Can you please provide some clarification to your question. Are you using CD or OnDemand? When you say the 5.000 Price Point issue, are you talking about the limit of 5000 line items in a Spreadsheet event in CD?
We are OnDemand (10s1) users and I'm not referring to spreadsheet events specifically. As described in my opening I'd like to get some recommendations how to best handle e.g. an RFP with let's say 20 lots, 50 line-items per lot and 10 item terms per line-item.
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We don't have a stated limit of 5,000 price points in 10s1 OnDemand. Event limits listed in the Event Management Guide, page 96 in the current guide, and there is no reference to 5,000 price points. The limts are stated as # of lots/line items/terms in competitive and non-competitive events. For RFPs/non-competitive events, the limit is 1,000 lots/line items and a max of 20 terms per line item.
For the event you mention:
20 lots, 50 line-items per lot and 10 item terms per line-item
20x50 would be 1000 line items, plus 20 lots for a total of 1,020. That would not work in the current release or in 10s2. You could have 19 lots with 50 line items and 1 with 30 line items. The # of terms would not be a problem.
Typically, what customers do if they really need pricing at the line item for all those items is break it up into multiple events. They can also collect lot pricing in ariba and get the detailed line item pricing in an excel sheet attached to the bid. Coming in 10s2 is a feature called Custom Offline Response Sheeet which allows you to create your own version of the Offline Bidsheet. With that you could collect pricing for a lot of items, 10,000 if you want, as long as you aggregated those line items up to a number less than 1,000 in Ariba Sourcing. Suppliers would enter the item pricing in the ecel sheet and upload intot he system during the bidding. Ariba would populate the values in Ariba for the aggregate levels.
Thanks a lot David! You're answer definitely clarifies the situation.
Do you happen to know if there is an increase planned / considered for future OnDemand releases (apart from the offline bid sheet you high-lighted)?
why are the limits so low?
We are a fortune 200 company and have just deployed the tool.
Do you plan to improve this further?