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1 Product Management Overview
Product Information Management Features: Overview
2 Manage Product and Service Data: Define Product
Item Copying: Explained
FAQs for Define Product
What's an item?
What happens if I select more than one item template?
3 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Specifications
Managing Item Specifications and Attributes
Item Specifications and Attributes: Explained
Intrabatch Items and Cross-References in Item Batches: Example
Required Item Attributes: Explained
Additional Item Attributes: Explained
User-Defined Item Attributes and Attribute Groups: Explained
Item Specification Reference
Item Asset Management Specifications
Item Costing Specifications
Item General Planning Specifications
Item Inventory Specifications
Item Invoicing Specifications
Item Lead Times Specifications
Item Main Specifications
Item MRP and MPS Planning Specifications
Item Order Management Specifications
Item Physical Specifications
Item Process Manufacturing Specifications
Item Purchasing Specifications
Item Receiving Specifications
Item Service Groups Specifications
Item Structure Specifications
Item Web Store Option Specifications
Item Work in Process Specifications
4 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Relationships and Associations
Item Relationships: Explained
Item Relationship Types: Explained
FAQs for Manage Product Relationships and Associations
What are item relationships?
How are cross-reference types created?
How can I create my own related item relationship type?
How can I validate Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) ?
5 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Bundles and Structures
Structures and Structure Types
Structure Types: Explained
Valid Component Attributes and Structure Types: Explained
Validation Rules for Structures and Components: How They Affect Editing of Structures
Item and Operation Sequence: Explained
Item Structures: Explained
Common Structures: Explained
Managing Product Structures: Explained
Versioned Item Structures: Explained
Structure Deletion: Explained
FAQs for Manage Product Bundles and Structures
What's a structure attachment?
What are item and components attachments?
What's a Substitute Component?
How does enable lifecycle validation impact structure creation and management?
What's a reference designator?
What's a structure loop?
How can I compare item structures?
How can I create development structures for an item?
6 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Packs
Pack Types: Explained
Managing the Packaging Hierarchy: Explained
FAQs for Manage Product Packs
What's managing packaging information?
What attributes participate in a rollup?
7 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Revisions and Versions
Revisions and Versions: Explained
FAQs for Manage Product Revisions and Versions
How can I create a new revision?
How can I lock a revision?
What's the difference between locking and not locking a draft version?
How can I cancel a revision?
What is structure versioning?
How can I compare versions?
How can I overlay versions?
What happens if I cancel a version?
How can I revert to a previous version?
How can I change an item's status?
How can I demote an item's lifecycle phase?
8 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Attachments
Manage Item Attachments: Overview
9 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Security
Data Security Privileges for Accessing Items: Explained
Data Security Privileges for Creating Items: Explained
Data Security Privileges for Updating Items: Explained
Data Security Privileges for Viewing Items: Explained
10 Manage Product and Service Data: Define Catalogs
Catalogs: How They Work Together
Catalog Details: Explained
Catalog Formatting: Explained
Automatic Assignment Catalogs: Explained
Catalog Hierarchies: How They Fit Together
Categories and Catalog Relationships: Explained
Import Category Hierarchies: Explained
Catalog Category Association: Explained
Date Enablement for Catalogs and Categories: Explained
Items to Categories Assignment: Explained
Catalog Edits: Explained
Category Details: Explained
Category Edits: Explained
Catalog or Category Attachments: Explained
Category Moves: Explained
Catalog Publishing: Explained
FAQs for Manage Catalogs
How can I share catalog content?
How can I define category hierarchies?
How can I add categories?
How can I add shared categories?
How can I add images to a catalog or category?
How can I map default catalogs?
How can I duplicate categories?
What is catalog mapping?
11 Manage Product and Service Data: Access and Search Product Master Data
Item Attributes: Explained
FAQs for Access and Search
What's the difference between searching and browsing?
12 Manage Product and Service Data: Manage Product Mass Updates
Item Mass Changes: Explained
Commit Options for Item Mass Changes: Explained
FAQs for Mass Updates
How can I update item attributes using a spreadsheet?
What's the difference between using common item structures and copy item structures?
How can I update item supplier site organization attributes using a spreadsheet?
13 Manage New Product and Service Introduction: Manage New Product Definition and Approval
Creating New Item Requests
New Item Requests: Explained
Manage New Item Requests
New Item Request Definition Phase: Explained
New Item Request Notifications: Explained
New Item Request Approval Phase: Explained
New Item Requests Workflow Processes: Explained
Autopromote and Autodemote: Explained
FAQs for New Item Requests
How can I promote a new item request?
What are the workflow phases of a new item request?
How can I associate items with a new item request?
What's an action log?
How can I post a comment in new item request?
How can I request a comment in a new item request?
How can I move lines (items) from a new item request?
How can I cancel a new item request?
How can I define new item request definition steps?
How can I delete a new item request?
How can I demote a new item request?
When can items be added to a new item request?
14 Manage New Product and Service Introduction: Manage Supplier Collaboration
Managing Item Supplier Site Organization Associations: Explained
Managing Supplier Access: Explained
FAQs for Manage Supplier Collaboration
What's the difference between item supplier associations and the approved supplier list?
15 Manage New Product and Service Introduction: Release Product to Market
Item Statuses: Explained
FAQs for Release Product to Market
How can I change an item's status?
How can I make changes to item organizational assignments?
16 Manage Product Data Governance: Manage Product Change Orders
Create Change Orders
Change Orders: Overview
Change Orders: How They Are Created
Change Order Tasks: Explained
Change Order Attachments: Explained
Change Order Propagation: Explained
Item Detail Management in Change Orders: Explained
Manage Change Orders
Change Order Edits: Explained
Change Order Workflow: Explained
Change Order Actions: Explained
Change Order Action Log: Explained
Change Order Management: Explained
Manage Item Change Order Approval
Change Order Notifications: Explained
Change Order Approval Process: Explained
FAQs for Change Orders
What are valid objects for change order attachments?
How can I find details about changes to an item in a change order?
How can I find details about changes to an item component in a change order?
How can I move change order lines?
17 Consolidate Product and Service Master Data: Manage Imports
Manage Imports: Overview
18 Consolidate Product and Service Master Data: Manage Import Batches
Create Item Import Batches
Item Batches: Overview
Item Batches: Explained
Item Batch Options: Explained
Item Batch Data Quality Options: Points to Consider
Item Batch Import and Scheduling Options: Explained
Item Batch New Item Request Options: Explained
Item Batch Change Order Options: Explained
Item Batch Structure and Pack Options: Explained
Manage Item Batch Details
Intrabatch Items in Item Batches: Explained
Intrabatch Items and Cross-References in Item Batches: Example
Unconfirmed Items in Item Batches: Explained
Confirmed Items in Item Batches: Explained
Structures and Packs in Item Batches: Explained
Relationships in Item Batches: Explained
Category Assignments in Item Batches: Explained
Imported Items in Item Batches: Explained
Excluded Items in Item Batches: Explained
Cross-References in Item Batches: Explained
Reject Item Batches: Explained
Reassign Item Batches: Explained
Item Batch Completion: Explained
FAQs for Import Batch
Can I add items to a batch if it is not assigned to me?
How do I perform an impact analysis?
Item Import Using Import Maps
Item Import Using Import Maps: Explained
Creating Import Maps: Worked Example
Supplier Product Uploads: Explained
19 Manage Product and Service Data Quality: Cleanse Product and Service Data
Check Data Quality
Data Quality: Explained
Check Data Quality for Items: Examples
FAQs for Check Data Quality
When does data quality checking occur?
How can I use attribute groups to control data quality?
How can I extract the metadata for the semantic model?
Can I bypass the data quality check while creating an item?
What happens if I remove some items from the data quality results for multiple items?
What happens if the data quality results for a new item are not satisfactory?
What happens if I do not accept the results after running a data quality check?
20 Manage Product and Service Data Quality: Standardize Product and Service Data
Numbers, Descriptions, and Rules: Explained
Generating Numbers and Descriptions with Rules: Examples
Submitting Items to the Update Process: Points to Consider
Items: How They are Matched
FAQs for Standardize Product and Service Data
What happens if item numbers are allowed to change?
21 Syndicate or Publish Product or Service Master Data: Publish Product Data to External Systems
Publishing Item Objects Automatically: Points to Consider
Parameters for the Product Hub Publication Scheduled Process: Explained
FAQs for Publish Items
What happens if I don't select any objects on the spoke system to publish?
Will all items in a product hub be published?
How can I determine which items will be published?
Can I select items from child organizations to published??
Which item entities are supported for publication?
How can I chunk the data so that the payload size of the publication process does not exceed the capacity of the middleware?
How can I add values to the profile options??
22 Manage Product and Service Retirement: Obsolete Products and Services
Obsoleting Products and Services: Overview
Group Deletions: Explained
Item Supersession: Explained
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