[Emerald] Feature Request

DAN TANG ( (no email) )
Thu, 1 Jul 1999 15:22:58 +0800


We would like user able to change the account type by themself through web
interface, but the way Emerald does the consolidation would not allow us to
change account.

My suggestion is:
We should keep the balance field in the MBR, customer can pay whatever
amount they like, everytime the RADIUS receive a stop record, it should run
a consolidation process, and reduce the amount of credit customer spent for
this connection from the balance field. The balance field should allow for
negative value. On the other hand, a lot of account have minium monthly
charge, every day(month, quarter or year) Emerald should run a consolidation
to reduce this amount from the balance as well. This way user can customize
the consolidation process according to account type as well.

By the way, on next version, could you change all the MONEY data type to
FLOAT, so the invoice would print properly.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <daler@iea-software.com>
To: emerald@iea-software.com <emerald@iea-software.com>
Date: Saturday, May 15, 1999 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] Billing

>"David V. Brenner" wrote:
>> I know there is probably no easy answer for this, but I am curious as to
>> you folks have moved from your other systems into Emerald where billing
>> concerned. At this juncture, we have some customers who are paid up for
>> 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
>> accurate invoices. So, when we decide to start relying on Emerald for
>> billing as well as authentication and informational purposes, what would
>> the best way to approach it? Are there fields whose content I should
>> 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. www.iea-software.com

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