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From <ja...@productive1.com>
Subject RE: Price List in Ofbiz - Robust?
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:09:12 GMT
Thanks Paul that makes perfect sense.  Outside of pricing I noticed a
Parties Tab for the part where we can identify a party as the
manufacturer of the part. Since OEM Party ID and Brand label don't
follow the part.... Does that follow the part though out the system like
on sales orders, purchase orders etc?

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Price List in Ofbiz - Robust?
From: Paul Mandeltort <paul@marcospec.com>
Date: Thu, June 15, 2017 2:15 pm
To: user@ofbiz.apache.org

OEM ID is for example the OEM marketing model number, say like an Apple
MacBook Mid 2013 had a OEM ID of A1465. 

Categories in OFbiz are a broad data structures that integrate well with
lots of things including the pricing engine. Parts get tricky, because a
part itself can have a OEM, the thing the part goes into can have a
different OEM, and the supplier you get the part from could be a third

So if you have a tire that is for Ford cars, make a special Ford
category, then in the setup for that category associate it with your
Ford party if you need that level of data. 

(Product/Catalog Manger -> Category -> Parties

Since Categories in OFbiz are many-to-many, this gives you a lot of
flexibility. You’ll end up with at least two hierarchies then, one for
your OEM brands and one for your functional categories. 

Suppliers is where you’d track the actual supplier for a given part,
which can often differ from the manufacturer like if it’s after-market
or via a distributor. 


> On Jun 15, 2017, at 3:52 PM, <james@productive1.com> <james@productive1.com>
> If the OEM field doesn't really do anything what is the best field to
> utilize to identify a part belongs to a specific Manufacurer or OEM?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Price List in Ofbiz - Robust?
> From: Paul Mandeltort <paul@marcospec.com>
> Date: Thu, June 15, 2017 1:22 pm
> To: user@ofbiz.apache.org
> I’ll chime in that the OEM ID field kind of just sits there on its own
> and isn’t integrated well with the rest of OFbiz. It would be a better
> integration to use a special category or feature for those products,
> then you can integrate the price rule as you said. 
> One other caveat, try your best to minimize the price rules in the
> engine, they can get real confusing real quick. 
> —P
>> On Jun 15, 2017, at 1:51 PM, Pierre Smits <pierre.smits@gmail.com> wrote:
>> James,
>> I am a bit puzzled with what you're trying to achieve.So you're trying to
>> display a discounted price for products of a given OEM party, correct?
>> Indeed, the Price Rule functionality is intended to deliver that.
>> Unfortunately, the OOTB functionality is limited to a number of condition
>> parameters (see the enum elements that are associated with [1]) You'll need
>> to add the OEM condition to that set.
>> Then you'll need to build the condition - and the appropriate recalc
>> actions - in the Price Rule screens in you implementation (as an ref, see
>> [2]) and then test whether you get the desired outcome.
>> [1] <EnumerationType description="Product Price Input Parameter" enumTypeId=
>> "PROD_PRICE_IN_PARAM" hasTable="N" parentTypeId="PROD_PRICE"/>
>> [2]
>> https://demo-trunk.ofbiz.apache.org/catalog/control/FindProductPriceRules
>> Best regards,
>> Pierre Smits
>> ORRTIZ.COM <http://www.orrtiz.com>
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>> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 12:51 PM, <james@productive1.com> wrote:
>>> Anybody know if this is possible OTB with OFBIZ?
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: Price List in Ofbiz - Robust?
>>> From: <james@productive1.com>
>>> Date: Tue, June 13, 2017 9:41 am
>>> To: user@ofbiz.apache.org
>>> Team - I have always heard that pricing in Ofbiz is pretty robust and I
>>> am trying to figure out how to make Ofbiz handle the following scenario
>>> Let's say I have a suggested retail price of $20 in my price list, $10
>>> Costs, and Margin of 30% (this needs to be able to change frequently)
>>> I want to create a price rule that says the following:
>>> For ALL items for a given OEM ID (listed on the main catalog page)
>>> I want the following calculation
>>> Retail-((Retail-Cost)*Margin)
>>> or
>>> 20-((20-10)x.3)= 18
>>> Where in price rules can you create calculations like this? Also are
>>> these prices actually stored in the database?
>>> Any help is really appreciated.
>>> Thanks,
>>> James

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