The subscription business model is a powerful method of ensuring consistent revenue and convenient supply of a particular service. Creating contracts to suit your business needs as well as ensuring Media Campaign Creation, invoicing and automated renewals take place without too much overhead and with minimal need for manual intervention is key.
You can manage and invoice your Subscription contracts directly in ADvendio. Navigate to the App Launcher > Subscriptions.
Setting up a Subscription Contract
The information entered on your Subscription Contract will form the basis of all Media Campaigns and Invoices created for this Subscription Contract. For example, the Business Type and Legal Entity on the Subscription will be the Business Type and Legal Entity for any Media Campaign or Invoice created for that Subscription Contract.
You can also configure discounts, as well as payment/invoicing preferences for a given Subscription Contract. This information will also be mapped to the created Media Campaigns and subsequent Invoices.
Which Subscription Models are Supported?
Custom - any duration which isn’t covered by the options above. This Subscription period is excluded from automated renewal.
The period of the Subscription Contract is necessary in order to handle the renewal/rolling of the contract duration. Each time a contract is automatically renewed it will be extended by the same period.
How to Add Items to your Subscription Contract?
Once you have set up your Subscription Contract, you then need to add the relevant inventory covered by this Subscription contract. This is done by creating Subscription Ad Price Assignments for each Subscription Contract. Subscription Ad Price Assignments will be used by the Media Campaign creation process to create Campaign Items for the purpose of invoicing your Subscriptions.
Go the Related List > Subscription Ad Price Assignments > New
Select the relevant Ad Price
Enter valid From date, Valid Until date and quantity for this particular item
Configure whether or not this item is valid for renewal
Should this item be automatically renewed/rolled if the contract isn’t cancelled
If needed you can also figure a new payment start, distribution Unit and distribution (Period) (Default: month-based)
You can also configure discounts for individual Subscription Ad Price Assignments
How to Invoice your Subscription Contracts?
To invoice your Subscription Contracts you need to create Media Campaigns and Campaign Items for your Subscription Contracts and Subscription Ad Price Assignments. All Media Campaigns are automatically created as booked with Bill Me set to true.
To create Media Campaigns for your Subscription Contracts, simply press Generate Media Campaigns on your Subscription Contract.
When you press this button, it will need to be confirmed that Media Campaigns should be generated for the given Subscription Contract.
Once confirmed, one of two things can happen 1) success message appears that Media Campaigns have been successfully created and/or updated or 2) an error may be encountered if your Subscription Contract isn’t configured correctly.
In order to be able to create Media Campaigns and Campaign Items, the following fields are need to be set. Additionally, they are also relevant for handling automatic renewals.
Sets whether a Subscription is active and valid for Media Campaign Creation
Active = true = active Subscription valid for Media Campaign creation, if closed-won
Active = false = inactive Subscription not valid for Media Campaign creation, if closed-won
Sets the status of a Subscription and whether it is valid for Media Campaign Creation
Closed - Won = an active Subscription valid for Media Campaign Creation, if active
No function - can be used to implement custom approval process
Default = false
Sets whether a Contract has been cancelled
Cancelled = true = contract has been cancelled and will not be automatically renewed/rolled
Cancelled = false = contract has not been cancelled and will be automatically renewed/rolled once cancellation period has passed
Cancellation Period (Days)
Sets number of days before which a contract needs to be cancelled
e.g. cancellation days 7, Subscription valid until 31.12.2020 where cancelled = false, this subscription will be automatically renewed/rolled between 25.12.2020 - 31.12.2020
No specific setup needed in order to manage your Subscription Contracts within ADvendio and to manually create your Media Campaigns. Once users have the relevant permissions assigned, they can create Subscription Contracts and generate Media Campaigns from those.