Is there a way to do a “fake” invoice in Zuora? I want to see what the next month’s Revenue Schedule Item will be without actually running a bill.
For us, Revenue Schedule Item includes both usage (usage-based) and fixed (monthly subscription) charges.
To be specific:
Currently, we run bills once a month. We charge for the preceding month’s usage and fixed charges. Usage depends on the month’s usage, but theoretically fixed charges (monthly plans) should already be in the system, so I should be able to get a 1-month look ahead. How do I get the 1-month look ahead?
I have tried projecting the fixed portion:
Starting with the Rate Plan Charge data source, then prorating for any given month based on the start date and end dates of a given rate plan, then summing them up for a given month.
But the method does not work historically, so I don’t trust it looking ahead. The method comes to a number almost double the actual Revenue Schedule Item, historically. And I hadn’t even added usage [to this historical backtest].
Any advice? This could be complicated so feel free to reach me individually.