6.4.5 How to End a Campaign Item

Challenge

Sometimes, due to either internal or external circumstances, it is necessary to end or cut short a running Campaign Item. Where the item has already been partially invoiced, cancelling the item could lead to a lot of administrative work and overhead where already issued invoices are cancelled and new invoices need to be issued.


Solution

With version 2.128, it is now possible to ‘end’ a Campaign Item prematurely, automatically communicate this to the AdServer and create and issue remaining invoices or outstanding credit notes. In order to do this navigate to the Campaign Item which you need to end and press End Campaign Item:

The process of ending a Campaign Item depends on whether or not there is delivery data for this item.

1. Ending a Campaign Item without AdServer Logins (non-delivery data based Invoices)

  • In the End Campaign Item window, set the new end date for your Campaign Item and the new quantity. The default is the current end date and quantity

     

  • Press Update

  • Campaign Item End Date and Quantity is updated

  • End Campaign Item Status changes to Completed

  • Preinvoice generation is triggered to create outstanding invoices or credit notes (where invoiced quantity to date > new quantity)

2. Ending a Campaign Item with AdServer Logins (delivery data based Invoices)

  • In the End Campaign Item window, you can set the new end date for your Campaign Item. The default is the current end date and time

     

  • Press Update

  • Campaign Item End Date updated

  • New End Date submitted to the AdServer

  • End Campaign Item Status changes to in progress

  • An Import is scheduled to import the delivery at least 24 hours after the new end date

    • This can be seen in Setup > Process Automation > Paused Flow Interviews

  • Once the import is completed successfully, the total delivered quantity is the new quantity of the Campaign Item

  • End Campaign Item Status changes to Completed

  • Preinvoice generation is triggered to create outstanding invoices or credit notes (where invoiced quantity to date > new quantity)

What if an ended item is cancelled?

If an item which has the End Campaign Item Status of In Progress is cancelled before it can reach the stage complete, the paused flow will be deleted and the process of ending the item will not continue as it is no longer relevant. The status will be reset and the invoice cancellation for the item will continue as in the normal process.


Setup

In order to use the End Campaign Item function you need to:

  • Add the End Campaign Item button to your Campaign Item Layout

  • Activate the Flow to schedule your delivery import for ending items with an AdServer connection