Sarath Suryadevara

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Forecast Consumption in SAP IBP for Supply

Posted by Sarath Suryadevara on 19-Jul-2018 13:44:51

Forecast consumption is a core to most Planning systems, and is based on the assumption that the actual sales orders consume the forecasted quantities. This approach ensures that incoming sales orders are not treated as additional demand to the forecast during a planning period.

It has always been somewhat of a surprise that forecast consumption has previously not been part of SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for supply as standard, and has only been introduced (time series based) as part of the recent 1805 release.

Prior to 1805, only a very simplistic forecast consumption method could be configured using key figure calculations within the week time bucket. In this blog I will explain the functionalities available within SAP IBP.

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Topics: IBP, SAP IBP, IBP for supply, Forecast Consumption

SAP HANA Cloud Platform integration services. How to connect IBP & APO

Posted by Sarath Suryadevara on 22-Sep-2016 07:50:00

In this blog I intend to give an overview of SAP HANA® Cloud Platform (HCP), integration services, and will also explain the integration steps and configuration required to integrate SAP Advanced Planning and Optimisation (APO) Demand Planning (DP) data with SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) using a pre-existing template.

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Topics: IBP, HANA Cloud Platform, Integration Services