Data Model

The following diagram shows the main data objects of the service and their relationships:

In contrast to many subscription-based billing systems, the m3ter service is designed to facilitate and optimize usage-based pricing as the foundation for implementing metered billing for your products and services. This core design objective comes through in the way Meters and Aggregations are essential to and underpin Pricing for your product Plans. The pricing Plans you assign to customer accounts to charge for the Products those accounts consume will be based on the metered usage data collected and aggregated into a unit charge rate.

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