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1. (WO2018126070) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYERED BILLING IN A CLOUD SERVICE BROKERAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/126070    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068821
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06Q 20/00
Applicants: INGRAM MICRO INC.
Inventors: KUZKIN, Maxim
ZATSEPIN, Vladimir
KHODOS, Pavel
MELNIKOV, Oleg
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYERED BILLING IN A CLOUD SERVICE BROKERAGE
Abstract:
A system for multi-layered billing in a cloud service brokerage is provided, including at least one service vendor configured to provide software services, a cloud service broker, at least one transaction mediator, at least one downstream subscriber, where the cloud service broker receives service vendor pricing rules, service vendor billing rules, downstream subscriber pricing rules, and downstream subscriber billing rules, the cloud service broker further configured to apply the service vendor pricing rules and the service vendor billing rules, and to calculate settlements and perform reconciliations. A method of multi-layered billing in a cloud service brokerage is also provided, the method includes configuring a software service, integrating software services to create integrated software services, establishing a communication provisioning channel, monitoring using at least one transaction mediator the integrated software services, creating a subscription to the integrated software services, receiving service vendor pricing rules, service vendor billing rules, downstream subscriber pricing rules, and downstream subscriber billing rules, applying the service vendor pricing rules and the service vendor billing and calculating and performing settlements and reconciliations.