SAP has released a Sneak Peek for SAP IBP What's New 2308. In this blog, we will discuss the top 10 features that we are looking forward to knowing more about:
With previous versions of the SAP Integrated Business Planning, the system finished the simulation regardless when canceling a long-running simulation.
With Excel add-in version 2308.2.0, when canceling a long-running simulation, the system resets the simulation to the previous step, if possible, or asks to refresh the planning view when users want to run a new simulation.
The smoothing outlier correction method is now available.
It's useful when the local mean or median of a time series section significantly differs from the global mean or median.
The new method can be set to detect level shifts in the time series and consider them when correcting the outliers.
The automated exponential smoothing algorithm system can now calculate the minimum and maximum forecast values for each period in the future horizon.
The resulting prediction intervals can help, for example, in planning the demand when the sales history is very volatile. Intervals are calculated based on the confidence level users specify, and the results are saved in the key figures of their choice for the lower and upper boundaries.
Administrators can now use the Mass Change Wizard function to maintain restrictions for multiple business roles at once in the Maintain Business Roles App.
For more dynamic scenario planning, users can now set an analysis to use rolling time periods in the Inventory Analysis App.
When sales orders are included in a planning run and confirmed by SAP IBP, the information for which date and time they were confirmed in the ERP and the quantity confirmed there is now retained. This way, users can see whether sales orders have been confirmed differently in SAP IBP than in the ERP.
The SAP IBP 2308 release brings many exciting new features that promise to enhance business planning and forecasting capabilities. These features, including enhancements to supply planning, demand planning, and inventory optimization, will enable businesses to make better decisions and improve their bottom line.
At ArchLynk, we are excited to leverage our deep domain expertise on SAP IBP implementation to help businesses take full advantage of these new features. Our experienced consultants have the knowledge and skills to guide companies through the implementation process and help them realize the full benefits of SAP IBP in a rapidly changing business landscape.