SAP Integrated Business Planning: Respond to new market expectations with real-time supply chain planning capabilities.

Meet future demand – profitability – with SAP Integrated Business Planning. Powered by SAP HANA in-memory technology, this real-time supply chain planning solution combines capabilities for sales and operations, demand, response and supply planning and inventory optimization. Take advantage of powerful supply chain analytics, what-if simulation, alerts, and more – in the cloud.

Integrated business planning (IBP) is the process of combining sales forecasts, inventory targets, supply plans, and financial plans into a single operational plan. This plan, agreed to by all parties and blessed by business leadership, makes it easier to align supply with demand, and strategy with execution.

SAP Integrated Business Planning supports and accelerates this process via a set of supply chain planning applications that run on SAP HANA in the cloud.

Sales and Operations Planning
Demand Response and Supply Inventory Supply Chain Control Tower

S&OP-Sales and Operations Planning

SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations delivers a cross-departmental plan balancing the impact of product mix, inventory, service levels, and profitability. It further aligns sales and operations plans to corporate strategy and goals to drive revenue growth, increase market share, and attain financial targets. Maximizing business results with collaborative decisions.


SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand is an end to end demand planning engine, combining “traditional” mid-to long term planning based on statistical methods with the possibility to run more accurate demand sensing models to improve your forecast accuracy for your short term planning horizon.

The solution combines automated, exception-based planning processes as well as manual planning capabilities, powered by the speed of SAP HANA, and based on a user-friendly Microsoft Excel interface.

SAP IBP for demand is part of the SAP Integrated Business Planning suite and as such enables end-to-end planning scenarios e.g. to gain full visibility throughout demand, inventory or supply for strategic decision making. Furthermore, it is fully integrated with systems like SAP ERP and SAP APO to receive necessary master and transactional data and send the improved forecasts back for further processing e.g. in APO SNP or ERP.

Response and Supply

Mastering supply planning and response intelligence SAP IBP for response and supply allows quick adaption to changes in demand, considering the full supply chain model as well as simulates plans for production, distribution, and procurement to meet customer needs in a constrained or unconstrained mode. Integrated Business planning for response and supply generates What-If analysis to provide visibility into potential scenarios.


Reducing inventory and improving customer service levels with multi-echelon inventory optimization

SAP IBP for inventory allows companies to manage the increased supply chain risk due to economic uncertainty, escalating customer expectations, demand volatility, and supply variability they face. Optimizing inventory in multiple stages simultaneously and modeling for variability provide inventory targets that not only meet or exceed customer service levels, but also reduce working capital.

Supply Chain Control Tower

Navigating, analyzing, and profitably managing end-to-end operations in real time.

Supply chain data and processes are siloed, extending beyond the organizational boundaries into partner ecosystems. They lack a consistent and timely view of the supply chain, leading to delays in identifying and reacting to the problems. SAP Supply Chain Control Tower combines real-time visibility into the end-to-end supply chain with analytics to assess the impact of exception conditions and make better decisions.