Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Enabling Dynamic Pricing/Advanced Pricing Capabilities in Siebel 8.x/7.8.x

Hi All,

This article would discuss about enabling Dynamic Pricing/Advanced Pricing Capabilities in Siebel.
By default, Siebel uses Basic Pricing as its base pricing procedure followed.

In order to enable & use advanced pricing procedure, quite a few configuration changes are required as listed below:

1) First & foremost requirement is, you need to have Siebel Dynamic Pricer License.

2) You need to activate all the workflows related to your Pricing Configuration Requirement.
A complete technical reference is available in the Siebel Pricing Administration Guide
Siebel 8: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B40099_02/books/PriceAdm/PriceAdmTOC.html

Siebel 7.8:
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B31104_02/books/PriceAdm/PriceAdmTOC.html

3) Apart from this, you may need to activate other workflows available in the Order Management Infrastructure Guide

Siebel 8:
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B40099_02/books/OrderMgtInfra/OrderMgtInfraTOC.html

Siebel 7.8:
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B31104_02/books/OrderMgtInfra/OrderMgtInfraTOC.html

4) Need to modify various signals which point to Basic Pricing Procedure, to enable Dynamic Pricing.
For this, follow the detailed guidelines of Tech Note 643 or Document Id: 473914.1 on Oracle Metalink 3.

When you complete the above 4 steps, your environment would be successfully configured for Dynamic Pricing or Advanced Pricing Capabilities.

UPDATE 
For Siebel 8.1.1.x & above version, you can enable dynamic pricing at a single click...read more!

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4 comments:

Zolo said...

Hi,
i have dificulties with enabling the dynamic pricing... can you please provide a more detailed guide about modifying the various signals? The bookshelf doesnt mention it in enough detail and i cant get access to the Tech Note 643.

Thx for anwer...

Z.P.

Shalabhsneha Katdare said...

Hi,

Its a long list. Also i dont know whether i can share it publicly or not.
I can mail ya...
Contact me at: zoomingrocket AT Gmail.com

Regards,
Shalabh

Anonymous said...

It may be worth mentioning that in Siebel 8.1.1, enabling dynamic pricer is now automatic with a single button (Price List Admin, Price List List Applet, Menu command: Enable Dynamic Pricer)

(also in the bookshelf)

Shalabhsneha Katdare said...

Thanks for pointing that out...
It was a long pending enhancement with Siebel :-)

Regards,
Shal