SAP IBP Response Planning-Based Availability Check

6. July 2023

Set up SAP IBP Response Planning-Based Availability Check

Experience the efficiency and accuracy of the integration, where SAP IBP seamlessly collaborates with SAP S/4HANA to optimize availability checks and confirmations. Join us on this journey as we present new features of the Response Planning in SAP IBP integrated with S/4Hana and make your processes simple and effective.

The conventional availability check, like PAC, takes a back seat as the requirement seamlessly transfers to SAP IBP. Here, the Response Planning is providing a confirmation with a precise material availability date. These confirmations are then transferred back to SAP S/4HANA, enabling the scheduling of other order dates and updating the sales document.

For existing requirements, the original confirmation remains valid unless changes are made. In such cases, aATP discards the previous confirmation and generates a zero confirmation. The changed requirement is then transferred back to SAP IBP, where a new Response Planning run calculates a fresh confirmation that is subsequently transferred back to SAP S/4HANA.

To enable this, we need to make several configurations in S4:

✅ Activation of IBP-Response Planning-Based Availability Check in S4

In “Supply Demand-Based Capability Check Settings” activate check type

and Availability Checking Group

✅ Im Materialstamm MRP 3 ist der Reiter “Keine ATP-Prüfung” zu definieren.

When NEW Sales Order is created – it is transferred to IBP automatically via Real-Time Integration. aATP creates only a zero confirmation. After executing the planning engine in IBP (for instance, running the Supply Planning Run using Finite Heuristics), the order will be confirmed, and it will provide the necessary details regarding material availability. Subsequently, these confirmations are seamlessly transferred back, and the order dates are meticulously scheduled within the sales order.

When EXISTING order is checked – the confirmation is not changed and will be still valid. If the requirement is changed – zero confirmation will be created. After a planning run the confirmation status of a sales order can be checked in View Confirmations app.

By utilizing the capabilities of our system, you have the power to analyze demand and simulate various changes. This allows you to explore potential enhancements to the confirmation status of a sales order or sales order item. Dive into the data, experiment with different scenarios, and uncover opportunities to optimize and improve the overall confirmation process.

The case described above was implemented for our client who prepares sales allocation during SIOP (Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning) quarterly allocation meeting. In order to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness, we decided to thoroughly examine the functionality and potential benefits of this process. By doing so, we aim to optimize sales allocation strategy and enhance overall operational performance.

Business can achieve more accurate, efficient, and transparent sales allocation, resulting in improved operational efficiency, better resource utilization, and ultimately, enhanced customer satisfaction.

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