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Zuora's March release was deployed to Production on March 24, 2016. You can check out the March Release Notes for all the nitty gritty details, but here are your three big takeaways for this month’s release.

 

  1. Zuora for Salesforce Rules & Bundling
  • Why it matters: This quarter we took a huge step towards enhanced Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) functionalities in Zuora for Salesforce. These new CPQ functionalities include: 
    • Pricing and product rules so you can adjust price and add/remove products based on product selection
    • Bundling so you can grow CLTV and incentivize upgrade and add-on purchases with unique new buying options
    • Use of the native Salesforce Product object
  • Want to see the new bundling and rules capabilities? Check out this demo.
  • Availability: These features are currently in a Limited Availability Program. If you would like to learn more and inquire about inclusion in the LA Program, please contact your account manager. 

 

  1. The Reporting Limited Availability program is going strong
  • Why it matters: Reporting in Zuora is getting a major upgrade. The Limited Availability Program is well under way and we've been incorporating great feedback from participants. We are excited to deliver this functionality later this year and can't wait for you to get your hands on it. The new Zuora Reporting lets customers:
    • Create and customize reports in an intuitive drag-and-drop report builder.
    • Share and schedule reports (No need to wake up at 7am on Friday to send those weekly reports anymore)
    • Slice and dice all the data in Zuora by different segments, time periods, etc.
    • Do all the above through REST APIs.
  • For those of you who have never seen the new reporting, take 5 minutes to watch a demo.
  • Availability: The Limited Availability Program is well under way and we've been incorporating great feedback from participants. We are excited to deliver this functionality later this year and can't wait for you to get your hands on it.

 

  1. We’ve made API enhancements across multiple product areas
  • Why it matters: Updating records one at a time via the UI is not always efficient, especially for businesses that operate at scale. This release includes new APIs that will make it easier to update large data sets.

    For example, you can now update Product Rate Plan Charge Tiers via API. You’re probably asking, why would you need that? Well, customers have hundreds of products with dozens of pricing tiers each. Updating that would take weeks. With the new API, companies can now update thousands of pricing tiers within minutes.

    Other API enhancements include a new REST APIs to cancel/delete Journal Runs and Journal Entries as well as a new REST API to apply and unapply payments across invoices.

 

We hope you are excited about these big steps forward as we are.  Feel free to send questions or feedback our way. And again, you can check out the March Release Notes for all the nitty gritty details.