How To Create A New Product

Overview

Products in Billingplatform are the basic building blocks of the product catalogue. When creating products, create them so you may easily identify them. Product names can be anything you would like but must be unique. Read on to learn how to create new products.

 

Procedure

Step 1. Navigate through the Products tab.

Go to Products > Product Management > Products. This will show the list of existing products in the system. To create a new product, click New.

Step 2. Entering the basic product information.

This wizard allows you to specify the values and configurations for the product. Fields become available on the fly depending on certain field values and rating methods that are selected. Please refer to the Rating Methods Overview section for more information on the different types of products and how they are created.

For all other basic information, refer to table 1 below for the field definitions.

Once done, save the new product by clicking the Submit button.



Terms Defined

Table 1
Field Name Description
Product Name A unique name for the product.
Active  Indicates whether the product can be provisioned to customers, included in packages, or not. Setting this field to DEACTIVATE will make the product unavailable in lookups within the system.
Contract Required When checked, the product will check the contract rates when provisioned to the customer. 
Revenue Recognition Contract Allows the selection of an existing revenue recognition contract rule to be applied whenever the product is provisioned to a customer or added to a customer's invoice.
Specify Default Rating Method When checked, this will allow the administrator to specify the default rating method of the product. Otherwise, the rating method must be indicated in the package or customer/account upon provisioning.
 
Override Permissions

Allows the rating method and values to change when the product is provisioned or added to a package. Available values are:

  • No Restriction: Rating method and rate can be changed during provisioning or during inclusion in a package (creating a package product).
  • Restrict Rating Method Override: Selecting this will restrict the ability to change rating method when provisioning product or added to a package. Price can still be changed.
  • Restrict Rate Override: Selecting this will now allow the ability to change rating method and price when provisioning products or adding to packages.
Included Attributes

Allows for the inclusion of additional fields in the product provided that these fields were configured as Instance Attributes through the Setup menu.

Pricing Attributes

Allows the adding of pricing attributes field that were defined in the Product entity. These attributes can influence the rate that is used when the product is rated later on.

Active

Indicates whether the product can be provisioned to customers, included in packages, or not. Setting this field to DEACTIVATE will make the product unavailable in lookups within the system.

 

Next Steps

Products can be created using different rating methods depending on the type of item that will be sold. For more details on the types of rating methods and how to define them when creating different products, refer to the Rating Methods Overview.

Now that you have created a product, you can now Define International Rates or go ahead and create a package that will allow you to bundle the products together. Refer to the How To Create A Package section for more details.

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