Credits

Usage and Billing allows the administrator to set credits for the tenants. There are five types of credits, they are as follows:

  1. Recurring Credit

  2. One-Time Credit

  3. User Credit

  4. Unit Credit

  5. Exclusive Credit

Among the five type of credits ‘Recurring Credit’ and ‘One-time’ credit can be set while creating or editing a pricing profile. ‘User Credit’ is set for each user (tenant), ‘Unit Credit’ is set at the metered resource pricing level and ‘Exclusive Credit’ is set for each subscription.

Note: For ‘Recurring Credit’, ‘One-time credit’ and ‘Exclusive credit’ to work, ‘Is Promotions Feature Enabled?’ Has to be enabled from Usage and Billing admin portal ‘SETTINGS’ ‘PRODUCT FEATURES’ tab.

‘Unit Credit’ can be applied only to subscriptions of plan type ‘Pay-As-You-Go Plan’.

Recurring Credit

Recurring credit is a credit amount that is given as discount for every month to the users who subscribe for the plan.

  • Logon to WAP Admin portal, click on Usage and Billing on the Left.

  • Click on the ‘PRICING PROFILES’ Tab.

  • Select a desired pricing profile and click edit. (Recurring credit can be also set while creating a pricing profile. Refer MANAGING PRICING PROFILES).

  • Click Next and select ‘PROMO TYPE’ as ‘Recurring Monthly’.

  • Check the ‘PROMO CREDIT IN PERCENTAGE’ if the credit needs to be calculated in percentage.

  • Specify the ‘PROMO CREDIT AMOUNT/PROMO CREDIT PERCENTAGE’.

  • Click Next and save the pricing profile.

One-Time Credit

As the name indicates one-time credit expires over a period. Any tenant who subscribe for this plan gets a discount for a number of days from the date of subscription of the plan.

  • Logon to WAP Admin portal, click on Usage and Billing on the Left.

  • Click on the ‘PRICING PROFILES’ Tab.

  • Select a desired pricing profile and click edit. (one-time credit can be also set while creating a pricing profile. Refer MANAGING PRICING PROFILES).

  • Click Next and select ‘PROMO TYPE’ as ‘One-time.

  • Check the ‘PROMO CREDIT IN PERCENTAGE’ if the credit needs to be calculated in percentage.

  • Specify the ‘PROMO CREDIT AMOUNT’.

  • Specify the ‘PROMO PERIOD’.

  • Click Next and save the pricing profile.

Note: Any user who subscribes to this above plan will be given a discount of 2% for a period of 10 days from the date of the subscription.

User Credit

Usage and Billing allows the admin to set credits for individual users. User credits can be set to user irrespective of the plan they subscribe.

  • Logon to WAP Admin portal, click on Usage and Billing on the Left.

  • Click on the ‘USER CREDIT’ Tab.

  • Click ‘ADD’ button.

  • Select the desired ‘USER ID’ from the select box.

  • Select the desired ‘CURRENCY SYMBOL’ from the select box.

  • Specify the ‘CREDIT AMOUNT’.

  • Click Finish to set the credit for the user.

Note: User credits are specific to user and are not dependent on any plan or pricing profile.

  • For existing users, credits can be reduced by selecting the ‘User Id’ from the select box and giving a negative value in the ‘Credit Amount’ field.

  • For example, for a user $100 credit would have been set. It can be reduced to $50 by clicking ‘Add’ button and selecting the same user id from the select box and specifying the credit amount as -50.

Suspending Subscriptions upon Usage Exceeding Allowed Credits

Enabling ‘Low Credit Checker Settings’ will automatically suspend subscriptions of user if the usage cost exceeds the allowed credit limit. This can be turned off for individual users while setting User Credits.

Note: This feature is available for versions higher than v1.0.9.2.

  • Repeat steps 1 to 4 under ‘User Credit’ section.

  • Checking ‘IS LOW CREDITS CHECKER ENABLED?’ will suspend the subscriptions of the user upon usage cost exceeding the allowed credit.

  • Unchecking ‘IS LOW CREDITS CHECKER ENABLED?’ will not suspend the subscriptions of the users.

Unit Credit

Unit credit is given for meters of resource while configuring a ‘Pay-As-You-Go plan’ (Refer Creating a Pay-As-You-Go Pricing Profile).

  • Logon to WAP Admin portal, click on Usage and Billing on the Left.

  • Click on the ‘PRICING PROFILES’ Tab.

  • Drill down into a desired pricing profile.

  • Select a desired metered resource and click ‘EDIT’ button.

  • After ensuring that the ‘MONTHLY UNIT PRICE’ is set, click next button.

  • Specify the ‘HOURLY UNIT CREDITS’ and click finish to save the metered resource pricing.

  • From the above screen-shot, for every hour of usage $0.1 is discounted from the usage cost.

Exclusive Credit

Usage and Billing allows the admin to set credits for individual subscriptions. Exclusive credits are specific to subscription and are not dependent on any plan or pricing profile. It can be given in four different ways:

  1. Recurring Monthly Credit

    • Recurring credit is a credit amount that is given as discount for every month to the subscription. For the first month alone, the credit amount will be prorated from the date of subscription.

  2. Recurring Monthly Credit in Percentage

    • Recurring credit in Percentage is like ‘Recurring Credit’, the only difference is that credit amount computation. For ‘Recurring Credit’ the specified amount will be directly applied to the subscription but for ‘Recurring Credit in Percentage’, the credit amount will be calculated as given credit percent of total cost of the subscription. For e.g. If given credit percent = 5 and total cost = 100, then credit amount of 5 will be applied to subscription.

  3. One-Time Credit

    • One-time credit is a credit amount that is given as discount to the subscription for one time only.

  4. One-Time Credit in Percentage

    • The One-Time Credit in Percentage is like ‘One-Time Credit’ but the credit calculation is different for both. For ‘One-Time Credit’ the specified amount will be directly applied to the subscription but for ‘‘One-Time Credit in Percentage’, the credit amount will be computed same as ‘Recurring Monthly Credit in Percentage’

Exclusive Recurring Monthly Credit

Exclusive Recurring Monthly credit can be given as direct amount or as percentage. Based on the credit type selected appropriate credit will be applied to the subscription.

  • Logon to WAP Admin portal, click on Usage and Billing on the Left.

  • Click on the ‘USAGE’ Tab.

  • Click on the ‘SUBSCRIPTION PROPERTIES’ sub tab.

  • Drill down into a desired subscription and click ‘ADD EXCLUSIVE CREDITS’ button.

  • Select the credit type as ‘Recurring Monthly Credit’ or ‘Recurring Monthly Credit in Percentage’.

  • Specify the desired credit value and click Finish.

Exclusive One-Time Credit

Exclusive One-Time credit can be given as direct amount or as percentage. Based on the credit type selected appropriate credit will be applied to the subscription.

Repeat steps 1 to 4 in ‘

  • Exclusive Recurring Monthly Credit’ section.

  • Select the credit type as ‘One-Time Credit’ or ‘One-Credit Credit in Percentage’.

  • Specify the desired credit value and click Finish.