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On August 17th, Vivek Ganesan, Senior Product Manager of Revenue gave an overview of what’s new in the 37.014.00.00 for Zuora Revenue. The session began with a tool tip on the ‘Reporting Summarize Current Period’ job that is planned to be phased out in Q4 2023. What this means is that with ‘Real Time Summarization’ enabled, the summarization job is not required to be run. Additionally, this job may also be part of your Period Close Template. We recommend the following: Stop running the ‘Reporting Summarize Current Period’ job Remove this job from your Period Close Template Configuration Navigation : Policies > Period Open/Close Template ...
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On May 11th, the Zuora Community hosted a Revenue Workshop on Booking Forecast with Nikki Wong, Senior Director of Product Management where she walked through the steps to setup, generate, and report your booking forecast. Additionally, Nikki shared a Revenue Tool Tip on how to prepare for an external audit in Zuora Revenue using commonly-used reports which you can read more about here . Check out the presentation here . Forecasting Forecasting in Zuora Revenue puts an ease on Remaining Performance Obligations (RPO) reporting by doing three kinds of waterfall: Actual waterfall - POBs that have met all revenue recognition ...
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On May 11th, the Zuora Community hosted a Revenue Workshop on Booking Forecast with @Nikki Wong , Senior Director of Product Management where she walked through the steps to setup, generate, and report your booking forecast. Before diving into the main topic, Nikki shared a Revenue Tool Tip on how to prepare for an external audit in Zuora Revenue using commonly-used reports: For Revenue Reporting: Revenue Insight YTD/QTD - This can be used for Contract Sampling. This report provides all the revenue contracts that have revenue activities for the period. This includes all revenue posted to the Revenue Accounts. Revenue Contract ...
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Zuora Revenue backs up data in sandboxes and production instances automatically for customers who may wish to retrieve data as it existed as of a specific date. Customers of Zuora Revenue have the ability to access historical data within a limited time frame from a backup copy. Data backup copies are not maintained indefinitely, and copies will be archived after a period of time as detailed in this policy. Zuora reserves the right to update this policy from time to time at its sole discretion. 1. Live Customers 1.1 Production instance will be backup daily and retain for 4 weeks 1.2 Production instance Period End copy will be store for 78 weeks (in any case ...
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Consumption Revenue

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In the past few years, the consumption pricing and packaging model have become increasingly popular among different businesses. While providing flexibility and have been adopting pricing and packaging consumption models which have an effect on the back-end office like finance and accounting and other operations. With limited marketplace options for consumption revenue, we’re excited to share how Zuora Revenue automates revenue recognition for the best consumption models. On March 6th, 2023 we held a Zuora Revenue Table Talk on Consumption with @Mike Chu , Senior Product Manager, @Wing Li Senior Solution Architect and @Nikki Wong , Senior Director of Product ...
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At our March 9th, 2023 Zuora Revenue Workshop, @Nikki Wong , Senior Director of Product Management in Zuora Revenue shared what’s new in the Zuora Revenue 37.012.00 release and included a Tool Tip on how Zuora Revenue derived the amount for long-term vs. short-term contract liability. Contract Liability is a Balance Sheet account and is subject for short term vs long term classification as per Accounting Guidances. Zuora Revenue has provided automated short term vs long term reclassification functionality for our customer to address the needs. During each period end close, customers can initiate the Accounting LT/ST Reclass feature from the main ...
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At our February 9, 2023 Zuora Revenue Workshop, Nikki Wong, Director of Product Management in Zuora Revenue gave an overview of Contract Asset vs. Contract Liability in Zuora Revenue which included a Zuora Tool Tip on using the Export RC feature for a simplified contract review. The Export RC feature is a useful tool for accountants who manage contract review and can be found under Workbench in Zuora Revenue. What this feature does is that it allows the download of all the tabs that you need within the Workbench as opposed to going into every individual tab and downloading them manually. Export RC gives you the option to select the tabs that you need and ...
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As companies adjust to COVID-19, revenue is a lagging indicator of the impact on your business. It's now as important as ever to report on these impacts accurately so that you can leverage this data to make strategic financial decisions. For customers using Zuora Revenue (formerly known as RevPro), there is an array of data and reports available to help you understand and analyze the data. In this session, we'll show you how to use this information. Over 40 customer attendees joined experts from our customer success, global implementation, and Subscribed Institute strategy teams to demo best practices, answer questions, and facilitate peer-to-peer discussions. ...
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At our January 12, 2023 Zuora Revenue Workshop, @Nikki Wong , Director of Product Management in Zuora Revenue gave an overview of the new Consumption Revenue Module that is now generally available. Some highlights on pre-defined performance obligation below followed by the video with more information: Consumption - Usage Event (Non-Committed) Supports the use case where billing is in arrears and revenue is expected to be accrued before billing. Consumption - Usage Event Supports the use case where billing in advance and revenue is expected to be recognized after billing. Revenue is driven by Usage as Incurred. Consumption Ratable without ...
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At our December 8th Zuora Revenue Workshop, Nikki Wong, Director of Product Management in Zuora Revenue was joined by Senior Product Managers Ankita Jain and Vivek Ganesan to share some upcoming UI updates in Zuora Revenue and walked attendees through the Close Process Dashboard. If you missed the session, check out the video and presentation below that covers the Overview RORD Lines Count Export RC adding Overview Revenue Summary Options Updates Reorganization of the Workbench Dropdown Menu Zuora Revenue Close Process Dashboard - What’s New Previously, your Initiate Close Period experience involved a lot of clicking and a lot of scrolling. ...
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On November 10th, @Nikki Wong , Director Product Management, Revenue was joined by @Kathy Pearson , Director of Revenue Advisory where they gave an overview and demonstration of Zuora Revenue’s SSP Analyzer whose features include: Converting historical data to SSP data points Zuora Revenue Other ERPs User Defined Transactions Type Standalone transactions or all Product families or sales regions Date range (last quarter, last year) User Defined Analysis Type Group by/Stratifications Standard Median Optimizer % of List Price % of any amount/number field Transaction Count Quantity Count Ease Operations Display ...
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On October 13, we held a revenue workshop on Reduction Order Lines (RORD). Revenue Product Manager Nikki Wong provided an overview of reduction orders (RORD) with Zuora Revenue that included the following: What is RORD? Who can use RORD? Why use RORD? RORD data RORD accounting RORD allocations Additionally, Nikki gave a Zuora Revenue Tool Tip peeking into 10K/10Q which is the total revenue and booking, revenue by product family and revenue and booking data by customer. Revenue can run on big data so there are no volume limitations. See the tip below: Learn More View Presentation Zuora Tool ...
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On September 8th, the Zuora Community hosted a Revenue Best Practice workshop. Here are some highlights: Workbench Timeline Revenue Tool Tip with @Nikki Wong , Director of Product Management of Revenue shared a Workbench Timeline Zuora Tool Tip (video below) SSP Allocation Calculations with @Nancy Lau , Senior Revenue Accountant User Experience discussion with @Steven Travis , Senior Director, Product UX Design & Research who heard feedback on how to make Revenue UX better The Community workshop recording was shared with attendees. If you weren’t able to attend, check out the Workbench Timeline Tool Tip video snippet as well as ...
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On August 11th, the Zuora Community hosted a Revenue Best Practice workshop with Nikki Wong, Director of Product Management of Revenue where she reviewed SSP Allocations within Zuora Revenue, answered questions brought to the Table and shared a “5-minute Tool Tip” about the collapsible header that creates more space to see more of your revenue contract line items. The Community workshop recording was shared with attendees. If you weren’t able to attend, check out the collapsible header Tool Tip video snippet as well as the presentation deck: Learn More View Presentation Zuora Revenue Tool Tip - Collapsible Header Stay ...
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On July 19th, the Zuora Community, along with Senior Product Manager in Zuora Revenue, Vivek Ganesan and Nikki Wong, Director of Product Management, hosted its first Table Talk for Revenue customers focused on real-time revenue where we had a conversation covering exporting revenue contracts and the close process dashboard . In addition to the topics mentioned above, Vivek and Nikki answered a number of questions submitted prior to the event. See the Q&A highlights below. If you missed the Table Talk or just want to review what was covered, you can rewatch the Table Talks on demand now . The close process dashboard is available in Zuora Revenue. ...
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