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Time series and Order series questions

Hi Guys - Need some help in understanding/Visualizing some basic APO concepts. I do not want to move further without understanding these concepts completely. I did read sap help and couple of apo books but none gave me a complete understanding of this very basic concept.

1. Data is stored in livecache in 3 different ways. time series, order series and atp time series. for now I am concentrating on just time series and order series. Can some one help me understand with an example how data is stored in time series and how it is stored in order series? I read that data which is not order related is called time series data and which is order related is called order series data.

My query is even in DP time series data, data is stored with respect to product and location that is transferred to snp. In SNP too data is processed with respect to product and location. so what is the difference in time series data and order series data?

2. what are time series key figures and what are order series key figures? I read safety stock for example is a time series keyfigure. why is it not a order series key figure? what makes a keyfigure time series or order series? can some one xplain this in detail with an example or numbers?

3. there is a stock category group in snp tab of location master LOC3. Stock category should be product related right? how is this related to location and what does this field mean in location master

Thanks a lot for your help in advance. Please let me know if I am not clear in any of the questions.

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    Posted on Sep 05, 2010 at 05:39 AM

    Hi,

    Time series: Data is stored in buckets with no reference to orders.( If you place the mouse on time series data and right click for

    display details , you will not find any information.

    Suitable for tactical planing and aggregated planning. Usually in demand planning.

    Pre requisite: 1. You need to create time series objects for the planning area.

    2. When creating planning area you should not make any entries for the Key figure in the field Info Cube, category

    and category group.

    3. When creating planning area any entry you made in the field Key figure semantics with prefixed with TS.

    (Optional entry)

    Order series: Data is stored in buckets with reference to orders.( If you place the cursor on the order series data and right click

    the mouse for display details , you will find information of order details.)

    Useful for operative planning.

    *You will have real time integration with R3.

    Pre requisite: 1. You need to create time series objects for the planning area.( though you are creating Order series)

    2.When creating a planning area specify a category or category group or enter a key figure semantics with prefix

    LC.

    3. When creating planning area you should not make an entry for the key figure in the field Info cube.

    Thanks,

    nandha

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