Admins can configure Salesforce CPQ to either maintain one Contract (per Quote) for multiple Orders or to create a new Contract for each Order based on Order Line Start and End Dates.
When a Quote contains two or more Subscription Products and a user contracts a related Order, Salesforce CPQ by default will group all Subscription Products with the same End Date into one Contract while creating separate Contracts for each Subscription Product with a unique End Date. Users who wish to place all of an Order’s Subscription Products into a single Contract regardless of End Date may do so via the Order field Contracting Method.
Contracting Method inherits its default value from the Contracting Method field on the parent Quote. Users may override the Order-level field value if needed.
If Contracting Method is set to Single Contract, Salesforce CPQ will automatically populate the Order's First Contracted Order Field. This field references the original contracted Order on the Quote - the Order that created the Quote’s single Contract.
Contracting Method also exists on Order Products, which inherit Contracting Method values from their parent Order but can also be overwritten by a user. The Order Product-level Contracting Method field has an additional picklist value of Do Not Contract
Admins may need to make the following changes: