Pricing Center Does Not Have Offset Unit "Months" In "Tier Relative Duration" While Creating Product (Doc ID 1564515.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version 7.3.1.0.0 to 7.5.0.0.0 [Release 7.3.1 to 7.5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Pricing Center in BRM 7.3.1 does not have Offset unit "Months" in "Tier Relative duration" while creating Product. It has only Second, Minute, Hour and Day.

However, in Pricing Center Help, "About absolute and relative date ranges" section, it says "You can set a relative duration to last for a specific time period of seconds, hours, days, or months

from the product purchase date."  Even in KM <note 1383648.1> (In The Rate Tier Unable To Set Relative End_t To Number Of Months) it mentioned this is a document bug, it should be considered as a defect.

Consider these scenarios:

1. Charge the end user 400000 USD when the product is cancelled with in 3 years from purchase date.  200000 USD charges if cancelled after 3 years. 

   So one would configure CancelFeeEvent in the product with two tiers.
    Tier-1, valid for first 3 years (first 36 months) with charges 400000 USD.
    Tier-2, valid after 3 years (from 37th month) with charges 200000 USD.

    But no "Month" to choose. Should the user choose "Day"?

2. If use "Day" as unit, it would be different for below scenarios:
 
     If product Tier starts on 01-JAN-2013. 3 Months will be 90 days .

     If product Tier starts on 01-FEB-2013. 3 Months will be 89 days .

     If product Tier starts on 01-MAR-2013. 3 Months will be 92 days .

    The business needs "Month" as unit.

3. Cannot handle leap year

Cause

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