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Product to service mapping

  • 1.  Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 12, 2021 18:58
    What view does TMF have on the product to service mapping? Is there a flow which shows how this happens and what TMF apis are involved?
    I don't see anything in the 620 (product catalog) nor 633 (service catalog) that deals with mapping.

    thanks
    Lynn

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    Lynn Dueck
    Oracle Corporation
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  • 2.  RE: Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 12, 2021 19:08
    Hi Lynn,

    You may want to refer to GB922 Catalog document which provides more details on the catalogs and relationships.  A snippet below :


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    Rati Mehrotra
    Telstra Corporation
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  • 3.  RE: Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 13, 2021 01:00
    Thanks @Rati Mehrotra for this reference.​

    @Lynn Dueck please note that the Open API catalog APIs are somewhat lagging behind the SID in representing product-to-service-to-resource mapping. For example, in TMF620 I have on ProductSpecification a reference to the possible realizing service specs and resource specs, but I have no information on which to choose (if more than one), or how to map characteristics or characteristic values. The SID does include characteristic mapping information, although even in the SID I'm not sure that complex mapping rules are represented, perhaps @Cecile Ludwichowski can comment.
    In the context of the ODA, some work is being done on best practice modeling, and @Sylvie Demarest might be able to explain this in more detail.
    Hope it helps.


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    Jonathan Goldberg
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  • 4.  RE: Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 19, 2021 10:38
    Hi Lynn, Jonathan and all,

    Indeed you're right Jonathan, in SID we don't have a way of describing complex rules to identify for example the CFSSpec corresponding to a ProductSpec. We can only have Product and Service Configuration that can help describing that a Product Configuration corresponds to a configuration of Service.
    For SID 21.0, I just introduced possible complex rule to identify ProductSpec proposed by Supplier that can realize a ProductSpec. I totaly agree we should enhance the SID to be able to describe more complex rules including for characteristics translation.
    Figure Pr.02a - Product, Service, Resource Domain Relationships (21.0)
    See you,
    Cécile

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    Cecile Ludwichowski
    Orange
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  • 5.  RE: Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 13, 2021 06:01
    We have published best practice proposals for product to service mapping in

    IG1233 Product & Service Modelling Best Practices – Conforming to ODA v2.0.0
    This was constructed using practical examples form BT and Orange and is being used in tthe ODA Functional architecture team and tte ODA call flows and API use cases  



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    Dave Milham
    TM Forum, Chief Architect
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  • 6.  RE: Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 14, 2021 07:31
    Forgot to mention that ODA  API Flows are being developed in the ODA Flow team ( sub-team activity in ODA Functional Architecture) and the work in progress is being progressively documented at:

    IG1228 v4.0.0 How to use ODA - Realizing Use Cases with Open APIs DRAFT - Open Digital Architecture Project - TM Forum Confluence
    You need to have registered on a Core Project and /or ODA project to access.
    Your input and comment on this work in progress would be most welcome.

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    Dave Milham
    TM Forum, Chief Architect
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  • 7.  RE: Product to service mapping

    TM Forum Member
    Posted May 20, 2021 08:08
    I agree with Dave a good start for @Lynn Dueck regarding SID entities and Open Apis (even thought not all of them represented: i.e. product catalog API, etc.) mapping can be found at IG1233:




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