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Price with Resource Inventory

  • 1.  Price with Resource Inventory

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi,

    We are looking for a solution where we can define price at resource inventory level. Say for example, for vanity inventories like Premium Numbers or Special number, customer has to pay certain extra amount.

    We are not able to map 'Price' with Resource Inventory model anywhere. We are looking for solution whether we need to map pricing with resource inventory category or should it be part of order journey or mapping should be done separately for resource category and pricing?

    What should be the ideal mapping for this scenario?

    Please help

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    Charmy Shah
    Sterlite Technologies Limited
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  • 2.  RE: Price with Resource Inventory

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi Charmy

    This is a very legitimate business requirement. But it's very important to maintain the separation of concerns. Resource management is all about dealing with resources at a technical level. We don't have commercial aspects in Resource (or Service) management.

    So, if you want (for example) to sell vanity numbers, you would create a product specification for this (perhaps as part of your voice offering), wrapped with offerings and prices. The product spec characteristics might include the vanity type and the pattern that the end customer wants to search for. You would take the values of these characteristics as input into your resource reservation layer. And of course the vanity type, or even an individual number pattern, could influence the product price.

    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: Price with Resource Inventory

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 25 days ago

    Hi Charmy,

    In resource inventory, you have to categorize the resources like for example silver, gold, premium etc. and in product catalog, create products with associated prices. On top of that you may add offerings as correction factor in prices in customer would like to have some special offers like for X product, the number price will be discounted.

    Hope it clarify your question.

    BR

    Imran
    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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    Muhammad Imran Khan
    STC Solutions
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  • 4.  RE: Price with Resource Inventory

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi Muhammad Imran Khan & Jonathan Goldberg,

    Appreciate your quick response and help.

    Could you please elaborate more on the approach for associating product offer or price with various types of categories i.e. Gold, Silver etc.

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    Charmy Shah
    Sterlite Technologies Limited
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