- Can you find value in a power cord without the device?
- Can you use the cables on an existing device when built for a specific device family?
Universal or Generic Objects
- Objects are typically known as hard bundles or unstructured items-the items cannot be unstructured.
- Objects should default the power and communication requirements based on the end country mapped to the location code segment 2 in many financial management capabilities.
- Objects are considered unstructured items, they cannot be decomposed from a device with an intent to have value.
- Objects are not revenue generating types and therefore have no value in the item master.
- Objects are defaults on the BOM of the device.
- Objects are not going to influence the pricing on an offer when a single price is used for the presentation of a system or bundle.
- Objects never change the margin calculation on the system or bundles.
- Maintenance contract items are not in the item master.
- Objects may be sold as a parts in maintenance contract models.
Example Hardware Objects
- Power cords, cables and similar universal with local requirements
- Objects are included in the price of a device.
Example Software Objects
- Objects are a fundamental part of the use of a device, internal operating software (IOS) of the type without any features.
- A license for the IOS download capability isn’t an actual paper or product for a shipment to receive into inventory, rather the HOW an entitled user acquires the software systematically.
- Objects of the IOS types are NOT add on features rather the basic software allowing the device to register a warranty and allow connectivity with other devices.