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Author's profile photo Anil Kumar

Real time integration (RTI) with IBP Order based planning

SAP has been conceptualizing on real time integration between ECC and S/4 HANA and IBP since long time and now they have the roadmap for it. As the order series planning happens quickly, data is also needed at the same time to make that happen without any disruptions.

Now the data is transferred as soon as it is created or changed in the source system. Real time integration allows to send the data in real time and also it allows to do delta transfer unlike in SDI where we have to send the full data every. Real time integration is based on Asynchronous method (Fire and forget) so if change triggered from ECC and S/4 HANA fails in IBP, then it should be reprocessed with in IBP and not be triggered again from source system.

Some advantage over smart data integration (SDI)

  • Real(near) time integration as opposed to periodic batch job in SDI.
  • Push logic for master and transactional data as opposed to full method in SDI.
  • Supports both initial and delta load as opposed to full load in SDI.

There are additional RTI BADIs’ provided for all master data and transaction to do any enrichment/filter before transferring to target system.

What is needed?

  • Cloud connector if source system is on premise.
  • Create/configure integration model in ECC and S/4 HANA like in APO.
  • Implement BADIs using ABAP code if any filter/enhancement is required.

Current scope

  • In IBP 2111 version, below master and transactional data are included from ECC and S/4 HANA to IBP for real time integration.


Master Data





Production Data Structure (PDS)

Transportation Lane (TL)


Transactional Data



Planned/Production Orders

Purchase Requisitions/ Purchase Orders/ Stock Transfer Requisitions/ Stock Transfer Orders/ Inbound Delivery

Sales Order/ Outbound Delivery

Forecast Consumption


Future roadmap

  • Include reverse integration from IBP to ECC and S/4 HANA in real time, currently this is via batch job the same way it is happening through SDI.
  • Add BW and non-SAP systems.
  • Include S/4 HANA on cloud to integrate with IBP using RTI.


Change in time series integration

  • There is no change in time series integration. CI-DS (Cloud integration for data services) is used for time series integration between ECC and S/4 HANA and IBP. CI-DS was changed from CPI-DS (Cloud platform integration for data services) at the beginning of this year.
  • SAP plans to bring time series integration under RTI in the future.
  • IBP specific add-on staging tables on ECC and S/4 HANA will still be available for time series extractors and SAP plans to add more standard objects onto it.

System requirement for RTI

  • ECC EHP4
  • S/4 HANA 2020


RTI inbound to IBP architecture


RTI Inbound Architecture (Image courtesy SAP)

RTI outbound from IBP architecture


RTI Outbound Architecture (Image courtesy SAP)



RTI is going to be the future for all order base integration scenarios as the data is needed on a real time basis for smooth planning in IBP.

SAP is also planning to bring time series integration under RTI which is happening through CI-DS currently.

If customers are using both SDI and RTI, there is a different planning area for both. SAP7 is used for SDI and SAPF7 is used for RTI. F here stands for flexibility.



FAQs: SAP IBP Real-Time Integration and Transition from SDI

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      Author's profile photo Rishi Bhatia
      Rishi Bhatia

      Hi Anil,

      One Query - To use RTI instead of SDI for OBP, do we have to have IBP Add on installed in S/4 Hana ? Secondly, what is the name of Badi for RTI - Thanks

      Rishi Bhatia

      Author's profile photo Irmhild Kuntze
      Irmhild Kuntze

      No you don't need the addon. And there is not one BADI but several depending on the object type. Find further links here.

      Author's profile photo Sahithya Vangala
      Sahithya Vangala


      Are there any cases where SDI is preferred over RTI? Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Rishi Bhatia
      Rishi Bhatia

      Hi Irmi,

      As we know there are CIF Badis available in S4HANA starting with 'CIF_*' for RTI Inbound to IBP.

      Now, while Outbound from IBP to S4HANA for various type of orders, do we have Badi's available ?



      Rishi Bhatia

      Author's profile photo Irmhild Kuntze
      Irmhild Kuntze

      You will find the BADI here: Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) for SAP IBP

      They are for both inbound and outbound integration