Release 3.30 will be available in Demo on the 27th of May and will be released to Production on Monday the 3rd of June.
Release 3.30 provides a range of new features around how buyers and suppliers use forms. We have added the ability for suppliers to associate catalog products/services with forms and added the ability for the community to define internal justification forms and RFQ forms.
Catalogs with Forms
Catalog products can now be associated to a Form so additional information can be gathered about the product or service. For example, a business card catalog may include a form for buyers to specify the card details. The form data is passed to the supplier as part of the PO item description and within the PO integration messages (if you have integration enabled).
Forms with Pricing
Catalog forms can also contain pick-list options that have associated pricing. This functionality replaces the supplier attribute catalogs which were difficult for suppliers to maintain (maths degree required...).
The pricing on the form changes the product/service base price. For example, a base catalog price for a rental car may cost $20/day, but the associated form may have options for a vehicle upgrade which increases the price per day when selected.
Form data is captured on the product/service and can be viewed by clicking Form Details in the cart as well as on the requisition and purchase order.
The community administrator can now associate forms with the RFQ process. If there are associated forms then the buyer must select an RFQ Type which displays a list of available forms. Selecting a form will display a list of additional form fields for the buyer to complete. The information is then passed to the suppliers.
Some communities have the need to gather specific information within the justification section of the requisition. This new functionality allows the administrator to associate forms with the justification so that buyers can select the required justification form during checkout. The forms can be selected as part of a standard requisition and a blanket order.
Manually Create Catalogs
We have added the ability for suppliers to create and publish catalogs within the Unimarket tool without the need to upload products via the CSV file. This feature allows suppliers to simply 'Add Products' to a new or existing catalog. Now suppliers can choose to upload using the CSV process or create and amend catalogs directly inside Unimarket.
Release 3.30 includes a number of bug fixes.