When releasing a new product, the setting of all the standard fields needed takes quite a bit of time.  It would be helpful if the settings could be entered into a table and copied to each of the entities the item is released into.  In a company with 15 legal entities and the same information is entered into each released product detail time is wasted.  Standard fields being Units of measure, Item groups (if the same), Item model groups, and Production type.

Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback. We have implemented  different ways in which it is possible to copy standard settings across companies when releasing products:

-Product templates can be used to default fields on the released product. 

-Using retail, there are settings that can be defined per company and will be defaulted to all released products in the given company.

-Enabling the Engineering Change Management configuration key, the functionality of "release product structure" and "Release policies" becomes available. With release product structure, a product and its information such as the BOM or the route can be released. When released a Release policy can be applied, and in s similar way to the product template, it defaults information to the released product.


Beatriz Nebot Gracia

Program Manager, Microsoft