Configuring Providers

Order Management organizes configuration parameters and settings into logical sets called providers, which are related to particular business processes or functions.

Each provider contains many settings. Some provider settings show a group name related to their function (for example, System or Print). The group name is for display only.

Some settings only appear in a provider at a certain level in the item inheritance hierarchy. For example, the Provider XML setting in the Demandware provider only appears at the item level. When editing settings of the Demandware provider at the company level, the Provider XML setting isn't visible and isn't included in the settings drop-down.

Some settings can't be edited and are included in a provider for display purposes only.

A custom profile enables you to create a definition for a provider, and then copy the definition to multiple versions of the provider.