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Pricing in Enterprise Marketplace
Published On Jun 10, 2024 - 9:16 AM

Pricing in Enterprise Marketplace

Pricing rules allow you to apply discounts and up charges to the offerings in the Enterprise Marketplace Catalog.
Enterprise Marketplace provides a standard user interface (UI) for the management of pricing policies in both Enterprise Marketplace and Cost & Assets Management Platform (CAM). Pricing policies allow you to adjust prices based on pricing rules, so you can for example create a one-time charge that occurs when usage reaches 100%. These pricing policies can be set by provider and can be specific to business units, regions, or any other logical division that you create in Enterprise Marketplace. The system is fully customizable to support your needs.

Managing pricing policies

To manage pricing policies, navigate to the
Pricing Management
page. To learn more about navigating to the different services from each tenant, refer to Landing page navigation or Kyndryl Bridge Landing page navigation. Click the
Pricing Policies
tab to display a list of your pricing policies.
The ranking of the policies is extremely important. Each pricing policy is checked in order, and the first one that matches the circumstances is applied. You can change this order by clicking on the
Ranking
column and selecting the new ranking from the drop-down menu. The policies are automatically promoted or demoted as applicable around the changed policy. You will receive a warning message that changing the ranking will affect the pricing policies of future orders. Click
Continue
to confirm.
You can sort by columns by clicking the top of the column. Click the same column again to sort in the opposite order.
You can also choose to filter based on status by clicking the
Status
icon and selecting
Active
or
Inactive
.

Creating pricing policies

Complete these steps to create a pricing policy:
  1. On the
    Pricing Policies
    tab, click
    Add a Policy
    .
  2. Enter the following information for the new policy:
    • Name:
      Enter a unique name for your policy.
    • Status:
      Select either
      Active
      or
      Inactive
      .
    • Start Date:
      Enter the date on which the policy will become active.
    • End Date:
      (optional) Enter the date on which the policy will automatically become inactive.
  3. In the
    Associate with a Business Entity
    section, you can limit your policy to a single entity in
    Basic
    mode, or multiple entities in
    Advanced
    mode. These entities must have already been set up in your system. To do so, complete these steps for each entity:
    1. Select the type of entity in the
      Business Entity
      drop-down menu.
    2. Select the specific entity in the other drop-down menu. This menu is populated with the entities of the type you selected.
  4. In the
    Pricing Conditions
    section, complete these steps:
    1. Select the provider or providers that the pricing policy will apply to from the
      Providers
      drop-down menu.
    2. In the
      Tags
      field, you can optionally enter any tags that you want to add to help you search for the policy later.
      If you add multiple tags, the policy will be applied only if it matches all of the tags.
    3. In the
      Billing Accounts & Asset Account Credentials
      section, you can optionally add any billing accounts or asset accounts that you want to associate with your pricing policy. To do so, click
      Add a Billing and/or Asset Account
      . Select the billing account and asset account credentials that you want to associate to your pricing policy from the list and click
      Save
      . The ones that you chose will be listed in the section. If you added one by mistake, click the
      Delete
      icon for that item. These accounts and credentials must have already been created in the system.
  5. In the
    Rules
    section, add the rules that will be enforced when the pricing policy is applied. To do so, complete the following steps for each rule that you want to add:
    You can have up to three rules associated with a single pricing policy. There can be one each of the various
    Adjustment Types
    .
    1. Click
      Add a Rule
      .
    2. Enter the following information for the new rule:
      • Name:
        Provide a unique name for your rule.
      • Rule Type:
        Select whether the rule is a
        Discount
        or an
        Upcharge
        .
      • Adjustment Type:
        Select from the following options:
        • One-time charge:
          The charge is only applied once.
        • Recurring charge:
          The charge occurs at a regular interval.
        • Usage charge:
          The charge occurs after a certain amount of usage occurs.
      • Amount Type:
        Select from
        Percentage
        (a percentage of the total budget) or
        Fixed Amount
        (a specific amount) at which the rule is triggered. You will need to enter the
        Value (%)
        for a percentage, and the
        Amount (currency)
        for fixed amount.
    3. Click
      Save
      . The rule that you added will be listed in the
      Rules
      section. You can click
      Edit
      or
      Delete
      the rule by clicking the appropriate icon.

Viewing pricing policies

On the
Pricing Management
page, you can view the details for the specific pricing policy by clicking the
Actions
icon for that policy and selecting
View Details
.
The
Details
page for the pricing policy is displayed.

Deleting pricing policies

You can delete a policy from the
Pricing Management
page by clicking the
Actions
icon for the policy and selecting
Delete
. You can also delete a policy by clicking
Delete
in the details page for that policy.
An active policy cannot be deleted. If you attempt to do so, you will receive an error message. Make the policy inactive by opening the policy and changing its
Status
to
Inactive
, and then delete it.

Importing and exporting pricing policies

You can export your pricing policies for reuse in anther system. These policies can then be imported, overwriting the existing policies in your system. The policies are exported in the format of a compressed file, and only that format can be subsequently imported.
To export pricing policies, complete these steps:
  1. Click the
    Actions
    icon and select
    Export
    .
  2. Provide a name for your file in the
    Export As
    field, and optionally add
    Tags
    to help you search for it.
  3. Navigate to where you wish to save the file.
  4. Select the
    Format
    that you want the file to be saved in.
  5. Click
    Save
    .
To import pricing policies, complete these steps:
  1. Click the
    Actions
    icon and select
    Import
    .
  2. In the
    Import Pricing Policy
    window, drag and drop or upload your pricing policies compressed file into the field and then click
    Import
    .

Resource types that support pricing

The following sections list the resource types for which pricing is supported:
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