Whenever there are Rate updates or changes in Tariff some sort of communication must be made with Users that are using those Rates. Rate Notifications functionality eases manual tasks by allowing to quickly and automatically create Jobs that informs Users about upcoming (depending on effective from value in the future) Rate prices and also awaits their confirmation whether they agree or disagree with them.
Rate Notifications is the primary page of the functionality, it displays unique Tariff - User associations to whom Notification can be sent.
This page can be found in Menu -> BILLING -> Tariffs -> Rate Notifications
Associated Tariff - User objects are shown only when following conditions are met:
- Tariff is Sell type;
- User's Connection Point is assigned Sell Tariff in Origination Point settings;
- Tariff was modified and does not have any Rate Notification Job created for specific Tariff - User;
- Tariff was modified and specific Tariff - User Rate Notification was created prior to Tariff modifications.
Creating Rate Notification
In order to create new Rate Notification Jobs, check wanted Tariff - User associations and press Set. All required Notifications can be selected by clicking header checkbox.
After selection, another page will be loaded with options for this specific Notifications. "Selected Tariffs - Users" displays marked associations to whom Notifications will be sent. "Options" has several settings:
- Email Template: which Template will be used for email. Default "tariff_rate_notification" template is already present in the system and can be modified to fit specific needs. Also new templates can be created, but these templates must have "agree" and "disagree" tags in order to be shown in this dropdown.
- Rate Notification Type:
- Delta Only: future Rates only.
- Full: all future and currently active Rates.
- Agreement Timeout in days: timeout after which Notification will be automatically marked as disagreed (ignored) if the User did not respond. Timeout adds specified days value to Notification created time.
Rate Notification Jobs
Rate Notification Jobs is the page where the system will automatically gather required Rates data, send emails and awaits for Users' response. This page can be found in Menu -> BILLING -> Tariffs -> Rate Notifications -> Jobs
Depending on User actions, Job can be either agreed, disagreed or ignored. List will display specific responses and time it was responded on. Also additional email will be sent to Admin informing Rate Notification Job response status.
Type: Full, Rate Notification Agreed
User have tariff with some rates:
Admin uploads new rates with some changes on prices and Effective from date in future:
In Billing > Tariffs > Rate Notifications, Admin now can see new entry. Admin selects new entry and clicks “SET”:
Then Admin selects “Full” to display old rates and new rates and click “Create”:
New Rate Notification is created:
User gets email with two links:
and file with rates comparison:
After checking new rates, User clicks on first link in email to agree with new rates:
Now, Admin gets email about new rates being confirmed:
And also sees update status in Rate Notifications Jobs list:
Type: Delta-only, Rate Notification Disagreed
User has tariff with some rates
In Billing > Tariffs > Rate Notifications, Admin can see a rate notification list of his users. Admin selects needed user and clicks “SET”:
Then Admin selects “Delta” to display only new rates and press “Create”:
Tariff Rate Notification Job(s) successfully created.
Then Admin uploads new rates with some changes on prices and Effective from date in future.
After this, user gets email with two links with rates to comparison:
Please review attached Tariff‘s Rate changes.
To confirm upcoming rate changes, please click the link below:
If You do not agree with the changes, please click the link below:
Thank you for cooperation.
For example, User disagrees and presses the second link. He can see notification that Tariff Rate changes successfully disagreed.
After that Admin will receive an email that the client disagreed and will see the same status in Tariff Job.