Guidelines for defining subcatalog organizations

A catalog organization defines subcatalog organizations by performing various tasks.

  • Defining enterprises as subcatalog organizations of the catalog organization. To specify an organization as a subcatalog organization, the organization must be configured as an enterprise, and the catalog organization must be specified as its catalog organization.
  • Authorizing subcatalog organizations to manage categories in the master catalog. Subcatalog organizations are responsible for maintaining the assigned categories.
  • Defining seller entitlements for subcatalog organizations. Seller entitlements determine the categories in the master catalog to which subcatalog organizations have access. If you are extending the catalog to a subcatalog organization and want other subcatalog organizations to be entitled to access its categories, you must also configure seller entitlements for the other subcatalog organizations. Catalog organizations are entitled to access all master catalog categories.

    In addition to seller entitlements configured by the catalog organization, a subcatalog organization can set up customer entitlements that determine the items the subcatalog organization’s customers can buy.

    Seller entitlements determine what a subcatalog organization can sell and customer entitlements determine what customers can buy. The catalog organization assigns seller entitlements to subcatalog organizations; the catalog organization and subcatalog organizations assign customer entitlements to their customers.