Oracle has made some changes to invoices to reflect our recent branding changes.
Oracle has made some changes to the email format used to deliver invoices. Both now reflect our recent branding changes.
The invoice delivers to the Bill To contact email address provided on the order. In addition, the email recipients can also include established account-level contacts. Contact Billing Support for account-level contact setup.
To understand, watch this helpful Billing Basics video.
Once services activate, an invoice is generated and goes to the Bill To contact email address provided on the order.
Service activation (also called provisioning) puts the invoicing process in motion. Provisioning times vary by product:
Invoices are delivered after:
Net 30 days from invoice date.
Invoices are delivered via email. Once services activate, an invoice is generated and goes to the Bill To contact email address provided on the order.
The Bill To contact may also retrieve the invoice by logging into their account on the Account Dashboard.
Oracle has established email as the invoice delivery standard. Once the product delivers or services activate, an invoice generates and goes to the Bill To contact email address provided on the order. If the account has a Dunning or Account Contact on file, they are copied as well.
A contract amendment is required to change the frequency of your billing. Please contact your Sales representative.
To update billing information, please contact Billing Support for assistance.
To request a new tax ID number on your invoice, please contact Billing Support. Be sure to include the corrected tax ID number and VAT certificate (if applicable) as an attachment in your request.
No. Oracle issues invoices based on the terms of your contract.
Oracle offers four different billing frequency options:
Yes. Oracle’s invoicing policy allows for future-dated transactions to be invoiced once provisioning of the cloud service is complete. The date of the invoice will be the date the invoice is issued (not the future date). Invoices may not be generated for services that are not yet provisioned.
Oracle does not issue pro forma invoices, or produce invoices prior to an order being received, booking criteria verified, and the order fully processed.
Service activation (provisioning) begins the invoicing process. The timeline for provisioning varies for different cloud products, even when booked in the same order. So you may receive multiple invoices prior to the completion of your implementation.
There are several reasons why invoice values may not match the order document or customer-issued purchase order.
Multiple Invoices for a Single Order
Activation of service (provisioning) is the trigger for generating invoices. Provisioning times vary by product. For this reason, multiple invoices may be generated for a single order, resulting in a difference between the invoice amount and the ordering document.
The service periods for all products on a subscription are set to expire on the same day. This is referred to as co-terming. Provisioning times vary by product, and, as a result, the period of service for products that provision later will have a shorter term than that stated on the ordering document. Costs are prorated to reflect the reduced service period. As an example:
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Customers may use more PaaS and IaaS services than originally purchased under the Universal Credits Model. Usage above the committed amount of the subscription is billed monthly in arrears.
All services that are part of a subscription are billed together. Total contract value, subscription term, and billing frequency determine the schedule of billing. For example, a subscription with a contract value of $120,000 across a three-year term with annual in-advance billing results in 3 invoices of $40,000 each. If additional services are purchased, an invoice will be issued for the remainder of the current billing period. Billing for all orders placed for a subscription will be consolidated on future invoices.
Delays in service activation (provisioning) result in an invoice amount that is less than the amount of the entire order. Oracle does not charge for the period the service was not active.
Bursting is the use of additional capacity above the subscription rate for some nonmetered services. Oracle permits this. Total capacity (subscription quantity plus bursting) cannot exceed two times (2x) your subscription. For example, if you purchased a subscription for 4 OCPUs per month, your bursting would be capped at a total of 8 OCPUs for that service. You’d be charged per hour and billed monthly in arrears for this increased capacity, using the Pay As You Go model. Pricing for this increased capacity will be based on the current per-hour list price available at cloud.oracle.com.
Watch this overage and bursting topics video to learn more.
The POEF-1 confirms that the issuance of a purchase order is not a standard process for your company.
Pooled capacity products are not prorated based on the duration of the contract. All of the services purchased may be used at any time during the service period.
To obtain a complete explanation of your invoice based on your contract and ordering document, contact us using the email address on your invoice.
Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS cloud service subscriptions do not expire. Just continue to use the service at the end of the initial subscription period. Original pricing and discounts apply. When billed, your usage will be:
No, it will not. The phased service breakdown mentioned on your ordering document is a summary of the universal credits available for your consumption per period and/or month.
Since your chose a non-standard term, your invoice will consider your entire contract value equally divided by the total contract term in months multiplied by your billing frequency.
You purchased a custom commit UCM:
1st year - $250;
2nd year - $ 750;
3rd year - $1,000;
4.5 year - $1,250;
Total Contract value = $3,250.
Your contract term is nonstandard = 55 months
Billing frequency = Annual in advance
You would expect your first invoice to be $250 but that is not the case.
Your first invoice will be:
$3,250 / 55 months * 12 months = $709
If you still have questions, please contact your sales representative.
Overage is usage that exceeds the amount of Oracle Cloud credits purchased. When this happens, additional charges are incurred.
Watch this overage and bursting topics video to learn more.
Overage charges can occur if an expansion order is placed but services are not activated until after the end date of the original subscription.
Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS cloud service subscriptions do not expire. You may continue to use the service after the end of the initial subscription period. Usage will be:
Please contact Billing Support for assistance. Given the sensitivity of payment data, do not include that information in email communications.
To cancel your cloud services, contact Billing Support or your Sales representative.
There are two ways to add services to a base subscription:
The invoicing process begins at service activation (provisioning) for each product. Invoices are delivered after all products on the order have been provisioned, or 15 days, whichever comes first.
Multiple invoices may be generated for a single order if activation takes longer than 15 days.
Check to see if you have a contractual clause stating that you can request service credits. If you do, please contact Billing Support or your sales representative.
Multiple invoices may be generated for a single order in the following instances:
Subsequent invoices will be billed according to the terms of the base subscription.
The order number is in the line-item description on the invoice. There may be multiple orders for a single subscription.
Pay As You Go invoicing occurs in arrears monthly. Watch this subscription invoicing video to learn more.
Please contact Billing Support in order to update credit card or PayPal information.
Yes. You can pay invoices with a credit card if:
Credit card is the only acceptable form of payment for transactions that are less than US$2,000.00 in countries where a credit card is an acceptable form of payment. Multiple orders cannot be combined to exceed the $2,000.00 threshold.
Paying in full for an expansion or add-on order at the time of purchase is an option. Even if the billing frequency for the cloud services subscription is annual or quarterly in advance.
You have two options:
Credit Card payments reach us immediately. A bank transfer payment can take around two business days to reach Oracle, and one more business day for the invoice to be closed. If more than three business days passed since you have released the payment and the invoice is not closed, please contact Billing Support by indicating the invoice number and the date and total amount of the payment.
In case of overpayment, please contact Billing Support. You can use the exceeding amount to close/partially close your other unpaid invoices. If you do not have other unpaid invoices, Billing Support will start a refund process.
In case you need to dispute a paid invoice, please contact Billing Support. If the dispute is valid, the invoice will be credited and rebilled. The rebill will be closed with the amount paid for the initial invoice. If the disputed invoice will only be cancelled and not rebilled, the paid amount will be used to close/partially close your other unpaid invoices. If you do not have other unpaid invoices, Billing Support will start a refund process.
Upon depletion of the free cloud services promotion, your Oracle Cloud Services account will be paused. Then, you’ll have the option to continue under Pay As You Go, or to discontinue use of the cloud services. If you decide not to upgrade Pay As You Go, your account will be decommissioned, and your data will be deleted after seven days.
If you decide not to upgrade to a paid subscription, your data will be decommissioned after 30 days. If you decide to upgrade, you ’ll be charged for the actual usage of cloud services consumed within your cloud account, based on Oracle’s current price list. (see Pay As You Go rate). Charges for all Pay As You Go usage are billed in arrears monthly, subject to payment terms in the agreement. Please see page 139 of Oracle PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Descriptions (PDF).
The expiration date of the promotion period is viewable in your cloud services account. Please contact your Oracle Cloud Services Advisor for more details.
If a purchase order was provided when the order was placed, the purchase order number is shown on the invoice.
If a purchase order was not provided when the order was placed, the purchase order number will not be included on the invoice. Contact Billing Support to request that a purchase order number be provided on future invoices. You will need to provide the following information:
Contact Billing Support to request that a purchase order number be provided on future invoices. You will need to provide the following information:
Contact Billing Support to request a purchase order number be provided on future invoices. You will need to provide the following information:
The line-item description matches the information provided on the ordering document. This is Oracle's contract of record.
The PO value should match the value of your Oracle ordering document. In case you need to issue a PO only for the NET value, please make sure the value matches the NET value of the Oracle ordering document.
The invoices are released based on the Oracle ordering document. Please contact Billing Support to receive the details and the explanation of the invoices that were issued on a specific order.
With Oracle Support Rewards, the more you use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the more you save.
Enrolled customers earn $0.25 to $0.33 in rewards for every $1 of eligible spend on OCI.
You then apply those rewards as a payment method to reduce your tech software license support bill, even down to zero.
Only the pretax support amount can be paid using rewards.
For additional information, go to https://www.oracle.com/cloud/rewards/.
Customers using Oracle’s on-premise software become eligible for Oracle Support Rewards when they enter a new Universal Credits order and begin consuming Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services. OCI Pay As You Go customers are not eligible at this time.
Yes. This is available in all regions except for China and the US federal Public Sector.
US Government and similarly situated US public sector customers that may not be able to participate in the Oracle Support Rewards program may instead qualify for a discount off applicable support renewal invoices based on cloud usage.
Upon request, your cloud sales rep will provide you with an eligible Cloud Universal Credits Ordering Document, including the terms of your enrollment in Oracle Support Rewards. These terms will be included in all future orders for that subscription tenancy for the intended duration of your participation in the program until you choose to opt out.
If you are not already enrolled in the program, please reach out to your sales representative or contact Sales (https://www.oracle.com/corporate/contact/)
If you are enrolled in the program and have questions about using your rewards, please contact Billing Support (https://www.oracle.com/corporate/invoicing/contacts.html).
As Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services are consumed, customers accrue Support Rewards to apply as a form of payment to any eligible open invoice for on-premises support of Oracle technology programs.
Rates vary based on the customer scenario. For customers who have a current Unlimited License Agreement (ULA), rewards will accrue at 33% (e.g., US$0.33 for each US$1.00 of consumption). For all others, rewards accrue at 25% (e.g., US$0.25 for each US$1.00 of consumption).
Oracle Support Rewards are earned and calculated at the end of each month, based on the total monthly consumption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) resources and the customer’s Oracle Support Rewards accrual rate.
Oracle Support Rewards start accruing only when the services period for the new order is active.
Almost every Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) service is eligible. Consumption services and offerings that include third parties such as VMware, Microsoft, and Oracle Cloud Marketplace are not eligible.
No. Though Oracle Cloud Applications run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Cloud Applications, such as Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, are not eligible.
No. Any workload on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can accrue rewards. Paid consumption of any eligible OCI service running Oracle software, custom applications, ISV applications, and so on can earn rewards.
Total monthly consumption is calculated by multiplying the (unit net price) x (actual usage) of eligible Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services. Unit net price is specified in the rate card of the order or seen in the Oracle Cloud Console.
Oracle Support Rewards are valid for 12 months following the date they are accrued and deposited in your Rewards account. If unused at the end of the period, these rewards will expire. For example, rewards accrued and deposited in your Rewards account at the end of December 2021 will expire at the end of December 2022.
No, the rewards are issued monthly in arrears and will be valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. We are unable to reactivate expired rewards.
Consumption overages during the services period count no differently than normal consumption.
No, there is no limit to the amount of Oracle Support Rewards a customer can accrue.
Customers can see their Support Rewards in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) console under "Billing & Cost Management" and "Support Rewards."
If you are both the Bill To contact and have been authorized to redeem rewards by your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Cloud Administrator you can redeem Oracle Support Rewards on eligible invoices from your Account Dashboard (https://accountdashboard.oracle.com/).
Yes, the Bill To contact has a Share feature which allows them to provide access to others within their organization. If that is not possible because the Bill To has left the company, for example, then the User can reach out to Billing Support (Collections) and they can Share on their behalf.
Billing support contact information is here: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/invoicing/contacts.html
Taxes cannot be paid with rewards. Only the pretax invoice amount can be paid with rewards.
No. Oracle Support Rewards can only be applied to Oracle Technology Programs invoices and cannot be exchanged for cash or any other form of currency.
The Bill to Contact will receive an email with the reward amount and a redemption code. They will need to keep the redemption code handy to use it to redeem the rewards on the account dashboard (https://accountdashboard.oracle.com/).
Rewards begin to accrue upon consumption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. Contact your Cloud Administrator to confirm the total amount of rewards currently available to redeem.
The Bill to Contact will receive an email notification confirming the details of the redemption. The email will reflect the cumulative amount redeemed to date and provide the remaining balance due on the invoice (if any).
No, you will not receive a new invoice with an updated balance. The Bill To contact will receive an email notification confirming the details of the redemption, The notification will provide the balance due of the invoice.
The Bill To contact may access the Rewards Activity page in Billing Center from the Account Dashboard. (https://accountdashboard.oracle.com/).
Rewards are redeemed in order of earliest expiry date.
No, Support Rewards redemption is limited to support renewals with Software Update License & Support for Oracle Technology Programs; products such as Java and some MySQL offerings available on a subscription basis are excluded as these include both license and support. Oracle Linux products also are not eligible.
Yes, the rewards earned on any number of Cloud subscriptions can be redeemed against the same invoice, provided the user is authorized to redeem rewards.
No. Oracle Support Rewards are considered a form of payment/ partial payment for an invoice, and a credit note will not be released.