Subscription Term billing period and List Price Base options have made it easier for customers to set up subscriptions that have charges invoiced based on the subscription terms. Customers just need to set the charges' billing period as Subscription Term and provide their price per month and Zuora will do the rest.
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Customer would like to set up a subscription in a way so its charges are invoiced for the whole subscription term. For example, a subscription has Initial Term = 6 months and Renewal Term = 12 months and customer would like to invoice it for the full term each time (ie., first invoice is for 6 months and second one is for 12 months). Some options to do so are
To use annual charges. This first term can be prorated and the renewal term can be billed in full.
To use semi-annual charges. This first term can be billed in full and the renewal term can be billed in two different invoices of 6 months each. Or user can manually adjust the invoice's Target Date so Zuora will bill for two billing periods in one invoice for the renewal term.
These options work but it requires user to plan in advance how the rate plan charges should be set up or manually manipulate the invoice's target date to generate the desired invoice. In addition, it does not provide the flexibility if more changes are made to the subscription later. For example, at the end of the Renewal Term end - customer would like to renew their subscription for another 3 months only instead of 12 months. More amendments will be needed in order to accommodate this change
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