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SAP APO Vs SAP IBP

Dear SAP Friends

In this Blog Will try to understand the Difference between SAP APO (Advanced Planning and Optimization) and SAP Integrated Business Planning, in short, we call SAP IBP.

Before we jump to understand the difference between SAP APO and SAP IBP, Let’s have a look at what changes are made in SAP Eco Space.

SAP APO used to be the go-to planning tool for use with PP, but it has since been deprecated in favour of SAP IBP. The core components of SAP APO are as follows:

  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Network Planning
  • Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (now part of SAP S/4HANA)
  • Global Available-to-Promise (GATP)
  • Transportation Planning/Vehicle Scheduling

Majorly 2 components have been bought into SAP S/4HANA

  1. PP/DS
  2. Some functionalities of gATP have bought into SAP S/4HANA

Infect SAP S/4HANA aATP is much more matured compared to SAP APO gATP.

It has components like

  1. Product Availability Check (PAC)

  2. Back Order Processing (BOP)

  3. Product Allocations (PAL)

  4. Alternative Based Confirmations (ABC)

  5. Release for Delivery (RefDy)

 

To know more about SAP IBP refer to SAP Integrated Business  Planning

Now let’s compare SAP APO and SAP IBP Tools to understand more

 

To know more you can Refer to below Blogs and Videos

SAP Integrated Business Planning | SAP Blogs

ABC – Alternative Based Confirmation – YouTube

SAP Product Allocation (PAL) – YouTube

Advanced Available to Promise (aATP) – YouTube

SAP S/4HANA Product Allocation Process | SAP Blogs

What’s New in Advanced Available-to-Promise (aATP) Highlights 1909 | SAP Blogs

Advanced Available-To-Promise (aATP) with Back Order Processing in HANA 1809 | SAP Blogs

 

 

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Thanks & Regards

Ruthvik Chowdary

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      Author's profile photo Arun Selvaraj
      Arun Selvaraj

      Hello Ruthvik Chowdary,

      Awesome blog, thanks for sharing.

      PP/DS is embedded with S/4HANA its right but for getting full benefit if I buy a separate license?

      Regards,

      Arun Selvaraj

      Author's profile photo Ruthvik Chowdary
      Ruthvik Chowdary
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Arun Selvaraj,

      Yes PP/DS is embedded into S/4HANA, but to use the component extra license is required to use it.

      Author's profile photo Arun Selvaraj
      Arun Selvaraj

      Hi Ruthvik Chowdary,

      Thanks for your response.

      If my client buys SAP S/4HANA and SAP IBP license, but for getting components in Detail scheduling and ATP I suggest buying PP/DS License I'm right?

      Regards,

      Arun Selvaraj.

      Author's profile photo Ruthvik Chowdary
      Ruthvik Chowdary
      Blog Post Author

      aATP and ATP comes with S/4HANA only if you want Detail Scheduling then PP/DS is extra

      Author's profile photo Arun Selvaraj
      Arun Selvaraj

      Hi Ruthvik Chowdary,

      Thanks for the response.

      For aATP also we required to buy additional license i'm right?

      Regards,

      Arun Selvaraj

       

      Author's profile photo Ruthvik Chowdary
      Ruthvik Chowdary
      Blog Post Author

      no aATP comes with S/4HANA only no extra licence is required

      Author's profile photo Arun Selvaraj
      Arun Selvaraj

      Hi Ruthvik Chowdary ,

      Now its clear, thanks for your response.

      Regards,

      Arun Selvaraj

      Author's profile photo Ruthvik Chowdary
      Ruthvik Chowdary
      Blog Post Author

      Follow to get more information 🙂

      Author's profile photo Sanket Shah
      Sanket Shah

      Ruthvik Chowdary Arun Selvaraj,

      On this link , https://help.sap.com/viewer/f132c385e0234fe68ae9ff35b2da178c/2020.000/en-US/c79b0a56d1478c5be10000000a44147b.html

       

      It is mentioned that "The features activated by the Use Advanced ATP Functions switch are not part of the standard SAP S/4HANA Enterprise license. A dedicated license for advanced ATP is required if this switch is set to Active." This means if we have to Activate AATP via OVZ2 tcode then we need additional license

      It is creating confusion. Please check and clarify.

      Author's profile photo Ruthvik Chowdary
      Ruthvik Chowdary
      Blog Post Author

      Yes that's true extra license is required