It 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.