I have the following data as per our MLS Report:
Under the same Article Number,We have two different quantities.
I have these Following Questions:
Chris_Hackett Any knowledge/Suggestions around this?
What SAM release are you using and what is the zip file name of the last catalog you've updated? I can check to see if you need a newer catalog. I'm researching this further for you.
I'm using Sam Version 4.1.5.
The name of Catalog is catalog_ca_none_4_1_5_cat_v4_7_1
So for me that is not the right MLS data all the part numbers is the same I suspect that it is the actual transaction list.. I believe that you well need to look in a different tab to find the actual Consolidated count.
#2 The Catalog is keep up to data every Month, ther will be small things here and there but in general Microsoft is pritty comprehensive. Again i believe that the sheet you are looking at iossome transaction or something becaurse you typically only have one name to a SKU/Article, and the a1 or more Products attached.. Also remember the downgrade plays a part in this when matching Demand with Owned Licenses
#3 It all depends on how you do it. If you lock it by changing the data source it will not be overwritten.
#4 Either you have to update the catalog or if it is a common Article and License you can open a case with support so we can add it to the master catalog.
#5 In general you should set that expiring Contract to Expired and add a new contract when you negotiated that.
Hope it helps
I observed that the Transaction Quantity is divided into two Parts, I believe this is probably because of reselling of Licenses by Vendors. I'll have to recompile the sheet to add the Licenses. However, I can't upload the sheet directly into the system by Import directly.
Thanks for your inputs.