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Zuora Billing Release 255, August 2019


Zuora Billing Release 255, August 2019

Welcome to the release notes for Zuora Billing Release 255 (R255), August 2019. This release includes new Zuora Billing features, enhancements, and resolved issues.

For more information about the release notes of other Zuora products, see Zuora Release Notes.

Release schedule

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

Orders and Subscriptions

Pending orders support more order actions

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

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.

Pending orders now support the following order actions:

  • Add product
  • Update product
  • Remove product
  • Terms and conditions
  • Renew subscription

See Pending Order and Subscription for more information.

New field now available in Rate Plan Charge data source

A new field called Is Processed has been added to the Rate Plan Charge data source to indicate whether a charge segment has been completely billed for all its relevant billing periods. This is determined by whether the End Date of the charge is earlier than or equal to the Target Date when generating invoices.

For a subscription with the Term Setting as Evergreen, since the charges have no End Dates, the Is Processed fields for these charges are always set as False.

Invoicing and Invoice Settlement

More tax status information available for billing documents

The Credit and Debit Memos 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.

Zuora now supports displaying more tax status information for billing documents through the Zuora UI. 

  • The Documents with Tax Failures tab is now available on the bill run details page, displaying all billing documents with tax calculation failures when being posted.
  • The Tax Status and Tax Message fields are now available on the credit or debit memo details page, displaying detailed tax status information about credit and debit memos.

Posted time now available for bill runs

The Posted On field is now available on the bill run details page, displaying when the bill run is posted. 

You can also obtain detailed posted time information about invoices by:

  • Querying the BillRun object; or 
  • Exporting the Posted Date field in the base Zuora object of Billing Run

Support for transferring unapplied payments that are in closed accounting periods

This feature is only available if you have Invoice Settlement enabled. The Invoice Settlement feature is generally available as of Zuora Billing Release 296 (March 2021). This feature includes Unapplied Payments, Credit and Debit Memos, and Invoice Item Settlement. If you want to have access to the feature, see Invoice Settlement Enablement and Checklist Guide for more information.

You can now transfer unapplied payments that are in closed accounting periods between customer accounts. You have to perform such transactions in open accounting periods.


New Stripe gateway integration now available

A new Stripe gateway integration called Stripe v2 is now available. It works with the PaymentIntents API of Stripe and provides support for the 3D Secure 2.0 framework through Payment Pages 2.0, to comply with the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

See Stripe payment gateway and Enable 3DS2 for Stripe gateway integration for more information.


Explorer now available for all users of the Dashboard

If your organization uses the Dashboard, a new feature called "Explorer" is available for all Zuora users in your organization. Explorer enables you to:

  • Browse all the cards that have been created in your Zuora tenant, by any Zuora user.
  • Create new cards without having the cards appear on the Dashboard.
  • Choose which cards to display on the Dashboard.
  • Easily export data from cards and share cards with team members.

For instance, you could use Explorer to create two cards that break down the same metric in different ways, but choose to display only one of these cards on the Dashboard.

See Using Explorer for more information.


Current WSDL version: 101

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.