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Re: Best Practice for extending subscription term (goodwill)

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Best Practice for extending subscription term (goodwill)

Hi Zuora Community,

We have run into several use cases where our customers wish to e.g. extend the term of a 12 month subscription by e.g. 1 month. The subscription should then continue in a regular auto-renew cycle after a totla of 13 months.

This often happens when a customer is unsatisfied or could not access the service and it gives customer support a simple way to make the customer happy.

However, this is not an easy use case to solve in Zuora due to the way the product cataloge is configured and especially from Salesforce.

How do you deal with this kind of use case?

Thanks in advance,

Andrew

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Support SME

Re: Best Practice for extending subscription term (goodwill)

Hi Andrew,

One method I can think of is create three amendments.

The first one is Terms and Conditions, update the Renew term from 12 months to 1 month.

Billing.pngThe second one is Renew. Renew the subscription so it extends 1 month.

Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 1.52.55 PM.pngThe third one is change the Renew Term from 1 month to 12 months.

Hope it help somehow. Thanks.

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Savvy Scholar

Re: Best Practice for extending subscription term (goodwill)

Hi Yong,

 

Could you please elaborate on your solution, especially step 2 and 3. What I understood :-

 

Step1 - Create order 1- update T&C - Change renewal term to 1Month (and set NO auto-renew?)

Step 2 - Create order 2 - update T&C - Change auto-renew to yes

Step 3 - Create order 3 - update T&C - Change renewal term to 12.

 

Thanks

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Newly Enrolled

Re: Best Practice for extending subscription term (goodwill)

Hi Andrew,

 

Were you able to solve this use case? 

 

Based on Yong's solution, the amended renewal will still be a pro-rated charge, how do we make sure that the customer is not charged for this month. How did you handle revenue schedules for this new month? 

 

Thanks