Integrated Business Planning

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a real-time integrated planning solution based on SAP HANA. It provides integrated, unified planning across sales and operation, demand and inventory with analytical dashboard for monitoring.

IBP is a new user experience which provides the following solutions −

  • IBP for Sales and Operation
  • IBP for Demand
  • IBP for Inventory
  • IBP for Supply
  • IBP for Response (Planned)

To meet future demand, SAP Integrated Business Planning is powered by SAP HANA inmemory and is used to combine the capability of sales and operation, demand, supply planning, and inventory optimization.

SAP Integrated Business Planning ─ Key Features

Following are the key benefits of SAP IBF −

  • End-to-end supply chain visibility
  • Unified, integrated, and cross-departmental planning approach
  • Simple and easy-to-use user interface
  • Advanced demand sensing, analysis, and predictive forecasting
  • Embedded social collaboration and MS Excel-based planning

To use SAP Integrated Business Planning, you use the following applications −

  • SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning for inventory
  • SAP Supply Chain Control Tower

The features of each of these tools are available only when you have the license. Features of the IBP platform are available to all IBP applications. However to use SAP Jam, which is used for collaboration, there is a need of a separate license.

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