6.6.18 Reporting no Sales or Usages
may be that a company wishes to send a sales/usage report to a Licensor Such a report shall comprise of four parts:
One Header Record (
HEAD) in accordance with Part 8 of this standard;
One or more summary records in accordance with the relevant Profile. The number of summary records would depend on the contractual relationship between Licensor and licensee (see below).
No Record to describe Usages, Revenues or Sales; and
One Footer Record (
FOOT) in accordance with Part 8 of this standard.
If the "empty" sales/usage report is the first report ever sent from licensee to Licensor, it is recommended that one summary record is provided for each sales/usage context that the licensee is licensed for by the Licensor. Licensee and Licensor may, however, agree a different approach.
For an "empty" sales/usage report following a non-"empty" sales/usage report, it is recommended to provide a summary record for each of the contexts provided in the preceding sales/usage report. Licensee and Licensor may, however, agree a different approach.
The image below shows such an empty sales/usage report:
Figure 6 – "Empty" Sales/Usage Report.