Just so everyone knows.
This was resolved by our VAR, well, at least all that could be resolved.
We are able to pull the configuration name metadata property over into composer. It turned out to be an error of when we had assemble selection mode active, and the order of which we selected subassmeblies and parts.
The configuration description variable is unable to be seen by composer so we are trying to resolve that issue on the back end using EPDM.
having the same problem with 2015 how do we get the custom properties for configured items into composer BOM