Creating Item Variants on the Fly

I have worked with multiple ERPs only for the purpose of Integration with CPQ tools, either on Salesforce, MS Dynamics or whatever it is called today and others. One of feature I frequently used was either creation of a unique Item based on certain selections or creation of a new variant (more often) on the fly when placing the order .

So we sell H/W and well as software products as subscriptions. Currently we have over 20K SKUs in Salesforce, a lot more in the ERP. We are moving to NetSuite as our ERP.

I want to convert a lot of the Subscription SKUs that were created to manage various combinations for pricing or discount purposes or both  into a SKU+Attribute. I do not want to create the Variant unless SKU+Attribute is actually selected on the Order.

There is no need to create them upfront since there are no BOMs so to speak and have already gone through Provisioning. It solves a lot of problems in syncing the product catalog and not having SKUs created due to the drastic change in Product Definition.

Well, I come here with great humility and even greater expectations.

 

Thank You 

Rookie Asked on October 26, 2022 in Items.
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This is really a matter that would be settled with you implementation team. NetSuite requires items to be unique irrespective of how you define that uniqueness. So if you define a unique item as sku + attribute then that item must be set up and be unique in NetSuite in order to transact with it. You have options for managing attributes to reduce the item catalogue in NetSuite, but again, something for the implementation team

Rookie Answered on October 26, 2022.
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I have been doing this for a long time, just not with NetSuite and yes I normally would defer to the implementation team. I was clear that I have very little knowledge of NetSuite but I do my research. If I had any kind of faith in the competency of the implementation team I would not be here asking questions. So well thanks for your response I guess.

Rookie Answered on October 27, 2022.
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With respect you’re not really asking a question in your initial post. What you seem to be looking for is specialized consulting which many of us are happy to provide under a consulting contract. I have provided consulting to clients that are unsure about their implementation team’s expertise and I’ve worked with them on guiding them through the implementation process. My recommendation to you is to hire an external resource that specializes in NetSuite implementations to augment your internal implementation resources. This individual can then work through issues such as these and help the functionality implemented correctly for the needs of the business.

Rookie Answered on October 27, 2022.
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ACTUALLY I did. I was asking this specific Question:
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The answer was Yes/No. I was not expecting anything else. Out of the Box I can do that in NAV, F& O, Epicure, MS Dynamics (Well not exactly a ERP), Oracle & SAP. I was not expecting  solution from you. Just a yes or no.

Rookie Answered on October 28, 2022.
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The answer for your information is a “No”. The matrix has to be created upfront.

Rookie Answered on October 28, 2022.
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