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Before the release of this feature, usaged-based features (charges) were following the plan period. If the plan period was invoiced yearly, the charges were invoiced yearly.

It's now possible to invoice billable metrics on a montly basis for a plan billed yearly. The base amount of the plan will be invoice yearly (in-arrears or in-advance), but your usage based features will be invoiced on a monthly basis.

To do so:

  1. Access a Plan;
  2. Define a plan yearly;
  3. Price additional charges from your billable metrics; and
  4. Turn on the toggle for applying charges monthly.

By switching on, all the charges will be invoiced monthly even if the plan is yearly.

tip

The last invoice is gathering both the subscription and the usage-based charges

charges invoiced monthly

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Inside the Plans, by creating a charge, you can now select the percentage charge model.

This feature is pretty useful for industries willing to take a % + fixed fee out of a usage-based features (for banking or charity industry, for instance). These fees are applied on the units to be charged (e.g. the aggregation result of your billable metric).

The fixed charge can either be applied per each single unit or for all units.

Percentage charge

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You are now able to view all the ingested events sent from your application to Lago. We called this feature debugger because it makes the event ingestion easier and more understandable.

  1. Access the Developer sidebar item;
  2. Click the Debugger tab; and
  3. Take a look at the latest events ingested
tip

If an event you sent is not shown in the UI, it means that it has not been ingested by Lago

This debugger is also helpul to warn you for 2 specific cases:

  1. Warning 1 - The event code is not related to an existing billable metric
  2. Warning 2 - The property sent does not match the aggregation property defined in your billable metric

Debugger

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Add-ons are now available on Lago. Create add-ons to apply one-time fees (e.g. setup fee, one-time purchase, etc.) and generate the corresponding invoices instantly.

Full documentation available here.

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We've added a new template to our collection: click here to learn how to replicate Algolia's pay-as-you-go pricing.

It's a great starting point for companies whose pricing fully depends on usage, such as cloud service providers and API companies.

With Lago, you can adapt this template to your products and services, using some of our most popular features, including the 'sum' aggregation type and the package charge model.

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Introducing coupons, a new feature that allows you to offer discounts to your customers.

Full documentation available here.

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You can now modify the subscription assigned to a customer through the user interface.

To learn how to upgrade or downgrade a subscription and how it affects billing, please refer to the documentation.

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It is now possible to apply a package pricing model to a charge. To do so:

  1. Select an existing plan (or create a new one);
  2. Add a charge; and
  3. Select the package pricing model.

This new pricing model allows you to apply a flat fee to a range of units. The price will be fixed for the entire range, regardless of the number of units consumed by the customer during the billing period.