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Configuring Forecasting operator IBP 5, advanced feature missing in excel add-in

Hi,

I have configured the Forecasting Operator (IBFORECASTING) for my planning area. Request your guidance on the following points:

1. Where do I configure the alpha, beta, gamma values (in IBP 4.0, it was available in Forecasting parameters)

2. How do I enable the operator? When I login to the excel add-in , I do not find the forecasting operator in the control bar (or the other operators) I have configured. How do I run it through excel (its not available under advanced features either).

Thank you ,

Alok Joshi

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    Former Member
    Nov 03, 2015 at 02:18 PM

    Hello Alok,

    1. In IBP 5.0, Alpha, Beta and Gamma values are maintained directly in your forecast model definition. They are part of the forecast algorithm parameters.

    2. To run the forecast operator in Excel, make sure that Autorization Object IBP_OPERTR is maintained correctly. This object is assigned to SAP_IBP_PLANNER_APP back-end role provided by SAP. Take a look at the security guide for more info.

    Hope that helps!

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      Alok,

      First, I suggest you to avoid making change on the original SAP_IBP_PLANNER_APP role. Create a new one (Z_IBP_PLANNER_APP) by copying the original and apply your modifications on it. Like this, you will keep a trace on the original configuration.


      Once this is done, apply your change to the Authorization Object values. The * does not seem to be working, you will have to list operators one by one or to define interval(s).


      Don't forget to assign the new role to concerned user(s).


      The Statistical Forecast Operator should now be visible in your IBP ribbon.


      Hope that helps!



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    Mar 09, 2016 at 07:59 AM

    Hi Alok,

    Were you able to resolve this issue?

    I am also facing similar issue i.e. Forecasting Operator is not being shown in Excel (IBP 5.0). Any pointers would be really helpful.

    thanks,

    Diwakar

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    • Former Member

      Hi Diwakar,

      It is a problem with user profiles and roles assigned. Check if your user id has the SAP_IBP_PLANNER_APP role assigned to it. That should be added. Also check if the following authorizations are set for this role.

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  • Mar 09, 2016 at 09:17 AM

    and dont forget to assign the forecast parameter to the planning area


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    Mar 09, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Hi Alok/ Irmi,

    Thanks for your response. The issue got resolved after assigning the planning operator to my PA.

    regards,

    Diwakar

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    • Former Member Irmhild Kuntze

      Hi Irmi,

      I am not the initiator of this thread, there I am not sure if I can close it.

      I also do not see the options of 'correct answer' etc.

      If there is an alternative way, please let me know and I will be happy to close this.

      regards,

      Diwakar