIP products to know. We’re the only billing platform in the list, and in the top ten, which was pretty cool.
VoIP Today magazine featured us in an article yesterday, “Open Source Billing Platform based on Asterisk”. The content may look a bit familiar (and we integrate with Asterisk but aren’t based on it), but hey, any publicity is good publicity!
Peter Radizeski and I had a chat at the IT Expo and he blogged about it.Â He’s right about the taxes and we are looking for VAR and integration partners. It’s a mouth full, but I think he did a pretty good job of summing up Freeside:
“Of course, Freeside is more than just a billing system, it is a BSS. Freeside is an open-source billing, CRM, trouble ticketing and provisioning automation software for wired and wireless ISPs, VoIP, hosting, service and content providers and other online businesses.”
The full text of the article is here (Opens in a new window):
Last November CIO Magazine (Australia) included Freeside as one of the Billing systems to watch.Â They were right.Â Since then, we’re even better after integrating a number of CDR formats, adding multi-tenant PBX support, and improving the self service interface and API.Â Â They pointed out that:
The billing functionality includes real-time credit card and e-cheque processing using the popular payment gateways; e-mail, fax, printed and online invoicing; and flexible pricing and rating plans, like anniversary billing and usage based billing. Freeside also integrates Request Tracker, another open source project for support ticketing.
The message must be getting out.Â The article is available here (opens in new window):
While at IT Expo in Miami, I had a chance to sit down with Erik Linask.Â He wanted to talk about the management changes in the organization, the open-source business, and the “sexyness” of billing.Â After the camera stopped, he insisted that it was one of more fun interviews of the show.Â You can also view it on the TMC.net site using the following link:
Freeside was recognized as a best of show winner at the IT Expo show in Miami. I think that speaks volumes about our product improvements over the last year, and Freeside’s position as the premier billing system for VOIP providers.
We had a great time at the show meeting a number of customers and potential customers.Â We had a demo of Freeside showing how VOIP billing works and discussing CDR rating and billing as well.Â Thank you to everyone that made it a great show.