Planning Product Demand - Integrated Planning


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Plan product demand

Plan Product Demand

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for Sales & Operations Planning (SOP)

By using SAP Integrated Business Planning for Sales and Operations Planning the following business value elements are added:

  • State of the art business processes that enable new end to end business processes, models and revenue streams.

  • Synchronized planning processes that eliminate planning silos through connected and integrated planning processes.

  • End to end visibility that provides visibility on strategic, tactical and operational levels across internal and external data.

  • Faster planning cycles that react faster to changes in the business through complete integration across the supply chain.

SAP IBP for Sales & Operations

Key Capabilities of Integrated Business Planning for Sales & Operations

  • Create the optimal business plan to drive revenue growth and increase market share

  • Effectively balance demand and supply, while attaining financial targets

  • Increase speed and agility of planning and drive the most profitable responses

  • Improve forecast accuracy and on-time delivery

  • Ability to model multiple tiers of the supply chain network including: Customers, DCs, Plants, and Suppliers

  • Ability to model multiple level bill of materials (BOMs) as a constraint

  • Capable of planning for distribution, production, and procurement

The key capabilities of SAP IBP for Sales & Operations are as follows:

  • Future production analytics will be based on SAP HANA, core data services (CDS) views aggregating transactional data dynamically, and powerful analytical UIs for multi-dimensional reporting. With this, it will be possible to replace the current logistics information system (LIS).

  • You will be able to use classic LIS and the future production analytics in parallel for some time, if you do not switch off the update of the LIS tables. Once future production analytics supports all your analytics requirements, you can switch off the update of the LIS tables. Once you have switched off updating LIS tables, you will notice the following improvements:
    • There is an improved performance of many transactions (that means: fewer tables to update, fewer locking conflicts)
    • Less memory is required

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