We have used the Variant Configurator for many years. In fact, it has been around since the mid-'90s. Wow...that is a long time, and it has basically been fairly stable over those years and has lasted! It has been enhanced with better modelling tools such as Transaction PMEVC - which I love to use, and at some point added constraints I think sometime in the past. But at its core, it has not significantly changed.
This has been both a good thing, as it is a very stable and mature product, but on the negative side the basic functionality has not changed so sometimes the syntax is limited. But it is very powerful, none the less.
But times are changing and we now have the ADVANCED Variant Configurator. But there is some confusion in the marketplace about what it is. I have two short videos that explain a little about what it is. The first one explains "What is the AVC?"
The second video explains more about the evolution of getting to the AVC and how it came about. It is a little history lesson and the direction SAP is taking.
So from watching these videos you now have some understanding of the AVC. But there are questions to ask on whether you should use it, or migrate to it. I will cover some of those questions in a future blog.
In the meantime, feel free to comment or send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org