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Feb 11, 2015 at 05:17 PM

What is the future of SAP APO?


Standard support for SAP APO which is a part of SAP SCM 7.0 will be stopped in 2025. After that, what will happen (apart from extended paid support) ? Which one of the following is correct?

  1. New version of SAP SCM Powered by SAP HANA will replace SAP SCM 7.0. So, APO will not change much, though it will have added capabilities because of new SAP HANA platform.
  2. Though SAP IBP is not a substitute SAP APO currently, it will have SAP APO capabilities as well in future and will eventually replace SAP APO.
  3. SAP IBP will replace both SAP APO and SAP HANA based APO.
  4. Even SAP didn’t plant that yet. It has not released a plan or road map yet. So, anything might happen.

Does S4HANA have planning functions? If yes, where will it stand in SAP’s portfolio of planning products, in future?

Kindly give links for more information along with your answers, if possible. Thanks.