Subscription management / accounting solution

Hi - we are developing an online service to which users will be able to buy subscriptions and purchase additional ad-hoc services. We are weighing up whether to build a subscription management solution or use something like Chargebee.com. Alternatively we could build this logic ourselves and link through to an online accounting package such as Xero. Advice greatly appreciated. PS - we are in the UK and in addition to taking card payments we also need to be able to setup direct debits and are planning to use Go Cardless to achieve this - just something to throw into the mix. Cheers Ed.
TedMoreyAsked:
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Bruce DenneySage 50 Consultant and IntegratorCommented:
Managing subscriptions is never simple, and very rarely generic, I would look to write your own.  

Go cardless has integration with Sage 50 and Sage Instant.

Importing invoices into Sage can be automated, there are several integration tools to do it, ImportPlus from Skyewright is good.

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TedMoreyAuthor Commented:
Hi Bruce - thanks taking the trouble to respond. We had come to the conclusion that writing something ourselves was a probably the way to go and we'll take a look at the Sage / Import Plus combo you suggest. Cheers Ed
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