SAP IBP

SAP Integrated Business Planning

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) represents a cloud-based solution for requirements- and stock planning along the entire Supply Chain based on SAP HANA. It combines classic planning and predictive functions with modern machine-learning heuristics for analyses of time series and business objects. Enabling you to react immediately to market developments challenging your Supply Chain and to cover demands as profitable as possible.

SAP IBP features five modules: SAP IBP for Sales and Operations, SAP IBP for Demand, SAP IBP for Inventory, SAP IBP for Response and Supply and the Supply Chain Control Tower. All components can be applied independently or in combination.



Why SAP IBP?

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a cloud-based solution covering the requirements- and stock planning of your entire Supply Chain based on SAP HANA. SAP IBP features several different modules which can be operated independently or in combination with each other.

Modules of SAP Integrated Business Planning
  • Sales and Operations: Provides a sales plan to maximize business results according to your corporate strategy
  • Demand: Machine Learning offers transparent requirements forecasts for vast and overall requirements plannings and - forecasts, also including temporary fluctuations.
  • Inventory: In considering supply - and demand factors, stock targets of your entire Supply Chain are optimized
  • Response and Supply: Enables you to react to occurring changes, consider limitations and to conduct what-if analyses.
  • Supply Chain Control Tower: Control and monitor your Supply Chain in real time. The Supply Chain Control Tower provides significant analyses supporting you to act instead of react when facing decisions.


POC (Proof Of Concept)

TEK-Analytics guides you on SAP Integrated business planning. SAP implementation is a big investment and impacts many departments. The best and easiest way to demonstrate how IBP matches with your business requirements is to do a POC (Proof Of Concept).

TEK-Analytics helps companies to discover and appraise IBP through a POC (Proof Of Concept). A POC gives a clear understanding of the new Supply chain planning system from SAP. Furthermore, it helps you to define your future IS/IT roadmap. A POC allows you to reduce the solution design phase, in case you adopt SAP IBP for your S&OP, Demand, Inventory or Supply planning. For POC, TEK-Analytics gives access to its SAP IBP system, provides IBP training, designs your business rules and assists you to develop IBP skills.

Implementation & Rollout

The IBP implementation is our core business. Since 2013, our team has been setting up IBP for various customers, all over Europe. Our services are based on an efficient methodology and a solid understanding of the supply chain business activities. We are able to support our clients from the understanding requirements to the delivery of their solution, this “from scratch” or in “Rollout template”

Expert in the Supply Chain area and information system around SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management), DOWAP has built their reputation in the consulting and the implementation of SAP APO.

SAP IBP Training

We operate as an official trainer for SAP Education to ensure the full SAP IBP courses. During this course, we also share our implementation experiences on SAP SCM Solutions as well as our Supply Chain process knowledge.

Audit

We also provide “Audit” to customers who already run SAP IBP, in order to detect potential for improvement. Our added value relies on our expertise not only of the processes but also of the planning solutions. We also help companies to better understand the SAP technology change and design a roadmap taking into account SAP APO, ECC, S/4HANA.

Support

TEK-Analytics Team Work is committed to building a long-term relationship with our customers. To ensure a full solution, we propose a support to your SAP IBP solution. We offer a customizable service, close to specific business requirements. Our team of experts is able to handle all your issues and to ensure a continuous availability.

Advantages of SAP IBP at one glance:
  • Clear visualizations
  • User-friendly frontends (embedded in excel)
  • Calculations take the entire Supply Chain into account
  • Right warehouse- and minimum inventory levels
  • Supported by Machine Learning (pattern recognition of demand developments)
  • Prognosis features
  • Problems within the Supply Chain are visualized by real-time analyses of current developments
  • Trends are immediately recognized by means of Predictive Analytics
  • Minimized warehouse - and production costs
From Planning to Execution
  • Planning is an integral part of supply chain management. Based on the appropriate planning solution, processes can be optimized along the entire supply chain. This requires an in-depth understanding – not only of the actual planning itself, but also of all the systems involved. The basis for forecasts is data from very different areas. In order to use this data for meaningful analysis that offers real added value when implemented, processes must be thoroughly understood and their special features have to be considered.
  • SAP IBP supports you in planning with intelligent algorithms. Applied correctly, planning with SAP can be adapted very quickly to changing factors such as fluctuations in demand or production bottlenecks – in real time, thanks to SAP HANA and the cloud.