There are many blogs on the topic of Agile, and there are many blog posts on the topic of SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP). But not many blogs on the combined topic of Agile IBP Implementation! In this blog I intend to share my thoughts as to how a SAP IBP implementation is suited to an Agile approach. Really suited!Read Article
It has become apparent to me during recent client conversations that the options available for implementing SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for demand are unclear for many of our customers. One of the underlying reasons for uncertainty in my opinion is however clear: SAP Advanced Planning and Optimisation (APO). If you have already implemented APO, then your journey has probably been long and your system full of customisation, putting uncertainty as to what the timelines or benefits of actually implementing IBP for demand are.
In this blog I intend to highlight a number of different options on your journey to adopting IBP for demand.Read Article
In a previous blog (Should you be Demanding IBP?), I highlighted some of the high level differences between SAP APO Demand Planning and SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for demand.
With the impending release of IBP v6.3 due later this year, I intend to go under the bonnet of the IBP for demand statistical forecasting engine to see if all that glisters is really gold.Read Article
In the world of ‘Internet of Things’ and Digital Transformation, where companies want to respond faster to customer needs, we have all read about SAP’s vision to enable businesses to transform from what were previously Supply Chains into Demand Networks.
But where does Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Demand fit in to this? And as a Planner, should you be Demanding IBP?
In order to remove some of the uncertainty and puzzlement as to what exactly IBP Demand can offer, in this post I intend to explain some key differences between SAP APO and IBP Demand.Read Article