Trying to choose the right Integrated Business Planning approach?
Many organisations are considering moving to Integrated Business Planning practices to unlock the associated benefits.
However, given the nature of IBP this can only realistically be achieved through a systemised approach that directly addresses the challenges of this transformation, such as cross organisation collaboration, data integration, and unified processes — not to mention being able to quickly process large volumes of data associated with forecasting demand, supply and inventory management.
Being mindful of the size of the challenge to move to an organisation towards integrated business planning, in our experience shows a modular roadmap approach can be beneficial.
Combining our approach with the modular nature we are helping organisations to define their approach, often starting with S&OP then evaluating the need and potential benefits for subsequent modules, demand, inventory, supply and response, and Control Tower.
What is SAP Integrated Business Planning?
Powered by SAP HANA, SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a cloud-based planning solution helping organisations to tackle some of their biggest challenges, such as insufficient data analytics tools, volatile market conditions and fragmented systems.
SAP IBP combines capabilities for sales and operations, including demand, response and supply planning, as well as inventory optimisation.
SAP IBP allows customers to;
•Break down planning silos through connected and integrated planning processes.
•Have end to end visibility for strategic, tactical, operational and execution level planning.
•Have faster reactions to changes in business through complete integration.
•Focus on what is important for your business by refocusing resources on key exception management.
Manage your supply chain in real-time, respond to new market expectations and meet your customers’ future demands with Integrated Business Planning.