Usage Classes are configured in Setup / Usage Rating / Rate Types / Classes
Classes define the type of usage (e.g. data, sms, long distance call, local call, etc.). The class is determined by the rating engine based on the called/calling number, call direction or any other criteria that is defined in the rating logic (e.g. International, Toll Free, SMS, etc.).
Below you will find an overview of all panels and tabs on this screen followed by guides walking you through actions you can perform.
The GeoTree will need to be configured if you intend to use the GeoTree as the rater for the class.
The Classes panel on the left of this screen allows you to select a class so that you can view or edit its configuration details. Actions are also available which are shown as icons above the Filter text box. Available actions are described below.
Deletes the selected class
Adds a new class
The list on the left of the screen shows the classes that are currently configured in the system. Details in the list indicate the rater used (by Class or by GeoTree) and the unit type the class is configured to use (Data, Time or Count).
When you select a class in the list configuration settings for the selected class will be shown in the Edit Class Panel to the right. These settings are explained in more detail below.
The information in this panel reflects the currently selected class. From here you can change the class details (fields will display a red left border if a value is required and purple text if the field is read-only and cannot be modified).
Name: a unique name for the class (e.g. 'Data', 'SMS' or more granular if needed)
Rater: indicates how granular the rate deck can be. Rates can be looked up strictly by class or in addition to matching the class the Usage Rate Location (in the GeoTree) can be evaluated to apply a specific rate for a specific location
Unit Type: indicates how usage for the class is measured. Time, Data or Count (count would be appropriate if you are rating by the message/event, e.g. for an sms class). For existing classes this field cannot be edited, the unit type can only be specified when adding a new class
Usage Class Type: an optional setting that allows you to categorize the class for reporting and/or mediation purposes. See the usage class type screen help for more information
Tax Category: allows the service tax category set on the usage class to be used to tax usage charges instead of using the service tax category set on the service to tax usage (i.e. allows you to apply different taxes to usage charges than the taxes applied to non-usage charges for the same service). This setting will only be applied in environments configured to perform real time taxation. This setting will have no effect if LogiSense Billing is not configured to perform real time taxation or if the service charges in question are not usage based (i.e. are recurring or non-recurring charges related to the usage based service)
This section displays where the selected class is used in the system. By default, the reference data is displayed in a summary format to indicate where the class is in use, however the Entity drop down field can be used to view the exact system objects that the class is configured on.
Under the Classes heading on the left click the icon
Under the Add Class heading configure the new class settings
Click Save when finished
Locate the class in the list on the left under the Classes panel heading or use the Filter text box to filter down to the class you wish to edit
Select the desired class in the list
Under the Edit Class heading on the right specify the class details
Click Save to commit your changes
Note: Classes that are configured on system entities are in use and cannot be deleted (the delete action button will be greyed out in this case). In order to delete a class in use first check the References tab on the Edit Class panel to determine which entities are configured with the class. Next, proceed to modify those entities to use an alternate class.
Select the class on the left under the Classes Panel or use the Filter text box to locate the desired class
On the left under the Classes heading click the icon
On the confirmation dialog click Yes to confirm that the selected class should be deleted