In your tariff management context menu, you will now find a new functionality for adding tariffs to the system. As before, you can add a so-called “EMP sales tariff" for your own customers. This tariff regulates the entitlements and conditions for your own customers at your charging stations, or in the case of roaming, when the roaming functions are being mapped by you (you are not using the eMSP.OPERATION roaming aggregation from has·to·be).
You now have the option of entering the core information of the tariff in the system. Mandatory in the configuration are only the tariff name and the currency in which you want to charge the loading to the end customer.
Please note that you must create your own eMSP.OPERATION tariff for each billing currency. However, if your customer carries out charging operations abroad, which are offset by the CPO in a foreign currency, they are automatically converted into your billing currency by has·to·be at the daily exchange rate. The billing of costs from has·to·be is done always in the same currency as your normal invoices.
After completing these steps, a new tariff is created in your system. It is named the “standard tariff including eMSP roaming" by default, unless you name it differently. In this tariff you now make all the relevant settings and adjustments that you want to implement for your roaming connection.
The billing of the charging processes to your customers or employees is up to you and is mapped by the standard billing run of your be.ENERGISED instance. This way, you also bear the debt collection risk towards your customer or employee.
Block access after timeout?
The blocking of access after a timeout enables an automatic deactivation of an RFID card, which is helpful when assigning annual contracts. If this function is inactive, the contracts are automatically extended for a further billing period.
Stop charging operations automatically
You can stop charging operations automatically. The specified time in minutes thus defines the maximum charging time allowed in the tariff. This limit can be set at individual stations. Please note, that during roaming, charging processes performed by drivers will be delivered to has·to·be only after the charging has been processed by the CPO. Because of this, has·to·be cannot provide any functional guarantee here.
This function is for the access to charging stations and is controlled in the tariff configuration via the tab “external roaming". In this setting, you can set your customers’ access to specific CPOs. By default, access is not enabled for all CPOs.
First, make sure that the be.ENERGISED Hub is set to "Yes" under External Roaming. When controlling permissions, you only need to enable each CPO on which your customer or employee is allowed to start a charging operation. These settings are immediately effective and do not require any saving process.
Ready? – Now you can start!
Congratulations, you have successfully completed the general configuration of the eMSP.OPERATION. To now allow your customers to enjoy the roaming functionality, you must now assign the corresponding tariff to the customer’s authorisation medium. This provides immediate access to the charging infrastructure in the eMSP.OPERATION environment.