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Inventory and Product Serialization
If a product is serialized by selecting the Serialized check box in the Product Service Details view (for more information, see Product Service Details View), then a serial number is required for all movements and transactions of assets of this product, including the following:
- Inventory transactions
- Field part movements
- Cycle counts
Serialized products are treated differently from nonserialized ones. If a product is serialized, the user needs to enter assets for the product. Whenever a serialized product is shipped or received, Field Service expects the right number of assets with serial numbers. For example, if four serialized hard drives are shipped or received, Field Service expects that four separate serial numbers are entered.
NOTE: When a serialized asset is allocated through a manual order, the system allocates the product quantity specified in the order, not the asset itself. Consequently, the asset remains in the On Hand - Good/Defective inventory level.
For more information, see Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager Administration Guide.