SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a cloud-based solution that helps companies forecast sales and revenues, plan their inventories in order to maximize profits and service fill rates, anticipate and address any supply chain bottlenecks, identify potential alternatives, all with the use of a simple and efficient user interface.
SAP IBP features several modules: Supply Chain Control Tower, SAP IBP for Sales and Operations, SAP IBP for Demand, SAP IBP for Inventory, SAP IBP for Response and Supply, and SAP IBP for Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP). Each module caters to a specific supply chain business planning process. Based on each customer’s requirements and needs, the modules can be applied independently, one at a time, or in combination.
IBP Supply Chain Control Tower
With the use of Control Tower, businesses can achieve end-to-end visibility on all levels: strategic, tactical, and operational, all in real-time.
IBP for Sales & Operations
Integrates demand, supply, operations, and financial planning into one game plan and provides a decision-making framework to maximize sales and profit.
IBP for Demand
Combines traditional mid-to-long-term planning based on advanced statistical methods with the option to run more accurate short-term demand sensing models to improve forecast accuracy and help transportation and production planning. Machine learning models such as Gradient Boosting of Decision Trees are available.
IBP for Inventory
Optimizes inventory levels across the supply chain, while fulfilling the customer service level agreements.
IBP for Response & Supply
Provides an enhanced capacity to adapt and quickly react to changes in customer demand from one end of the supply chain to the other: from the raw materials supplier to the customer’s door.
IBP for DDMRP
Provides a systematic approach to planning that reduces the bullwhip effect – jumping from one extreme of the inventory to the other – when running the Material Requirements Planning.