Are You Planning to Migrate to SAP AVC?
Free support for SAP ECC 6.0 is planned to end in 2027. Customers are now planning their migration to SAP S4/HANA.

S4/HANA provides a new variant configuration management application named Advanced Variant Configuration (AVC) and SAP is strongly urging its customers to migrate from the existing variant configuration management application LO-VC to AVC.

While AVC provides some improvements compared to LO-VC, it also introduces a number of drawbacks that are forcing LO-VC users to investigate alternatives.

Configit Ace® can be a compelling option that can both support existing product models in SAP and provide a more modern, cloud-based variant configuration solution.

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For the central rule engine, we obviously went with Configit who offered the most visionary and strongest solution of the competition."

— Jonas Skov Pedersen, Manager, Product Master Data Development, Demant

Value in Migrating to AVC Is Questionable for LO-VC Users

AVC provides a slightly better configuration engine compared to LO-VC with a constraint solver algorithm based on Gecode.

Gecode is an open-source library for developing constraint-based systems first introduced in 2006.

Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks for LO-VC users:

— LO-VC users will have to pay to use AVC.
— LO-VC users will only experience an incremental improvement.
— AVC modeling is similar to LO-VC, but not the same.
— Many LO-VC models will have to be adapted to work with AVC.
— LO-VC will not be supported in the multi-tenant SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
— To simplify modeling and reduce errors, some functions have been made obsolete in AVC (see details).

Time to Consider a Proven Variant Configuration Solution - Configit Ace®

A Shared-Source-of-Truth for LO-VC and Other Product Models

Configit Ace® includes logic to understand LO-VC product models and can mimic SAP behavior so users can enjoy all the benefits with no drawbacks.

LO-VC models do not need to be changed. But Configit Ace® can also import product models and BOMs from other systems providing a shared-source-of-truth for all configuration management for multiple systems in one location.

Configit Ace® can act as the master or synchronize with data in existing systems allowing data ownership to remain unchanged.

Configit Ace®: The Most Powerful Variant Configuration Solution on the Market

Configit Ace® is widely considered the leading head-less product configuration management solution on the market. Configit Ace® enables a Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) approach, which encompasses configurable product model and rule definition, management and validation of end-user configurations as well as availability and change management.

Provided as a hosted service with open APIs, Configit Ace® enables CLM-as-a-Service that is system-agnostic and accessible to all providing a shared-source-of-truth for managing variants and product configurations to all departments.

Based on Virtual Tabulation® technology, Configit Ace® is the only solution that can pre-determine all valid configurations using a compilation process. LO-VC, AVC and other configurators rely on constraint algorithms to remove invalid options at run-time based on user configuration choices.

Plan Your Migration with a Configuration Expert

Designed to be system-agnostic, Configit Ace® provides open, reliable and secure web-based APIs that not only can integrate to SAP solutions, but also other critical IT manufacturing systems – such as PLM, CRM and CPQ systems.

With 20+ years of experience, Configit provides the expertise to ensure you achieve success with your variant configuration management project.

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Leverage the Power of Configit Ace®

A Catalyst for Cloud Migration

Configit Ace® is provided as a hosted cloud solution powered by Microsoft Azure. This provides an opportunity for LO-VC users considering a cloud migration. Configit provides hosting of Configit Ace®, any Configit developed bespoke extensions and customer product model data.

With Configit Ace®, users from any location can collaborate on managing variants, developing product models, consuming product models through the Configit Ace® Configure API and integrate to systems at any location with built-in security, reliability and business continuity.

Address Product Configuration with Virtual Tabulation®

With Configit Virtual Tabulation®, a simple lookup is used to determine the validity of a choice or an entire configuration.

This means:
✔ Predictable and scalable performance
✔ Faster validation with instant UI response
✔ Guided-selling with recommendations and issue resolution
✔ Only valid options are ever shown
✔ Zero configuration errors or dead-ends
✔ Ability to test, debug and verify configuration models before release

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