SAP Integrated Business Planning: Functionality and Implementation

SAP Integrated Business Planning- Functionality and ImplementationWhat does it mean to move your supply chain to the cloud? With this guide to SAP Integrated Business Planning, get the complete S&OP, demand, response and supply, and inventory planning picture—and then learn to monitor and control these processes. You’ll understand how to set up and use your SAP IBP system, from planning models to user roles. Using industry case studies, see what it takes to ensure a successful adoption of SAP IBP.

  • Configure and use the S&OP, demand, response and supply, and inventory planning applications
  • Measure your progress with the SAP Supply Chain Control Tower
  • Deploy SAP IBP and set it up in your landscape

What You Will Learn?

Getting Started

Understand the scope of SAP IBP and plan your implementation. Learn how to load data, set up user roles, and master the building blocks of the basic planning model.


Follow comprehensive steps for configuring SAP IBP, starting with baseline functionality, and then delve into setup specific to each of the five applications.


Learn to balance demand and supply, perform demand forecasting, use order simulation, optimize inventory levels, and more! Monitor your supply chain via KPIs, process control, dashboards, and custom alerts.

Book’s Highlights

  • Configuration and deployment
  • Implementation methodology
  • Planning model
  • Sales and operations planning (S&OP)
  • Demand planning and forecasting
  • Supply planning
  • Response management
  • Inventory management
  • SAP Supply Chain Control Tower
  • Case studies

About the Authors of This SAP APO Book

Sandy Markin has four decades of experience in manufacturing and supply chain management. He began his career in operations management in the consumer products industry and subsequently worked for a several software providers. In 1994, he joined SAP, where he is currently the senior director for the digital supply chain. During his tenure at SAP he has been instrumental in bringing to market several industry-leading supply chain solutions including SAP APO and SAP IBP. Sandy is a lifelong Chicago-area resident and received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

Amit Sinha is a leader in SAP supply chain practices at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has more than 14 years of experience in supply chain planning and business transformation projects. He has worked extensively with different industry sectors across the globe in the areas of S&OP (sales and operations planning), demand planning, supply planning, inventory optimization, and supply chain analytics. He is an expert in SAP IBP and other SAP supply chain applications. Amit has also authored a text book on supply chain management, published numerous articles in international journals, and has been a speaker at supply chain conferences.

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