Once your services are activated, an invoice will be generated and delivered to the bill-to address that you provided on the order. Activation of service (also called provisioning) sets the invoicing process in motion. Provisioning times vary by product:
Invoices are delivered after:
Whichever comes first. If service activation takes longer than 15 days, multiple invoices may be generated for a single order.
Of course. Watch this helpful video that explains cloud invoicing.
If activation for a given product takes longer than 15 days, multiple invoices may be generated for a single order. Future invoices will be consolidated.
Activation of service (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.
Oracle’s PaaS and IaaS public cloud service subscriptions do not expire. Customers may continue to use the service after the end of the initial subscription period. If you do, you will be billed and your usage will be:
Pricing is based on the current per-hour list price for the service.
Once your services are activated, an invoice will be generated and delivered to the bill-to address that you provided on the order.
The bill-to contact may also retrieve the invoice by logging into their account on shop.oracle.com
Multiple invoices generated for a single order and co-terming are two reasons why the amount on an invoice may be less than the amount on the ordering document. Here is how:
Multiple Invoices for a Single Order
Activation of service (provisioning) is the trigger for invoices to be generated. 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:
|PaaS||January 1st–December 31st||12 Months||$24,000|
|SaaS||February 1st–December 31st||11 Months||$22,000|
There a couple of ways to identify the order on your invoice:
Oracle invoices by subscription. Multiple orders for a single subscription will be consolidated on subsequent invoices. For example: a base order with an add-on or expansion service.
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.
During the services period, it is possible to add to the base subscription in two ways:
The invoicing process begins at service activation (provisioning) for each added product. Invoices are delivered after:
Whichever comes first.
Multiple invoices may be generated for a single order if activation takes longer than 15 days.
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.
Overage is usage that is above the purchased amount. When this happens, additional charges are incurred. To learn more, watch this video for a more detailed explanation.
Oracle permits the use of additional capacity above the subscription rate for some non-metered services. This is referred to as “bursting.” Total capacity (subscription rate plus bursting) cannot exceed two times (2x) your subscription rate. For example, if you have purchased a subscription that allows 4 OCPUs per month, your bursting would be capped at a total of 8 OCPUs for that service. You will 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 video to learn more.
Overage charges may be incurred if an expansion order is placed and activated after the end date of the original subscription.
Oracle’s subscriptions for PaaS and IaaS do not have:
As you continue to use your cloud subscription, an invoice will be generated. If you have depleted your prepaid subscription and continue to use any active cloud service, you will receive a bill.
If you provided us with a purchase order number when you placed your order, it will be printed on your invoice.
If you provided us with a purchase order number at the time you placed your order, it will be included on any related invoices. Please verify whether you provided a purchase order number when the order was placed.
Yes. To request the addition of the purchase order number on your invoice, contact us. Billing inquiry contact information is also provided on your invoice.
Contact us to request a purchase order number update. You will need to provide the following information:
The POEF-1 confirms that the issuance of a purchase order is not a standard process for your company.
Oracle books orders according to the ordering document, not the customer’s purchase order.
If your usage exceeds the monthly commitment amount, additional charges will be incurred and billed as overage. The cost is calculated at the same discounted rate as your monthly commitment.
Pay As You Go invoicing occurs monthly “in arrears”. Watch this video for a detailed explanation.
Check to see if you have a contractual clause stating that you can request service credits. If you do, contact us using the email address on your invoice.
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.
Watch this video to learn how the invoice process works.
Software as a Service is offered as a non-metered subscription. The service configuration is determined at the time the order is placed. The cost is based on a monthly fee with a term of one to three years. Billing options are annual or quarterly in advance.
Watch this video to learn how various subscription models are invoiced.
If you’d like to change the frequency of your billing, a contract amendment is required. For further details, contact us using the email address on your invoice.
To change billing information on your invoice, contact us using the email address on your invoice.
To request a new tax ID number on your invoice, contact us using the email address on your invoice. Be sure to include the corrected tax ID number in your request.
You can make updates to your credit card by logging into your account at shop.oracle.com
Yes. A customer can pay invoices with a credit card if:
A credit card is the only acceptable form of payment for all 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.
To obtain a complete explanation of your invoice based on your contract and ordering document, contact us using the email address on your invoice.
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.
Net 30 days from invoice date.