billwerk Roadmap

Als Ihr zuverlässiger und innovativer Partner erweitern wir die billwerk-Plattform laufend um neue Funktionen und Features. Damit Sie jederzeit auf dem neuesten Stand sind, haben wir Ihnen diese Übersicht über unsere Roadmap zusammengestellt.

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billwerk Roadmap | Weiterentwicklungen | Funktionen & Features

Die billwerk-Plattform wird fortlaufend verbessert und um neue Features und Funktionen ergänzt und den rechtlichen Gegebenheiten angepasst. Mit der Übersicht über unsere Roadmap  haben Sie immer den aktuellen Stand der Entwicklung und Planung zur Hand.

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Steffen Mey Head of Product billwerk GmbH

Steffen Mey

Head of Product

Gianni Fierro | Product Manager | billwerk GmbH

Gianni Fierro

Produkt Manager

Release Notes #2020.11

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Improvement: Renamed the payment service provider Heidelpay to Unzer.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Renaming of Heidelpay to Unzer in User Interface. All relevant parts (webhook endpoints etc.) migrated to Unzer. Old endpoints will still be working.Sandbox: 22.10.20
Productive: 5.11.20
Improvement: Account Reconciliation: Added CAMT.053 as a new import format.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The XML-based standard CAMT.053 is used by banks to inform customers about activities on their account. This standard can now be uploaded via the import function in the account reconciliation. In addition, payments can be assigned automatically when appropriate descriptions are assigned (e.g. if the contract reference code is included in the description).Sandbox: 28.10.20
Productive: 12.11.20
New feature: New contract change event created on synchronizing with IAP-Provider.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
In billwerk, events are now saved in the contract change information when IAP contracts are changed. From these events, you can obtain information on cancellations, upgrades etc. for in-app purchases.Sandbox: 14.10.20
Productive: 29.10.20
Improvement: UI: Moved all date presets into one dropdown button.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
All date presets in the up/downgrade menu have been moved to a drop-down button for faster date selection. Sandbox: 14.10.20
Productive: 29.10.20
Order status "Failed" for all orders with a failed payment transactions.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
All orders with a failed payment transaction are now correctly set to "Failed".Sandbox: 14.10.20
Productive: 29.10.20
Contract Changes: EndContract via PaymentEscalation will be captured inside the contract changes.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 22.10.20
Productive: 5.11.20
Relevant for Switzerland only: New feature: QR-Bill: QR-Part attached to dunnings.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
With the new feature the QR Code for Swiss customers is now displayed in dunning letters. Sandbox: 28.10.20
Productive: 12.11.20
VAT ID Validation: Improved validation of Swedish VAT IDs.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
IDs ending with 02-99 are now correctly validated. Sandbox: 22.10.20
Productive: 5.11.20
Unzer/Heidelpay: Purpose line for preAuths has been corrected.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 22.10.20
Productive: 5.11.20

Release Notes #2020.10

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Extended options for the financial accounting export based on the billwerk SAP format.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
With this extended feature you can now export bookings from billwerk to SAP even more easily.Sandbox: 5.8.20
Productive: 20.8.20
Improved error messages on hosted pages & iFrame.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Users now receive more specific feedback when entering incorrect payment data via the customer portal/iFrame when making changes or placing orders (e.g. BIC, IBAN, city, country, etc.) and thus more precise information on why the payment did not work.Sandbox: 9.9.20
Productive: 24.9.20
[User Interface] Component selection.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The component selection in the contract details now only shows the components that are applicable to the contract.Sandbox: 9.9.20
Productive: 24.9.20
[Payment Service Provider Adyen].
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The i-Frame returns a 3-D-Secure URL on successful callback.Sandbox: 16.9.20
Productive: 1.10.20
The ReturnUrl validation has been improved.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
There were ReturnUrls that were not accepted even though they were correct, this no longer happens.Sandbox: 16.9.20
Productive: 1.10.20
Removing components.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Removing components within the "Up-/Downgrade" and "New Contract" sections works as expected again.Sandbox: 16.9.20
Productive: 1.10.20

Release Notes #2020.09

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Override components: Adding feature into the UI.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Override components were already available via REST API, now components can be overwritten via the Admin UI.Sandbox: 5.8.20
Productive: 20.8.20

Release Notes #2020.08

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Hosted Pages: The text for the terms of contract can be adjusted manually.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Manually change terms & conditions, privacy policy and cancellation text on the hosted order page. Placeholders are provided to link to the most current version of your terms & conditions. You also have the choice of whether these are to be confirmed by mandatory checkboxes. Sandbox: 29.7.20
Productive: 13.8.20
Hosted Pages/ iFrame: additional credit card logos can be displayed manually: "Verified by Visa" & "Mastercard SecureCode".
>>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
If you offer the 3D-Secure for credit card payments, you can decide if you want to display the logos for "Verified by Visa" and "Mastercard SecureCode" on the order page and the customer portal. Sandbox: 22.7.20
Productive: 5.8.20
Pagination added inside Contract Details - Contract Ledger, Component Subscriptions, Metered Usages & Rated Items.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
To provide a better overview, page numbering is added within the contract details.Sandbox: 15.7.20
Productive: 27.7.20

Release Notes #2020.07

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Compliance with temporary VAT rate reductions for Germany from July 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
All affected invoices issued after midnight on July 1, 2020, take the changes into account.Sandbox: 15.6.20
Productive: 15.6.20
Account export now available as DATEV external format (DATEV EXTF).
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The additional export format "DATEV (EXTF)" is available wherever you can create exports. It contains an additional header line, as documented in the DATEV specification.Sandbox: 1.7.20
Productive: 9.7.20
QR Bill: Invoices with swiss QR-Code can be created.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Since 30 June 2020, invoicing in the form of QR billing in accordance with ISO 20022 is applicable in Switzerland, replacing the method of payment slips previously used. As of now, you can use QR bill in billwerk.Sandbox: 17.6.20
Productive: 29.6.20
Merchants are now able to switch between gross and net prices for existing products. Changes will be applied with the next billing.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
For existing product families you can change the value "price incl. tax" from gross to net and vice versa. After the change, all existing invoices (invoice drafts, invoices, credit memo drafts, credit notes) remain unchanged. Cancellations and corrections use the old value of the setting "Price incl. tax" in the code. Only the new invoices use the new value of the "Price incl. tax" setting. Sandbox: 10.6.20
Productive: 29.6.20
Manual selection for credit card logos that appear on iFrame, Signup and Portal.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
For the order page and the customer portal you can now define which credit card logos of the different credit card providers are displayed for the customer. Depending on the payment provider, you can accept different credit card types such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc. and now only display the logos of the providers that you cooperate with. Sandbox: 24.6.20
Productive: 29.6.20
Contract report: Credit card and paypal information added.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 24.6.20
Productive: 29.6.20
Generic datepicker improvements on UI.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 24.6.20
Productive: 29.6.20
Dates on the timeline (dashboard) for the French and Russian translations are displayed correctly.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 1.7.20
Productive: 9.7.20

Release Notes #2020.06

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
New PSP Integration: Worldpay
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The integration into billwerk covers credit card and direct debit payments. Sandbox: 20.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
DATEV export: Booking of cancellation documents has been improved.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The booking of cancellation documents has been improved. With the new process, we create a better mapping between invoices and cancellation credit memos. In concrete terms, this means that invoice/credit memo and cancellation credit memo/invoice can be linked to each other in open item accounting in DATEV and automatically cleared.Sandbox: 13.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
Improvement: Validation of email addresses are now based on the RFC-5322 standard.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The validation of e-mail addresses is now based on the RFC-2322 standard. This means that there is also an improvement and expansion of the permitted e-mail addresses in billwerk.Sandbox: 6.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
Google IAP: automatic acknowledgement of subscription after order commit.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Note: This new option is disabled by default for existing customers to ensure backward compatibility. You can enable this option in the Google IAP settings under "Settings > External subscriptions".Sandbox: 6.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
Implement Audit Log event for acknowledged Google IAP subscriptions.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 27.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
Payment iFrame: Add adaptability of styling for inputInvalid and selectInvalid.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 3.6.20
Productive: 8.6.20

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Release Notes #2020.05

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Configuration of individual terms of payment.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
In B2B use cases, the payment term is often different for each customer. The individual term of payment feature allows you to set up specific payment terms for each contract that is paid for "On Account". Individual term of payment changes the due date of an invoice and therefore changes the time from which a receivable is considered overdue.
This option is only available for standard On Account method and PayOne On Account
Please take into account that the individual term of payment for a contract will overwrite the common settings.
Sandbox: 8.1.20
Productive: 29.1.20
User interface for in-app purchase contracts.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
billwerk offers a direct integration with Apple, Amazon and Google In-App Purchases. Orders and contract changes carried out in Google/Apple/Amazon are carried along with the help of the integrations in billwerk. This gives you the possibility to control the Subscription Management for these contracts comprehensively via billwerk.
We have continued to work on this feature and have developed and improved the user interface for in-app purchase contracts.
Note: In-App Purchases is an additional feature that is also available for your billwerk plan for a fee. Please contact our support for activation.
Sandbox: 14.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
The component subscriptions report now contains additional information from overwritten components.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
If you use the "productoverride" feature for component subscriptions and metered usage, you can now export this information using a report. The details of product overrides are added to the "Componentsubscriptions" report. Sandbox: 14.5.20
Productive: 8.6.20
API: Validation for the target country is now handled more strictly in the API endpoint.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
All country codes that are not ISO 3166 compliant are rejected. This is the relevant endpoint: api/v1/Orders/[orderid]/CustomerSandbox: 18.3.20
Productive: 24.3.20

Release Notes #2020.04

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Further improvements for In-App Purchases.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The volume of in-app purchases is rising inexorably, partly because on many mobile devices, providers only allow sales through their app store and not through alternative shops/payment providers. That's why we've further improved the handling and integration of in-app purchases so that you can offer your customers a seamless shopping experience. Sandbox: 12.3.20
Productive: 6.4.20
Adjustment of the sales tax ID validation.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
For your convenience, we have changed the VAT ID validation. If the country of the retailer matches the country of the customer's VAT ID, the VAT ID is not validated.
The validation of the VAT-ID will only be applied for potential reverse charge cases.
Sandbox: 11.3.20
Productive: 17.3.20
Date based on local time for invoices and dunning.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
As a merchant, you want the local date/time to be displayed on invoices and dunning notices so that you receive correct accounting data. Previously, invoices and reminders were based on UTC time, which could lead to ambiguities. Therefore this has now been adjusted and the invoice / reminder dates and times have been changed to your local time. Sandbox: 25.3.20
Productive: 6.4.20
[Payment iFrame] Improvement of the validation process in the iFrame.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Look & Feel of the payment iFrame has been optimized by adapting the validation process, thus possibly increasing the conversion rate.Sandbox: 11.3.20
Productive: 17.3.20
[Hosted Pages] Added expiry dates of credit cards until 2030.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 18.3.20
Productive: 6.4.20

Release Notes #2020.03

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Payment amount vs. invoice amount.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Invoices now include the actual amount to be paid if the invoice total is going to be balanced partially by credit on the contract ledger. This way customer are informed upfront that the actual payment amount differs from the invoice total.Sandbox: 22.1.20
Productive: 5.2.20
New notifications in the billwerk system.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
- Notification for "Timeout of payment request, status and transaction unknown"
- Notification for "Target dispatch mode could not be used, due to missing customer details".
Sandbox: 22.1.20
Productive: 5.2.20
Validation of the VAT ID during the sign-up process.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The validation of the VAT ID is brought forward in the process and in future will be triggered directly at the time of registration. This prevents a registration with an invalid VAT ID from being possible at all. Sandbox: 12.2.20
Productive: 17.3.20
Contract Ledger.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
You can see a booking date for confirmed payments together with the ledger entry creation date on contract details, so that you know booking dates for your accounts.Sandbox: 12.2.20
Productive: 17.3.20
VAT-ID validation.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Deactivation of recurring billing if the VAT ID validation fails.Sandbox: 19.2.20
Productive: 17.3.20
[Paypal] Correct localization at checkout.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The localization is determined by the locale of the customer.Sandbox: 5.2.20
Productive: 17.3.20
Atriga.
>>> Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Handover of a customer case is possible even if several payment transactions have the same invoice reference code.Sandbox: 19.2.20
Productive: 17.3.20

Release Notes #2020.02

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
System cleanup and bug fixes

Release Notes #2020.01

Feature/FunktionBeschreibungReleasedatum
Prepaid cards as a payment method.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
If you would like to offer your customers the possibility to purchase epay prepaid cards in retail and use them for your subscriptions in billwerk, this is now possible with billwerk. epay credit cards can now be redeemed via billwerk and used to pay for subscriptions.Sandbox: 21.11.19
Productive: 20.11.19
Deployment of a PSD2 compliant 3D secure process for Wirecard Elastic.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
The final adjustments have been made and the PSD2-compliant 3D Secure procedure for Wirecard Elastic will be available to all users for testing on the sandbox from the end of this week. The rollout to the productive system will take place shortly.Sandbox: 18.12.19
Productive: 21.12.19
Payment Service Provider Worldline.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Worldline with the payment method credit card is available in the billwerk productive system since Q4 2019. Sandbox: Q4/2019
Productive: Q4/2019
Invalid VAT ID validation notifications.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
In case the query of the validity of a VAT ID at VIES leads to an invalid validation, you will receive a notification on the overview page in order to be able to analyse the case in more detail.Sandbox: 8.1.20
Productive: 29.1.20
[Documents] The information that reverse charge has been applied is now included above the payment text instead of below the payment text as before.
>>>Help-Center
>>> View in Sandbox
Sandbox: 8.1.20
Productive: 29.1.20