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Unique ID for the Rate Plan.

Do not change the Rate Plan ID unless absolutely necessary, as existing records in the CashBox database may reference the current ID.


Description of the Rate Plan. 

Included Units

The type and number of units in the plan. These names appear in customer Billing Statements.

Included Units—the number of units included in the base subscription, before rated billing begins. 

Decimal Places—the degree of accuracy. For example, 99.999 is three Decimal Places. 

Created On

Date the rate plan was created. 


Billing model.

  • usage—fee per Billing Cycle based on the number of Rated Units reported during the Billing Cycle.
  • license—fee per Billing Cycle based on the last reported number of Rated Units for the AutoBill.
Charge on

Method by which this Rate Plan determines the price to bill for a Billing Cycle.

  • Each Respective Tier—for each respective Tier, multiplies the number of Rated Unit Events for the Billing Cycle by the Rate Price for the Tier in which they occurred; and calculates, for each respective Tier, the charge by Tier use. That is, if a Tiered Plan is defined as $2 for 0-9 units, and $1 for 10-100 units, a customer who uses 15 units will be charged $2*9 + $1*6 = $24.
  • Highest Applicable Tier—to the highest applicable Tier, multiplies the total number of Rated Unit Events for the Billing Cycle by the price for the Tier in which the total number occurs.

For 15 units at $1.00 per unit, for example, Highest Applicable Tier would calculate the charge by multiplying 15 units by $1.00, for a total charge of $15.

Decimal Places

Defines the number of decimal places to which CashBox will round reported Rated Unit Event totals. (This number affects the value displayed for the Begins at Level, as well as the manner in which CashBox will calculate Billing Cycle charges for Rate Plan priced Products.)

For example, given a total of 346.26961:

0: rounds to the nearest integer. (346)

2: rounds to the nearest hundredth. (346.27)

Note: You can use the CashBox API to set this value to a negative number. While positive numbers round to the right of the decimal point, negative numbers round to the left of the decimal point. For example: -2: rounds to the nearest hundred. (300)