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Usage Accumulation

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Overview

You can rate usage for each service in a plan based on usage accumulated over a specified time period to determine the rate to be used for billing a customer. This time period is called Alternate Usage Reset Months. The customer will be billed for usage based on the rate that applies to the accumulated usage for a service during the Alternate Usage Reset Months, instead of the number of billable units for the service. The accumulated usage will be reset to 0 after the number of Alternate Usage Reset Months has been completed.

Usage accumulation applies to only standard tier structures, not volume or flat rate tier structures. It will work whether Aria rates usage at time of invoicing or when usage records are uploaded into the system (real-time). If you load usage records into Aria with currency amounts assigned to them, your customers will be billed based on your specified currency amounts, even if you have usage accumulation enabled for those customers.

Parent-Child Accounts

  • Child account with responsibility level 1 or 2
    If you want the child account's usage to be billed based on usage accumulation, you must set up usage accumulation for the child account.
  • Child account with responsibility level 3 or 4
    If you want the child account's usage to be billed based on usage accumulation, you must set up usage accumulation for the parent account.

For instance, if a customer is subscribed to a plan with a monthly usage billing interval and that customer’s Alternate Usage Reset Months is set to 3 months, then that customer would be billed for usage for a service in the plan as follows:

Tier Rate
1-10 units $0.50
11-20 units $0.40
21-infinity units $0.30
Month Number of Billable Units Accumulated Usage Billable Units Across Tiers Rate Usage Charge for the Service or Tier Usage Charge for the Month
1 - July 5 5 5 $0.50 $2.50 $2.50
2 - August 10 15 5
5
$0.50
$0.40
$2.50
$2.00
$4.50
3 - September 15 30 5
10
$0.40
$0.30
$2.00
$3.00
$5.00
4 - October 7 7 7 $0.50 $3.50 $3.50

 


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