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SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimisation) Training

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SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimisation) Training

Implementation, configuration and management of SAP APO Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning & Core Interface (CIF).

updated on icon Updated on Feb, 2024

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Lectures -21

Duration -23.5 hours



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Course Description

A warm welcome to the SAP APO course by Uplatz.

SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimization, also called Advanced Planner and Optimizer) is primarily the supply chain management application module from SAP. SAP APO module helps an organization to manage its supply chain process and network.

SAP APO consists of four sub-modules:

  1. DP (Demand Planning)

  2. SNP (Supply Network Planning)

  3. PPDS (Production Planning and Detail Scheduling)

  4. GATP (Global Available to Promise)

SAP APO helps to enhance and streamline the supply chain management (SCM) of an organization by providing the following features:

  • Integrated functionality for demand and supply

  • Production planning

  • Global available-to-promise (ATP).

  • Maximize supply network efficiency

  • Forecasting and demand management

Uplatz provides this comprehensive SAP APO training covering the Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning components of SAP APO. In this SAP APO course, you will gain knowledge of supply chain process, from procurement, production, to dispatch. The SAP APO course will help you gain complete understanding of SAP APO module to forecast SCM results, plan SCM strategies, and manage the entire SCM process along with optimization of the same.

SAP APO - Course Syllabus

1. Supply Chain Management and SAP APO Overview

  • SAP APO Demand Planning Overview

2. DP - Demand Planning

  • Model & Version, Storage Bucket Profile, Time Bucket Profiles

  • MPOS and CVCs

  • Planning Area and Time Series

  • Planning Books and Data Views

  • Master Forecasting Profile, Univariate Profile

  • Interactive Planning Screen Details

  • Statistical Forecasting

  • Life Cycle Management

  • Macros

  • Alerts Management

  • Mass Processing / Back Ground Jobs

  • Proportional Factors / Aggregation and Disaggregation

  • Realignment and Copy

  • Forecast Release to SNP

  • Product Split and Location Split

  • Calendars, Time Stream ID and Fiscal Year Variants.

3. BW/BI - Business Intelligence specific to DP (APO DP - BW/BI)

  • Overview of SAP APO DP with BW/BI Integration

  • Info Area, Info Objects, Characteristics and Key Figures

  • Info Cubes

  • Process Chains

CIF - Core Interface

  • Overview of Core Interface

  • Logical Systems, RFC, Business System Group, CIF Connections

  • ECC to APO Data Transfer (Master and Transactional)

  • APO to ECC data Transfer

  • CIF Monitoring and Error Handling

SNP - Supply Network Planning

  • SNP Overview

  • Administrative Data in SNP like MPOS, Planning Area, and Planning Books etc.

  • General Setting in SNP

  • SNP Profiles

  • Location, Product Master Data

  • Resource, PPM / PDS and Transportation Lanes Master Data

  • SNP Heuristics

  • SNP Deployment and TLB

  • SNP Optimizer


Who this course is for:

  • SAP APO Consultants
  • SAP SCM Solution Architect S/4HANA
  • SAP IBP & SAP Logistics Consultants
  • Newbies and Beginners aspiring for a career in SAP
  • SAP Solution Architects
  • SAP Supply Chain Management Consultants
  • Supervisors, Business Planners, Warehouse Managers
  • SAP IBP Demand Planners
  • DP & SNP Consultants and Power Users
  • Anyone wishing to become an SAP Consultant
  • SAP MM, PP, WM, EWM, SD Consultants
  • SAP Transportation Management Planners/Designators


What will you learn in this course:

  • Gain deep knowledge of SAP APO module

  • Aim to become an SAP APO Consultant

  • Prepare for SAP APO Certification and APO DP/SNP Jobs

  • Understand APO topics such as including Storage Bucket Profiles, Time Bucket Profiles, MPOS, and CVCs

  • Explain the process of Supply Chain Management and specifically SAP SCM

  • Get understanding of DP (Demand Planning) - Storage Bucket Profile, Time Bucket Profiles, MPOS and CVCs, all topics

  • Learn about BW/BI - Business Intelligence specific to DP (APO DP - BW/BI)

  • Explain SAP APO DP with BW/BI Integration

  • Evaluate profiles, heuristics, deployment, TLB, optimizer, and CTM

  • Understand CIF (Core Interface) - Logical Systems, RFC, Business System Group, CIF Connections, all topics

  • Take a deep-dive into SNP (Supply Network Planning) - Profiles, Heuristics, Deployment, TLB, Optimizer, CTM, other topics

  • Understand ECC to APO Data Transfer (Master and Transactional), APO to ECC data Transfer

  • Learn CIF Monitoring and Error Handling

  • Take a deep-dive into Planning Area and Time Series, Planning Books and Data Views

  • Explain Macros, Life Cycle Management, Alerts Management

  • Perform Statistical Forecasting, Forecast Release to SNP

  • Explain the difference between Product Split and Location Split, Splitting Products and Splitting Locations

  • Understand Realignment and Copy in APO


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Enthusiasm and determination to make your mark on the world!

SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimisation) Training


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Introduction to SAP APO
1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to SAP APO 01:05:37 01:05:37
Configuration of Demand Planning Lifecycle
1 Lectures
2 Lectures
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
Life Cycle Planning
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
PROP Factor
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
1 Lectures
SNP Overview and Administrative Data
1 Lectures
SNP Master Data
2 Lectures
SNP Heuristics
1 Lectures
Optimizer APO
1 Lectures
1 Lectures

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Over a short span of 3 years, Uplatz has grown massively to become a truly global IT training provider with a wide range of career-oriented courses on cutting-edge technologies and software programming.

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