Knowledge Index

Use this index listing to quickly find information about specific m3ter entities or areas of functionality.

Accounts

Represents one of your end-customer accounts:

Account Plans

Plans are attached to Accounts to create Account Plans, which then determine the charges incurred by your end customer.

Account Plan Groups

Plan Groups are attached to Accounts to create Account Plan Groups, which then determine the charges incurred by your end customer.

Aggregations

Aggregations define how to convert into a single number individual usage data measurements collected by Meter fields. They are used to configure pricing for Product Plans.

APIs

Bills & Billing

Bills are generated for an Account based on the usage-based pricing Plan that has been attached to the Account for charging the Account for consuming a Product. Plan Templates/Plans offer settings to control billing on Accounts that Product Plans are attached to for charging the Accounts.

Child Accounts

A Child Account is an Account that has a Parent Account defined. End customers with multiple Accounts can be issued with a single Bill for a Parent Account.

Compound Aggregations

A Compound Aggregation allows you to define an Aggregation that is based on other (simple) Aggregations using a calculation.

Contracts

Contracts are created for Accounts. For end customers who consume several different service or product packages, the total Contract value can be reported for accounting purposes.

Currency

The currency used for billing is set at the level of your Organization. You can also define a different currency for your Plans at the Plan Template level. If you do this, the Organization setting is used for billing and you can configure currency conversion rates to determine how charge amounts in the Plan currency are converted into Organization currency amounts.

Custom Fields

Custom Fields allow you to attach custom data to your Organization and some other individual m3ter entities.

Data Explorer

Data Explorer allows you to query data collected for your Organization in the m3ter service for Usage, Billing, and Prepayments/Commitments.

Data Fields

Data Fields are added to Meters and define a raw usage data collection fields.

Dates

Derived Fields

Derived Fields are configured for Meters and use calculations on other fields to define usage data collection fields. Calculations can reference Meter Data Fields, Custom Fields, and system timestamp fields.

External Mappings

External Mappings are mapping reference lookups, which store unique ids for matched objects across two or more systems.

Global Meters

Global Meters do not belong to a specific Product, and are used to set up usage-based pricing across different Products.

Integrations

Integrations exploit m3ter's open-API framework allowing you to quickly map and synchronize data held in any 3rd-party systems you use for core business operations.

Meters

Meters define the Data Fields that your system will submit to the m3ter service as usage data. They can be created as Product-specific Meters or as Global Meters.

Organizations

An Organization represents your company as a direct customer of the m3ter service.

Permission Policies

Permission Policies allow you to control what users who have authenticated with the service are allowed to do in your Organization.

Plans

Plans represent a pricing and billing plan for end customers who consume your products or services. They are derived from Plan Templates.

Plan Groups

Plan Groups allow you to group together Plans for different Products and define a minimum spend for the Group.

Plan Templates

Plan Templates allow you to configure default billing and pricing settings for your Plans, avoiding repetition in configuration work when setting up Plans.

Prepayments/Commitments

Prepayments/Commitments allow you to assign an amount to an Account that the end customer has agreed to pay over the duration of their contract with you.

Pricing

Pricing allows you to use Aggregations to configure the cost of usage data consumed under a Plan.

Products

Products represent the products or service that your Organization offers to end customers.

Segmented Aggregations

Segmented Aggregations allow you to segment the usage data collected by a single Meter and price your Plans by these segment values.

Service Users

Service Users represent automated processes that you want to grant direct API access to your Organization.

Usage Data

Users

Users represent a person you allow to authenticate with and have access to your Organization.

Next: Authenticating with the Service