This article explains about the procedure to follow when having a new invoicing customer.
Billing group is a Ripple-specific grouping method. With this method, cost calculation can be done in any unit without depending on the structure of each account, subscription model and project etc..
Basically, it can be thought of as 1 invoice = 1 billing group. Let's see how the setting can be done.
1. Creating a billing group
Click "Accounts and Groups" > "Billing Groups" in the left side menu, and click "Add Billing Group" in the top right corner
After successfully completing the step above, a field of details that you can add to your billing group will be displayed. Please fill in the required information in the field and click "Register".
Basic setting - customer information to be associated with the billing group etc.
Resource setting - aggregation unit (account, tag, project, subscription etc.)
Invoice setting - commission calculation and support etc. (items to be billed separately from the cloud usage fee for each billing group)
2. Basic Setting
Note: The calculation type can be set to either Unblended or True Unblended for each billing group, but please be reminded that this can only be changed in this setting step.
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3. Resource setting
You may now select the AWS account and tag to be aggregated.
You can also see the linked accounts = consolidated accounts under the registered payer account, as the system will automatically detect and display them.
Your account will be automatically registered when you make your selection and create a billing group.
4. Invoice Setting
In this step, you can set the costs to be calculated along with the cloud usage fee.
Sales tax rate - Select tax rate based on the business location
Discount setting - Set the base usage fee and % to be used when calculating the discount rate (fixed costs are also acceptable)
Support cost - Calculate the support cost based on the usage fee of Ripple recalculation result
Billing agency - Used to calculate commission.
*It is advised to set up an invoice template created as you would not need to set the above every time
Note: If you have a special contract such as Resold support, please be aware that the cost of Resold support is included in the invoice as "usage", just like AWS services. Therefore, please contact us before signing up for Resold support.
You can also filter the billing group by different cloud vendors: AWS, Azure and GCP.
Note: The list of accounts displayed when creating a billing group is based on the CUR data. Hence, if you have just created a new account or if you have not paid for the account yet, it may not appear in the CUR and you need to register an account directly from Ripple.
Create a new, empty billing group on "Billing group" menu
Create a new account in "Account" and link it to the billing group created in the previous step