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SAP Integrated Business Planning 6.1 Enables Customers to Make Faster and Accurate Decisions

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

FREMONT, CA: SAP has recently unveiled the SAP Integrated Business Planning 6.1 application for response and supply, the latest inclusion to its advanced cloud-based planning suit. The real-time supply chain suite will enable companies to make faster and accurate decisions supported by what-if analysis, and based on SAP HANA for easy analysis of constraints in supply chain.

SAP Integrated Business Planning is a set of cloud solutions delivered via a subscription based model. It provides a range of services including system operations support, standard application support, robust data security, system monitoring and direct access to SAP Integrated Business Planning, SAP HANA Cloud Integration, and SAP Cloud Identity. “SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply continues our innovative path toward a holistic, seamless, easy-to-use, planning suite,” says Hans Thalbauer, Senior Vice President, Extended Supply Chain, SAP.

Coupled with embedded analytics, alerting and collaboration capabilities, the new updated help SAP customers achieve greater visibility, shorter planning cycles, and faster response to changes in demand and supply. “Since its original release in 2012, the suite has grown dramatically in cross-industry customer adoption as well as in functional breadth. By taking advantage of our cloud-based planning innovations, our customers can experience improved service levels, and enhanced planner productivity,” adds Hans Thalbauer.

With the new release, the cloud-based suite now supports end-to-end planning processes of sales and operations planning, demand sensing and planning, supply and allocations planning, response planning and inventory optimization. SAP has also introduced a promotional package for existing customers of the SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization component and the SAP Enterprise Inventory and Service-Level Optimization Analytics analytic application.