Business entities in Product Catalog for Communications

Product Catalog for Communications includes the following business entities:

  • Product catalogs – An assembly of product offers through which the offers are sold, such as a retail catalog, a business-to-business (B2B) catalog, or a commercial catalog
  • Product specifications – Describe information about a product, such as the manufacturer, its configuration, associated rules, images, and so on
  • Product offerings – Products or services that are made available for sale, rent, or lease to customers in a marketplace, and are comprised of one or more product specifications
  • Composite price entities – Capture the pricing and discounting information that is associated with a product offer, bundle, product specification, or configuration
  • Pricing policy – Define rules for runtime discounting based on customer class, quantity, or the amount of an item

Business entities in Product Catalog for Communications contain the following information:

  • Catalog definitions – comprised of characteristics, which are used to define business entities, and eligibility criteria, which are used to define eligibility rules for product offerings.
  • Catalog lists – define the lists of data that are used by the base catalog definitions.

You can view the relationship diagram between business entities by using the Catalog Model.

A complete diagram of the Product Catalog for Communications entity relationship model is available in the Related Content section.


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