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Supply Networks Solutions

Manage, control, and respond to changing conditions through supply chain collaboration with supply networks solutions

Reduce planning cycle times and inventory levels and increase service quality with supply networks solutions from SAP. With SAP software and supply chain collaboration you can:

  • Connect with suppliers, customers, and outsourced manufacturers across a multitiered supply network
  • Collaborate across supply, demand, and inventory replenishment processes
  • Manage quality and outsourced manufacturing
  • Control inventory and replenishment processes and proactively react on supply shortages

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Collaborative Planning

Optimize service and cost through collaborative planning of inventory, supply, and demand

  • Achieve more accurate supply planning by leveraging external data such as forecast commitments from suppliers.

  • Attain extended inventory visibility by monitoring performance across the full supply chain.

  • Enable social collaboration and task delegation with internal and external people to improve corporate problem solving and decision making.

Collaborative Supply Network

Establish a collaborative network with B2B connectivity for proficient supply chain collaboration


  • Collaborate with all supply chain partners using a single business network.

  • Gain clear visibility into network data  by giving all participants a shared view of the full supply chain.

  • Onboard thousands of global suppliers into your network by connecting supplier systems.


Demand and Supply Collaboration

Collaborate efficiently with suppliers, outsourced manufacturers, and customers in a private portal

  • Manage inventory, demand, supply, and orders highly configurable with partners through a private portal.

  • Extended visibility of your supply network through supply collaboration.

  • Operate collaborative, event-driven processes using exception management.

Sense and Respond to Supply Insights

Respond to variable supply-chain conditions using control-tower visibility and exception management

  • Get early warnings about supply disruptions through alerts, key performance indicators, reports, and insights.

  • Help ensure effective corrective action and quick response by performing cause-and-effect analysis and what-if simulations.

  • Identify and manage the most critical issues efficiently through cases and alerts functionality.


Quickly adopt and maintain SAP solutions

Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

View product documentation

Get a wealth of information – about everything from installation and upgrades to security, integration, and product availability.


Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services

Businesses everywhere are transforming into digital enterprises – but it’s not always that easy. SAP Digital Business Services can help guide your transformation journey every step of the way, from strategy to technology implementation and beyond.

Our experts take a holistic approach, helping you identify and implement new processes and capabilities while ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly. We’ll work to make sure your SAP software delivers ongoing, unsurpassed value as you address the evolving demands of the digital economy. 


Response network solutions at a glance

Learn how response network solutions from SAP enable visibility, process automation, and increased responsiveness. These capabilities allow a company to coordinate requirements across global partners and transform itself into a supply network.

Supply Network Collaboration on SAP HANA

See how Supply Network Collaboration 7.02 running on SAP HANA is optimized to improve the purchase order process from end to end. The system can query large volumes of data in a very short amount of time.

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