Re: [Emerald] Billing

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 14 May 1999 12:25:53 -0700

"David V. Brenner" wrote:
> I know there is probably no easy answer for this, but I am curious as to how
> you folks have moved from your other systems into Emerald where billing is
> concerned. At this juncture, we have some customers who are paid up for a
> year, while others are paid up for various numbers of months and some
> accounts are in arrears. I don't know how this information could be
> imported into Emerald in a way that would allow Emerald to begin generating
> accurate invoices. So, when we decide to start relying on Emerald for
> billing as well as authentication and informational purposes, what would be
> the best way to approach it? Are there fields whose content I should change
> globally? I Want to minimize the number of invoices that go out to those
> who shouldn't be invoiced, but I don't know that we want to sort through
> 1500+ records in our old system to do this.

If you set the BilledThru date correctly when you import the users,
then they will billed at the appropirate time. Emerald soley uses
the BilledThru date to find out when a customer had been billed
through and when they next need to be billed.

For example, if an account is paid up through Sept 12, 99, just make
sure that account's billed thru is 9/12/99 and they will be billed
when the time comes, and will not get a bill until then.


Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT__________________________________________IEA Software, Inc.