Tutorial Structure

Updated: June 15, 2020
Contents

The tutorial consists of two closely bound parts: Provider Tutorial and Vendor Tutorial.

Note

Since every business flow requires activities from both sides (provider and vendor), during this learning course, you will change your role to Provider or Vendor and perform a required action following one or the other tutorial.

Prerequisites

This tutorial implies that you meet the following recommendations:

  • You learned the high-level Connect business concepts as explained in Getting Started and Introduction.
  • You are familiar with Connect Portal concepts as explained in Portals.
  • You have access to the Provider Portal.

Business Flows in Tutorials

The tutorial teaches you the practical steps in the main business flows where providers collaborate with vendors:

Before starting business flows, you will prepare the provider general environment, including a marketplace and hub that represent the provider commerce system. After that, you will be able to go through the following flows:

  1. Contract Flow:
    • As the provider, you create a program agreement to sign a contract with a new vendor and a distribution agreement to sign a distribution agreement with this new vendor.
    • On behalf of the new vendor, you accept the program contract and this way get access to the Vendor Portal. Then, you request the provider to sign a distribution contract.
  2. Product Flow:
    • As the vendor, you create a product and request placing the product listing on the provider marketplace.
    • As the provider, you approve placing the product listing on your marketplace.
  3. Order Flow:
    • As the provider, you place a request to the product for a customer in the marketplace.
    • As the vendor, you fulfill the request.
  4. Usage Flow:
    • As the vendor, you generate a resource usage report and send it to the provider.
    • As the provider, you accept the report.

With the above flows in mind, start the Provider Tutorial and be ready to periodically switch to the Vendor Tutorial and back.

Main Actors

To establish personas, you will be working on the premise that the provider company name is Mighty Mick’s LLC and the vendor company name is Front Street Inc.

Front Street Inc. wants to start selling their software “Apollo Pulse” to the customers of Mighty Mick’s LLC. “Apollo Pulse” is a software product that has a volume license key and a perpetual license.

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