# 6 months/12 month rates off

Ronnie D. Franklin ( ronnie@itexas.net )
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:27:20 -0500

When we setup our rates we established three rates.

Monthly \$19.95 + tax
6 months \$17.95 + tax (107.70 + tax in advance)
12 months \$15.95 + tax (191.40 + tax in advance)

Now that we are getting closer to going on line with Emerald I noticed that
the 6 month and 12 month totals are .01 cent and .04 cents off...

Examples:

My 6 month rate is
((\$17.95 per month * 12 months) * .0675 tax) = \$114.97
Emerald figures this to be \$114.96
\$19.16 emerald per month
\$19.161625 actual per month

My 12 month rate is
((\$15.95 per month * 12 months)) * .0675 tax) = \$204.32
Emerald calculates this to be \$204.36
\$17.03 emerald per month
\$17.02666666 actual per month

It appears that when Emerald makes the calculation, it first makes a
monthly calculations, rounds it off to the 2 decimals then multiplies the
amount times 6 or 12 months then rounds off that amount. This makes the

I realize that it is only pennies, but the amounts are not calculated
according to a standard. I tried the discount method by putting in 10.025
as the discount which I had hoped would fake Emerald out, but it appears
that it rounds of the discount percentage to only two decimals also....

I have three service types setup:

PPP - monthly \$19.95
PPP - 6 months \$17.95
PPP - 12 months \$15.95

Any suggestions??? or Dale can you change the way it calculates???

Thank you,

Ronnie Franklin
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