Maintenance Agreements may exist for several years and their prices may be subject to change during this period.
To ensure these changes in prices can be reflected in the charges invoiced to customers, a price index can be associated with a maintenance agreement and updated during the lifetime of the maintenance agreement.
This document describes:
Base prices of an agreement are updated by the price index multiplier defined in 'Price Index. Open' (COS400) and available to the maintenance agreement invoicing process.
When defining a maintenance agreement price index for the first time:
An agreement is defined in 'Maint Agrmnt. Open' (COS410) and:
Is set up for periodic invoicing. See Define Maintenance Agreement for Periodic Accrual Revenues.
Has connected sites in 'Agreement Site. Open' (COS403)
Is connected to a maintenance agreement in 'Maintenance Agreement Equipment. Open' (COS433)
(COS433/E) has invoice range values within the 'Agreement Update by Price Index' (COS404) 'valid from' and 'to' dates
(COS433/E) prices are populated for labor, material, subcontracting, miscellaneous, line amount, and sales price
(COS433/F) has blank 'valid from' and 'to' dates
Start 'Price Index. Open' (COS400).
Specify index and click Create
Populate 'Index Name' and 'Number of Decimal Places' and click next
Highlight the index created and choose option 11='crt/chg value'
Populate 'valid from', 'valid to' and 'price index value' fields and click next. The index value is used as a multiplier against the base prices in (COS433) when the price index is updated on the agreement.
Start 'Function. Open' (MNS110).
Launch 'Agreement Update by Price Index' (COS404) and click enter against both E and F panels.
Open 'Maintenance Agreement. Open' (COS410) and use option 17='Agreement Sites' to navigate to (COS403).
Use option 11 from (COS403) to navigate to (COS433)
(COS433/E) base prices are updated and indexed from the price index value.
The previous (COS433/E) base values are saved and updated in (COS433/F). As this is a first time index update, the prices in (COS433/F) would have been blank before the index update.
'Price index type', 'value' and 'date range' in are saved in COS433/F.
The updated set of prices displayed in (COS433/F) are now the base values.
Start (COS404) and select change against the required price index .
Update 'To Date', 'From Date' and 'Price Index Value'
Populate the 'Agreement Range' and click enter.
Confirm if the prices are updated as required by following steps 7-12 of Follow these steps.