Partner Center billing scenarios for one-time and select recurring purchases

Appropriate roles: Admin agent | Billing admin | Helpdesk agent | Sales agent

These are common billing scenarios.

Purchase a subscription and add a license on the same day

In Scenario 1, you purchase a subscription on June 11 at a unit price of $4. Later that same day you purchase another of the same subscription at the same price.

The recon file will include the following:

  • $4 bill for service period June 10 – July 9.
  • $-4.00 prorated rebill for service period June 11 – June 11. This is the period when you had ones license. Calculation = (monthly price/total days in service period) x days in prorated service period x number of licenses = (4/30) x 30 x 1 = 4.00.
  • $8.00 prorated rebill for service period June 10 – July 9. This is the period when you had two licenses. Calculation = (4/30) x 30 x 2 = 8.00.
Purchase date Charge start Charge end Unit price Quantity Amount Charge type
6/11/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 1 $4 New
6/11/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 1 -$4 addQuantity
6/11/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 2 $8 addQuantity

Purchase a subscription and add more subscriptions later

In Scenario 2, you purchase a subscription on June 11 at a unit price of $4, and on June 12 you purchase another subscription for the same product at the same price.

The recon file will include the following:

  • $4 bill for service period June 10 – July 9.
  • $-3.87 prorated rebill for service period June 11 – June 12. This is the period when you had one license. Calculation = (monthly price/total days in service period) x days in prorated service period x number of licenses = (4/30) x 29 x 1 = 3.87.
  • $7.74 prorated rebill for service period June 12 – July 9. This is the period when you had two licenses. Calculation = (4/30) x 29 x 2 = 7.74.
Purchase date Charge start Charge end Unit price Quantity Amount Charge type
6/11/2019 (you have one license) 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 1 $4 New
6/12/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 1 -$3.87 addQuantity
6/12/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 2 $7.74 addQuantity

Purchase a subscription and remove a license on the same day

In Scenario 3, you purchase two subscriptions for the same product on June 11 at a unit price of $4. Later that same day you remove one of the licenses.

The recon file will include the following:

  • $8 bill for two licenses for service period June 10 – July 9.
  • $-8.00 prorated rebill for service period June 11 – June 11. This is the period when you had two licenses. Calculation = (monthly price/total days in service period) x days in prorated service period x number of licenses = (4/30) x 30 x 2 = 8.00.
  • $4.00 prorated rebill for service period June 11 – July 9. This is the period when you had one license. Calculation = (4/30) x 30 x 1 = 4.00.
Purchase date Charge start Charge end Unit price Quantity Amount Charge type
6/11/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 2 $8 New
6/11/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 2 -$8 removeQuantity
6/11/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 1 $4 removeQuantity

Purchase a subscription and remove licenses later

In Scenario 4, you purchase two subscriptions on June 11 at a unit price of $4, and on June 12 you remove one of the licenses.

The recon file will include the following:

  • $8 bill for service period June 10 – July 9.
  • $-7.74 prorated rebill for service period June 11 – June 12. This is the period when you had two licenses. Calculation = (monthly price/total days in service period) x days in prorated service period x number of licenses = (4/30) x 29 x 2 = 7.74.
  • $3.87 prorated rebill for service period June 12 – July 9. This is the period when you had one license. Calculation = (4/30) x 29 x 1 = 3.87.
Purchase date Charge start Charge end Unit price Quantity Amount Charge type
6/11/2019 (you have two licenses) 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 2 $8 New
6/12/2019 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 2 -$7.74 removeQuantity
6/12/2019 (you have one license) 6/10/2019 7/09/2019 $4 1 $3.87 removeQuantity

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