Release Notes for Zuora Release 236, January 2019

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Release Notes for Zuora Release 236, January 2019

Welcome to the release notes for Zuora Release 236 (R236), January 2019. 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

  • Customer Account Search Enhancement for New Payment Runs
  • Suspend and Resume Supported in Order Metrics
  • Support for SoftBank Payment Gateway
  • Support for Dankort Credit Card Type on Payment Pages 2.0

REST API

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

Orders and Subscriptions

Suspend and Resume Supported in Order Metrics

This feature is in Limited Availability. If you want to have access to the feature, submit a request at Zuora Global Support

The Suspend and Resume feature is supported in Order Metrics. When Order Metrics is enabled, you can now suspend and resume subscriptions using Amendments. See Suspend a Subscription and Resume a Subscription for more information. Also, during an Order Metrics migration, a subscription that was previously suspended or resumed can now be migrated.

Resume Extends Term Field in Orders UI

The migration to full Orders is in Limited Availability. We are actively soliciting feedback from a small set of early adopters before releasing as generally available.

The Resume Extends Term field is supported in the Orders UI. You can now specify the Resume Extends Term field when you resume a subscription via the Orders UI.

Billing

Customer Account Search Enhancement for New Payment Runs

When creating payment runs through the Zuora user interface, you can now search for specific customer accounts based on name, account number, and "name or account number" more efficiently.

In the Single Customer Account tab on the New Payment Run page or on the New Scheduled Payment Run page, the following radio buttons are now available for account search enhancement:

  • Name
  • Account Number
  • Name or Account Number

Previously, only customer account search by "name or account number" was supported for new payment runs.

Support for Not Displaying Invoices With Zero Amount

Zuora now supports not displaying invoices with zero amount. To use this feature, select the Don't show items with amount 0 check box on the All Invoices page through the Zuora user interface.

Changes to Existing Billing Rules

The default value of either of the following billing rules billing rule has been changed to No in Billing Settings > Define Billing Rules

  • Invoice Past End-of-Term when Auto-Renew is ON?
  • Invoice Past End-of-Term when Auto-Renew is OFF?

This change is for new Zuora tenants only and does not affect any existing Zuora tenants.

For better clarification, the validation message displayed when changing the value from Yes to No is refined to "Invoice Past End-of-Term when Auto-Renew is ON" can only be set to No when recurring charge proration settings are turned on.

Payments

Support for SoftBank Payment Gateway

Zuora now provides integration with the SoftBank payment gateway. The Credit Card and Credit Card Reference Transaction payment methods are now supported by this gateway integration.

Support for Dankort Credit Card Type on Payment Pages 2.0

Zuora now supports the Dankort credit card type on Payment Pages 2.0. A new option called Dankort has been added to the supported values for the param_supportedTypes client parameter. See Credit Card Type Payment Pages for more information.

To display the Dankort credit card logo on HPM pages, add Dankort to the comma-separated list of values for the param_supportedTypes parameter when integrating Payment Pages 2.0.

Label Updates on Payment Gateway Setting Page

We have updated the following UI labels on the Edit Gateway page to avoid confusion when configuring payment gateway instances in Zuora:

  • Verify new payment method
  • Verify updated payment method
  • Verify new Paypal Express Checkout payment method

Previously, the UI labels were:

  • Verify new credit card
  • Verify updated credit card
  • Verify new payment methods

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

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

SOAP API

Current WSDL version: 92

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.

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