Product modeling and configuration for new communications products can be time consuming and perplexingly complicated when quoting network proposals. Often the process involves multiple individuals from different organizations all pulled together to assist in the quotation process. In many instances, where products are still in the idea or prototype stage of development, detailed engineering, configuration and financial specifications are not available, requiring the configuration specialist to work from crude and often uncontrolled spreadsheets or documentation. During the Revolt Program/Project several new products were all introduced to various international markets simultaneously. This introduction of multiple products, product configurations and network configurations of the combined products, necessitated a solution for the configuration problem. This paper describes one approach that was successfully used.
Lee, Richard A., "Product Modeling and Quotation Under the Revolt Project" (2004). SAIS 2004 Proceedings. 5.