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Re: Billing Application Release 288: November 2020

Huiying
Zuora Staff

The planned deployment schedule is as follows:

  • EU Sandbox Release: from 11/04/2020 (Wednesday) PT to 11/05/2020 (Thursday) PT
  • US Sandbox Release: from 11/04/2020 (Wednesday) PT to 11/05/2020 (Thursday) PT
  • EU Production Release: from 11/10/2020 (Tuesday) PT to 11/12/2020 (Thursday) PT
  • US Production Release: from11/10/2020 (Tuesday) PT to 11/12/2020 (Thursday) PT
  • US Data Center Production Release: from 12/03/2020 (Thursday) PT to 12/04/2020 (Friday) PT
  • EU Cloud Data Center Production Release: from 12/08/2020 (Tuesday) PT to 12/11/2020 (Friday) PT
  • US Cloud Data Center Production Release: from 12/08/2020 (Tuesday) PT to 12/11/2020 (Friday) PT


No service disruption is expected for this release.
Release Notes for release 288 will be published under Zuora Release Notes after Sandbox release.We will update the release status in the comments to this post.

9 Comments
Huiying
Zuora Staff

Release 288 was deployed to the EU and US Sandbox successfully.

jumpaolo
Savvy Scholar

Hi, 

we see that in this release 288 , for the API GET InvoiceItem:

/v1/invoices/{invoiceId}/items
 
it's been added the "unitPrice" field, but I don't see this new field in API Documentation or in API ChangeLog
 
It's possible know all the changes on the "REST API Standard" before to release in Sandbox ???
 
Exists a roadmap and all changes at the REST API for the next release ?
KTM
 
Jing
Zuora Documentation

@jumpaolo The changed item that you mentioned is actually included in the API changelog, as shown in the screenshot:

Jing_0-1604990967915.png

 

Huiying
Zuora Staff

Update:  The release to US Production and EU Production is rescheduled. We will update the schedule once confirmed.

Jing
Zuora Documentation

Added the following items to the Zuora Billing Release 288 Release Notes:

  • Limit on the number of items in memo creation per request
  • CyberSource Payment API v2.0 now supports Decision Manager
  • Enhancement for payment run performance
amandash
Scholar

TCV calculation change for recurring charges with weekly based billing periods

As of Zuora Billing Release 288, Zuora has changed the TCV calculation methodology of recurring charges with weekly based billing periods to be the same as that of the recurring charges with monthly based billing periods.

With this change, TCV of a recurring charge equals to the Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) multiplied by the number of months that the charge is effective. 

^^^ What is the calculation before this Release?

Yifang
Zuora Documentation

Hi Amanda,

 

Thanks for asking! This is Yifang Wu from the docs team.

 

According to the previous version of this Knowledge Center article, the calculation before this release for the weekly based billing period is as below:

 

Weekly Based Billing Period 

Follow the formula below to calculate TCV values of recurring charges:

TCV = (Price/Number_of_Days_of_Base_Price) * (Charge_Effective_End_Date Charge_Effective_Start_Date)

For example: A recurring rate plan

  • Charge Model: Flat Fee Pricing
  • Price: $140
  • ListPriceBase: Week
  • Billing Period: Week
  • Charge Effective Start Date: January 1
  • Charge Effective End Date: January 20

TCV = ($140/7)*19 = $380

 

Best,

Yifang

Huiying
Zuora Staff

Production Release Schedule Update

  • US Data Center Production Release: from 12/03/2020 (Thursday) PT to 12/04/2020 (Friday) PT
  • EU Cloud Data Center Production Release: from 12/08/2020 (Tuesday) PT to 12/11/2020 (Friday) PT
  • US Cloud Data Center Production Release: from 12/08/2020 (Tuesday) PT to 12/11/2020 (Friday) PT

Release 288 was deployed to the US Data Center Production successfully. EU and US Cloud Data Center Production will be deployed next week.

Huiying
Zuora Staff

Release 288 was deployed to EU Cloud and US Cloud Production successfully.