B2B Organization Management

Note: Spartacus 4.x is no longer maintained. Please upgrade to the latest version.

Note: Spartacus 4.x was tested with SAP Commerce Cloud versions 1905 to 2205. Spartacus 4.x has not been verified to work with (and is not guaranteed to work with) SAP Commerce Cloud 2211 or later releases.

Note: This feature is introduced with version 3.2 of the TUA Spartacus libraries.

The feature allows B2B Administrators to view and edit the company structure and the entities related to the company. Administrators will be able to manage their company-related activities such managing company’s units, employees, user groups, budgets, cost, and purchase limits. Administrators view and edit existing units, and also create new units within their company.

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Business Need

Organizational structure provides guidance to all employees by laying out the official reporting relationships that govern the workflow of the company. A formal outline of a company’s structure makes it easier to add new positions, roles, and authorizations in the company.

Structure provides clarity, helps to manage expectations, enables better purchase decision-making, and provides consistency. It also helps with assignment of responsibility regarding budgets, cost, purchase limits, and workflow processes.

Administrators need to manage such organizational-related activities whenever required. This feature enables administrators to view and edit the company structure and the entities related to the company.

Business Use Case

Organization Structure

Following diagram represents an organization structure that is grouped into different units and business units. Total Protect is the name of the B2B company and is also the main unit of the organization. The company is further divided into three child business units including the Coordination Center, Operation Center, and Human Resources.

Each business unit has users or employees assigned. These users have different roles such as administrators, approvers, or customers. In some cases, the user will have multiple roles such as an administrator and an approver. The users are visible in the organization management dashboard that is accessible by the administrator. Administrators have the authorization to assign users to different business units or can assign different roles to different users.

Apart from business units and user roles, there are cost centers and budgets that can be assigned to any of the business units listed. The cost centers or budgets are defined by either of these units. Only company administrators can manage this information through the organizational dashboard.

As per the organization structure, Lisa Richards is the B2B admin user and is assigned to the Total Protect main parent unit. Being an administrator, Lisa will be able to see the My Company link under the My Account main menu.

  1. Log in to the TUA Spartacus B2B Telco SPA.
    • User ID: lisa.richards@totalprotect.com
    • Password: 1234
  2. Click My Account to view the My Company link.

  3. Click My Company to view the organization page that displays different entities such as Users, Cost Centers, Units, Budgets, Purchase Limits, and User Groups.

  4. Click Units to view more details. The Total Protect organization structure includes the following three child units.

  5. Administrator will be able to view the child units of the B2B parent unit, the users, approvers, and all other details relevant to a particular unit that is required to be updated by the administrator.

  6. Click Organization to go back to the My Company home page.

  7. Click Users to view all user details of the parent and child units. Administrator can enable or disable a user, update the password, and view the list of approvers for an user.

  8. Administrator can also assign a user to a particular user group or remove a user from a user group.

  9. Click ADD to add a new user, assign a role and a unit.

  10. Click Cost Centers from the Organization page.

  11. Administrator will be able to add a new Unit and also check and modify the details of a cost center.

  12. Click Budgets from the Organization page.

  13. The Budgets page is similar to the Cost Center page where the Administrator can add a new unit, check and modify the budget details, and change the cost center to which the budget needs to be assigned.

  14. Click Purchase Limits from the Organization page to view the list of purchase limits. The purchase limits can be enabled or disabled. Also, if required, modify the purchase limits code and type and assign it to a different B2B unit.

Feature Enablement

This feature is enabled through the B2B Telco SPA store and usage of the SAP Commerce B2B module features together with TUA module. It is implemented on top of TM Forum and OCC APIs of the SAP Telco & Utilities Accelerator (2108 version) and enables the B2B Administrators to manage their organization.

Frontend and Backend Dependencies

Dependency Detail
Telco & Utilities Accelerator Version 2108 (latest patch)
SAP Commerce Cloud Version 2011 (latest patch)