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Challenges and Solutions

Within Supply Chain Planning, the most common challenges occur when companies focus their efforts to integrate functional Planning areas. Integrated Business Planning, as a general term within Supply Chain Management, refers to macro processes as Demand Planning, Inventory Planning and Optimization, Supply Planning and Exception Management.

Maximize Profit

Traditional Supply Chain Planning is done on quantities that are relevant for the operations, for example material pieces, metric tons, machine hours, or worker hours. Introducing monetary figures to the Planning process supports two outcomes with high business impact: profit-driven decision making and Planning based on a single set of numbers.

Business Benefits

Benefits and KPIs Improved Through SAP Integrated Business Planning

Benefits from Logistical Complexity and Volatility

SAP IBP addresses every macro process listed before, that is, it combines Supply Chain monitoring, Sales and Operations Planning, Demand Management, Inventory Planning, and Supply Planning into a comprehensive solution, which also supports the integration of data from external systems such as SAP ERP or SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization. SAP IBP provides applications to facilitate the following key differentiators:

Planning Levels with a Unified Process Flow

Harmonized Data Model

One harmonized data model facilitates your organization's planning.

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