MERA Module Setup

A company purchases Subscription Billing and is setting up the MERA module. They must set up MERA as follows: 

  • Default values for multiple-element allocation
  • Templates for multiple-element allocation
  • Standalone selling price for items


  • To access the setup and import forms, ensure that you have selected IT Manager as the role in your settings.
  • If you are using a combination of the integrated features of ARCB, ARED, and MERA, ensure that you complete the setup steps for each component.

Default Values for New Multiple Element Allocations

To set up the default values for new multiple element allocations, follow these steps: 

  1. Open the Multiple Element Revenue Allocation Setup form (Change Setup > Multiple Element Revenue Allocation (MERA) Setup).
  2. On the Home tab, click Manage > Edit.
  3.  In the General section, do the following: 
    1. Specify the SSP Origin.
    2. Select the Deferral Rounding Account.
    3. Select whether child items appear on sales invoices.
      This option is relevant to the items that use revenue split.
  4. Save and close the page.

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MEA Templates

To set up an MEA template, follow these steps:

  1. Open the MEA Template List (Multiple Element Revenue Allocation (MERA) > MEA Templates List).
  2. Click New, which opens the MEA Template form.
  3. Type a unique MEA Number and a Description.
  4. Select the Deferred Contract Revenue Account.
  5. Save and close the page.

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Item Standalone Selling Price

To set up the standalone selling price of an item, follow these steps: 

  1. Open the Item Standalone Selling Price form (Change Setup > MERA Item Standalone Selling Price Setup).
  2. For each line you want to add, do the following: 
    1. Click the next empty line.
    2. Select the Type.
    3. Select the Item No.
    4. Select the SSP Origin.
    5. Depending on the origin you selected, specify the Standalone Selling Price or Percent.
  3. Save and close the page.

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