Explore SAP Integrated Business Planning

Explore SAP Integrated Business Planning

Drive smarter planning by integrating enterprise-wide data

Today’s market is complex and volatile, and customers require ever-more customised products delivered instantly. That new reality urges you to ensure world-class – agile, flexible and scalable – supply chain operations. 

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) helps businesses meet these challenges. Cloud-based and powered by SAP HANA, the IBP solution seamlessly integrates financial and operational data to provide a holistic view of planning - enabling your business to respond quickly to changing demand, make better-informed decisions and serve your customers more efficiently. 

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Leverage the power of data

Implemented by over 1000 large to medium sized companies world-wide, SAP IBP enables companies to gain powerful, real-time insights into their supply chain, product and customer portfolios, demand and strategy - to predict market demand, optimise product profitability and make the best possible planning decisions. 

The solution encompasses a cloud-suite of planning applications designed to improve supply chain processes and increase resilience, including: 

  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Demand-driven Replenishment
  • Supply Chain Visibility
  • Demand Planning
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Response & Supply Planning

Agile and connected planning that can withstand disruption 

  • Integrate financial and operational planning into a single S&OP process and link high-level strategic plans with mid-to-long-term operational plans to create achievable business plans. 
  • Utilise multi-level supply planning and rough-cut planning functionalities to develop feasible supply plans that meet demand and mitigate risk. 
  • Leverage the power of AI to combine multiple demand signals with statistical forecasts to create accurate demand plans.

Optimise inventory and effectively manage demand 

  • Position inventory buffers and decoupling points throughout your supply chain to strategically control the flow of material.
  • Prepare your business for all eventualities with intelligent, coordinated inventory planning that accounts for changing demand and fluctuation. 
  • Utilise built-in analytics to visualise your product network and evaluate your inventory drivers.

Establish end-to-end visibility across your supply chain network

  • With the option to manage by exception you can quickly and easily view your most pressing issues and insights on how to resolve them.
  • Gain a holistic view of your supply chain with intelligent visibility to detect disruptions and quickly respond before they make an impact.
  • Integrate SAP IBP with the SAP Business Network to drive effective collaboration across your supply network and receive alerts about supplier constraints and delays.
Integrated sales and operations planning helps you grow top-line revenue by 1 to 2%.

How can Delaware help?

At Delaware, we know the processes and understand how hard it is to manage demand, supply and product innovation delivery. At the same time, we’re an SAP Platinum Partner with years of experience in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimisation (SAP APO, i.e. SAP’s original planning suite). If you're ready to embrace the digital future of supply chain and start reaping the benefits of agile, connects and robust operations, get in touch.

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