Capabilities

Updated: April 16, 2021
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Overview

  • Background: Capabilities are part of the Product definition
  • Versioned: No (see versions)
  • Localized: No (see locales)

Capability attributes define various aspects of a product distribution and product ordering procedures as schematically illustrated in the following diagram:

Edit the Capabilities List

Access the Capabilities list via the General section from your product profile page on the Vendor Portal.

Click the Edit button next to the Capabilities list to edit this list.

Enable or disable required capabilities by using corresponding switches.

Click the Save button to save edited Capabilities list.

The following describes available options within the Capabilities list.

Pay-as-you-go

This capability enables vendors to implement a pay-as-you-go system and periodically submit usage files to providers. The pay-as-you-go system based on the consumption or usage of a specified product rather than on a flat rate for a product or on a period of time.

Information

This capability is required to create usage report files via the Usage module on the Vendor Portal. Furthermore, this option is required to define Pay as You Go items within the Items section on the product profile page.

Reporting Schemas

The Pay-as-you-go capability allows vendors to implement the following reporting schemas:

Information

Note that one product can implement only one reporting schema.

  • TR: Select Multi-Tiers rated schema with this option.
  • CR: Enable Cost Rated schema with this setting.
  • PR: Choose Price Rated schema with this option.
  • QT: Enable Quantity-based schema with this setting.

Dynamic Items

Enable the Dynamic Items option so that your product will be able to report dynamic items in your usage report files. In other words, items that were not pre-declared during your Product Definition.

Predictive Estimates

Switch the Predictive Estimates option on to enable the predictive Consumption data reporting. This reporting takes place during the Billing Period and before generating a usage report file.

Future Charges

Turn the Future Charges option on so that your product will be able to generate usage reports with charges assigned to future dates.

Consumption reporting for Reservation Items

With this enabled capability your product will support the real-time reporting of the Reservation Items consumption.

Dynamic Validation of the Draft Requests

With this enabled capability your product will support the real-time request structure validation prior to the fulfillment request creation on the Commerce platform.

Dynamic Validation of the Inquiring Form

Switch this capability on so that your product will feature the real-time validation of the Inquiring Form.

Reseller Authorization

With this enabled capability your product will require explicit reseller authorization in order to create a subscription.

Information

This capability is required to be enabled for selecting a T1 scope or a T2 scope action buttons within the Actions tab from the Embedding section.

If No Reseller Authorization is required for the product, the tier account that owns the subscription do not have any parents/above tiers.

Authorization Structure

Specify how many Tiers need to be authorized for a subscription to be created.

  • Tier 1: Only a direct reseller of the customer will be authorized (i.e. only tiers with 1 level of resellers can be used for subscription of such products).
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2: Both a direct reseller of the customer and reseller of the reseller should be authorized (i.e. only tiers with 2 level of resellers can be used for subscriptions of such products).

Tier Accounts Sync

Switch the Tier Accounts Sync capability on so that your product will feature the Tier accounts synchronization process.

Administrative Hold

Turn on the Administrative Hold capability so that your product will support the Suspend & Resume provider actions for subscriptions.

Information

Access these provider actions via the subscription details screen.

Renewal Management

Specify renewal management schema:

  • Auto-cancelation: Subscriptions will be automatically cancelled on a renewal date, unless explicitly renewed.
  • Auto-renewal: Subscriptions will be automatically renewed on a renewal date, unless explicitly cancelled.
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