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Create a Billing Group

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Overview

Master plans are mapped to payment methods using billing groups, allowing the use of multiple payment methods on a given account. These payment methods are stored on the account, making them available for future use.

When creating an account in the UI, a billing group is automatically created for each Master Plan Instance assigned on the account. You can create additional billing groups by following the steps in this article.

Creating a New Billing Group

Use the following information to create a new billing group that you can associate with a Master Plan Instance on the account.

Getting Here: Click Accounts > select an account > Plans > Billing Groups

Click New.



A screen displays, allowing you to create a new billing group. Refer to the below screenshots and corresponding descriptions when creating a new billing group on this screen.

Billing Group Name: Enter the name of the billing group. 

Billing Group Description: Enter the description of the billing group.

Client Defined Identifier: Enter a unique, custom ID for the billing group.

Notification Method: By default, the notification method for all Master Plan Instances associated with the billing group is the same as the notification method defined on the account. Select a different notification method, if desired.

Notification Template Group: Select the desired notification template group for use with all Master Plan Instances associated with the billing group.
List Billing Group First in the Master File: Select Yes if you want this billing group to be listed at the top of a PDF or XML master file when the master file is created.
Credit Memo Template: Select the credit memo template for use with all Master Plan Instances associated with the billing group.

Rebill Template: Select the rebill template for use with all Master Plan Instances associated with the billing group.

Statement Template: Select the statement template for use with all Master Plan Instances associated with the billing group.

Credit Note Template: Select the credit note template for use with all Master Plan Instances associated with the billing group.

The Payment Options section of the screen varies depending on whether you are associating the billing group with a payment method (for example a credit card) or a payment term (for example net terms or EAN/GLN). The following graphic shows options for associating the billing group with a payment method.

Payment Method: Select a payment method or select Create New from the dropdown menu. Selecting Create New displays additional fields, prompting you to:

  • Define the name of the payment method.
  • Provide a description of the payment method.
  • Enter a client-defined identifier.
  • Enter all payment attributes for the new payment method.

Secondary Payment Method: If collection fails from the Payment Method, it is attempted from the this payment method.

The secondary payment method must match the primary payment method. For example, if the primary payment method is a credit card, then the secondary payment method must also be a credit card. A combination of credit card and tokenized credit card is not acceptable and an error message displays. 

For clients using net terms or external payment as a payment method, do not select a secondary payment method.

Select a payment method or select Create New from the dropdown menu. Selecting Create New displays additional fields, prompting you to:

  • Define the name of the secondary payment method.
  • Provide a description of the secondary payment method.
  • Enter a client-defined identifier.
  • Enter all payment attributes for the backup payment method.

Statement Contact: Select a statement contact or select Create New Contact from the dropdown menu. Selecting Create New Contact displays additional fields, prompting you to enter contact information for the new statement contact.

The following graphic shows the payment options that display if you select Term as a Payment Option, to associate the billing group with a payment term, rather than a payment method.

Terms: Select an available payment term by clicking the radio button next to it.

EAN or GLN Number: If the payment method you select is associated with  European Account Number or Global Location Number (EAN or GLN ), then this field displays and is required.

EAN or GLN Requisition Number: If the payment method you select is associated with European Account Number or Global Location Number (EAN or GLN ), then this field displays and is required.

Statement Contact: Select a statement contact or select Create New Contact from the dropdown menu. Selecting Create New Contact displays additional fields, prompting you to enter contact information for the new statement contact..

The following part of the screen is the same regardless of the payment option you select.

Available Master Plans: A list of the available Master Plan Instances to which this billing group can be assigned. To assign the billing group to any of the available Master Plan Instances, select the checkbox next to the corresponding Master Plan Instance ID(s).

After completing the fields on this screen, click Save. The new billing group displays on the Billing Groups screen.

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