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Dear Gurus,

I would like to understand about the difference between IBP (Integrated Business Planning) and BPC (Business planning and Consolidation) in terms of ;

1- Functionalities

2- Deployment (Cloud or On-Premise)

Thx & Regards,


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    Apr 02, 2017 at 03:29 PM

    BPC :

    Spend more time growing your business and less time closing the books – with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. The BPC software delivers planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial consolidation capabilities in a single application. Easily adjust plans and forecasts, speed up budget and closing cycles, and ensure compliance with financial reporting.

    • Make better decisions based on what-if analyses and scenario planning
    • Use collaboration tools to improve accountability and planning accuracy
    • Shrink cycle times, close the books faster, and align your plans with strategic goals
    • Get real-time access to data in SAP S/4HANA Finance
    • Run on your platform of choice – Microsoft or SAP NetWeaver


    Meet future demand – profitability – with SAP Integrated Business Planning. Powered by SAP HANA in-memory technology, this real-time supply chain planning solution combines capabilities for sales and operations, demand, response and supply planning and inventory optimisation. Take advantage of powerful supply chain analytics, what-if simulation, alerts, and more – in the cloud.

    Because to keep up with complex, fast-moving markets, you need world-class supply chain planning capabilities that engage and connect stakeholders across your organisation. With SAP Integrated Business Planning, you can:

    • Integrate sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand planning and sensing, response and supply planning, and inventory optimisation.
    • Use social collaboration capabilities to rapidly refine forecasting and demand management
    • Get end-to-end supply chain visibility and run powerful predictive analytics on SAP HANA
    • Create what-if simulations to evaluate different plans and understand the potential impact of decisions

    Best Regards,


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