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SAP IBP vs Kinaxis RapidResponse

Hi, Next Gen Gurus!


Could you please share on what are the significant differences between SAP IBP and Kinaxis RapidResponse in terms of capability? Our research suggests that IBP and RapidResponse have the same features like control tower and scenario or what-if planning, among others.


We wonder if in general they provide the same capability or if one solution is better than the other in terms of specific areas. Appreciate your inputs. Thank you so much.


Petot

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    Aug 01, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Hi Petot,

    Hope you are doing well!

    I did go through an exercise of comparing SAP IBP Supply & Response vs. Kinaxis RapidResponse in Dec 2015 and it all depends on customer scenarios, IT strategy on system landscape and pricing. Both tools are competing on functionality and getting closer to each other.

    Regards,

    Aditya G

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      Hi Petot,

      Not a problem Petot, it is tough to have such conversation over a SCN blog as you want to get into specifics but let me give it another shot.

      We had conducted a head-on comparison in Dec 2015 when the focus was on supply and response. At that point we did not have enough on the response side, except screenshots, to do a tool demo. While we could demo some functionalities, IBP for supply optimizer algorithm proved to be an important functionality as Kinaxis Rapid Response has a rule based algorithm while on the other hand Rapid Response has some good analytics on response (ATP) side.

      So it will depend on the scenarios on which you are trying to compare the tools. Both the tools are close and there is no apparent winner.

      Regards,

      Aditya G