With the enhanced Metered Utility module, now committees have lots of flexibility in dealing with the billing aspects. Prior to the enhancement, committees were able to define the utilities, add billing periods, upload meter readings for all flats/villas and raise invoices.
With the enhanced metered utilities module, Administrators will now be able to do the following:
1. Each metered utility can have multiple rate schemes and flats/villas can be mapped to these rate schemes. For example, we can easily configure things like – flats on subsidized gas and flats on non-subsidized gas, different villas with different free quantity of water etc.
2. We can now define rate slabs for different levels of consumption supporting telescopic billing.
3.The rate scheme now support cumulative rate slab. This means scenarios like subsidized gas for ‘x’ number of cylinders since a given date can be easily configured. For example, consumption since 1st Jan 2014 for first xx kg would be at subsidized rate and rest would be at a higher non-subsidized rate.
4. More often than not societies have situations where some flats/villas need to be totally excluded from billing in one or more billing periods. Now, if a unit is not part of a billing period, you can easily exclude the same from billing. There is no need to have all flats billed when billing a period.