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What is SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain?

Meet future demand profitably with SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP). Powered by SAP HANA in-memory technology, this cloud-based solution combines sales and operations planning (S&OP), forecasting and demand, response and supply, demand-driven replenishment, and inventory planning. Take advantage of powerful supply chain analytics, what-if simulation, alerts, and more to stay ahead of change and improve responsiveness.

  • Automated, tightly coordinated supply chain planning processes
  • Advanced machine learning algorithms and planning capabilities 
  • Native integration with SAP Supply Chain Control Tower and other solutions

Experience the value of SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

Link strategic and operational supply chain planning with real-time visibility,
response, and execution for higher resiliency.

Predict and meet customer expectations

Increase service levels, responsiveness, and forecast accuracy with predictive modeling and demand sensing capabilities.

  • React faster to demand changes with pattern recognition-based algorithms
  • Optimize demand forecast accuracy across diverse product portfolios with machine learning technology
  • Promise deliveries based on priorities and previous commitments

Continuously align planning processes

Control planning processes on a strategic, operational, and tactical level using advanced analytics and simulations.

  • Improve collaboration with enterprise-wide process orchestration
  • Align financial and volume plans with budgets and targets
  • Provide executive analytics for decision support with what-if scenarios and simulations
  • Increase business predictability by adjusting plans against current actuals 

Make smart planning decisions in the moment

Use advanced planning features and machine learning algorithms for demand-driven, profit-optimized, and self-learning supply chains.

  • Do top-down and bottom-up forecasts with a statistical baseline
  • Set inventory targets using multi-echelon inventory optimization technology
  • Reduce the bullwhip effect and foster supply chain resilience with demand-driven replenishment
  • Enable multilevel response and supply planning using gating analysis

Increase real-time supply chain visibility

Get actionable insights from across your supply chain to understand impacts and execute adjustments in a timely way.

  • Consider external data factors such as weather, risk, compliance, and sustainability data dimensions in your plan
  • Detect and manage exceptions rapidly with automation and machine learning support
  • Achieve visibility into work in progress; inbound and outbound shipments; and on-order, on-hand asset availability
  • Work with suppliers and outsourcing manufacturers for easier and faster planning

Build a business case

Creating a resilient supply chain through collaborative S&OP

Find out why a collaborative sales and operations planning process is essential for managing supply chain disruptions and making faster decisions.

Integrating planning into the heart of operations

Discover why IDC says that companies with more resilient and capable supply chains are better able to avoid problems and seize opportunities.

Gartner positions SAP IBP as a Leader

Learn how SAP was named a Leader by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation.

SAP leads the way in supply chain planning

Find out why SAP is identified as a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record.

See how customers are succeeding with SAP

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SAP Analytics Cloud

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