Usage

Gotransverse provides a flexible, powerful rating engine for rating and evaluating customer activity. For example, Gotransverse could support a subscription service that includes an initial start-up price and an adjustable fee based on the amount of data used.

Note: Currently, products must be designed in UI 1.0 or through the API.

To learn more about how to setup usage rules in Gotransverse, please see Usage Rule Creation Overview and Product-specific Usage Rules.

Viewing a Lookup Table

Usage lookup tables are used to simplify usage rule specifications by moving commonly referenced information into a table accessible by the rule. A lookup table consists of lookup entries that group charge information. Each entry includes a single unique key and up to 20 data values tied to the key. Using multiple data values for a single lookup table entry can help reduce the number of lookup tables needed for usage rules.

You can view usage lookup tables created with UI 1.0 or API 2.

  1. From the Customer Billing application, select Usage in the left pane.
  2. To see a list of lookup tables available for your tenant, click the Lookup Tables tab.
  3. Select a lookup table from the list to view detailed information.
  4. On the Lookup Table Information page, you can view the following details:
    • Lookup—The ID of the lookup table.
    • Lookup Name—The name of the lookup table.
    • Status—The status of the lookup table.
    • Description—The additional information about the lookup table.
  5. To see a list of entries in the lookup table, click the Entries detail tab. You can view the following information:
    • Key—The key of the usage lookup table entry. It is unique per the usage lookup table.
    • Value—The value of the usage lookup table entry.
    • Valid From—The date and time since when the usage lookup table entry is valid.
    • Valid To—(nullable) The date and time until when the usage lookup table entry is valid. If this field is empty, the entry will not expire.
  6. Select an entry to view all of the values associated with the key. Labels for values can be customized in UI 1.0.
  7. To see the history of changes to the lookup table, go back to the Lookup Table Information page, then click the History detail tab. You can view the following information:
    • Date Time—The date and time when the change occurred.
    • Change Type—The type of change, such as INSERT, UPDATE, and so on.
    • Description—The details about the change.
    • First Name—The first name of the user who made the change.
    • Last Name—The last name of the user who made the change.
    • User Name—The name of the tenant that initiated the change.
    • Email—The email address of the user who made the change.
    • Note: You can add or remove table columns by clicking the Columns button.

Viewing a Rate Table

Rate tables contain a list of usage-based charges that can be applied to a usage event. Each rate table is made up of rate table entries which define the rate for consumed usage, effective dates, and the lookup value. Rate table entries are valid during the specified time periods which cannot overlap.

You can view the rate tables created with Gotransverse 1.0 or API.

  1. From the Customer Billing application, click the Usage tab in the left pane.
  2. To see a list of rate tables available for your tenant, click the Rate Tables tab.
  3. Click the desired rate table from the list to see the detailed information.
  4. On the Rate Table Information page, you can see the following details:
    • Rate—The ID of the rate table.
    • Rate Name—The name of the rate table.
    • Status—The status of the rate table.
    • Unit Of Measure—The unit of measure used for this rate table.
    • Description—The additional information about the rate table.
  5. To see a list of entries of the rate table, click the Entries detail tab. Here you can view the following information:
    • Lookup—The ID of the rate table entry
    • Lookup value—The lookup value to which the rate will apply. The lookup value cannot duplicate any existing lookup value in the table unless the date range for the new entry does not overlap the existing.
    • Rate—The rate that is applied to each unit of measure.
    • Valid From—The date and time since when the rate becomes effective.
    • Valid To—The date and time until when the rate is effective. If this field is empty, the rate will not expire.
  6. To see the history of changes of the rate table, click the History detail tab. It provides a way to view the following information:
    • Date Time—The date and time when the change occurred.
    • Change Type—The type of change, such as INSERT, UPDATE, and so on.
    • Description—The details about the change.
    • First Name—The first name of the user who made the change.
    • Last Name—The last name of the user who made the change.
    • User Name—The name of the tenant that initiated the change.

    Note: You can add or remove table columns by clicking the Columns button.