Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A)
Plan to win with extended planning and analysis
Adapting quickly to change is essential in the fast-moving world of business. Extended planning and analysis (xP&A) helps you bring your people and plans together to increase agility and performance, no matter what events unfold. We support xP&A with smooth integration between your plans and SAP applications.
Plan with confidence on trusted data
- Increase agility with live, accurate data in the context of SAP business processes
- Accelerate deployments with prepackaged best practices for your function or industry
Transform planning across the organisation
- Create aligned plans that are tightly integrated with the SAP ERP application and other applications
- Increase collaboration across your teams
Drive agile decisions with planning and analysis combined
- Transition rapidly from insight to action with deep integration between planning and analytics
- Generate plans automatically from predictions and simulate scenarios for better outcomes
Extended planning across lines of business
You can establish a simplified, comprehensive planning process by bringing together financial, supply chain, and workforce planning. By creating one connected plan across lines of business, you strengthen collaboration throughout your organisation.
Financial Planning : Perform instant analysis for planning and actuals in one integrated solution
SAP S/4HANA Cloud and the SAP Analytics Cloud solution provide a unified and tightly integrated solution to help the finance function drive business value, analysing actuals and creating better business plans and forecasts. Together, the solutions allow finance and planning teams to respond faster to changes and gain a competitive advantage.
Supply Chain Planning: Strengthen supply chain resilience with SAP
In times of supply chain disruption, you can help ensure business continuity by synchronising supply chain planning in real-time across the business with SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain.
Workforce Planning: Change work for good
Machine learning and artificial intelligence help you anticipate change by analysing forecasts and workforce supply and demand plans. You can assess and determine target talent management interventions to help ensure your organisation has the right people in place at the right time with SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Analytics Cloud solutions.
Sales Planning: Maximise revenue and increase sales quota attainment
SAP Territory and Quota solution streamlines sales planning and empowers business users to create, optimise, and deliver territory assignments. Quotas are assigned with agility, fairness, and transparency. It refines capacities and aligns quotas to provide the ability to quickly respond to market changes or sales representative turnover.
See how customers are succeeding with enterprise planning from SAP
Find out how Freudenberg boosted operational excellence and on-time deliveries despite larger data volumes and greater granularity.
Explore how Callaway achieved agile planning across its enterprise with 25% less IT support needed.
Learn how Roche saved time on data preparation, enabling finance to focus on delivering critical insights to action with SAP BTP.
See how Kärcher improved the accuracy of planning models by integrating multiple data sources with SAP BTP.
Read how Furst-McNess Company enabled daily metrics reports with live and acquired data accessible through embedded analytics.
See how Blue Diamond Growers increased transparency with demand and supply planning, resulting in improved forecasting processes.
Explore how Evernex increased user adoption and employee productivity with SAP solutions.
See how Grupo Aço Cearense enabled agile supply planning and budgeting processes with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.
What are analysts saying about SAP?
xP&A: FP&A’s Role in Business Transformation
Moving to Extended Planning & Analysis (xP&A) does not happen overnight. It is a continuous journey of improvement. Hear from early adopters as they recommend practical steps on how to start the journey.
Contingency planning built with predictive analytics
Learn how technology is the essential element that enables organisations to execute rapid planning and budgeting cycles. With this, FP&A organisations can give their executives a sustainable competitive advantage by making their company more agile, adaptable and resilient.
BARC Scores vendor analysis
These BARC Scores examines the market for integrated planning and analytics (IP&A) and financial planning management (FPM) products and portfolios. Vendors are rated on a variety of criteria, from portfolio capabilities and architecture to sales and marketing strategy, financial performance and customer feedback.
Extended planning and analysis in action
Meet our panel to see how FP&A can analyse, measure and support ESG activities.
Join the community
Visit the community page for XP&A content. See the overarching Extended Planning and Analysis vision which includes details on SAP Analytics Cloud and other planning solutions.
Three reasons you need xP&A now
The world is rapidly changing every second and as a business you need planning processes to be agile so you can be on top of new market forces and ensure your business outcomes are optimised no matter what is thrown at you.
People first: Putting the partner in FP&A 2.0
Learn what is financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and what is extended planning and analysis (XP&A) and why planning and analysis is still important.
Frequently Asked Questions
Extended planning and analysis (xP&A) is the process of linking strategic, financial, and operational plans for greater visibility into not only individual plans and forecasts but all plans across the organisation to be more aligned and agile.
The world is moving faster than ever before and siloed planning in spreadsheets and disconnected tools simply doesn't work anymore. xP&A brings finance and the entire business into alignment with strategic goals, allowing everyone to respond quicker to changing market conditions with connected plans.
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is focused on financial planning and budgeting. xP&A goes beyond financial planning. With xP&A, finance can link to the P&L and balance sheets from various operational plans for better alignment with the overall strategic plan, enabling a faster response.
The SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solutions have bidirectional integration, allowing the exchange of up-to-date financial and operational data as part of financial and supply chain planning. For more details on the integration between the two solutions, please read this blog.
SAP Analytics Cloud supports many types of plans such as IT, capital expenditure, liquidity, sales, and more.