New Billing Application Caters Specifically to Users’ Distinct Needs

Nuremberg, Germany (February 22nd, 2011)- Paessler AG, a global provider of network monitoring solutions, is now offering a customisable invoicing tool as an extension of its PRTG Network Monitor solution. This new Paessler Billing Tool allows hosting companies and Managed Service Providers to create detailed usage-based bills for their customers from PRTG. PRTG sensors monitor the customers' network or bandwidth usage, and the Paessler Billing Tool generates PDF invoices based on the results. This eliminates the need for MSPs or hosting companies to manually export data from PRTG to another billing application, enabling them to produce their bills faster, easier and with less margin for error.

With the new tool, the relevant billing data is requested directly through the PRTG Application Programming Interface (API) from the Core Server and processed to create billing reports. HTML templates enable users to include their corporate identity on their invoices - from their company logo to customised header and footer text. Pricing models and prices are entered using Lua scripting, and by this can be customised at any time. In addition, because it has been built as an open-source project (C#, .NET), customers can use the tool as the basis of their own bespoke billing application.

Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler says, "There are many good reasons to build a billing application that can generate invoices directly from PRTG. But there was a major obstacle: we found that we got at least 8 different answers when we asked 10 PRTG users how they would want their billing system to work. Therefore we created a billing tool that can be customised by the user in every aspect imaginable."

In common with PRTG Network Monitor, the Billing Tool offers fast and easy installation and an intuitive user interface.

Features of the new Billing Tool for PRTG include:

  • Lua scripting to reflect users' own billing models.
  • HTML templates using many different placeholders so users can adapt the appearance of the billing reports to match their corporate identity. Client address and header/footer information can be adapted individually.
  • Open source licensing so users can adapt the program code.

System requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP (or higher)
  • Microsoft NET version 4
  • PRTG V8.2 (or higher)
  • Access to the Web server PRTG


The freeware tool is available now from

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