Release 3.34 includes functionality to allow suppliers to map their product category codes to the Unimarket UNSPSC category codes. This Release is now in Demo for customer testing and will be released to Production on Monday the 12th of August.
Supplier Category Mapping
Suppliers now have the ability to map their product categories to the Unimarket UNSPSC codes. This means that variances between UNSPSC code versions can mapped and customers receive a consistent category value for reporting. It also means that suppliers using another category system (e.g. ANSI) can maintain a mapping table so that their categories can be mapped back to the UNSPSC standard. The mapping applies to both hosted and punch-out catalogs.
Suppliers can choose to manually add mapping from with their eStore or they can choose to upload mapping via the supplied CSV template. Note that when mapping between UN versions, only the exceptions need to be mapped. For example, if a code in UN version 9 is the same as in UN version 14 then no mapping is needed. If the code is different then the supplier needs to setup a mapping.
Example: 'Calculator' in version 9 is 44101801. This needs to be mapped to 'Pocket Calculator' in version 14 which is 44101807.
We have added the ability for a supplier to set a default UNSPSC category if none exists. The default is used when a category value is passed from a supplier site that is not recognized (or is blank) and there is no mapping setup for that value. If no default is setup and a value is not recognized then the system will display 'NA' in the category.
We have added a UNSPSC category tree view to allow suppliers to drill into the categories if they are unsure what to search for.
Other Changes and Fixes
- We have included the supplier Product Code and Description in RFX Quotes Export