As soon as the distributor's price list has been set up, regular price list calls are automatically made. It is checked if and what has changed in the price list. Prices and stock levels are updated several times a day . Changes to the matching data, such as the product identifier, manufacturer, EAN, article numbers, etc., are only adopted during the nightly update process . Even the creation of new products takes place only at night . Distributors have the option of viewing their price list in ITscope's Product Information Management (PIM) .
The area can be accessed (2) via the content symbol at the bottom left, and left again. You can also view your offer under a product in detail in the PIM by going to the PIM via the options menu (1). Please note that loading in PIM can take more than a minute if your price list contains more than 50,000 offers.
The view contains the read lines of your price list (1). You can also filter your price list lines (2). This can be helpful because the loading limit in the PIM is 250,000 lines. If your price list contains more offers, the presentation will be cut off . One property can be selected per filter option. The search bar in PIM (3) is disabled and should not be used. The search fields (4) can be used for free text search in the column.
The list limited by search fields and filters can be exported as XLSX (5) . The export limit is currently set at 50,000 price list lines. Please note that exporting more than 25,000 lines can take over a minute. For quick, complete export of your price list, there is the price list import report . The table of price list lines in PIM contains the following columns:
- ID The price list line ID
- Matching quality Textual description of the assignment quality
- mapping quality
- ITscope Product Offer has been assigned to this product
- Distributor Name of the distributor
- Distributor article number of the offer
- Product identifier of the offer
- Visible Whether the offer is visible on the platform
- ITscope manufacturer recognized by the system
- Manufacturer who was registered in the offer
- Manufacturer Art. Nr. The manufacturer's article number of the offer
- ITscope Product Type The category assigned by ITscope
- Product group Category of the price list line
- state text
- Stock after the nightly update process
- Investment Date When was the offer first read
- Last matching attempt
- Update Last update of the master data
- Error code as described in error codes for price list processing
- Processing status see "Submitting assignment suggestions"
- Last processing see "Submitting assignment proposals"
In the PIM you can see which product has been matched to your offer and why. Clicking on a row displays matching information for that offer in the page area .
The header contains the most important information: The type of matching quality (1), as described in the article linked article. The labels (2) show matching information on manufacturer, manufacturer article number, EAN and categories. On the right are brief information (3) about the assigned product:
- PUID ITscope ID of the product
- SKU manufacturer part number
- PID Internal Product ID
The Assignment details tab lists the products (PUIDs) that the system tried to match on the price list line during the nightly update process. The table gives detailed information about how the quality of the assignment was calculated.
The Match Comparison tab compares the matching data from the quote and the associated ITscope product.
The Processing Proposals tab contains all suggestions for assigning the proposal that users have sent to ITscope.
Submit assignment proposals
If you think that the assignment of a price list line is incorrect, you can also send assignment proposals to ITscope support via the PIM . Use the checkbox to select the price list line (s) you would like to report. You can use the Change product allocation menu to access the "Reorder price list lines" dialog.
Proposals of the alternative product system list all ITscope catalog products according to the PUID - Manufacturer Part Number - Product Identifier schema , which the system considered as a matching partner . Proposals for alternative products list any open assignment suggestions that you or other users have made for this price list row.
Using the Enter target PUID for price list line field (1), you can enter the PUID of an ITscope product that you think matches the price list line better. If the PUID has been detected, the product identifier (2) will be displayed next to it. Please explain your decision (3) to inform ITscope support. Save will send your suggestion to ITscope Support.
If you believe that the currently assigned product is wrong, but you do not have a better one, select the check-out box Unpin product . Please give reasons for your decision (3) to give an indication to ITscope support. Save will send your proposal to ITscope.
If you believe that all user suggestions for alternative products to this price list line are inaccurate, select the Discard all proposals as unfounded check box . Please justify your decision for the other users. With Save , the assignment proposals are finally discarded.