Adding items to the procurement catalog

Article:HOWTO45845  |  Created: 2011-03-22  |  Updated: 2011-03-24  |  Article URL
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Adding items to the procurement catalog

After you create the procurement catalog, you can populate it with the following types of items:

Consumable catalog item

You do not track consumable catalog items once you give them out. You only track how much it costs to buy these items. For example, consumable catalog items are cables and toners. The cost of a consumable catalog item is charged directly from a cost center or department. The owner of a consumable catalog item can be a cost center or a department.

Fixed asset catalog item

Fixed assets are usually purchased for a particular user. The owner of a fixed asset catalog item can be a user or a department. For example, fixed asset catalog items are computers, monitors, and desks.

Software catalog item

Software is purchased for a particular user or group of users. The owner of a Software Catalog item can be a user or a department.

Note that many suppliers provide an electronic form of their catalogs. You can use Data Connector Solution to import these catalogs into the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). For more information, see the topics about working with data sources in the Symantec Management Platform: Data Connector User Guide.

After you add the items to the procurement catalog, users can start requesting purchases of these items.

See Preparing the procurement environment.

See Performing the procurement.

To add items to the procurement catalog

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Procurement.

  2. In the left pane, expand Catalogs, right-click the catalog item type, and then click the context menu option that lets you create a catalog item.

  3. In the Create configuration item dialog box, give the catalog item a name and specify the catalog to which you want to add it.

    For Fixed asset catalog item, you must also specify the Resource Type.

  4. Click OK.

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