Create a seller entitlement in IBM Sterling Business Center

You can create a seller entitlement for an enterprise to manage other organizations' access to the categories in the corresponding catalog. The enterprise can allow one organization to manage a category in a catalog while restricting another organization from viewing the same category.

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You can create a seller entitlement from the Seller Entitlement screen.

To create a seller entitlement:


  1. Navigate to Seller Entitlement screen. To navigate to Seller Entitlement screen, perform the following steps:
    1. Log in to IBM Sterling Business Center as an Item Administrator.
    2. The application home page is displayed. Click the Products tab.
    3. From the Products home page, click New Entitlements in the Storefront Management dashlet.

      The Seller Entitlement screen is displayed.

  2. The Entitlement Detail panel is displayed. Perform the following steps:
    1. In the Entitlement ID* box, enter a unique identifier (ID) of the entitlement. This identifier cannot be modified after it has been defined, and can be used as a search criteria.
      Note: Seller entitlements and customer entitlements cannot share the same identifier. For example, if you enter ABC in the Entitlement ID* box pertaining to a seller entitlement, and if a customer entitlement with ABC as the Entitlement ID exists, an error message is displayed.
    2. In the Description* text box, enter a brief description of the entitlement. This description can be used as a search criteria.
    3. In the Effective Start Date box, enter the start date. Alternatively, click the Calendar icon to select the start date. The start date indicates the date from which the entitlement becomes effective.
    4. In the Effective End Date box, enter the end date. Alternatively, click the Calendar icon to select the end date. The end date indicates the date until which the entitlement is effective.
  3. In the Seller Entitlement screen, click Save.

    Note: * indicates that the field is mandatory.

    A new seller entitlement is created, and you can now create rules and associate organizations to the entitlement.