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Overview of Advanced Consumption Billing

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Overview of Advanced Consumption Billing

Advanced Consumption Billing is a paid feature. Contact your Zuora Customer Success Manager for assistance if you are interested in purchasing this feature.

Advanced Consumption Billing lays the foundation for your consumption-based subscription business. It contains the following key capabilities.

  • Prepaid with Drawdown allows your customers to pay upfront and then consume against the prepaid balance with the possibility of topping up or being charged for any overage. You can set the prepaid charges to be either currency-based or units-based. Additionally, the details of prepayment and drawdown can be presented on invoices. For more information, see Prepaid with Drawdown. The Prepaid with Drawdown feature is supported downstream by Zuora Revenue through the Order to Revenue feature. See Overview of Revenue Recognition Events Transaction.
  • Prepaid Cash with Drawdown enables you to collect payment from your customers and then deposit the payment on their customer account as reserved payment. Subscriptions can be configured to consume this reserved payment amount upon invoice post or payment run. For more information, see Prepaid Cash with Drawdown.
  • Minimum Commitment allows you to offer subscription services in which your customers commit to spending a minimum amount. If the customers do not spend the committed amount by the end of the commitment period, they will be automatically charged a true-up to meet the contracted minimum amount. For more information, see Minimum Commitment. The Minimum Commitment feature is supported downstream by Zuora Revenue through the Order to Revenue feature. See Overview of Revenue Recognition Events Transaction.
  • Unbilled Usage enables you to access the usages and due amounts in near real time before charges are billed. You can view the usages and up-to-date amounts due for a subscription in the Unbilled Usage section on the subscription details page. For more information, see Unbilled Usage. The Unbilled Usage feature is supported downstream by Zuora Revenue through the Order to Revenue feature. See Overview of Revenue Recognition Events Transaction.
  • Threshold Notification enables you to receive notifications when customized consumption thresholds of prepaid balance or unbilled usage are being exceeded. For more information, see Threshold Notification.
  • Mediation enables you to create Meters that automate a set of data processing steps that otherwise need to be performed manually and repetitively, resulting in metrics that can easily be rated and billed for. For more information, see Mediation.