Once Valmont connectivity has been set up, users will have the ability to access pricing for Valmont parts in OASIS. Pricing is good for up to seven days and expires every Sunday. Pricing will be updated automatically, when expiration is reached. Note: this documentation assumes Valmont connectivity has been set up. For more information, click here.
How it Works
Once Valmont is configured, pricing is automatic. Within a quote or order, users enter the Valmont brand in the "Manufacturers" column and enter the part number in the "Part" column. OASIS will query for pricing and will notify users that it is pulling pricing. The user can continue working, and OASIS will pull in the correct pricing.
General Behavior of OASIS in Dynamic Pricing
OASIS will try to find a match to a part number that a user begins typing, once they enter the 3rd character. First, it will look at the local price list. If it does not have a match, then it will call the web service to get a part list. Valmont's price list is "configurator" data, so it may take a while for them to send a complete part number.
Once a part is chosen from the drop-down list, then OASIS tries to get pricing. This can be tricky to troubleshoot. First, OASIS will check its cache to see if the part's price has already been looked up. If there were problems trying to get the part's price before, then $0 is going to be in the cache. The part is going to return $0 until the cache is cleared.
Next, OASIS will check the local price list for a matching price for the part. If the price is not expired, then it will call the web service. However, OASIS will only wait for this process for a certain amount of time, two seconds being the default. If the web service does not return a price within two seconds, OASIS will give up. $0 can wind up in the cache again. Use the global settings in the Configuration page to adjust the wait time. For more information, click here.
If there are issues getting pricing into OASIS, there are a few items that can be checked:
If OASIS does not display a part drop-down list, there may be a connectivity or setup issue.
To solve this issue, test the setup by looking up parts using a direct lookup of a part using the credentials in a web browser. If the results are displayed then the credentials are good.
If a part can be selected from the drop-down list, but no pricing is showing, there may be connectivity issues.
Select the part and press F3 on the key board. If pricing is there, then the connection may be slow. Note: use global settings in the Configuration page to adjust how long OASIS waits before giving up on putting the price in automatically. For more information, click here.
If there is no pricing shown for the F3 feature, then there may be a connectivity issue. Try a direct lookup of a pricing using the credentials in a web browser. If results are displayed, then the credentials are good.