Premises are consumed when running designs in FOND. This article will describe in detail when they're consumed, with an example scenario.
When is a Premise Consumed?
A premise can enter or exit the system at various points, and each of these points can be considered as viable options for "consumption" or "metering".
Metering refers to the method and location within the system where a premise is recorded and applied to an account's design history. In other words, it is the process of tracking and measuring the usage of premises.
It has been determined that a premise is considered metered when a design is successfully delivered to you as the customer. This means that once a design is completed and implemented, the associated premises are counted and recorded against your account.
Let's take an example to understand this better. Imagine that Company X has 15 different projects, each designed by 5 separate users. These users are testing 3 distinct architectures on the same market of 1,400 premises. Now, Company X is subscribed to the 50,000 premise tier and is concerned about incurring overage fees to complete their task.
Although a total of 21,000 premises have been designed for these projects, there are only 1,400 unique premises in the market. These 1,400 premises have already been utilized and counted against the account. As a result, there are still 48,600 unique premises available to be used within the contract year.
Based on this information, it is clear that there is no need for Company X to upgrade their subscription or worry about incurring overage fees. They have sufficient premises remaining to continue their testing and complete their projects within the existing plan.
By understanding when and how premises are consumed, companies like Company X can effectively manage their subscriptions, avoid unnecessary costs, and optimize their usage of premises for their design projects.