Consumption-based Subscriptions are invoiced after its billing cycle ends. All the consumption data is gathered, and the total price is calculated for each meter separately. Then sum of these total prices for each meter is included to invoice with charge type Usage fee.
NOTE! Quantity for Usage fee is always 1, this also means that UnitPrice = TotalPrice.
The contract billing cycle is equal to the subscription billing cycle.
The subscription started on 10.04.2018, and the invoice is generated on the 10th day of every month. There is no invoice for the subscription on 10.04.2018 since the first billing period is not ended; the first invoice comes on 10.05.2018 and it contains Usage fee for period 10.04.2018 – 10.05.2018.
Invoices you will receive:
|Invoice Date||Charge Start Date||Charge End Date||Quantity||Charge Type|
|Invoice 1||10.05.2018||10.04.2018||10.05.2018||1||Usage fee|
|Invoice 2||10.06.2018||10.05.2018||10.06.2018||1||Usage fee|
|Invoice 3||10.07.2018||10.06.2018||10.07.2018||1||Usage fee|
The contract billing cycle differs from the subscription billing cycle.
This type of billing is not valid anymore. Usage-based subscriptions are aligned to the Microsoft billing date.