Usage data suppliers
A Usage Data Supplier is the business partner who provides the usage data for subsequent processing. This is usually the provider of the services for subsequent processing.
In the page of the same name new suppliers can be created or already created suppliers can be adapted. In addition to a unique, self-assigned No. an explanatory Description can be entered. In the field Type only the selection Generic is currently available. This means that the data to be imported is not read in via a specific interface (API). Instead, CSV files can be imported. In the future, it is planned to also provide an interface for the generic import.
The Unit Price from Import field influences the customer pricing of the usage data and specifies whether the sales price from the usage data should be used. If a supplier is flagged this way, pricing based on the Service Commitments will be overridden. In this case, the import file must contain the customer pricing and the related Data Exchange Definitions (see below) must be set to process this information.
The Vendor Invoice per field specifies whether vendor invoices are created as a collective invoice per import or as one invoice per customer / end user.
Settings on the supplier
In the Settings further connector specific defaults can be made. In addition to the Data Exchange Definitions to be used for the import, the Create Customers and Create Subscriptions fields control whether this data is automatically created during usage data processing.
The Settings page displays different content depending on Type. All other fields in the Usage Data Supplier page are generic.