• Cluster 2, Product Information, enables distribution and periodic update of product and detailed design information, including product change notices and product technical specifications.
    • PIPs for Segment 2B: Product Change Notification, enables update of product resources.
PIP Title Description
2B1 Change Basic Product Information Provides a mechanism for product sellers to announce changes in product information to product buyers, and ensures that product sellers receive confirmation that changes were made in product buyers' systems.
2B2 Change Marketing Information Provides a mechanism for product sellers to announce changes in marketing information to product buyers, and ensures that product sellers receive confirmation that changes were made in product buyers' systems.
2B3 Change Sales Promotion & Rebate Information Purpose: To provide a mechanism for a Product Seller to announce a change in sales promotion and rebate information to a Product Buyer. Furthermore, the PIP ensures that the Product Seller will receive confirmation that the changed sales promotion and rebate information was in fact made in the system of record by the Product Buyer.
2B4 Change Product Technical Information Purpose: To provide a mechanism for a Product Seller to announce a change in technical information to a Product Buyer. Furthermore, the PIP ensures that the Product Seller will receive confirmation that the changed technical information was in fact made in the system of record by the Product Buyer.
2B5 Change Product Lifecycle Information Purpose: To provide a mechanism for a Product Seller to announce a change in product lifecycle information to a Product Buyer. Furthermore, the PIP ensures that the Product Seller will receive confirmation that the changed product lifecycle information was in fact made in the system of record by the Product Buyer.
2B7 Notify of Product Change The purpose of this PIP is to notify customers of impending change or obsolescence of a product.
2B8 Notify of Product Change Query The purpose of this PIP Notify supplier that the customer cannot proceed with an accept / reject decision on a PCN or EOL until the query has been satisfied.
2B9 Notify of Product Change Acceptance The purpose of this PIP is to notify supplier of the acceptance / rejection of a product change / EOL event from customer.

2B1 Change Basic Product Information
  Provides a mechanism for product sellers to announce changes in product information to product buyers, and ensures that product sellers receive confirmation that changes were made in product buyers' systems.
Business Process
2B1 image

The "Change Basic Product Information" Partner Interface Process™ (PIP®) allows the Product Information Distributor to announce a product information change to an existing Buyer.The Product Information Distributor receives confirmation from the Buyer that the Buyer has received the changed product information.

2B2 Change Marketing Information
  Provides a mechanism for product sellers to announce changes in marketing information to product buyers, and ensures that product sellers receive confirmation that changes were made in product buyers' systems.
Business Process
2B2 image

A Product Information Distributor needs to announce a product marketing information change to an existing Buyer and receive a confirmation from the Buyer to ensure that the Buyer has received the changed product marketing information.

The Buyer must confirm that the changed product marketing information has been received and that the change was or was not made by the Buyer.

2B3 Change Sales Promotion & Rebate Information
  Purpose: To provide a mechanism for a Product Seller to announce a change in sales promotion and rebate information to a Product Buyer. Furthermore, the PIP ensures that the Product Seller will receive confirmation that the changed sales promotion and rebate information was in fact made in the system of record by the Product Buyer.
Business Process
2B3 image
  1. A Product Information Distributor needs to announce a Sales Promotion and Rebate Information change to an existing Buyer and receive a confirmation from the Buyer to ensure that the Buyer has received the changed Sales Promotion and Rebate Information.
  2. The Buyer must confirm that the changed Sales Promotion and Rebate Information has been received and that the change was or was not made by the Buyer.

2B4 Change Product Technical Information
  Purpose: To provide a mechanism for a Product Seller to announce a change in technical information to a Product Buyer. Furthermore, the PIP ensures that the Product Seller will receive confirmation that the changed technical information was in fact made in the system of record by the Product Buyer.
Business Process
2b4 image

A Product Information Distributor needs to announce a Product Technical Information change to an existing Buyer and receive a confirmation from the Buyer to ensure that the Buyer has received the changed Product Technical Information.The Buyer must confirm that the changed Product Technical Information has been received and that the change was or was not made by the Buyer.

2B5 Change Product Lifecycle Information
  Purpose: To provide a mechanism for a Product Seller to announce a change in product lifecycle information to a Product Buyer. Furthermore, the PIP ensures that the Product Seller will receive confirmation that the changed product lifecycle information was in fact made in the system of record by the Product Buyer.
Business Process
2b5 image

A Product Information Distributor needs to announce a Product Lifecycle Information change to an existing Buyer and receive a confirmation from the Buyer to ensure that the Buyer has received the changed Product Lifecycle Information.The Buyer must confirm that the changed Product Lifecycle Information has been received and that the change was made by the Buyer.

2B7 Notify of Product Change
  The purpose of this PIP is to notify customers of impending change or obsolescence of a product.
Business Process
2b7 image

The "Notify of Product Change or End of Life" allows the supplier to notify customers of impending change or obsolescence. This is the initiation or triggering of a product change / EOL event. It is always triggered by the supplier and the recipient is always a customer or an agent acting on behalf of a customer. In most cases, both supplier and customer have a system or database that they will be extracting the data from (supplier) or inputting the data into (customer). These “back-end” systems are most commonly developed in-house, although there are commercially available PCN tools.

Should this transaction not complete successfully, the requesting partner executes PIP0A1, "Notification of Failure".

2B8 Notify of Product Change Query
  The purpose of this PIP Notify supplier that the customer cannot proceed with an accept / reject decision on a PCN or EOL until the query has been satisfied.
Business Process
2b8 image

This PIP allows customer to notify supplier that they cannot proceed with an accept/reject decision on a PCN or EOL until the query has been satisfied. This is an optional event wherein the customer may require additional information from the supplier in order to be able to make the accept/reject decision regarding the notice. It is always triggered by the customer or customer’s agent, and it requires a response from the supplier in every case.

Should this transaction not complete successfully, the requesting partner executes PIP0A1, "Notification of Failure".

2B9 Notify of Product Change Acceptance
  The purpose of this PIP is to notify supplier of the acceptance / rejection of a product change / EOL event from customer.
Business Process
2b9 image

This is the acceptance / rejection of a  product change / EOL event.  It is always triggered by the customer.  It is an optional event, and when it is used as an acceptance it is unconditional.

Should this transaction not complete successfully, the requesting partner executes PIP0A1, "Notification of Failure".