The Product Catalog Management ODA Component is responsible for organizing the collection of Products and Product Offerings specifications that identify and define all requirements of a product or a product offering that can be commercialized. The Product Catalog Management component has the functionality that enables present a customer-facing view so users are able to search and select products and product offerings they need. The Product Catalog Management component enables define Product specifications based on CFS specifications published by the Service Catalog Management component – or for tangible products on Resource specifications published by the Resource Catalog Management component. It ensures consistency between the characteristics and their possible values at service and product level. The Product Catalog Management component has functionalities that include creation of new product/product offering specifications, managing these specifications, administering the lifecycle of products/product offerings, describing relationships between product specifications (such as pre-requisite), between product offerings (such as packaging rules) and between product specifications and product offering specification (such as product offerings that commercialize a product specification and the related conditions of pricing or configuration restrictions). It is also in charge of reporting on product/product offering specification and their changes, and facilitating easy and systematic indexing and access to product/product offering, as well as facilitate automatic the product order capture process – and the articulation with the delivery orchestration process.
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