ASTPP community has launched ASTPP 4.0. The ASTPP community has claimed that this version has transformed this previously known as an open source VoIP billing solution to an open source smart telephony solution. It means it is a complete system with smart features that can be used to run SIP telephony or VoIP business. Does it mean it is no longer a VoIP billing solution? No. It is still one of the most advanced VoIP billing software. Let’s explore more details about this characteristic of ASTPP 4.0.

Earlier it was just a VoIP billing solution and as per the shared statistics, it was one of the top 3 VoIP billing solutions in the industry. There are thousands of businesses all across the world which use this billing software to automate accounting and billing of their wholesale or retail business. The ASTPP 4.0 has kept these billing features intact.

ASTPP still provides all advanced invoicing and billing features to its users. The VoIP service providers can still use open source ASTPP system as a billing solution. Of course, now ASTPP offers a wide range of telephony features so its users can get features of

• Multi tenant IP PBX solution
• Fax over IP (FoIP) solution
• Help desk ticketing aka support ticket solution
• Live switch monitoring
• Fraud detection
• And many more

All above mentioned features are available as add-ons, but the core of this open source VoIP solution is still a billing system which can be integrated with any VoIP solution. It supports different rate groups and tariffs. It means the users of this open source VoIP billing solution can create different packages with different rates and assign them to the customers. They can also apply tax, some additional fees, etc. to a group of customers or just a single customer. They can also apply discount codes and some free minutes to the customers to retain or capture new leads. All these calculations will be done automatically by the billing module of the ASTPP 4.0.

This open source VoIP billing solution is developed in FreeSWITCH and can be integrated with any FreeSWITCH based solution. It is capable of taking care of wholesale and retail businesses. It supports prepaid and postpaid billing. It gives alerts, in case, of suspicious activities to keep the system used in an expected and safe manner.

This open source billing software automates invoicing for its users. It means the invoice of the customers will be created by ASTPP itself and the bill will be sent. The manual actions can be taken only when need to make some configurations.

ASTPP also supports payment processing. It means the VoIP service provider can send a bill with the link to make a payment. This way the invoicing, billing and payment processing tasks can be automated.

The ASTPP 4.0 brought a complete smart VoIP solution in the industry, but it can still be used as just a VoIP billing solution. It is still one of the most powerful VoIP billing software.

Author's Bio: 

Samir works in a company that offers open source VoIP solution, PC dialer, mobile SIP dialer, and similar VoIP software.