Billing 'In Advance' Not Behaving As Expected (Doc ID 567694.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 02, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version 7.2.1.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 29-Dec-2011
***Checked for relevance on 08-Aug-2013***
Checked for relevance on 17-Mar-2016

Symptoms

Consider this scenario:

  1. Set up an ANNUAL cycle forward product in Pricing Center for $1200 and set "In Advance Billing" of 1 month. Pro-ration was set to "Calculate the charge based on the amount used" for the start and end.

  2. Move PVT to 10 Jan 2008. Create a MONTHLY account on 10 Jan 2008 with a billing DOM of the 1st, and having the annual advance bill cycle product.
    On 10th Jan 2008, First annual cycle fee (prorated value) should be charged for the period :10 Jan 2008 to 1 Jan 2009 .

  3. Move PVT to 1 Feb 2008 and run billing.
    No new charges should occur on our account, but the bill will be created containing the pro-rated initial charge from 10 Jan 2008 - 1 Jan 2009.

  4. Move PVT to 1 Dec 2008 and run billing.
    As this account's cycle product is set up with "Billing in advance" of one month, the bill will be created containing the charge from 1 Jan 2009 to 1 Jan 2010 (1200$)

  5. Move PVT to 1 Jan 2009
    Nothing should happen on our account.

  6. Move PVT to 1 Feb 2009
    Nothing should happen on our account for the rest of the months as well till Nov 2009.

  7. Move PVT to 1 Dec 2009
    As this account's cycle product is set up with "Billing in advance" of one month, we should see the Annual cycle fee for the period 1 Jan 2010 - 1 Jan 2011 of 1200$. This will be in the new bill.

Moreover, the Annual Fee was being split into 12 Monthly Fees, which is unexpected too.


Cause

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