Pentagon 2000

Rotabull integrates with Pentagon 2000. See below for setup instructions.

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Check your Windows version

Rotabull supports the following versions of Windows on the machine where you are installing the Rotabull Windows Service (a + symbol represents the minimum version):

  • Windows Server: 2008 R2 SP1 + (x64, x86 architectures)
  • Windows Client: 7 SP1 +, 8.1 (x64, x86 architectures)
  • Windows 10 Client: Version 1607 + (x64, x86 architectures)

Installing the Rotabull Windows Service (RWS)

  1. Use an administrator account on the machine the Rotabull Windows Service will be
    installed on (either the Quantum server or a machine with persistent access to it).
  2. Download the installation package at: https://app.rotabull.com/install.
  3. Open the archive and run the .msi file to install the deployment system ("Octopus"). When the installer window comes up, close out of it. The purpose of the installer window is to configure Octopus, which we do via a script in the next step instead.
  4. Run rotabullDeployment.bat in the same archive as an administrator to configure
    Octopus to point to Rotabull servers.
  5. Send a message to the Rotabull team that the steps have been completed and of the local name of the computer the service was installed on. If you are using a database other than the default, please also specify the database name (it will look like GBL_01_xxx).

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Next steps

It may take several hours (and up to a day) for Rotabull to complete the Pentagon setup after you have finished step 5, and begin to see inventory in Rotabull.

Other setup steps

To function correctly, the RWS must be able to make a request to https://app.rotabull.com. In most cases, if you can reach this address in your browser, that will be sufficient. If your firewall is blocking this connection, you should whitelist communication with https://app.rotabull.com over port 443 and 10943.

Rotabull to Pentagon Configuration

With the vast amount of configuration options available for Pentagon, there are several required and some optional parameters that Rotabull requires to correctly setup the integration. Below you will find a table listing those options.

Option

Default

Example

Required

Master Company Id*

1

1

Yes

Default Division for Master Company*

Sales

No

Sub-Company*

1

1

Yes

Quote Valid For Days

30

30

Yes

Exchange Line Type

18

02

Yes

Overhaul Line Type

17

03

Yes

Default Inco Terms

EXW

No

Quote Trace Info Reference Field

REF2

No

Quote Tag Info Reference Field

REF3

No

Quote Tag Date Reference Field

REF5

No

Stock Trace Info Reference Field

USER_REF1

No

Stock Tag Info Reference Field

USER_REF2

No

Stock Tag Date Reference Field

REF2

No

Stock Tag Type Reference Field

REF4

No

Add Core Charge To Exchange

False

Yes

Add Core Charge To Overhaul

True

Yes

Core Charge Line Type

05

Yes

Add Repair Charge To Overhaul

True

Yes

Repair Charge Line Type

15

Yes

Bench Check Line Type

02

Yes

Default Condition Code Part Request

__

NS

Yes

Default Condition Code MRO

__

OH

Yes

RFQ Source Id Reference Field

REF1

Yes

Priority Map

See table below

Yes

Rotabull - Pentagon Priority Map

Rotabull Priority

Pentagon Priority

Maintainability

RT

Routine

RT

AircraftOnGround

AOG

AOG

AOG

Critical

UG

Normal

RG

Expedite

HI

Inventory

USR (edited)

These options are the basic, default configuration for Pentagon.

Confirming Pentagon is connected

You can check that the integration is fully connected correctly, with two steps:

  1. Go to your listings in Rotabull and confirm your stock has synced.
  2. Once your sales team begins sending quotes, confirm that the quotes are being entered into Pentagon.

What’s Next

All set up with Pentagon? Jump in with the "Quickstart" guide.

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