Skip to main content

How invoicing works for contracts

Once a customer is on an active contract, Metronome starts generating invoices representing the customer's spend. Due to the flexibility of contracts, and the number of billing factors a contract represents, it's worth learning how contracts are invoiced in detail.

Multiple contracts

A customer can be on multiple contracts, in which case separate invoices are generated for each.

Additional terms

A contract may include additional terms, which are fixed products whose billing is controlled by the contract. This includes:

  • Frequency (one-time, monthly, quarterly, and so on)
  • First invoice date
  • Optional last invoice date
  • Price

Any additional terms on a contract generates its own invoices, using the schedule and frequency you configure.

Usage-based invoices

Most contract billings are derived from usage-based and composite products. Their prices are set on the rate card, but can be overridden on a contract.

Usage invoices are generated on the 1st of the month, using the previous month's billable metrics.

If the contract has a quarterly usage statement frequency, invoices are generated on the 1st day of the first month in the quarter, using the previous quarter's billable metrics.

Access Metronome invoices

Access a customer's Metronome invoices in the Metronome app by selecting the customer and clicking Billing overview. To access an invoice for a specific contract, select the customer, click the contract under Contracts & plans, then click Invoices.

Access invoices through the API with the /customers/{customer_id}/invoices endpoint to list invoices within a given date range.

Set up billing

Talk to your Metronome representative to configure the billing provider for your contract-based invoices.

Metronome logoMetronome logo