SAP IBP Demand

SAP IBP Demand: combine demand sensing in the short term with medium to long term forecasting

in the world of “internet of Things” and digital transformation the market is changing rapidly. Now the top business have to manage high market volatility, variation in demand,  shorter product life cycle, whereas delivery leadtime must reduce to remain competitive. On the other hand considering a few facts like daily work challenges, poor forecast accuracy, inefficient operations, unwanted low service level and excess inventory, the demand forecasting has become an impossible task to perform with satisfactory results. SAP IBP Demand proposes new opportunities to adapt the new normal context !

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  • SAP IBP Demand (Integrated Business Planning) is an end to end demand planning engine, combining “traditional” mid-to long term planning based on statistical methods with the possibility to run more accurate demand sensing models to improve your forecast accuracy for your short term planning horizon. The solution combines automated, exception-based planning processes as well as manual planning capabilities, powered by the speed of SAP HANA, and based on a user-friendly Microsoft Excel interface.  the main SAP IBP Demand goal is to deliver more accurate demand plans for better planning and execution processes.


Demand sensing bridges between planning and execution

  • demand sensing

  • Demand Sensing does not replace traditional demand planning process. It uses the consensus forecast, which is in weekly buckets, as a key input to further optimize the demand plan in the short term horizon. On SAP IBP Demand the Demand Sensing adjusts the mid-to long-term forecast based on certain patterns, brings additional demand signals into consideration, and break it down to the daily level.

SAP IBP Demand Scope

  •  Demand Sensing

    Refining short-term forecasts to drive better fulfillment and inventory reduction

     Robust Statistical Models

    Time-series and regression based models as well as pre- and post-processing algorithms

     Embedded analytics

    Create visualizations of any key figure or KPI in the IBP for demand model

     Demand Planning

    Integration of multiple demand streams to provide more accurate forecasts

     Exception Management

    Focus planners on problem materials and identify opportunities for improving the forecast

  • What IBP Demand answered

    SAP IBP demand questions

SAP IBP Demand Solution Overview

  • Demand sensing on Excel

  • Composition meaningful dashboards

  • Forcast error dashboard

  • Forecast history Dashboard






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