Software is intended for billing and subscriber management.
December 12, 2006 -
Integrating with web hosting control panels, Platypus v6.0 features two-way communication abilities for storing information in user records. Software allows web hosts to tie multiple services to one rate or product, without custom configuration. Supporting VB scripting, software aids development of logic-driven provisioning rules without external coding.
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|Original Press release |
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Tucows' Platypus Evolves to Bring Back-Office Automation to Web Hosting Providers
Niche Software Takes Care of Subscriber Management, Billing and Provisioning
TORONTO, Nov. 27 -- Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX)(AMEX:TSX:TC), a leading provider of Internet services to web hosting companies, ISPs and other service providers worldwide, has released a new version of Platypus, its class-leading billing and subscriber management software for providers of Internet-related services.
While staying true to its roots providing subscriber management, billing and provisioning for ISPs and access providers, Platypus 6.0 is designed to also alleviate the billing challenges shared and dedicated web hosting providers face, saving time and money.
"By automating and driving business processes with Platypus our customers are better able to sell and provision additional services to new and existing customers," said Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows.
"Platypus delivers an unprecedented level of niche functionality," said Bill Ford, Director, Billing Solutions. "Our expertise is rooted in an intimate understanding of our customers and the business of providing Internet-related services."
Platypus 6.0 features include:
o Integration with leading web hosting control panels: Integration with
cPanel, Plesk, H-Sphere, Hostopia and Ensim make provisioning easy.
New two-way communication abilities lets web hosts send information
and receive it for storage in customer records.
o Nested services: Platypus 6.0 lets web hosts tie multiple services to
one rate or product out of the box, with no custom configuration
required. This makes it easy to provision or deprovision multiple
services for a customer.
o Service contracts: Hosting companies can enforce contract terms with
early cancellation penalties, and contract penalties can be fixed or
o Logic-driven provisioning: Platypus's provisioning integration system
now supports VB scripting, giving web hosts the ability to develop
logic-driven provisioning rules without complicated external coding.
o Server pooling: Platypus 6.0 can perform load balanced provisioning of
end user control panels on web hosting servers.
Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX)(AMEX:TSX:TC) provides Internet services through a global distribution network of 6,000 web hosting companies, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and other Internet related service companies. Our partners use Tucows' provisioned services to offer solutions to their customers: enterprises, small and medium businesses and consumers. Tucows is an accredited registrar with ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and provides domain name registration services, hosted email, spam and virus protection, Blogware, website building tools, the Platypus Billing System and digital certificates. Tucows also provides software download libraries. For more information, please visit: www.tucowsinc.com.
Source: Tucows Inc.