Planning and forecasting tools

Expand your S/4HANA system with planning and forecasting tools

SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning)

With the use of SAP IBP tools, we integrate the processes of inventory planning, sales, finance, and procurement into a coherent and effective company-wide plan. SAP IBP is a cloud-based solution, fully integrated with the S/4HANA platform. It is designed to optimally support real-time management of complex supply chains and streamline operations at different organizational levels.

The SAP IBP planning environment allows you to run simulations and include different analysis scenarios in your planning cycles. It also makes it easier to monitor any exceptions and situations requiring action using alerts. SAP IBP solutions consist of several areas dedicated to supporting various elements of the planning process:

SAP PP/DS – Detailed Production Planning and Scheduling

SAP PP-DS are tools available as part of the S/4HANA platform to support the planning of logistics processes in the field of, among others:

  • creating proposals for production orders or external orders to cover product requirements,
  • optimization, detailed production plans and schedules, and setting exact deadlines for orders and jobs.

The developed plan accounts for the availability of resources (e.g. workstations) and components (e.g. materials, semi-finished products). PP/DS is primarily used for planning critical products, such as products with long replenishment times or products produced in production line bottlenecks. Thanks to the use of PP/DS planning algorithms, it is possible, among others:

  • shortening the time of execution of orders,
  • increasing the timeliness of product deliveries,
  • reduction of inventory, and optimization of supply.

PP/DS planning tools are integrated directly into the operational logistics processes taking place in S/4HANA. Planning-relevant data such as master data and transactional data (e.g. sales orders and inventory) are synchronized between SAP S/4HANA and PP/DS. The results of planning production orders from PP/DS, in turn, are immediately visible in S/4HANA.