UPDATE (as of Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:04pm CST):
Due to additional complexity and concerns about major impact on several customers who reached out since we posted this notification, we have made a decision to defer these changes until further notice.
We appreciate your feedback and we'll continue working on the implementation plan. Any update will be posted on this notification.
Introducing Unspecified version and Unspecified edition in Technopedia
Customers should be prepared and take actions
We are going to introduce a new version and edition pattern as “Unspecified” in Technopedia. Any discovery data that comes with invalid discovery version and is currently normalized to product-level only will be impacted by these changes and re-mapped to new releases with “Unspecified” version and/or edition.
These changes are intended to maintain the data alignment between our two content libraries, ARL (for ITAM and FNMS solutions) and Technopedia (for IT Visibility and Data Platform solutions).
1. Below format will be followed for unspecified versions and for discovery data mapping,
SQL Server Report Builder
2. Similar way, we will be making the changes for edition
Binary Fortress Software
The scope of these changes at this time is limited to ARL applications and Technopedia releases which are currently in crosswalk.
This change will impact customers who rely on Technopedia Manufacturer ID/Product ID/Release ID & Names or previously discovered data mapped to product-level will be mapped to the new release ID. The change needs the customer to manage downstream processes and reporting in their organization.
Customers should expect these changes to occur starting from December 6th to 12thdeferred until further notice.