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Oracle CPQ Cloud | Feature Deprecation- Updated 25-March-2021 (Doc ID 2728647.1)

Last updated on MARCH 25, 2021

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Oracle CPQ Cloud | Feature Deprecation

 
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Oracle CPQ Cloud Feature Deprecation
 
Hello Oracle CPQ Cloud Customer,
 

Please note that the releases for feature removal have been updated as of 25-March-2021. The releases for feature deprecation have not changed. Changes to the release for feature removal identified below in red.

To continually improve our application, Oracle CPQ routinely evaluates product capabilities to identify older features that should be replaced with improved functionality. Supporting out-dated features adversely impacts the value that we bring to our customers. The features listed below are planned for deprecation; in Oracle CPQ release 21A these feature deprecations will be marked in their respective administration areas in the app. This email announcement provides information to CPQ administrators and IT professionals to prepare for future releases, including the uptake of provided alternative functionalities. The table below includes planned feature deprecations and their removal release schedule.

Feature Deprecation CPQ Release To be removed CPQ Release
Document Engine CPQ Release 21A - Nov 2020 CPQ Release 21D – October 2021
Configuration Templates CPQ Release 21A - Nov 2020 CPQ Release 21D – October 2021
Shopping Cart CPQ Release 21A - Nov 2020 CPQ Release 22A – January 2022

What does this mean?
“Deprecated” means these features are planned to be removed in a future CPQ release(see above). Until then, these features will continue to work for existing users but they will not be further enhanced, nor documented. After removal, these features will no longer work.

Document Engine is deprecated
Effective Oracle CPQ release 21A, Document Engine, with which users created proposals and submissions, will be deprecated. Upon upgrade to Oracle CPQ 21D, customers will no longer have access to Document Engine administration for the editing of templates. They will, however, retain edit access to the raw XSL templates that Document Engine produced.

Customers need to recreate their existing DocEngine Templates with the Document Designer. We recommend that you do not create new documents using this feature and transition to use Document Designer as soon as possible. To learn more about Document Designer, visit help (requires login to your CPQ environment).

Configuration Page Templates are deprecated
Config Page templates were defined at the All Product Family level and can be associated with Configuration Flows at all levels of the product hierarchy. This administrative feature was not widely advertised or made available.

To verify if you have config templates enabled in your environment, follow the steps below:

  • Click Admin to go to the Admin Home Page.
  • Navigate to the Product Family List page.
  • In the Navigation column, if you see the Page Templates option, it indicates that Configuration Page Templates are enabled for your CPQ environment.

If you are among the customers that used config templates in your environment, understand config templates will be deprecated effective Oracle CPQ release 21A. Administrators will no longer be able to create and edit the config templates with the page template editor. It is recommended that administrators will need to migrate to standard configuration flows. For more information on Configuration Flows, visit help (requires login to your CPQ environment).

Shopping Cart is deprecated
Effective Oracle CPQ Release 21A, the shopping cart will be deprecated. The shopping cart displays the total number of items in the cart and the total cost for those items. Based on recent data, the usage of shopping cart functionality among customers is low. If your implementation uses Shopping Cart, you will be receiving separate communication from CPQ Product Management to understand your use case and discuss potential alternatives.

We’re sorry that this may force you to make changes you didn’t previously plan for, but the result will make your implementation more extensible and help us support your implementation more effectively.  If you’re using any of these three features in your current deployment, we recommend you to review the above information and make plans to uptake the alternatives provided. We appreciate your understanding and support on this. Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional queries.

Sincerely,
Oracle CPQ Cloud
 
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