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Update a Product (Amendment)

Which product fields can I update?

You can update products in a subscription with charges based on most charge models. You cannot edit one-time charges, fixed-amount discounts, or billing timing.

You can edit the following product fields:

  • Description.
  • Revenue Recognition Code
  • Revenue Recognition Trigger.
  • Conditional Trigger. Selections include:
    • Upon Contract Effective
    • Upon Service Activation
    • Upon Customer Acceptance
    • Upon Specific Date. When selected, you must enter a date. In view mode, the date is displayed next to the trigger condition.
  • Bill Period Alignment. This field is shown only when certain Billing Period-Billing Day combinations are selected. If editable, selections include:
    • Align to Charge
    • Align to Subscription Start
    • Align to Term Start
  • Price.
  • Quantity. Available for edit for Per Unit Pricing and Volume/Tiered Pricing.
  • Discount Percentage. Available for edit only for Discount-Percentage.
  • Apply Discount To. Available for edit only for Discount-Fixed Amount and Discount-Percentage.
  • Custom Field(s). (You can only edit custom fields with update product amendments created in the Zuora application or through the SOAP API. You cannot edit custom fields by creating an update product amendment using Mass Order Entry.)

These amended product updates affect only the subscription. Product Rate Plan Charges are not updated.

Using the Zuora Application to Update a Product

Use the following steps to update a product in an existing subscription. Repeat this procedure for each product you want to update.

  1. View the subscription that you want to change.
  2. Click Amendment. The Amendment Information page appears.
    Name and select the type of amendment
  3. Enter the Amendment Name and optionally the Change Description.

  4. Select Update a Product from the Amendment Type list and click Save. An Amendment Details panel appears.
    Amendment Details panel

  5. Select the product and rate plan you want to update from the select product list.
  6. In the Original section, click Charge Name to view details about the current product. 
  7. In the New section, click the Charge Name to view and edit the product details. Click Save.  
  8. Click Contract effective, enter a Contract effective Date. Click Save.
    • Set the contract effective date to the date you want the product update to take effect.
    • Most companies make product updates effective immediately during an invoice period.
      • If proration is enabled the next invoice will include a prorated charge for any recurring fees for the partial period and full charges for any usage and one time fees for the partial period.
      • If proration is disabled, the next invoice will only include one time fees for the partial period and will not include and recurring or usage fees for the partial period.
    • If you want to make product updates effective for the next invoice period or next term, set the contract effective date to the first day of the next invoice period or the first day of the next term.            
  9. If you have the Service Activation and Customer Acceptance dates enabled:
    1. Click Service Activation and enter the Service Activation Date. Click Save.       
    2. Click Customer Acceptance and enter the Customer Acceptance Date. Click Save.  

Using the Zuora API to Update a Product

You can use Zuora SOAP API and REST API to update a product:

Set the contract effective, effective, service activation, and customer acceptance dates to the date you want the product update to take effect.

Most companies make product updates effective immediately during an invoice period.

  • If proration is enabled the next invoice will include a prorated charge for any recurring fees for the partial period and full charges for any usage and one time fees for the partial period.
  • If proration is disabled, the next invoice will only include one time fees for the partial period and will not include and recurring or usage fees for the partial period.

If you want to make product updates effective for the next invoice period or next term, set the contract effective date to the first day of the next invoice period or the first day of the next term.

  1. Update Products with Future-dated Amendments on Subscription

  2. You can update products even when future-dated amendments exist on the subscription.
  3. See Future-dated Amendments for more information about supported types of future-dated amendments.
  4. See Update a Product on Subscription with Future-dated Updates and Update a Product on Subscription with a Future-dated Remove for detailed information.
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12:59, 1 Jun 2017

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