What is Integrated Business Planning?
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By: Ben Heydahosa - July 6th, 2022

Authored by: Andrei Lupu

SAP Integrated Business Planning

SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a cloud-based solution that helps companies forecast sales and revenues, plan their inventories in order to maximize profits and service fill rates, anticipate and address any supply chain bottlenecks, identify potential alternatives, all with the use of a simple and efficient user interface.

SAP IBP features several modules: Supply Chain Control Tower, SAP IBP for Sales and Operations, SAP IBP for Demand, SAP IBP for Inventory, SAP IBP for Response and Supply, and SAP IBP for Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP).Each module caters to a specific supply chain business planning process. Based on each customer’s requirements and needs, the modules can be applied independently, one at a time, or in combination.



SAP IBP Modules: High-Level Overview

IBP Supply Chain Control Tower

With the use of Control Tower, businesses can achieve end-to-end visibility on all levels: strategic, tactical and operational, all in real-time.

IBP for Inventory

Optimizes inventory levels across the supply chain, while fulfilling the customer service level agreements.

IBP for Sales & Operations

Integrates demand, supply, operations, and financial planning into one game plan and provides a decision-making framework to maximize sales and profit.

IBP for Response & Supply

Provides an enhanced capacity to adapt and quickly react to changes in customer demand from one end of the supply chain to the other: from the raw materials supplier to the customer’s door.

IBP for Demand

Combines traditional mid-to-long-term planning based on advanced statistical methods with the option to run more accurate short-term demand sensing models to improve forecast accuracy and help transportation and production planning. Machine learning models such as Gradient Boosting of Decision Tree are available.


Provides a systematic approach to planning that reduces the bullwhip effect  – jumping from one extreme of the inventory to the other – when running the Material Requirements Planning.

How can Krypt help you?

Krypt is an SAP preferred partner and has assisted in the success of global businesses across industries & geographies. We have helped businesses through the successful integration & implementation of SAP IBPSAP GTSSAP TM & SAP EWM. If your organization is regularly required to plan supply chain activities on a weekly or monthly basis in advance, then Krypt can help you implement/integrate SAP LBN to quickly analyze & respond to any scenario in near real-time using an informed decision.

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