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On this panel, you can configure the metrics to measure the resources you allocate to this reseller and define which charges apply to the reseller for resource consumption.

Here you can also browse measured resources statistics in the form of graphs.

Reseller measured services

Status

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The status of the measured service. Inherited inherited means that the measured service settings are inherited from the customer class.

Measured parameter

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The name of the resource to measure and bill for.

  • Active calls – the actual number of connected calls at a specific moment in time.
  • PBX Extensions – the number of extensions a reseller defines within their cloud PBX environment.

Charge based on

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Charges for resource consumption are calculated based on these criteria:

  • Do not apply charges – this option is set by default. It means that measured resource data will be used for statistical purposes only.
  • Average – at the end of a billing period, PortaBilling collects aggregated measurements and calculates their their average, which is then used for calculating a reseller’s charges.
  • Maximum – at the end of a billing period, PortaBilling collects aggregated measurements, extracts their maximum value, and uses that to assess a reseller’s charges.
  • Minimum – at the end of a billing period, PortaBilling collects aggregated measurements, extracts their minimum value, and uses that to assess a reseller’s charges.

You can define a metric for every measured resource type only once per reseller.

Price per item

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The price for each consumed unit of resources.

Items free of charge

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The amount of consumed units of resources that the reseller will not be charged for.

Rate code

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The rate code used to calculate charges for resources consumed. This rate code is shown in the reseller’s xDRs and invoices.

Service

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The service type used to calculate charges for resources consumed. This service type is shown in the reseller’s xDRs and invoices.

How to add a metric

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To add a metric, click Add and fill in the details. Click Apply to save the changes. You can define a metric for every measured resource type only once per reseller.

  • Measured parameter – from the dropdown list select the resource you want to measure and bill.
  • Charge based on – define how to calculate charges for resources consumed. Select the criteria from the dropdown list.
    • Do not apply charges – the measured resource data will be used for statistical purposes only.
    • AVG – at the end of a billing period, PortaBilling collects aggregated measurements and calculates their average. This average is then used for calculating a reseller’s charges.
    • MAX– at the end of a billing period, PortaBilling collects aggregated measurements, extracts their maximum value, and uses that to assess a reseller’s charges.
    • MIN – at the end of a billing period, PortaBilling collects aggregated measurements, extracts their minimum value, and uses that to calculate a reseller’s charges.
  • Price per item – set the price for each consumed unit of resources.
  • Items free of charge – set the amount of consumed units of resources that the reseller will not be charged for.
  • Rate code – from the dropdown list select the rate code to calculate charges for resources consumed. This rate code is shown in the reseller’s xDRs and invoices. The list of available rate codes can be found in the Destination list section.
  • Service – from the dropdown list select the service type used to calculate charges for resources consumed. This service type is shown in the reseller’s xDRs and invoices. The list of available services can be found in the Service list section. Add reseller measured services

To edit the metrics for a reseller or override the metrics inherited from the customer class, hover over it, click Edit image013, and configure the parameters in the Edit measured service dialog.

If you want to reset the measured service settings to the default values that were inherited from the customer class, click Reset to customer class defaults. In this case, all the fields get the initial values of the measured service created in the customer class.

Edit reseller measured services

To remove a metric, hover over it and click Delete delete. You can’t delete a metric inherited from the customer class.

Measured resources statistics

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To browse resource usage statistics, hover over the needed resource metric and click Statistics Wnrpf0gyr0JT+Eu8NH8uBNAC4RQnYaCT78MAAAAASUVORK5CYII=.

The statistics window consists of two graphs. The bottom graph displays resource usage data for the last three months; the upper graph displays a detailed view of resource usage for a particular time interval selected from the three-month period below.

To select a time period, click on the start date in the bottom graph and drag the mouse cursor to the finish date.

The topmost part of the window provides additional information about the selected metric.

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