Lagging Integrated Business planning (IBP) process wreaks havoc on operating costs. IBP ties together your operational plan with your strategic business plan, providing a holistic view of demand, supply, and finance so that you can plan to profit.
Why is integrated planning an issue now?
A robust and mature IBP process is critical to improving operating performance in critical areas such as:
Companies that manage IBP purely as a supply chain process are not seeing the bigger picture. Today’s competitive market pressures require less focus on yesterday’s backorder and more on how the company’s existing capacity can meet long-term plans. S&OP HANA provides a full easy to use collaborative tool, real-life simulations, integration across non-SAP applications delivered from the cloud that can bring key stakeholders together in an integrated planning environment.
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