Help COUNTRY PRICE PARAMETERS

Create A Country Price Parameter

The TSA Price Administrator will create a new record as follows for Country Price Parameter:

Navigate to Fuel Prices/Country Price Parameter

Country Price Parameter

Figure 1: Country Price Parameter Screen

Click the Add button.

Country Price Parameter

Figure 2: Add Country Price Parameter Screen

Select the country using the "Country" drop-down box.
Select the "Open Date From", "Open Date To", "TL Download Date", "Fleet Customer Publication Date" and "Price Effective Date", for the relevent fields, using the date picker (calendar pop-up).
Once you are done selecting the Country and Dates, click the Ok button.

The following rules are applicable:

  • "Open Date From" must be less than "Open Date To" – this is the period during which Dealers may tender margins.
  • "Price Effective Date" must be equal to or greater than "Open Date To".
  • "Fleet Customer Publication Date" must be after "Open Date To" and may not be after "Price Effective Date" (but may be the same as the Price Effective Date).
  • Note that Country Price Parameters can be created in advance (e.g. if the Price Administrator has advance knowledge of the DME dates for the year in advance, and the Open, Closed and Download dates are known in advance, then Multiple Country Price Parameters may be added).
  • Country Price Parameters must be inserted in INCREASING order.
  • As each new Country Price Parameter is inserted, the Expiration Date of the previous Country Price Parameter will be set to Midnight of the day before the new Country Price Parameter.
  • It is not possible to invite dealers in the same Country to more than one Country Price Parameter at a time, and the open period of Country Price Parameters may not overlap with another Open Period for the same Country (this would cause confusion to the Dealers) However, only one can be opened at a time. This means that another CPP open date cannot be within the period of the current open CPP. Once a country price parameter is created.

NB:
This function will issue e-mails to all Dealer Users who have access to Fuel Prices on the Route Africa program. Ensure that the dates are correct before clicking on the Invite function. It is ALSO preferable to ensure that the Price Control File data for this Price Effective Date has been received from SAP.

Search For A Country Price Parameter

To Search for a Country Price Parameter on the Card MIS, use the following keystrokes: Fuel Prices/Country Price Parameters.
Click the Search button.

Country Price Parameter

Figure 3: Country Price Parameter Screen

This is an "open" search. Card MIS displays a list of all the relevant Country Price Parameters, on the Country Price Parameter Search Results screen.
To refine your search you can enter specific search criteria on the Country Price Parameter screen.

You can select a specific date from the, "Price Effective Date" field.
You can also use the drop-down box, "Country", to narrow the search to specific criteria.
One or all of these entries will limit the list of price exceptions that the system displays on the Country Price Parameter Search Results screen.

Country Price Parameter

Figure 4: Country Price Parameter Search Results Screen

To return all the fields to their default values, click the Clear button.

Possible Problems:

  • Error message: There is no data available. This indicates that the search criteria were not valid. Try and make your search wider, by entering/selecting less search criteria.

Invite All Dealers To Tender Margins

To invite all dealers, use the following keystrokes: Fuel Prices/Country Price Parameter.

To find a specific list of Country Price Parameters, refer to the Search For A Product Type Parameter section above.

Once the "Open Period From" arrives, Dealers in the Country can be invited to Tender Margins by clicking on the Invite all Dealers in Country link.

Country Price Parameter

Figure 5: Invite All Dealers Screen

NB:
This function will issue e-mails to all Dealer Users who have access to Fuel Prices on the Route Africa program. Ensure that the dates are correct before clicking on the Invite function. It is ALSO preferable to ensure that the Price Control File data for this Price Effective Date has been received from SAP.

Invite A Specific Dealer (Outside Period)

Under exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary to invite a specific dealer (or a few Dealers) to tender prices OUTSIDE of the normal Open Period for the Country Price Parameter (e.g. if a Dealer Joins the Route to Africa Program during the ‘middle’ of an effective Price period and waiting for the next Period is not an Option.

The Invite Single Dealer function allows these Dealers to Submit Prices outside of the normal Open Period for the Country (as set by the Country Price Parameters)

To find a specific list of Country Price Parameters, refer to the Search For A Product Type Parameter section above.

Navigate to Fuel Prices/Country Price Parameter, click on the Invite Single Dealer link.

Country Price Parameter

Figure 6: Invite Specific Dealer Screen

Rules:

  • The Open From/To period and the Price Effective Date must lie within the Country Price Parameter dates.
  • Dealers can only be invited to Tender if they are in the same Country as the Country Price parameter.

Tips:

  • Usually, you will want to invite the Dealer to Tender margins on all Products, however, the option exists to invite the Dealer to a tender on a specific Product only.
  • The System will default the dates to the same as the Country Price Parameter (i.e. for all other dealers) Note: There is no need to change the dates per Dealer, if ALL Dealers in a Country are permitted to submit prices. However under the exceptional case where the Price Administrator requires the ability to set a Dealer Price Parameter record for a dealer that does not use the default settings, then the Price Administrator will create a “New Dealer Price Parameter” record. The TSA Price Administrator can find that specific CPP and Invite a single dealer by clicking on the Invite Single Dealer link. This price parameter will always override the Country Price Parameter setup specifically for that dealer if it applies to a dealer.

Download A List Of Country Price Parameters

To download a list of Country Price Parameters, use the following keystrokes: Fuel Prices/Country Price Parameters.

To find a specific list of Country Price Parameters, refer to the Search For A Country Price Parameter section above.

Once you have found the list of Country Price Parameters you wish to Download, depending on which format you prefer, click the Download to Csv and/or Download to Pdf button.
Please Note: PDF format is Non-Editable, whereas CSV format is Editable.