Oracle® Monetization Cloud

Release Notes

Release 1.0

E71089-07

July 2018

This document contains release notes for Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.

Enhancements in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.8

This section describes the enhancements in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.8.

Business Operations prevents virtual time in production environments

To help prevent data corruption in production databases, the ability to manage virtual time is restricted to the BOC_FULL_ADMIN role. This role should never be granted to users who have access to the production environments. For more information, see Testing Oracle Monetization Cloud by Using Virtual Time and Implementing Role-Based Application Security.

Service status included in invoices

Oracle Monetization Cloud invoices now include the status of the service (active, suspended, or canceled) for which the invoice was generated. You can use this to suppress or filter the invoices in your integrated external systems.

New Features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.7

This section describes the new features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.7.

Managing deferred actions through jobs in Business Operations

You can create on-demand or repeating jobs for performing deferred actions, for retrying failed deferred actions, and for purging successful deferred actions.

For more information, see About Performing Deferred Actions Before Running Billing.

Support for time zone designators in SOAP operations

Oracle Monetization Cloud supports using time zone designators for times in SOAP web service requests, as specified by ISO 8601.

For more information, see About Web Service Request Date and Time Format.

New Features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.4

This section describes the new features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.4.

Scheduling future-dated activities through SOAP operations

Oracle Monetization Cloud includes new activity web service operations that allow you to schedule actions, such as account activation or service activation, for a future date. To schedule and run deferred actions, call these activity operations in the BRMActServices_v2 SOAP API:

  • pcmOpActScheduleCreate

  • pcmOpActScheduleExecute

For more information, see Activity Operations and SOAP API Reference.

New Features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.3

This section describes the new features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.3.

Support for future-dated activities through SOAP operations

Oracle Monetization Cloud includes new activity web service operations that allow you to manage deferred actions. To modify or delete deferred actions, call these activity operations in the BRMActServices_v2 SOAP API:

  • pcmOpActScheduleDelete

  • pcmOpActScheduleModify

For more information, see Activity Operations and SOAP API Reference.

New Features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2

This section describes the new features in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.0.2.

Charge Offer Change Payload Contains Pricing Information

The publishing event that's sent when a charge offer is created or updated now contains pricing information. The pricing information is in the new <RatePlan> element of the ProductInfoChange message payload in the /event/notification/price/products/modify publishing event.

For more information, see /event/notification/price/products/modify.

Invoices Saved to SFTP Server

Oracle Monetization Cloud now copies generated invoices to your SFTP server. See Retrieving invoice files from the SFTP server.

Invoice Output Format Can Be Changed

You can now change the output format for all of your customers' invoices by using Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher. For example, you can change the output format from the default of PDF to XML or HTML.

For more information, see Setting the Output Format for Invoices.

Mapping Events to Services

When you create a new service in Business Configuration, you must now explicitly map events to the service. Business Configuration doesn't show any mapped events for a new service by default and doesn't inherit events from other services. See Creating Services.

Billing Job Now Includes Deferred Actions

The default billing job now finds and performs actions that were set for the future. For example, if a customer signs up for a free trial period of seven days on September 14, you can delay charging the customer until September 21. Oracle Monetization Cloud then charges the customer when pin_deferred_act runs on September 21 as part of the daily billing job. See About the Default Job.

Changes to SOAP API Operations

These SOAP API operations have added fields:

  • pcmOpCustCommitCustomer:

    ACTG_CYCLE_DOM

  • pcmOpCustModifyCustomer:

    ACTG_CYCLE_DOM

    PLAN_OBJ

See Oracle Monetization Cloud SOAP API Reference.

Documentation Updates

This section lists significant documentation updates. For a complete list of updates, see the Document Revision History table in each book's preface.

The following updates were made to the documentation in July 2018:

The following updates were made to the documentation in March 2018:

The following update was made to the documentation in January 2018:

Known Problems in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0

This section documents known problems in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0.

Sign-in Page Displays Former Product Name

The sign-in page of Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0 displays the product's former name, Oracle Billing and Revenue Management Cloud Service.

Signing in using your Oracle Monetization Cloud user name and password opens Oracle Monetization Cloud.

Folds Are Not Supported

In Business Configuration, the Balance Elements table contains a Can Be Folded column. Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0 does not support folds.

Oracle Access Manager Is Inaccessible

For security reasons, Oracle Access Manager is not accessible in Oracle Monetization Cloud 1.0. Therefore, to perform the following tasks, you must get assistance from Oracle Support:

  • Register external applications for OAuth authorization to call Oracle Monetization Cloud web services.

  • Configure Oracle Monetization Cloud to use an external Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) identity provider for operations such as single sign-on to Oracle Monetization Cloud through an external customer relationship management (CRM) system.

To get assistance from Oracle Support, submit a service request to:

https://support.oracle.com

Help System Links Are Incorrect

In Business Operations and Subscriber Management, the Help link in the title bar goes to the wrong target.

To open the correct Help for those applications, use the following links:

Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers that have purchased support have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.


Oracle Monetization Cloud Release Notes, Release 1.0

E71089-07

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