Goodbye to oldie goldie APO, Welcome to refreshing IBP
November 22, 2022

Goodbye to oldie goldie APO, Welcome to refreshing IBP

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Integrated Business Planning

We use IBP for demand planning solutions.. we do demand planning in IBP using some key constraints for monthly forecasts and send the forecasted result to the S4 system as independent requirements. These independent requirements are considered by MRP for planned order creation within the planning horizon for procurement/production execution.
  • Demand planning
  • Key constraint can be defined to perform the planning well
  • Seamless integration with S4 and legacy system for inbound and outbound of required data
  • Would like to run jobs from Excel views while working with scenarios, it's not possible currently
  • Predefined KPIs to measure supply chain performance could be added advantage
  • The forecast planning is working well, though currently forecasted results are being reviewed for accuracy by including some custom key checks but in future it can be automated when full capabilities will be enforced.
We are using SAP IBP for forecasting and its doing its job.. 2 points less because currently some custom checks are being done to validate the final forecasted result in SAP.
Hope the added functionality in future will result in rating improvement
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
We are using SAP products like SAP ERP, SAP SCM, SAP TM etc.. when we moved from SAP ERP to S4 HANA then ePPDS functionlaity received added to it. Now we are planning to roll off SCM solution with IBP, hence this product is chosen. It makes sense to use product lineup from same providers then messing with lot of legacy integrations.
We were already using SAP SCM APO, but when implemented S4 HANA 2021 we learned that SCM is going to obsolete and all new features will be added to IBP so we have started using IBP now itself.

Better to start early than being tagged as "late entrant"

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SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is the future planning tool by SAP, needless to mention that SAP has plan to discontinue its SCM APO module and the functionalities of APO is pipelined to be integrated with SAP IBP and S4 ePPDS solution. The planning function already working good and providing basic result for MRP requirements based on simplified key constraint.. but to get more advanced result, future enhancement are pipelined already.

SAP Integrated Business Planning Feature Ratings

Custom alerts
Scenario-based planning
Resource optimization
Supply forecasting
Capacity estimation
Supply network coordination
Demand signal sensing
Demand forecasting
Customer analytics
Inventory stock optimization
Sales and operations planning
Pricing and promotion tracking
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