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Customize Units of Measure


Customize Units of Measure

You can customize the units of measure (UOM) your company uses to measure the use of your services; for example, minutes, people, seats, and licenses can all be units of measure.

UOM Settings

To create a new custom UOM, click add new UOM at the bottom of the page and enter information for the following fields (all fields except for Displayed As are required).

Setting Description
Active Select the Active box next to the UOM to activate the UOM for use in your product catalog. If you do not select Active, the UOM cannot be used in any new rate plans within your product catalog.
Name The name of the UOM that you enter here is shown in labels and lists within Zuora Billing. For example, a name can be "clicks" or "seats."
Displayed As Use the Displayed As option to enter a name for the UOM that you want displayed on your invoices. The Displayed As name can be the same as the name of your UOM (as entered in the Name field), or it can be different.
Decimal Places This is the number of digits to the right of the decimal point that you want to use when displaying the UOM. The value in this field must be 0 or a positive integer.
Rounding You can specify whether or not your usage value (if it has too many decimal places), should be rounded up or down.
Usage Log File Label The text to look for in the column heading of the usage log file.

You can create as many custom UOMs as your company requires. You can edit or delete the UOM by clicking on the applicable link (edit or remove) to the right of your UOM.

Some tenants use the same value for the Name, Displayed As, and Usage Log File Label fields. Once the name of a UOM is added, Zuora Billing will use that same name in the Displayed As and Usage Log File Label fields. You can, edit the fields, if necessary.

Create Fractional Units of Measure

To create fractional units of measure: 

  1. Click your username at the top right and navigate to​​​​​​ Billing > Customize Units of Measure.
  2. Click add new UOM.
  3. Specify information about the UOM, as described in "UOM Settings," above. Use the Decimal Places and Rounding field to configure the UOM as a fractional measure.
    • Decimal Places: Enter the number of decimal places required for the fraction.
    • Rounding: Select the rounding option that you want to use, Up or Down, if the fraction exceeds the specified number of decimal places. 
  4. Click save.

You cannot edit the Decimal Places field after saving the new unit of measure. This prevents users from making changes to subscriptions that use the unit of measure.