Pricing and billing
The use of DYCE Prepaid Services is billed based on usage. However, it is possible to test the full functionality for a limited time in advance. Please refer to the DYCE website for current pricing. Regardless of this, the pricing is based on the claim to make it as fair as possible. This includes, above all, only charging for the actual benefit or added value.
Activation is done using the app called DYCE Monetization. This application manages usage data for all app subscriptions. Once activated, it continuously determines both activation status and usage data (e.g., number of users or transaction volume).
Benefit and added value
The benefits of DYCE Prepaid Services are explained in this part of the DYCE documentation. Therefore, the value-added calculation is primarily hung on the use of Prepaid Services and the generation of related sales invoices. Since the functionality is basically available to any Full User, billing is based on the number of Full Users (not Team Members) of the production environment per month.
Download, installation and activation
DYCE Prepaid Services is provided via Microsoft AppSource for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The DYCE Prepaid Services website also provides a corresponding link. In addition, AppSource can also be accessed directly through Business Central. To do this, search for Extension Marketplace (Alt+Q) and then for DYCE Prepaid Services.
Before downloading, Microsoft will request information for registration. If AppSource is opened directly through Business Central, this data is pre-filled based on the client's Company Information.
In addition to registration in Microsoft AppSource, the app must be activated. The full range of functions is only available once activation has been completed. In the Role Centers of Business Central and DYCE and at other selected locations a corresponding notification appears as long as the activation has not yet taken place. To activate an app click on Activate now in the notification banner:
- Start the activation wizard by clicking Next.
- Enter your company information and register at Singhammer IT Consulting AG.
- Select your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partner and payment method.
- Accept end-user license agreement and finish activation.
Allowing HTTP requests for DYCE Monetization
For the correct working of the app, make sure that the setting of the DYCE Monetization app is set for allowing HttpClient requests. We use HTTP requests to log your usage. We do not save any other data. Follow the steps to check or re-enable this option:
- Go to the Extension Management page by typing extension in the search (Alt+Q).
- Search for DYCE Monetization by Singhammer IT Consulting AG and click on View action (either via the three dots or via action group Manage).
- Allow HttpClient requests
Activation of the functionality
The functionalities of DYCE Prepaid Services can basically be used by all users and the data can be viewed (assuming appropriate access rights). The creation of sales invoices associated with Prepaid Services can also, in principle, be performed by any user. However, the app must be activated for the subsequent posting of these documents. An explicit activation of individual users is not necessary. Only the activation forms the basis for determining the [usage data](#usage data) on which the billing is based.
With the installation of DYCE Prepaid Services the additional app DYCE Monetization is installed (productive and sandbox environments). Once activated, it continuously determines both the activation status of the app and the totals of posted contract invoices and credits. The data from the production environment is aggregated on a monthly basis. In doing so, the amounts of the credit notes are subtracted from those of the invoices. This data forms the basis for billing.
After uninstalling the DYCE Monetization app, DYCE Prepaid Services can still be used for a maximum of 24 hours. After that, the activation status will be reset. This means that the full functionality of the app(s) is no longer available.
The aggregated usage data is billed based on the current prices per month. Depending on the business relation, this is done either directly or via a DYCE Solution Partner.