Advanced Behavior allows you to configure more complex billing scenarios.
You can either use seasonal billing or configure the system to repeat the billing periods in specific ways.
Seasonal billing allows you to bill and entitle during a specific season and not at other times of the year. When a Season Set is attached to a billing plan the billing will only occur during the seasons within that Season Set. Entitlements by default will also be for the season although you can extend them before and after the season or have them on continuously for the whole year.
To enable Seasonal Billing Plans, you must first create Season Sets, which you can then apply to this billing plan by selecting "Yes" to "Use Season Set".
Use the following fields to configure the Advanced Behavior of a Billing Plan:
Use a Season Set (No/Yes)
- If you select No (the default), complete the following fields:
Repeat Billing Plan:
Forever— This will repeat each of the billing plans continuously in a loop.
Times—Specify the number of times to repeat the set of billing periods.
If Times is more than 1 an additional dialog will let you specify how frequently to repeat the set of periods.
Repeat Billing Plan Every - Specify how often to repeat the set of billing periods.
An example of use might be if you want to bill for the first 3 months of every year for 5 years you would create a monthly billing period 3 times, repeat the plan 5 times and Repeat Billing Plan Every Year.
Type of Entitlement:
You can uncouple the entitlement from the billing period using custom entitlements.
Standard—Entitlement is active for the duration of the billing period.
Custom—Select Forever to allow entitlements to always be granted, or specify the duration for the entitlement to be granted. This will grant entitlements based on this schedule and ignore the billing periods.
- If you select Yes, complete the following fields:
Season Sets—Select (or remove) a Season Set (which you have already configured), then complete the following fields:
Active—If you would like entitlements to be active before or after the season specified by the season set specify the number of days before and/or after the season for the entitlements to be active.
Grant Entitlements Through Offseason—This will grant entitlements continuously.