Introduce the Deregulation Master Data.
It includes Point of Delivery, Service Provider, and Service Provider Agreement.
The point of delivery is the central object in the deregulated data model.
There are two types of point of delivery:
1. Deregulation point of delivery
2. Technical point of delivery
Only the deregulation point of delivery is relevant to Intercompany Data Exchange (IDE). This means that wherever a point of delivery is mentioned in this documentation, the reference is to a deregulation point of delivery.
The system creates a deregulation point of delivery automatically for each installation. If you specify a point of delivery ID for the deregulation point of delivery, each point of delivery can be identified uniquely for communication. You can also search in the Data Finder in the CIC, using the point of delivery ID.
Even if there are no points of delivery defined in a market or the point of delivery definition has not been carried out comprehensively, communication is still possible. For communication with other service providers, you must ensure that other unique identifying criteria exist. This means that communication is also possible in these markets.
A point of delivery can be allocated several services. The point of delivery is allocated to a grid. All relationships between the point of delivery and other objects are recorded in the history.
A deregulation point of delivery is created automatically when you create an installation. The installation transaction includes a group frame for maintaining the point of delivery. In the group frame, you enter the point of delivery ID and the validity date of the installation allocation.
It is also possible to allocate more than one installation to the same point of delivery. To do this, you enter the same point of delivery ID when creating the installations. The following criteria must be met:
- The installations must belong to the same premise
- The installations must have service types that reference different service categories
Maintenance of the point of delivery data is possible using the point of delivery transaction, available under Utilities Industry -> Technical Master Data -> Point of Delivery.
Describes a company that provides a service.
This object has two main functions:
- It forms the central communication object. (e.g. for communication with IDOC)
- It plays an important role in defining the deregulation scenario for a point of delivery.
You can allocate a service provider to different objects in IS-U, such as services (billable and non-billable), and installations. A service provider is assigned one service type.
A service provider agreement (SPA) is an agreement between two participating service providers regarding the processes necessary to supply a point of delivery.
A service provider agreement is defined for the processing service provider from the market partner’s perspective.
The processing service provider is always a service provider in your own system. However, you can also define both service providers – both the processing service provider and the market partner – as service providers in your own system.
The service provider agreement is assigned process parameters.