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How to set up RTI for order based planning in SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Since SAP IBP release 2111, you can finally use real-time integration (RTI) to exchange data between SAP ECC or S/4HANA and SAP IBP order based planning (OBP). To get a quick start with the feature, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with our webinars and SAP Notes.

Start with a webinar “Meet the Expert: IBP RealTime Integration” that took place on November 18 to watch a system demo on data flow and to find out about the RT architecture (recording and PDF).

Next, check out the webinar “What’s New SAP IBP 2111 Part 2: Business Process Planning Applications (Demand, Inventory, etc.)” that took place on October 13 (recording and pages 74-82 of PDF)

To set up OBP with RTI, you need to set up cloud connector and execute a couple of steps such as setting up communication arrangements or copy a planning area from sample planning area SAP7F

Most of these steps have been demonstrated in the webinar “IBP for Consultants: How to Setup Real-Time Integration” from Dec 9 (PDF and Recording).
During the webinar, the steps have been shown according to a checklist I prepared that contains transactions and app names, links to screenshots and links to the relevant online help, etc. In addition, it contains a column for the responsible team that usually performs the respective step.

Don’t miss the two very important OSS notes describing the 3106619 – SAP IBP Real-Time Integration – Notes for Installation and the 3110007 – IBP Real-Time Integration: Information/Restrictions.

We have attached to the release restrictions note the RTI setup checklist that was used in the how-to-webinar. We will not add the checklist to the webinar documents as it is a living document which will be frequently updated and is easily accessed from the OSS note. So don’t forget to mark this note as a favorite in order to get informed whenever there is an update!

Finally, check out the FAQ.

We recommend the following:

  1. Read the two OSS notes above and download the checklist
  2. Watch the architecture recording from November 18
  3. Watch the relevant part of What’s New from October 13
  4. Read briefly through the checklist to check which of your teams you need to get involved and to get a rough overview of the process
  5. Watch the how-to-recording from December 9 and compare it with the steps in the checklist

 

If you have any feedback to the checklist or suggestions for improvement, we would appreciate if you post your findings here or reach out to product management or me.

Enjoy!

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