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Having trouble finding a training for the SAP Variant Configurator? 

Unless you or your company has a program to train you in-house or you are fortunate enough to be able to find a 2 day or 5 day training workshop, getting trained on the SAP Variant Configurator is probably a hit or miss situation for you.  

There is a new release of a Basic SAP VC Modeling Workshop that can be self-paced and most importantly, online.  So, you can take it from the office, your home or where ever you have an internet connection. There are exercises, tests and some basic modeling better practices included.

If you would like to have a "teaser" or try the course to see if it is a good fit for you, that is possible, too; but you would only get a small sampling of the content.

This courseware is oriented to the individual or to be used by a company using the SAP VC via subscription for those in their organization that would need to update skills or to train new people. 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:46 )

Translate Blue ButtonDoes your organization have a custom developed configurator or CPQ solution? 

It probably has worked well for years and may have "hit the wall" when it comes to being able to handle high volumes of quotes, orders and order lines. 

If your organization also is an SAP customer and uses the SAP Variant Configurator there are some unique ways to translate the legacy configurator to SAP VC.  

We recently worked with a well known company that has had a legacy configurator for believe it or not for 45 years.  It takes orders but the error rate is pretty high (>50%).  Now all those errors are not severe, but it takes a human to review the order and correct it delaying the order from being accepted by SAP.   There are over 600 configurator models and maintained by nearly 80 people at multiple plant locations.   One of this company's goals was to eventually create all the configurable products to the SAP VC so that the legacy configurator could be retired. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:23 )

training_student300x200SAP Advanced VC Modeling training workshops offered after CWG Conferences

eSpline has offered SAP Variant Configurator Modeling Workshops and a workshop for IPC Technical Training after the CWG Conferences  The 2-Day workshops offer a lot of material with multiple units and excercises.   Is this something that you think should become a part of the CWG Conferences? 


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:48 )

computer_health_checkChecking VC or IPC model for errors?  There are differences between the VC and IPC and how do you know what is not compliant?  

SAP has released a Health Check capability from inside the PMEVC.   Another "Health Check" is also available from eSpline from the PMEVC or outside of SAP.  The eSpline Avenue Health Check examines your SAP VC or IPC model outside of SAP and performs over 175 checks . 
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 15:52 )

RowingTeamDo you manage changes in your SAP VC Product Models?  

Do you have an audit process that you have to follow?  

The results of a  survey about a year ago found some scary facts.  Of the 100 VC users surveyed, over 90 changed their VC models in production.   There was little review of the changes except by the person that made the change.  There is a better way.  Especially in a very large product model you know it is hard  to determine what was changed, when it was changed and who did the change, let alone if someone tested the change. 

We encountered a medical device manufacturer that uses the SAP VC and many do.  However, this time a change was made to the VC product model and the change was not documented.  The VC modeler could not prove that a change was made.  Since, this was part of an FDA audit, there were some bad results.  The company was shut down until they could document the change in the model and prove that the model was updated as specified.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:45 )

Hamburg City CentereSpline has been a Sponsor for the European Configuration Workgroup Conferences since 2011. 

eSpline's primary focus is on the SAP Variant Configurator, VC productivity tools, translation of legacy CPQ applications to SAP VC, and partners that who support these. 

We also support the Configuration Workgroup.  It is a 4,000+ member organization that supports the VC and SAP CPQ and eSpline values this relationship with the CWG.  eSpine has hosted the CWG SAP Sandbox, provided software to upload VC models to the Sandbox, created and hosted a CWG Conference website and an eSpline partner, Don Cochran, was the President of the CWG.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:46 )

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