We hear more and more about the new products of SAP. However how does that fit into your business? Or how can you advise your client in order to upgrade to the latest products of SAP?
I will make a short summary of the functionalities in APO (Yes it will become soon a history lesson). We then can map them to the new products.
Summary of SAP APO functionalities (high level):
Why would you use SAP IBP for:
Each customer will have it’s own specific case on what the best solution will be to implement SAP IBP for. In we speak in business terms then Strategical and tactical planning should be covered within SAP IBP.
SAP S/4 HANA 1610:
If a customer has implemented SAP ECC6 and it is running fine there will not be a very high added value to implement S/4 HANA 1610. In fact it would only make sense for companies which are about to implement SAP now. They would rather choose for SAP S/4 HANA 1610; when that decision is made it will be a perfect opportunity to use SAP IBP together with SAP S/4 HANA 1610. We can then use the core system (1610) for Operational planning and SAP IBP for stategical and tactical planning.