Two-Tier ERP: Product Data Replication -Set Up Configurable Model using Variant Configuration

Product Data Replication is a method that allows to distribute set of Product Configuration Models between systems through a systematic identification and packaging of all objects of a product configuration model with versions. Advanced variant configuration enables efficient modeling of configurable product model with a configurable BOM

Business case:

In this blog post we are replicating characteristics, Class, Configurable Material, BOM items, Variable table, Configuration Profile and BOM from S/4HANA to S/4HANA cloud.

Let’s look at an example of a product such as a Storage electric battery that can be configured with selection of specifications which are offered as set of product features to choose from. The product features are battery power, battery type for configuring final product. The process of configuration can be used at various stages such as during product enquiry, quotation, sales order or during purchase order.

Sales document processing using Third-Party with Variant Configuration (4R6) is the available scope item which covers the scenario of sales order for material with variant configuration. The master data required for creating variant configuration  is shown in the above picture. This blog post covers the master data replication which is the pre-requisite for 4R6.

More details are in the blog .

S/4HANA Cloud

Create the communication arrangement

The communication arrangement is used to create an integration with Product Lifecycle Management – Variant Configuration Integration.

The communication scenario ID used for the 22T- Set Up Configurable Model using Variant Configuration scope item is SAP_COM_0149.

In the SAP_COM_0149, the URL for UPSRCP need head to the client of Premise

The communication scenario ID used for the 22T- Set Up Configurable Model using Variant Configuration scope item is SAP_COM_0160.

S/4HANA

Set up the IDOCs in S/4HANA SAP.

Set up ports

Set up the RFC destination

Below is the list of message types

  • Reduce costs and optimize usability with sophisticated variant configuration
  • Increase modelling efficiency for new configured product modelling by effective simulation of new product variants and options
  • Reduce time to market for new products by advanced variant configuration modelling and effective simulation of new product variants and options
  • Establish efficient collaboration between requirements management and modeler

This blog post should help you to understand in detail about the Product Data Replication -Set Up Configurable Model using Variant Configuration in Two-Tier Model.

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