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Update default settings - MSQ


Update default settings - MSQ

This article provides the steps to update default settings for MSQ, and the description for each default setting field.

Default Settings UI for MSQ

The Default Settings for MSQ are located on the right-hand side under the title MULTI-SUB QUOTING DEFAULTS, while the Standard Quoting Default Settings are on the left side, separated by a vertical line. You can configure settings for both MSQ and Standard Quoting simultaneously. 

Certain settings may currently be unavailable for MSQ.



Take the following steps to update default settings:

  1. In the navigation bar, navigate to Zuora Config > Quote Studio Settings.
  2. In the left pane, select Default Settings. All default settings of CPQ X are then loaded into the main region.
  3. Configure default settings based on your business needs. See the Default settings description section below for more information about these default settings.
  4. Click Save at the top right in the main region to save the configuration.

Default settings description 

The following fields are available for default settings.

Category Field Description
Quote Valid Date Specify the term of the quote.
Calculate Quote Metrics Through Select one of the following options to determine how to calculate quote metrics:
  • Specific number of Billing Period(s) (1-36)
  • End of Term. If selected, Evergreen Subscription metrics are calculated for one billing period.

This selection becomes the default for each new quote. You can override this default on individuals quotes as needed from the Quotes Detail page.

See Quote Metrics Calculation Period for more information.

Order submission Status With this setting enabled, you have the flexibility to create Quotes that, when sent to Zuora, can generate orders in either Draft or Completed status, depending on your requirements.
Subscription Subscription Term Type Select the default subscription term type, Termed or Evergreen. This default setting specifies whether the subscription has a set term (in number of months) until which it expires (Termed), or whether the subscription does not expire (Evergreen).
Term Start Date Specify the start date of the subscription.
Initial Term Specify the initial term of the subscription. It is applicable to only termed subscriptions.
This field becomes read-only when creating a Renewal Quote. The Renewal Term field will control the Current Term of the Renewal Subscription. 
Auto-Renew Switch the toggle to auto renew the subscription. If enabled, a new termed subscription quotes are automatically renewed when the initial term terminates. It is applicable to only termed subscriptions.
Renewal Term Specify the renewal term for termed subscriptions.  It is applicable to only termed subscriptions.
Ramp Frequency Available Values With this setting configured, you can control which values are displayed when Ramp is enabled.
Ramp Frequency Default Value With this setting configured, the specified default ramp frequency is displayed when the Ramp toggle in Quote Studio is enabled
Define how Product Actions should be treated when moving the Term Start Date on Ramp Quotes With this setting configured, you can now define how Order Actions on Ramp Deals realign when updating the Term Start Date in Quote Studio UI. 

This setting offers two options:

Option Description
Default behavior With this option selected, if you change the Term Start Date, no dates will be realigned. This means that the existing Order Actions will remain unchanged, regardless of the Term Start Date adjustment.
Keep Initial (Add Product) Actions aligned to QSD and Realign all future actions relative to the number of days the TSD moved

When this option is selected and you change the Term Start Date, two types of realignment will occur. First, the Initial (Add Product) Actions that were originally aligned to the Quote Start Date (QSD) will remain aligned to the new Term Start Date (TSD).

Second, all future actions that were aligned to specific Interval Start Dates will be realigned to new Interval Start Dates based on the number of days the TSD was changed by. 

Additionally, product actions that were not originally aligned to Interval Start Dates will be realigned relative to the number of days the TSD was changed by.

Define the default product alignment when Quote start date is changed after products are added

Specify the default option you want to see or execute in CPQ X UI when you add or update products on the subscription and change the Quote Start Date.

See Configure modal pop-up when Quote Start Date is moved after product selection for more information.

Show Quote Start Date Pop-up This setting determines whether or not the modal popup will display on Quote Studio UI. This must be used in conjunction with "Define the default product alignment when Quote start date is changed after products are added" setting
Status Description
Active You will always see a modal popup with the option selected by default in the Define the default product alignment when Quote start date is changed after products are added” field.
Inactive You won’t see a modal popup, but with the option selected in the Define the default product alignment when Quote start date is changed after products are added” field, the actions will be performed on the newly added/updated product trigger dates.


If Ramp is enabled, allow alignment of RP initial actions to QSD AND do not move Future Dated Actions

This setting will appear only when you select "Align all Initial Actions of any RatePlan timelines to Quote Start Date" option under “Define the default product alignment when Quote start date is changed after products are added."

With this setting configured, the initial Add Product Actions syncs with the Quote Start Date and Future Dated Actions will remain as is.

Regarding Amendment Ramp Deals

  • All new Initial Actions within a Rateplan timeline will be shifted to align with the QSD, while future-dated actions will remain unaltered.
  • Any new Update/Remove actions concerning original products within the Current Interval will be adapted to match the new Quote Start Date.
  • Any new Update/Remove actions targeting original products in future intervals will remain untouched and maintain their current state.

Note that this configuration is not compatible with ramp quotes involving custom ramp intervals.

Allow users to select an option other than the default

With this setting configured, you will see a modal with all three options when you change the Quote Start Date after product selection. 

You will be able to select a different option if desired, but the initial option defined under Define the default product alignment after products are added setting will be selected by default.

Billing & Payment Payment Method Select the default payment method used to pay invoices.

Specify the currency that you want to use. For example, USD.

Bill Cycle Day Specify the day of the month on which to bill your customers. You must also activate the same bill cycle day in Zuora Billing.
Batch Specify the default batch. Batches allows for the grouping of customer accounts, which facilitates separate processing.
Bill To Contact Filter Specify how you want to filter bill-to contacts.
Sold To Contact Filter Specify how you want to filter sold-to contacts.
Invoice Separately Switch the toggle to specify on a per-subscription basis whether the subscription should be invoiced separately.
Payment Term Select the default payment term that you want to use.

Select None if you do not want to set a default.

Trigger Dates Contract Effective Date Specify the date of the contract that governs the subscription. 
Service Activation Date Specify the date on which the services or products within a subscription have been activated and access has been provided to the customer.
Customer Acceptance Date Specify the date on which the services or products within a subscription have been accepted by the customer.
Product Table Load Nested Discounts in Collapsed View With this setting enabled, all available nested discounts will be displayed in a collapsed mode, providing a compact view of the information. 

Note that in order to utilize this setting, you must have enabled Nested Discount Rows. To activate Nested Discount Rows, see Enable Nested Discount Rows.