Supply chains are becoming more complex as in today’s market place the power is in the hands of the customers who demand diversified products and services with higher sense of urgency.
These expectations tend to put a lot of pressure on enterprises to expand globally, diversify and accelerate their time to market.
The end result is a host of challenges in supply chain planning and execution:

  • Complex logistics models
  • Volatile market conditions
  • Huge volumes of data to be churned
  • Numerous systems working in silos leading to planning and execution gaps
  • Growing number of stakeholders in planning process
  • Shorter product lifecycles
  • High product customization
  • High importance and pressure for leaner inventories

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) powered by SAP HANA is a new planning solution and approach aimed at addressing these challenges

SAP IBP is a cloud-based solution which enables enterprises to rapidly implement and execute ‘Integrated Business Planning’ across their supply chain, integrating all the required stakeholders from different business units, in adherence to company’s business objective. IBP is characterized by a move from a narrower cross-functional integration to a broader value-chain orientation. It also incorporates advancements in AI and machine learning to make supply chains more adaptive and self-correcting and to enable touchless planning.

The most important business benefits of SAP IBP usage are: faster, agile and accurate sales and operations planning, transparent and efficient supply chain, tighter collaboration between organizational functions, automated process, efficient exception management & control, better forecast accuracy, opportunity for agile response, optimized product profitability and product mix, minimized costs by optimizing inventory levels.


IBP Modules: Overview & Links to More Information



Response &
Supply Planning

Sales &
Operations Planning

Supply Chain
Control Tower

Demand transparency with short-term, mid-term, and long-term forecasting

Establishes optimal inventory targets that enables to maximize profits, minimize costs while leaving a buffer to help meet unexpected demand

Optimizes resourcing efficiency by creating supply plans based on prioritized demands, allocations, and supply chain constraints

Delivers a cross-departmental sales and operations plan that balances inventory, service levels, and profitability

Provides end-to-end visibility of supply chain which enables to take fast corrective action

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SAP IBP Implementations

We implement SAP IBP using an iterative process prototyping approach, which involves modelling a client’s business processes with a development system and adapting these step by step – in close co-operation with management and key-users – to the specific needs of your company.

In repeated cycles of customising, testing and approval, your company’s business processes are imaged in the software and analysed in ever-greater detail until we finally arrive at an optimised integrated solution that satisfies your company’s process requirements and meets the standard set by SAP software.

SAP IBP Proof of Concept

We help you realistically foresee your company’s key business processes in this new software and guide you to build an implementation roadmap. With us you can get a close look at all the latest SAP IBP offerings through our overview sessions and also detailed demos for your selected processes.


  • Know which IBP offerings make sense for your business
  • Quickly and effectively imagine your key processes working
  • Quick & Cost effective

SAP IBP Support

We offer expert SAP IBP support services to help you keep running. Our team of experts can offer quick, practical solutions and also help you coordinate and implement them.

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