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Release of Oracle Communications Pricing Design Center 15.0.0.0.0 (Doc ID 2984439.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2023

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Oracle Communications Pricing Design Center - Version 15.0.0.0.0 and later
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Oracle Communications Pricing Design Center (PDC) 15.0.0.0.0 is released on 31 October 2023.

This is part of the larger Oracle Monetization Suite that includes the following components:

This announcement lists the key enhancements delivered in PDC 15.0.0.0.0

New Features in Pricing Design Center

Support for Purchasing Same Offer Multiple Times with Separate Balances

Previously, customers could extend the validity of a balance by purchasing an offer again, and BRM added the new balance to the existing balance. Now, you can choose to track the new and existing balances separately, with separate validity dates. You can choose from two new options:
Longest date: Extends the old subscription with a separate balance, setting the validity end date to whichever is later, the new or existing validity.
Cumulative validity: Extends the old subscription with a separate balance, setting the validity end date by adding the new validity to what remains of the old validity.

PDC Supports Debiting in Discounts Consumed Immediately

You can now create currency-based discounts in PDC that are deducted from the customer's account balance immediately. To do so, you add the new Instant Debit balance impact type to your discount.

New TMF-Based REST API for PDC

PDC contains a new TMF-based REST API, allowing you to manage a BRM system's product offerings. The PDC TMF REST API can perform the following operations:

Retrieves one or more product offerings, product offering prices, or product specifications
Updates product offerings, product offering prices, or product specifications
Creates product offerings, product offering prices, or product specifications
Deletes product offerings, product offering prices, or product specifications
Manages event notifications

Support for Full-Day Discounts

Previously, when rounding to midnight was disabled, and a discount was purchased after midnight, the discount would not be applied to the entire day. For example, a discount purchased at 15:00 on June 1 would apply only from 15:00 through 24:00 on June 1. Now, you can specify to apply the discount to the entire day even when rounding to midnight is disabled. That is, a discount purchased at 15:00 would apply from 00:00 through 24:00 on June 1. You can configure this option using the PDC UI or the ImportExportPricing utility.

New PDC REST API

PDC contains a new REST API that allows you to do the following:

Manage pricing components in your BRM system. For example, you can create, modify, and delete charge offers, discount offers, and selectors.
Manage setup components in your BRM system. For example, you can create, modify, and delete setup components that PDC manages, such as balance elements, custom rules, deliverables, and tax codes.

Validation for Dynamic Charging

Previously, you could dynamically override pricing at purchase time with no validation. Now, you create price tags as setup components with validation rules to determine valid overrides for charge offers and discount offers at purchase time. You configure price tags as setup components, add them to balance impacts when creating charge offers and discount offers, and set their values at purchase time. You use the ImportExportPricing utility or the PDC UI to create the price tag setup components and add them to balance impacts. The rules configured in the setup components determine which price tags are valid for a given balance impact and which values can be used at purchase time. You can restrict price tags to certain balance elements, resource units, and services. You can restrict the values that can be used to a list or range of values.

Cloud Native Enhancement

PDC cloud native images have been decoupled from Fusion Middleware images, reducing the overall size of the PDC images. To use PDC cloud native, you now download the Fusion Middleware images and provide their location in your PDC override-values.yaml file.

Certifications

Pricing Design Center now supports the following software:

Oracle Linux, x86-64 (64-bit) 8.7
Oracle Database Server Enterprise Edition 19c (19.20.0)
Oracle Database 19c client (19.20.0)
SAML version 2.0
Oracle Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 8 (1.8.0_381)

Supported Upgrades to Release 15.0

The following upgrade paths to the 15.0 release are supported:

PDC 12.0 to PDC 15.0
Any PDC 12.0 Patch Set to PDC 15.0

 

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