Release Notes for Zuora Release 230, August 2018

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Release Notes for Zuora Release 230, August 2018

Welcome to the release notes for Zuora Release 230 (R230), August 2018. This release includes new Zuora features, enhancements, resolved issues, and improvements to the Knowledge Center.

For more information about the current product version, see Product Versions and Release Dates.

Release Schedule

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Highlights

  • More Locale Support for Invoice PDF Localization 
  • Support for Controlling Electronic Payment Processing during Payment Run Execution 
  • CyberSource, Payment API v2.0 Gateway Supported

REST API

See API Changelog for a summary of REST API updates and documentation updates in the API Reference.

Orders and Subscriptions

Account Detail UI Enhancements

This feature is only available if you have the Orders feature enabled. We are actively soliciting feedback from a small set of early adopters. If you wish to have access to the feature, submit a request at Zuora Global Support.

We have made the following enhancements to the Account Detail page.

  • Renamed the Subscriptions section to "Orders & Subscriptions".
  • Changed the tab order and made the Orders tab to be the first tab.
  • Added a create order link at the bottom right corner of the Orders & Subscriptions section.
  • Highlighted the tab name when a tab is selected.

Billing

More Locale Support for Invoice PDF Localization

Zuora now supports translating invoice merge fields for the following regions and corresponding languages in invoice PDF files:                    

  • China: Simplified Chinese
  • Singapore: Simplified Chinese
  • Taiwan: Traditional Chinese
  • Russia: Russian

This feature allows you to extend your billing to even more geographies. 

See Supported Languages for more information.

Support for Controlling Electronic Payment Processing during Payment Run Execution

You can now control whether to process electronic payments during the execution of payment runs through the Zuora user interface and REST API.

In the Zuora user interface, you can select the Process electronic payments check box in the Select Processing Rules area on the payment run configuration page. Through the REST API, you can specify a value for the collectPayment field when calling Create payment run and Update payment run operations.

This feature is controlled by the Payment user permission called “Process Electronic Payment”. By default, electronic payments are processed during the execution of payment runs.

Key Invoice Settlement Metrics Available in Customer Account Details

This feature is only available if you have the Invoice Settlement feature enabled. The Invoice Settlement feature is in Limited Availability. If you wish to have access to the feature, submit a request at Zuora Global Support

The details page for each customer account now displays more key metrics to present information about the Invoice Settlement feature.

The following key metrics fields are now available on the customer account details page:

  • Unapplied Credit Memo Amount
  • Total Debit Memo Balance
  • Unapplied Payment Amount

See Key Metrics for Customer Accounts for more information.

Source Han Serif K for Invoice File Generation

Zuora now supports the Source Han Serif K font in different styles for the new invoice file generation service. You can use the font in custom invoice templates.

See Fonts for the Invoice File Generation Service for more information.

Payments

CyberSource, Payment API v2.0 Gateway Supported

Now, Zuora supports a new version of the CyberSource payment gateway called CyberSource, Payment API v2.0. At the current stage, all supported payment methods and operations from the previous versions of CyberSource integrations are all available to this payment gateway apart from the delayed capture. 

All gateway instance settings from CyberSource v1.28 and v1.97 are included in the new payment gateway along with the following additional settings:

  • Ignore AVS Result when Verifying Card
  • Ignore AVS Result during Payment with Card

The following additional credit card types are supported on CyberSource, Payment API v2.0:  

  • Hipercard
  • Elo
  • China Union Pay

See CyberSource Payment Gateway and Supported Payment Methods for more information.

SEPA Supported on CyberSource, Payment API v2.0  

Zuora now supports the SEPA payment method on the CyberSource, Payment API v2.0 gateway. You can take the following actions with it:

  • Verify and save existing MandateId in Zuora
  • Create a payment
  • Void or cancel a payment
  • Refund for referenced refunds

Note that only the EUR currency is supported. See Supported Payment Methods for more information.

Connect Marketplace

See Zuora Connect Release Notes for detailed information about Connect new features, enhancements, and documentation updates.

Zuora CPQ Release

The following articles describe the latest features of Zuora CPQ:

Analytics

As of this release, a new dashboard is available that displays key metrics for your subscription business. The dashboard enables you to explore monthly trends in your MRR and subscriber numbers. You can also configure how the metrics on the dashboard are calculated and presented, to match the needs of your organization. See Dashboard for more information.

To be eligible to have access to this feature, Orders must be enabled in your Zuora tenant. This feature is not automatically enabled. See Requesting Zuora Dashboard if you wish to have access to this feature.

The following articles describe the latest features of Zuora Reporting and the Zuora Insights add-on:

SOAP API

Current WSDL version: 91

See Zuora WSDL for information on how to check your version and download the latest version.

SOAP API Change History

See Zuora SOAP API Version History for a summary of updates made to the SOAP API in recent Zuora releases.

Knowledge Center

We have updated the following Knowledge Center articles based on your feedback:

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