Difference in Number of Balance Impacts when Discount Rerate in BRM 7.4 vs. BRM 7.5 (Doc ID 2049705.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version 7.5.0.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Qn1:On : 7.5.0.10.0 version, Pipeline Manager
After upgrading from BRM 7.4 PS13 to 7.5PS10, discount behavior difference is noticed.
Discount is configured to negate the charges generated by product, and then charge again based on the rates define under that discount.

For example: Product charges $0.50/Min, and Discount rerates at $0.45/Min.

When rates CDR in 7.4,  2 balance impacts are created. Suppose usage is 3 mins, product charges $0.5/min, hence total charge is $1.5 for entire call. When discount triggers, it discounts the event with -$0.15, quantity is coming as 181.5 for discount impact, and 180 charged impact. However, when the same CDR is rated in 7.5, 3 balance impacts are created. Product charges $1.50 for entire call, and when discount triggers, it discounts the event with -$1.50, rerates event with $1.35, quantity is coming as 180, and $1.50 for discount impact and 180 charged impact.

Final dollar impact is same. Customer wants to know if this is the expected behavior change from 7.4PS13 to 7.5PS10?
 

Qn2: In BRM 7.5, /event/billing/cycle/discount comes with impact_type as 1 instead of 128 as in BRM 7.4.

Solution

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