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TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

  • 1.  TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 8 days ago
    ​Hi all,
    I would like to ask if using TMF 622 is it possible to manage blended orders (e.g. Device + accessories)? If yes, what are the parameters that I should consider?
    Thanks in advance,
    Filippo

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    Filippo Roberto Valeriani
    NTT DATA CORPORATION
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  • 2.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi Filippo
    Typically a Product Order for new products is instantiated from one (or perhaps more than one) Product Offering. So if you had an offering that bundled device with accessories, your order would contain products derived from the bundling offering, the device and the accessories. But you can also create an order based on multiple offerings. It's entirely up to the way you want to manage your business.
    Hope it helps

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    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.
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  • 3.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Jonathan,
    first of all thanks for your reply. In accordance with your reply, this mean that I should consider the resource"productRelationship "?
    Thanks in advance for the reply,
    Filippo


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    Filippo Roberto Valeriani
    NTT DATA CORPORATION
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  • 4.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    Posted 3 days ago
    Hi Filippo,
    While creating the Product Offering, you must define the entire structure i.e. PO, PS, RS, CFS (and RFS). The PO622 will consider the PO and the child POs with the related PS for each of the POs.
    It is up to you to model the device as a child PO or directly as a PS with RS under the Bundle PO. But once this is done, this structure is instantiated in the PO622.

    Regards,
    Jag

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    Jag Baddukonda
    CSG
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  • 5.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 3 days ago
    Hi Jag,
    thanks for your reply. I catch your point. The only part that I miss is this one "directly as a PS with RS under the Bundle PO". What do you mean?
    Thanks in advance,
    Filippo


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    Filippo Roberto Valeriani
    NTT DATA CORPORATION
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  • 6.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    Posted 2 days ago
    It is upto how you model the structure.
    The Device can be a separate PO with PS and RS or you need not model a Child PO and directly have the PS under the Bundle PO (is the device always valid irrespective of the cardinality and the configuration)

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    Jag Baddukonda
    CSG
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  • 7.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 2 days ago
    You might like to look at the best practice for CPE and accessories documented in:  

    IG1236 Best Practice CPE Modelling for Quotation, Ordering, Delivery and Support v1.0.0

    @Greg Herringer  was the author and can handle any questions.



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    Dave Milham
    TM Forum, Chief Architect
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  • 8.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 2 days ago
    Thanks for the shout out @Dave Milham and yes I would be happy to answer specific questions based on the document and the original question about handling product orders with a variety of product specifications.  The other responses in this thread give great advice - it comes down to the structure of the Product Offerings and the underlying Product Specifications. ​

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    Greg Herringer
    IBM Corporation
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  • 9.  RE: TMF622 Product Ordering API REST Specification - Blended order management

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 2 days ago
    I forgot we also have the guide on the Product Offering Product Spec considerations in

    IG1233 Product & Service Modelling Best Practices – Conforming to ODA v2.0.0



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    Dave Milham
    TM Forum, Chief Architect
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