We procure many very complex tools that have options which significantly affect the price of that tool. We would like to be able to reflect those price differences in the outline agreement by option within the following boundary conditions.
1. Do not want to create a new material master for each option
2. Do not want to utilize BOM
3. We are buying the tool so sales order solutions won't work for us
I have looked at configurable materials where I set up characteristics to reflect the options but I have not been able to figure out a way to price those individual options. I do see how I could create multiple line items on the outline agreement for the same material and put unique combinations of the option characteristics in individual lines but that means I have to create a line item per option combination permutation which is much more painful than simply pricing individual options. I also haven't seen any way to get SAP to select the correct line item based on these characteristics when doing source selection on the PR or PO. I have started looking at variant pricing but that is completely new to me and I am not sure if that is going to go in the direction I want. My fear is that this just allows me to price a combination of characteristics vs. pricing individual characteristics then combining the prices at the time of purchase (no different that having to create an OA line item per option combination permutation). My apologies in advance for the convoluted message but it is difficult to ask about solutions when you are not sure what functionality potentially exists.