Rental Meter Price List

Background

This document describes how to define meter pricing (allowed usage, meter price schedule and overusage price) at the price list level. This enables setting up different meter conditions per item or item group, customer, price list, rate type and shift pattern.

In 'Serv price List. Enter Rental Rates' (STS120/B) option 12 – Meter Pricing calls the program 'Rental Rates. Enter Meter Price' (STS124). In (STS124/E), the allowed usage and overusage price for each rate type are set. The information is stored in the table STPRMT. (STS124) contains a matrix of the allowed meter usage (Agr qty) for each rate type, number of days per week and shift pattern. It also holds contract item and price schedule type information, in order to replace all information that is currently fetched from 'Contract Item. Connect to Item' (SAS460) and 'Contract Item. Update Meter Prices' (SAS451).

The program 'Meter. Display Usage' (STS331) visualizes the current meter usage and overusage per agreement, item and serial number. The information is only used with meter price schedule 14.

Meter price – STPRMT

The table STPRMT holds the meter prices, contract item, price schedule type and allowed usage for each rate type and shift per item in the price list. The keys of this table are equal to those of STPRIL (CONO, DIVI, PRRF, CUCD, CUNO, STDT, BRAN, ITGR, ITNO).

Line entry – 'Warehouse. Connect Default Location Data' (STS591)

At line creation, the appropriate meter price is found and copied to the meter price schedule header of the rental agreement line. For backward compatibility, the meter prices can be fetched from (SAS460) or (SAS451) if nothing is found in the price list.

Line entry – 'Rental Agreement. Update Meter Prices' (STS121)

The agreement line meter prices can be managed with the program (STS121), reachable from 'Rental Agreement. Open Lines' (STS201) option 28 or 'Rental Agreement. Connect Additional Charge' (STS103) option 11. The allowed usage value in (STS121) is stored as specified by rate type and shift pattern. For example, if rate type = month, days/week = 5 and shift = 2, the allowed usage value would be 336.

If fields like rate type, days/week or number of shifts are changed in (STS201), new allowed usage and overusage price values are fetched and stored in STMPSH.

Invoice calculation

At invoice proposal generation, the values from STMPSH are used.

Best price

If rate type = 9, the invoice interval is used to decide where to fetch the allowed usage at line entry (in combination with the specified number of shifts and days per week).

Limitations

Follow these steps

  1. Start 'Serv price List. Enter Rental Rates' (STS120), and use option 12 to start 'Rental Rates. Enter Meter Price' (STS124).

  2. Create a record for your item.

  3. Set up the allowed usage for the item. Select a contract item and a meter price schedule type.

Agreement processing

  1. Create the rental agreement in the usual way.

  2. After line creation, use the related options from (STS201) to review your meter price schedule header or meter usage.

  3. Check out the equipment and perform meter readings as usual.

Outcome

When printing the invoice, the correct meter usage and overusage will be calculated automatically.

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