Translation Screens

SAP VC Health Check for Oracle CPQ

VCandBig - HealthCheck - ReportPg2We recommend when translating a SAP VC product model for the first few time you might want to execute the Avenue Health Check Report and refer specifically to the Formatting for Oracle CPQ | BigMachines category.   Of course, there are 8 other categories to review as well to help assure the VC model is in "good health".  

Other SAP VC categories that you might be interested in include: 1) Checks for performance pitfalls, 2) Good practices for Modeling Style, 3) Syntax, 4) Application Link Enabling (ALE) or 5) Characteristic Based Planning. 

 

Upload Translated Rules

Avenue Translator - Import to BigMachines - 600x389The upload from the eSpline Avenue Portal to Oracle CPQ | BigMachines has been automated.  There were over 20 manual processes that were automated since there were few APIs available for this type of integration and the Avenue AutoImport uploads translated VC models to the Oracle CPQ | BigMachines Admin function. 

 

Translated Model in Oracle CPQ | BigMachines

VCandBig - VC Model in BigThe feature / options are the same.  The behavior is a little different because the models are from different configurator applications.  The results are the same with one very large difference; operating on laptops and internet.

 

Extract a SAP VC Model

Avenue Portal Extract Screen - 600x200Here eSpline uses a customer tested capability to extract the SAP Variant Configurator product model (KMAT) knowledgebase from an SAP instance.  There are multiple choices for the extract process however, in any circumstance, the extract is a read-only process. 

There is no need for a SAP Basis resource.  As long as you have authorization in SAP, all model objects can be extracted.  The SAP VC model(s) are extracted and imported to the cloud and into eSpline's Avenue Portal, processed and made ready for the translation.  In a production environment, you would not normally see this screen, it would be automated for you.

 

View a SAP VC CPQ model

Avenue Model View Screens - 200x120This is an optional step.  This an abbreviated view of the SAP VC product model.  The screens illustrate three html pages that are a part of the entire model view report.         Avenue Model View details....    more information button

 
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