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Difference between IBP and BPC

Hi Gurus,

What is the difference between IBP and BPC. Both are planning tools and more ever BPC is for Consolidation tool.

What is the knowledge required for IBP.



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    Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Hi Harini,

    I look at BPC as a top down planning tool which considers many factors, at least more than inventory and sales. IBP is more of a bottom up planning solution focused on the inventory and its movements, such as through sales etc.

    Both solutions have a need and a place and I don't think this will change.

    The real advantage is that with both solution we have our overall plan and we can see that they actually do meet in the middle and if not we can plan to resolve the issue.

    Hope this helps.


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  • Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 01:58 PM

    BPC is a planning tool based on BW, existing since years

    IBP (the SCM-IBP, there is as well a finacial IBP) is a very modern planning tool, written specifically for HANA, managed in the cloud, integrated via HCI. Or better, IBP is a platform with several functionalities such as SOP, Supply, Demand, Control Tower, Inventory etc. If at all you could compare IBP for SOP with BPC, but there is a supply side which BPC dors not have

    All together it is a kind of new world for SCM, whereas BPC is one specific module

    THere are trainings availabke from SAP university, just search for IBP

    YOur question is a bit weired for answering, maybe others can do better. What woumd you answer if I asked you what you need to know for BPC?



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