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Pricing Tab

Any property visible in a service offering can have both initial and recurring prices. You can assign a static price for the setup fee for any property in the service offering pricing view. A positive number can be assigned for either price. As prices are added to the properties within an option, the prices of these properties must roll up and support a summary for the option so the pricing details can be hidden from the consumer, or also viewed if needed.

Pricing is shown to the subscriber in the subscription invoice view in the Marketplace Portal, but subscribers are not able to modify any property price. Subscribers can view the price for the setup fee for any property in the subscription invoice view, as well as the price for the recurring subscription. Subscribers can view a summary price for all the setup fees of the properties for an option reflected in the invoice total and the recurring subscription price for all the recurring prices of the option properties.

You can enable external pricing. See Cloud Service Automation External Pricing Guide.

You can configure the pricing model from two options:

  • Flat - A standard, single price for the Integer Property, regardless of the number of units.
  • Per Unit - Pricing that applies to each unit. For example, you can configure pricing per number of CPUs. Unit pricing is applicable to only Integer type option properties.

You can also set a quantity multiplier, which changes the price for this property when another property is increased. For example, you can increase the price for CPUs and memory when the number of servers is increased.

You can set pricing for the following with up to five-digit precision:

  • The base, initial configuration of a service offering, without additional service options.
  • Each service option and static properties in the service offering. You can also set pricing for service options that are not currently visible (as configured in the Options area for the service offering).
  • A recurring period and price for a continuing subscription (for example, each week or each month).


Within the Pricing tab, you can enter pricing information for your offering and its options.

Change settings

You can set the following:

  • Externalized Prices
  • Currency
  • Recurring Period
  • Hide initial price in Marketplace Portal for Approvers, or Subscribers, or both
  • Hide recurring price in Marketplace Portal for Approvers, or Subscribers, or both
Service offering pricing
Item Description
Initial Price

The base price for the service offering, excluding the price of all selected options.

Recurring Price

The price charged for each recurring period and the period interval.

The desired currency for the service offering.

Quantity Multiplier Change the price of this property when the quantity for another property is changed.

Hide or Show Pricing in the Marketplace Portal

Initial or recurring pricing can be hidden for an option and its properties or on an option property in the Marketplace Portal for Approvers, or Subscribers, or both. Select the appropriate boxes to choose whether to hide or show pricing, and who can view the proicing.

When checked, the checkmark will appear in the Hide Initial column for every row in the table or in the Recurring Price column. To support a common use case, detailed subscription pricing fees are hidden because they are typically used for department bill-back purposes. Click Show Pricing Details to display all hidden subscription pricing fees.

If you click Show Pricing Details, the number of units, the type of unit (such as a flat cost), and the cost for each unit that corresponds to the initial price and recurring price of the subscription display in views throughout the Marketplace Portal, such as Browse Catalog, Browse Catalog Details, Requests, Request Details, and Request Confirmation.

Note Price-hiding choices are reflected in notifications.

Use external prices

If you enable external pricing, you will enter a key for the price of an option rather than a numeric value. The key must exist in the JSON file from your external pricing system and must be assigned to the same organization as the offering. See Cloud Service Automation External Pricing Guide.