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Advanced Variant Configurator

When will you switch to the new Advanced Variant Configurator?

With the new Advanced Variant Configurator(AVC)  in SAP S/4HANA, SAP has launched the direct successor to the LO-VC (classic variant configurator). This is a new variant engine, which combines and integrates new technologies in the back end such as SAP HANA, an optimized and more flexible processing of the configuration and modern GUI technologies with SAP FIORI. This naturally raises questions: Can existing data models continue to be used? What preparation is necessary for switching to AVC? What are the benefits of switching to AVC? We are here to help you answer these questions.

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Ralf Heislmeier
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The new variant configurator offers the following advantages to modelers:

New Simulation Environment

The new simulation environment offers modelers a concise configuration interface with optimized options for checking consistency and analyzing the data model. Using the new inspector, for example, you quickly obtain information about the currently selected object in the configuration including attached object dependencies.

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Internal Sales

Internal Sales also gains new opportunities with the Advanced Variant Configurator. These include:

Fast entry in the sales order

To be able to enter configurations in sales as quickly as possible, it is possible to define up to 10 characteristics in advance, to which you can directly assign values in the sales order without switching to the configuration interface.

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